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Bangladesh would have been hoping to carry their ODI form into T20Is after beating hosts West Indies 2-1 in a three-match series. However, the first T20I at St. Kitts came as a rude shock as they were comprehensively beaten in a rain-affected encounter.

The seeds of their defeat were sown in the very first over when they lost opener Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar for first-ball ducks. And despite the rescue act from the middle-order, led by Mahmudullah (35), their final total of 143/9 seemed inadequate. The revised target of 91 in 11 overs was chased down with aplomb despite West Indies losing two quick wickets.

Andre Russel hit 21-ball 35 to hand his team a 1-0 lead. The series now moves to USA at Lauderhill, Florida and Bangladesh will hope the change in venue also results in change of fortunes. But first things first, their top-order needs to show more responsibility and not play rash strokes. West Indies have enjoyed playing at Lauderhill having won three out of their four T20Is at the venue while one produced no result. Their batsmen have enjoyed batting here and will be hoping for another good outing.

Bangladesh will be hoping their batsmen will come good in batting-friendly condition.

Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill

Date: August 5

Time: 06:00 IST

Weather: Passing showers predicted but it should be fine when the match starts

Team news:

West Indies: They wouldn’t want to tinker with the winning combination. Should go with the same playing XI as the first T20I.

Probable XI: 1 Evin Lewis, 2 Andre Fletcher, 3 Andre Russell, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Carlos Brathwaite (capt), 8 Keemo Paul, 9 Ashley Nurse, 10 Samuel Badree, 11 Kesrick Williams

Bangladesh: Sarkar is enduring a poor form. Shakib Al Hasan might give a chance to Sabbir Rahman or Mosaddek Hossain.

Probable XI: 1 Liton Das, 2 Tamim Iqbal, 3 Soumya Sarkar/Sabbir Rahman/Mosaddek Hiossain, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Ariful Haque, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Mustafizur Rahman, 10 Nazmul Islam, 11 Rubel Hossain

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“Sometimes, you have to take the win and be satisfied. The fielding from the boys was pleasing to see. We need to replicate such performances in the next few games too,”  - Carlos Brathwaite

“At one stage we were 100 in 11 overs but by that stage we also lost five wickets. It’s tough to make a comeback from that position unless you have someone like Andre Russell or someone like him who can change the game single-handedly,”  - Shakib