Date & Time: Friday, May 17, 15:15 IST
Venue: The Village, Dublin, Ireland
Bangladesh has surprised many with the way they dominated so far in the series, as they took advantage of under performing Ireland and depleted West Indies. They have won their two matches against West Indies in this series and now look to continue the winning momentum in the final. West Indies might not be worried about their depleted batting line up, but the way their full strength bowling unit performed in this series is a worrying sign ahead of the World Cup. And exactly a month from now, these two sides will play against each other in the mega event. So a win in the final of the Tri-Nation series might give a slight mental edge over the other team.
Shakib, who was injured in the last game, is a doubtful starter for the final. If that is the case, Somuya Sakar is likely to replace him. Mustafizur is likely to replace either one of Abu Jayed or Saifuddin. Mehidy Hasan is likely to replace Mosaddek Hossain. On the other end, Windies are likely to replace Reifer with Gabriel.
Apart from the 330 between Ireland & West Indies, the scores at The Village have historically been around 250. Weather-wise, there are chances of rain during the course of the match. It is likely going to be a shortened game.
He has been the bright light in a depleted Windies top order. He has been in a prolific form this series as he scored 394 runs so far which includes 196 runs against Bangladesh. His strike rate against Bangladesh is way better than his career strike rate. And there is every chance he will continue the good form in the final as well, which makes him a must have batsmen in all the fantasy cricket teams.
Bangladesh’s top run-scorer has been decent at the crease so far in the series. He is yet to come up with a massive innings. On Wednesday, it might be his time as he is known to step up to the big occasions. His form at this venue might aid his cause, as he scored 132 runs in last 3 matches at The Village.
He has been Bangladesh’s consistent bowler so far in the series. He picked up wickets at crucial junctures to help his team’s cause. He has a good strike rate of 24 against the Windies batsmen in the last 5 encounters. He also dismissed their key batsmen Hope and Holder twice each in the series so far. He is a must have bowler in the fantasy cricket team.
In a team where bowlers are struggling to find their feet, Nurse has been the lone warrior for the Windies in this series. He is the leading wicket-taker of the series and he also had a good outing against Bangladesh in the previous encounter where he picked 3 wickets. He is a must have a bowler in the fantasy cricket team.