West Indies look to break out of the mid-table logjam
Toss Bangladesh Women opt to bowl vs West Indies Women
Bangladesh opted to bowl in their Women’s World Cup game against West Indies at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. It is the the first time both teams are playing each other in ODIs.
While Bangladesh went in with an unchanged combination, West Indies brought in batter Rashada Williams for the out-of-form Kycia Knight and legspinner Afy Fletcher for seamer Shakera Selman.
While Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana said that they wanted to take advantage of the fresh wicket and restrict West Indies, Stafanie Taylor said they got what they wanted.
It is the final game in Mount Maunganui and Lydia Greenway reckoned that spin will play a key part, as it did in the last couple of games. It was a dry pitch with hardly any live grass, she observed.
Bangladesh 1 Shamima Sultana (wk), 2 Sharmin Akhter, 3 Fargana Hoque, 4 Nigar Sultana (capt), 5 Rumana Ahmed, 6 Ritu Moni, 7 Fahima Khatun, 8 Salma Khatun, 9 Nahida Akter, 10 Jahanara Alam, 11 Fariha Trisna
West Indies 1 Deandra Dottin, 2 Hayley Matthews, 3 Rashada Williams, 4 Stafanie Taylor (capt) 5 Shemaine Campbell (wk), 6 Chedean Nation, 7 Aaliyah Alleyne, 8 Chinelle Henry, 9 Afy Fletcher, 10 Karishma Ramharack, 11 Shamilia Connell
S Sudarshanan is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo