Bangladesh to host New Zealand and Australia ahead of ICC T20 WC
10 Feb 2021
After the heroics of Kyle Mayers with the bat in the fourth innings of the first Test match against Bangladesh, West Indies are within touch to break a nine-year-old dry run. After chasing down an incredible final innings total of 395 runs owing to Kyle Myers' debut 210* on the last day in Chattogram, the Marooned cap army is now looking to break a long-standing dry run in Asia.
Last time a West Indies team won a two (or more) match series against an Asian side was way back in 2012 when Tino Best with the ball and Shivnarine Chanderpaul with the bat shone to take West Indies to a 2-0 win over Bangladesh.
Now with the second Test scheduled to take place at the Sher-E-Bangla stadium, the West Indies team is ready to take the series and break the nine-year deadlock. “We have to make sure we don't go backwards again. We are trying hard to put things in place so that we don't go in that direction," said Phil Simmons, wary of the fact that a second strung Windies team could very well roll over easily as they did in the first innings of the first Test.
Bangladesh, depleted in resources after Shakib Al Hasan and opening batsman Shadman Islam were ruled out, are still the favourites going into the Dhaka Test and would look to pull one back to square the series.
“We lost, but we got some positives. We played the first innings as a team, and we dominated first four days,” said the Tigers skipper Mominul Haque, who in the last test became the first Bangladeshi to score 10 centuries in Test cricket, after his second-innings hundred.