Bangladesh and West Indies are ready to clash in the first T20 international of the three-match series in Sylhet, Bangladesh on Monday. Both teams have already competed in the five-day format and one-day internationals, where the home side came on top on each occasion. In the longest format of the game, Bangladesh clean swept the Caribbean giants 2-0 in the two-match series, where in the 50-over format, the home side emerged victorious with a 2-1 score-line in the three-match series.
With that, Shakib Al Hasan-led team will start as heavy favourites and will be eager to continue their good form. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain Shakib, veteran opener Tamim Iqbal and in-form Soumya Sarkar to score majority of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Rubel Hossain to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, visitors will be eager to turn things around and will be hoping to do so in the format where they are the reigning world champions. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of in-form Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Darren Bravo to score most of the runs, whereas by the look of it, the in-experienced bowling department lack leadership qualities.
Sylhet Stadium is the venue which will be used for match. It will be the seventh T20I to be played at the ground. Highest team score of