The Bangladesh national cricket team will travel to the West Indies in June to play a bilateral series against the host Caribbean side. Bangladesh will play three series: Tests, One-Day Internationals, and Twenty-20 Internationals. The Test series will be part of the ICC's Test Championship, whereas the one-day series will not be part of the Cricket World Cup Super League. The Twenty20 International series will serve as a warm-up for the impending Twenty20 World Cup 2022. Take a look at the Tigers' Test, ODI, and T20I squads, as well as the full Bangladesh vs West Indies Series 2022 schedule.
Bangladesh's Squads for the West Indies Tour 2022
Bangladesh will play the West Indies in a two-match Test series during their next tour. In addition, the three-match ODI and T20I series will be crucial in helping them improve their current rankings.
Bangladesh have a chance to leapfrog West Indies in the Test Championship points standings if they whitewash the hosts in the series. The Tigers are in the eighth position with 16.67 percent, while the West Indies are in the seventh position with 35.71 percent. So, the Mominul Haque-led Bangladesh Test team should come up with a better strategy in order to unsettle the Caribbean side. Despite this, the visitors will face a monumental task given their recent Test performances. In addition, Mominul Haque’s performances both as skipper and batter have been under the radar.
The selectors picked five pacers, including Mustafizur Rahman, for the Test series. Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam were both dropped due to injury, while off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz returned to the squad. Apart from that, veteran batsman Mushfiqur Rahim made himself unavailable to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage.
Bangladesh Test Squad
Mominul Haque (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hassan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Shohidul Islam, Rejaur Rahman Raja
Tamim Iqbal-led Bangladesh ODI side has been doing well in recent times. Under his leadership, the Tigers recently beat the Proteas 2-1 in an ODI series away from home. So, the expectation is really high from the ODI side compared to the other two formats. Bangladesh did win a bilateral ODI series in the West Indies in 2018 and there is no reason why they wouldn’t be able to repeat the same in the upcoming series. Besides, Bangladesh have a chance to improve their rankings to sixth position if they whitewash the West Indies and Pakistan lose their next series against the Caribbean side.
Anamul Haque Bijoy made his return to the Bangladesh limited-overs squad after completing a record-breaking season in DPL 2022. Besides, all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin was also included in the squad.
Bangladesh ODI Squad
Tamim Iqbal (captain), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hassan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain
Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the Bangladesh T20I side against the West Indies. With the T20 World Cup 2022 set to take place in October, this series will be vital for them in putting together an ideal playing XI for the main event. There are some exciting T20 players in the squad who have the potential to represent Bangladesh for many years.
Bangladesh T20 Squad
Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Munim Shahriar, Litton Das, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Shohidul Islam.
Fixtures for the Bangladesh vs West Indies series 2022
The series will start in mid-June with a Test series, which will continue till June 28. After that, both teams will play a T20I series, and the tour will end with an ODI series.
BAN vs WI Test Series 2022 Fixture
First Test: June 16-20 | Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
Second Test: June 24-28 | Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022 Fixture
First T20I: July 2 | Venue: Windsor Park, Dominica
Second T20I: July 3 | Venue: Windsor Park, Dominica
Third T20I: July 7 | Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
BAN vs WI ODI Series 2022 Fixture
First ODI: July 10 | Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Second ODI: July 13 | Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Third ODI: July 16 | Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
The Bangladesh vs West Indies series 2022 is expected to be a competitive one due to the quality of both sides. Bangladesh may start as favourites in the ODI series, while the West Indies may be favourites in the Test series. However, the T20I series can be difficult to predict because both sides are going through a transitional phase.
Source: United News of Bangladesh