Bangladesh vs West Indies 3rd T20 Match Prediction. Bangladesh would have been tempted to play an extra spinner in Nazmul Islam in the last game. but they went unchanged from the first T20I and that paid off in the end.
- Bangladesh will be carrying momentum and confidence with them after beating the West Indies in the second T20 international.
- Bangladesh have now won four of their last six T20 internationals at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
- Conditions at this ground will suit the Bangladeshi bowlers more than their West Indian counterparts.
Who Will Win West Indies vs Bangladesh 3rd T20?
Bangladesh, after losing the opening encounter at Sylhet, have roared back and leveled the series 1-1 as they beat the West Indies by 36 runs in the second T20 international at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The third and the series-deciding T20I will be played at the same venue on December 22. Live telecast of the match is scheduled to begin at 5 PM local time.
Ban vs WI 3rd T20: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Fox Sports, SuperSport, Sky Sports Cricket, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, SuperSport Live, Now TV
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
BAN Team News
Bangladesh would have been tempted to play an extra spinner in Nazmul Islam in the last game but they went unchanged from the first T20I and that paid off in the end. And after Thursday’s convincing victory, we don’t expect the hosts to make any changes to their side for this series decider. There were no news of any injuries in the Bangladeshi camp at the time of writing.
BAN Key Players
Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan have both cracked half-centuries in the series and these two will hold the key to Bangladesh’s batting at the top. Shakib earned the ‘Man of the Match’ in the last game for his all-round effort – an unbeaten 42 followed by a five-wicket haul – and the skipper will look to deliver another match-winning performance for his team. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah, two of the leading run-getters at this ground in T20Is, are the team’s linchpins in the middle order.
Apart from Shakib, Bangladesh will also expect strong bowling performances from Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan. Mustafizur has 11 T20I wickets at the Shere Bangla. The fast bowler has been on the expensive side in both the matches and it will be crucial that he does not concede too many runs in the powerplay. Mehidy claimed the prized scalp of Shai Hope in the last game and that should make the off-spinner feel more confident.
BAN Recent Form
Bangladesh have now won five and lost ten out of the fifteen T20 internationals they have played so far this year. After being outplayed by the Windies in the series opener at Sylhet, the hosts came up with an all-round performance at Dhaka to achieve parity. Their top-order laid a solid platform for a big score before their bowlers did their job of successfully defending that total.
Toss will be a big factor at the Shere Bangla. Since seven of the last eight T20 internationals played at this ground have been won by the side bowling first and with the wicket expected to remain true across the 40 overs, the team that wins the toss here is likely to bowl first.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
- Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Abu Hider Rony, Mustafizur Rahman
West Indies Team News & Playing 11
WI Team News
West Indies went into the second T20I with an unchanged line-up from the first game and they would have surely realized by now that a pace-heavy attack will not give them the desired results at this ground. So the visitors might consider playing an extra spinner for this crunch game. Khary Pierre seems to fit that bill perfectly and if they do bring him in, it will be interesting to see who will they decide to leave out.
WI Key Players
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell form the core of this West Indian batting line-up. Hope has been their most consistent performer with the bat for a while now and the onus will be on him to get his team into a commanding position. Powell, whose half-century went in vain last time, along with Hetmyer are the key men for the Windies in the middle order. The visitors will be counting on their pace duo of Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas to shake Bangladesh early on with the new ball. Cottrell has been the pick of the bowlers with six wickets in the series which includes a four-fer in the first T20I. Skipper Carlos Brathwaite had a good outing in Sylhet and he will look to replicate that bowling performance. Fabian Allen is relatively inexperienced at the international level but the left-arm spinner could find decent support from the pitch.
WI Recent Form
West Indies now have three wins and ten losses from the thirteen T20 internationals they have played since the start of this year. The high of Sylhet did not last very long as they crashed to yet another defeat in the twenty-over format. The Windies were loose with the ball last time and looked clueless against the Bangladeshi batsmen. They did pretty well to make a match out of it with the bat though but chasing 211 was always going to be tough in these conditions.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
- Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul/Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
BAN : W L W W L
WI : L W L L L
BAN vs WI Head to Head
Bangladesh and West Indies have both won five times each in the ten T20 internationals they have played against each other.
Bangladesh and West Indies have now met on four occasions at the Shere Bangla in the game’s shortest format with both winning two times each.
Bangladesh emerged victorious by 36 runs when they faced the West Indies at this ground in the second match of the ongoing T20I series. The hosts racked up 211/4 in their 20 overs after being put into bat first and then wrapped up the visitors for 175.
Matches Played: 10; Bangladesh Won: 5; West Indies Won: 5
West Indies vs Bangladesh Betting Odds
West Indies start off as the bookmakers’ favorites to win this third T20 international and they are being offered at odds of 1.83 on Betfair and 1.80 on both Betway and Bet365. Bangladesh, despite winning the last game, find themselves as outsiders at a slightly higher price of 1.95 on Betway, 2 on Bet365 and 1.94 on Betfair.
Bangladesh vs West Indies Prediction
Bangladesh will be heading into this series decider as the more confident of the two sides after their big win in the last match. They have now gained momentum which is so crucial in the T20 format. The hosts clearly learnt from their mistakes in the first match and came up with a much better performance the other day. West Indies will be very disappointed with their bowling performance in the last game and they were not able to utilize the conditions as well as their Bangladeshi counterparts did. Bangladesh have now won four of their last six T20Is at the Shere Bangla and they will be keen to extend their winning run here. Although West Indies are a side that cannot be taken lightly in this format, we feel the hosts will put on another impressive show to clinch the series.
Final Verdict: Back Bangladesh to beat West Indies in the third T20I at 1.95 with Betway, 2 with Bet365 and 1.94 with Betfair.