Cricket West Indies (CWI) have decided to visit Bangladesh for a cricket series.In this series 3 ODIs & 2 Tests are included.Before competing in the international match with Bengal tigers, they will play a one-day warm-up match at BKSP in Savar.The acceptation for this series was finalized following a recommendation from CWI’s Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) by CWI Director and Member of the CWI and ICC MAC,Dr Mansingh and Security Manager, as they visited Bangladesh before.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) also ensured that CWI will arrive in Bangladesh on 10th January in new year 2021.This will remark Bangladesh’s first International Cricket since Zimbabwe toured the country in February and March at the beginning of 2020.After Corona epidemic this is the first International series which will be arranged by BCB.
BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu told that they have already started to select the best possible players for this series because it will be a turning point for Bangladeshi cricket.After a long time,the International cricket will turn up in Bangladesh.
`We have almost finished the pool for the national team after a sitting with the coach and the team management.We will declare the names within one day of the closure of this competition’ Minhajul told the reporters.
`For the test we will name a 20 players pool and for ODI [one-day international cricket] we will give the names of 21 cricketers’ he added.
The board is also planning to arrange a four-day matches to prepare the players for the test series.`Practice will start from the very beginning of January. We are proceeding with a plan,we will finalise everything after this tournament.In the Tests,we will prefer the experienced cricketers’ he added.
In that last two tournament bangladesh Cricket discovers a lot of pacers.Now it’s a very good news that bangladesh has a prosperous pace attack which will be a huge support for Bangladesh Cricket in future and the nearest World Cup which will be held on India & Australia.This pace attack is one of the most valuable strength for West Indies tour which will be started on January.The selectors have already planned about that pace attack.Now they have a lot of good options.Mustafizur Rahman did very well in the last two Bangladeshi tournament and he was back in form properly after his shoulder injury.Now he is totally consent about his work.He is in good form.In the last Bangabondhu T20 Cup, The Fizz had already 22 wickets,His bowling average was only 11.0455 and this figure is on the top all over the world in last year 2020.Mustafizure Rahman strike rate was 10.05 and economy was 6.25 in last tournament which is really outstanding.The experienced Rubel hossain also did very well.He got 11 wickets and his average was 22.54.His strike rate 20.8 and economy only 6.49.but the most precious thing is that Rubel got 12 wickets in last BCB President Cup 2020 Bangladesh. He is the most wickets taken bowler in that tournament along with Mohammad Saifuddin.On the other hand,the Fizz is the most wickets taken bowler in Bangabondhu T20 cup and he achieved the player of the tournament for his outstanding contribution for his team Gazi group Chattogram.Taskin Ahmed also did very well,he got 7 wickets and economy was well.Hopefully he will come back very well.The new sansation Shoriful Islam was doing very well in the last tournament.He had taken 16 wickets,avarage was 17.875. His strike rate 12.3 and economy 8.66. Selectors are having a positive vibes about him.There is another good news that Mohammad Saifuddin has recovered from injury and he had played some matches and got 3 wickets.
`We have nearly completed everything for that in recent tournaments,we have seen that these 12 pacers have some consistency ,If they remain fit it would be beneficial for us’ said the former Bangladesh captain.
Bangladeshi openar Liton Kumar Das was doing very well consistently in the last tournament.He was awarded the Best batsman in Bangabandhu T20 cup.His total runs 393 and average 49.125. The most important matter is his strike rate was 119.45.Tamim Iqbal khan also did his work properly as always. His total runs 324, average 40.5 and his strike rate is 115.30. Another Bangladesh’s prospect Najmul Hasan santo did 301 runs ,average 37.625.But his strike rate is outstanding with a marvellous number of 156.77 and his innings best is 109.Musfiqure Rahim also did very well but most important matter is that he was the player of the tournament in BCB President 2020 cup.In that series his total runs were 219.Mahmudullah Riad did very well in a role of finisher with a strike rate of 129.85.He is the winner captain in the last two tournament and he did an important innings in final of Bangabandhu T20 tournament which was match winning 70 runs.Mosaddek hosain did very well as a all-rounder.He did 148 uns and got 11 wickets.His batting strike rate was 120 and bowling strike rate 18.6 and economy 6.048 which is mostly remarkable.
It’s a relief to hear that Shakib Al Hasan came back by this last tournament and his bowling economy 6.00 and got 5 wickets.Hopefully,he will come back properly with his own business very soon. Masharafe Mortoza again astonished everyone with his marvellous performance.He got 7 wickets in 4 innings and bowling average was only18.42 and strike rate was 13.7. He got his first 5 wickets in this tournament which is 5/35. But may be selectors are not concerned about him in this West Indes Series.They want to provide enough international match experience to the new comers.
The possible squad for Windies series 2021:
1.Tamim Iqbal khan 8.Mahamudullah Riad
2.Liton Das 9.Mehedi Hasan Miraz
3.Sakib Al hasan 10.Mosaddek Hasan
4.Musfiqure Rahim 11.Rubel Hossain
5.Najmul Hossain Shanto 12.Mustafizur Rahman
6.Somaya Sarker 13.Taskin Ahmed
7.Yasir Ali 14.Shoriful Islam