West Indies take on Bangladesh in the third and final T20I in Guyana on July 8. Both teams then move on to play a three-match ODI series after the end of the T20I series. Windies are leading the series 1-0 after winning the second T20I. The first game ended in a no-result after play was not possible due to a wet outfield. Bangladesh needs to win this match to draw the series.
West Indies are seventh and Bangladesh eighth on the ICC T20I rankings. The series is an important one for both teams heading into the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. Both teams have played 15 T20Is with the Windies winning eight games and The Tigers five. Two games ended in a no-result.
Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah was adamant about playing in this T20I series with an aggressive attitude. However, the side came second in the second T20I and was no match for the more polished Windies side. They lost the second game by 35 runs as they failed to chase 194 to win.
“In T20Is, you have very little time in the game, so you need to be very much aware of the conditions that will be provided. The game sense has to be applied. Our motto will be to be very positive and aggressive at the same time,” he said.
West Indies at home are favourites to win the series. They have players in form and scoring runs. Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell both scored important runs in the second T20I and helped their side win the game. The senior duo needs to take responsibility in the decider as well.
WI vs BAN: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Providence Stadium, Guyana- Bangladesh Tour Of West Indies 2022, 3rd T20I
The WI vs BAN third T20I starts at 1.30 pm local time which is 7.30 pm IST. Rain played a spoilsport in the first T20I in Dominica and it is expected to play spoilsport in Guyana as well. The weather is expected to remain cloudy as the game starts. The temperature will e hovering around 30 degrees with a chance of rain as the evening comes along.
So far 24 matches have been played in Guyana and the venue is not a high-scoring ground generally. The average first innings score as per records is 122 which drops down to close to 100 in the second innings. West Indies scored 193/5 in the second T20I in Dominica batting first.