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West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st T20I: FPJ’s dream XI for team West Indies and Bangladesh


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After a brutal defeat in the ODIs, West Indies would look to bounce back in the three-match T20I series, a format in which they are known to play nicely. Bangladesh on the other hand would be very confident, having just won an ODI series away from home for the first time since 2009.

Despite the absence of Chris Gayle, West Indies have plenty of firepower to call upon. West Indies have Evin Lewis and Andre Fletcher in the top order, alongside the returning Andre Russell, to bat through the 20 overs.

West Indies: Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Keemo Paul, Ashley Nurse, Samuel Badree, Kesrick Williams

Bangladesh have plenty of batting experience in their ranks. Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah were great in ODI series. Liton Das, who sat out the ODIs, is likely to get some game-time, alongside all-rounders Soumya Sarkar and Ariful Haque, who are also part of the T20I squad. Mustafizur Rahman will once again lead the bowling attack, with Rubel Hossain, Abu Hider and Abu Jayed for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh:  Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed