After whitewashing Bangladesh 2-0 in the Test series, West Indies will look to continue the winning momentum when they meet the visitors in the first T20I on July 2 at the Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica. The match is scheduled to start at 11 PM IST. West Indies have won their last two T20Is against Bangladesh and will be looking for a hat-trick of wins in the format on Saturday. Bangladesh have managed to win two of their last three matches against West Indies.
Overall, West Indies and Bangladesh have played 20 T20I matches against each other, with the former emerging on top 7 times. One match ended without a result. Further, both the teams have won one out of their last five T20Is.
In the 3-match series, Nicholas Pooran will lead the West Indies side, while Mahmudullah will be seen captaining Bangladesh. As we gear up for the first 1st T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the WI vs BAN 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks and Shakib Al Hasan are my top two player betting tips for the WI vs BAN 1st T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Nicholas Pooran, the new captain of the West Indies white-ball team has played a total of 57 T20Is, scoring 1193 runs at an average of 27.74. The 26-year-old has hit a total of eight fifties in the format at the international level. The southpaw last played a T20I against India ahead of IPL 2022 in February this year. He was in sublime form in the 3-match series, scoring 61, 62 and 61 runs - a total of 184 runs at an average of 61.33 to finish as the leading run-scorer in the series. Prior to those three matches, he scored 21, 22, 70, 24, 27* and 64.
Nicholas Pooran last played against Bangladesh in the 2021 T20 World Cup and scored 40 runs off 22 balls. Overall, he has played four matches against Bangla Tigers and scored 106 runs at an average of 35.33. Representing Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2022, Pooran scored 306 runs at an average of 38.25. In home conditions the Trinidad-born is expected to come all guns blazing against under-confident Bangladesh. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Nicholas Pooran from WI vs BAN head-to-head encounter.
If there is one West Indies batter you should surely put your bet on, it's Shamarh Brooks. The 33-year-old has been in sublime form in white-ball cricket over the last few months. The 33-year-old scored 60, 6 and 101* in the 3-match ODI series against Netherlands in May-June before hitting 70 and 42 and 18 runs in the 3-match ODI series in Pakistan. The right-hand batsman has played only three T20I till date since his debut in December 2021. He scored 5 and 10 runs in the first two matches against Pakistan before slamming 49 off 31 in the final match of the series. Notably, Brooks also made his ODI debut in January 2022.
In the Pakistan series, Brooks scored his runs against the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan. With form and benefit of home conditions on his side, we can expect Shamarh Brooks to score high in his T20I on his home soil on Saturday. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and keep an eye on Shamarh Brooks from the WI vs BAN head-to-head encounter.
Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh stalwart, has played a total of 96 T20Is and scored 1908 runs at an average of 22.44. The 35-year-old has hit nine fifties in the format. In his last five T20I innings, Shakib Al Hasan has scores of 9, 5, 9, 4 and 10. He scored 9 runs in his last innings against West Indies at the T20 World Cup 2021. His last fifty in the format came in September 2019 against Afghanistan in 2019. Overall, the southpaw has played 11 matches against West Indies and scored 245 runs at an average of 24.50.
Shakib Al Hasan's T20I batting average in two matches from 2022 is 7. In 2021, he played 18 T20I matches and scored 327 runs at an average of 19.23. The veteran all-rounder has lost his sheen in the shortest format of the game and that was the same reason why he went unsold in the IPL 2022. On slow wickets of West Indies, Shakib Al Hasan might yet find it hard to get going and score some handy runs for his team. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Shakib Al Hasan from the WI vs BAN head-to-head encounter.
Nicholas Pooran to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.832 (1xBet)
Shamarh Brooks to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.8 (1xBet)
Shakib Al Hasan to score under 18.5 runs @ 1.832 (1xBet)