Battle between Anamul Haque and Marlon Samuels should be interesting to watch in Bangladesh's first Super 10 game of ICC World Twenty20
After two dominating wins in the first round of ICC World Twenty20, Bangladesh slipped against Hong Kong but reached the Super 10 stage thanks to a superior net run-rate over __ (name the team). Meanwhile, West Indies suffered a __ wicket loss against India in their tournament opener on Sunday. Bangladesh will want to kickstart their Super 10 campaign with a win while West Indies would want to turn its fortunes around with a win. We look at the key facts, approaching milestones and key battles in the upcoming game:
The teams have met four times before in T20Is, winning two matches apiece. Bangladesh won the previous ICC World Twenty20 clash, at Johannesburg in September 2007.
Zimbabwe is the only ICC Full Member over whom Bangladesh has a better win percentage (won two and lost one).
Marlon Samuels has scored 170 runs in three T20I innings against Bangladesh, at a strike rate of 171.7.
Shakib Al Hasan and Abdur Razzak have both taken 42 wickets in 31 T20I innings. They are Bangladesh’s leading T20I wicket-takers.
Shakib is one of four players to score ___ ?? matches. 300 runs and take 15 wickets in ICC World Twenty20.
Chris Gayle needs two fours to reach 100 fours in T20Is. He has hit 68 sixes in his 37 innings.
Anamul Haque needs six runs to become the second player after Aaron Finch to score 200 T20I runs in 2014.
Mahmudullah is in line to become the fifth player to represent Bangladesh 30 times in T20Is.
Bangladesh v West Indies – Anamul Haque v Marlon Samuels
Both Anamul Haque and Marlon Samuels enjoy batting in Bangladesh. Anamul has played all six of his T20Is on home soil and has crossed the 20-run every time, helping him to become the leading T20I run-scorer in Bangladesh. His 216 runs have come at an average of 43.2 and strike rate of 137.6. He has been in fine touch in this tournament, scoring 112 runs in three knocks, with two dismissals.
Samuels has reserved some of his best T20I batting for Bangladesh. He smashed his career best score of 85 not out on the same ground this match will be played on, off just 43 balls. That innings in December 2012 contained nine sixes and might make him the wicket Bangladesh most want since Chris Gayle has rarely prospered against them in any format.