The upcoming T20 World Cup match between West Indies and Bangladesh today (Friday) will be quest of survival for both teams following poor start to their Super 12s campaigns.
Title holders West Indies, who beat England in a thrilling final five years ago to lift the trophy for a second time, opened their account with a lopsided defeat to England in Dubai in which they were shot out for a meagre 55, with Eoin Morgan's side chasing it down with ease.
Bangladesh's chances of making it to the next round appeared in danger after starting their campaign with a loss to Scotland, before they managed to scrape their way through by beating Oman and Papua New Guinea.
On Sunday, Mohammad Naim and Mushfiqur Rahim struck half-centuries as the Tigers put up a challenging 171/4 on the board, but the bowlers eventually fell short despite reducing the Lankans to 79/4 at one stage.
Both teams then suffered eight-wicket losses in their next games — West Indies to South Africa and Bangladesh to England respectively, neither able to get past the 150 mark. With two defeats from as many games, both teams are on the brink of elimination and will desperately need a victory on Friday to keep their campaign alive while also hoping results from the other games go their way.
Earlier on Thursday, West Indies opted to bring former captain Jason Holder into their squad for the ongoing tournament after pacer Obed McCoy was ruled out with injury.
Source: First Post