West Indies and Bangladesh commence a three-match One-Day International series at the Queen`s Park Stadium in Grenada on Wednesday with the home side heavily favoured to extend the tourists` miserable record in 2014.
The Indian cricket team will get an opportunity to test its bench strength when its fringe players led by Suresh Raina square off against minnows Bangladesh in a short three-match ODI series starting, here tomorrow.
Defending champions West Indies kept their hopes alive of a semi-final berth with a resounding 73-run thrashing of hosts Bangladesh in a Group 2 Super 10 match of the ICC World Twenty20 here on Tuesday.
Skipper Angelo Mathews held his nerve under pressure and led from the front with an unbeaten half-century as Sri Lanka registered a three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the concluding league fixture of the Asia Cup here today.
Bangladesh feasted on a below bowling and fielding effort from Pakistan to pile up their highest-ever ODI total of 326 for three in 50 overs in a must-win game of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Tuesday.
Buoyed by their last-over win over arch-foes India, a rejuvenated Pakistan will look to seal a berth in the title clash as they lock horns with beleaguered hosts Bangladesh in their last round-robin Asia Cup match here on Tuesday.
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who had sustained a shoulder injury while fielding against India, is still under observation and it`s not yet known whether he would be available for their Asia Cup match against Afghanistan on Saturday.
Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has conceded that Indian captain Virat Kohli`s "special" knock of 136 made all the difference in his side`s six-wicket loss in their Asia Cup campaign opener here.
Trouble seemed to be brewing in the Bangladesh team when skipper Mushfiqur Rahim criticised selection for the Asia Cup but senior pacer Mashrafe Mortaza sought to douse the controversy ahead of their tournament-opener against India by stating that the side is united.
The threat to their Test status in the proposed shake-up in world cricket having been averted, Bangladesh Cricket Board today said that his country will play against India, England and Australia in the next two years.