BD v WI highlights today – First test day one from Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua (West Indies) Wednesday 4th July 2018. This Bangladesh tour contains one tour match vs West Indies President’s XI, two test matches, one more tour match against UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI, three ODI’s and three twenty/20I’s. First tour match had been played on Jun 28-29 and Bangladesh batted first and scored 403 runs all out in 84.2 overs. Tamim Iqbal scored 125 runs, Shakib Al Hasan (c) 67, Mahmudullah 102, Imrul Kayes 40 and Mehidy Hasan Miraz 28. In reply West Indies President’s XI scored 310/8 in 85 Overs, and match drawn.
West Indies: LDWWL (last five completed matches, most recent first)
West Indies win the toss and chose to bowl first.
Bangladesh team/playing XI
1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das (wk), 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Rubel Hossain, 10 Abu Jayed, 11 Kamrul Islam.
West Indies team/playing XI
1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Devon Smith, 3 Kieran Powell, 4 Shai Hope, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Shane Dowrich (wk), 7 Jason Holder (capt), 8 Devendra Bishoo, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Miguel Cummins, 11 Shannon Gabriel.
Match Timings: 10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 15.00
The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua has hosted only one first-class match since its last Test match against India in 2016. In the five Tests played at this venue, teams have averaged just under 450 runs batting first. The weather should be mainly fine over the first four days, with rain forecast only on the fifth day.
Bangladesh have three automatic changes as Sabbir Rahman, Abdur Razzak and Mustafizur Rahman didn’t make it to the West Indies-bound Test squad. They will also be employing a vastly different bowling attack than the one that played in their last Test, back home in February.
Shimron Hetmyer has returned from illness with a century against the touring Bangladeshis last week. He could be called up if West Indies want to strengthen their batting. Keemo Paul is a fast-bowling option, but it is likely that the Roach-Gabriel-Holder-Cummins foursome will not be tinkered with.
Umpires – Richard Illingworth, Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Gregory Brathwaite
Match number – Test no. 2310