Bangladesh take on WI to kick-start tri-series campaign
Bangladesh will take on high-flying West Indies to kick-off their tri-nation series campaign tomorrow at the Castle Avenue in Dublin.
Bangladesh made a disappointing start to their Ireland tour by tasting a humiliating 88-run defeat to Ireland Wolves, a second string team of Ireland in their only practice game on Sunday. West Indies on the other hand crushed hosts Ireland by a mammoth 196 runs to kick-start their campaign emphatically.
That their gigantic victory came without their four frontline players, spoke a volume of their strength when many had already written off the Caribbean side’s chances in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.
The tri-nation series is however seen as the perfect preparation camp for both Bangladesh and West Indies. Hosts Ireland didn’t qualify to this year’s World Cup.
West Indies rewrote the record books on the way to their emphatic victory over the hosts. Their opener Shai Hope and John Campbell put on a 365-run for the opening stand, the biggest in ODI history with Campbell hammering 179 while Hope striking a marvelous 170.
West Indies’ outstanding performance in the tri-series opener created a massive headache to Bangladesh camp even though they had recently recorded victory over West Indies in consecutive two bilateral series at home and away. In both times they won the three-match series by 2-1, establishing their firm dominance over the Caribbean side.