West Indies elect to bat against Bangladesh in first ODI at Khulna

Marlon Samuels will be eager to carry on the good form in the ODI series Getty Images

Khulna: Nov 30, 2012

West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in their first One-Day International at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Friday.

Bangladesh are out to salvage pride against the West Indies in a five-match one-day series starting on Friday but will be missing star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for the first two games.

The West Indies cantered to a 2-0 win in this month’s Test series and the loss of 25-year-old Shakib, who suffered a shin injury during the second Test, will be a major blow to the struggling home side.

Teams:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Naeem Islam, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(c&wk), Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohag Gazi, Abul Hasan, Abdur Razzak.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (c), Devon Thomas (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul

Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the first ODI between Bangladesh and West Indies here