West Indies v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, St Kitts August 25, 2014

Ramdin, Bravo centuries flay Bangladesh

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West Indies 338 for 7 (Ramdin 169, Bravo 124) beat Banglandesh 247 for 8 (Mushfiqur 72, Tamim 55) by 91 runs
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Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin put on the highest third-wicket stand in ODIs
Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin put on the highest third-wicket stand in ODIs © AFP

Denesh Ramdin wouldn't have had as much fun on a cricket field as on Monday afternoon at Warner Park. His belligerent 169 contributed to the highest third-wicket partnership in ODIs with Darren Bravo, who also accumulated a century, and ensured West Indies completed a 3-0 whitewash by 91 runs.

The hosts were catapulted to 338 for 7 in 50 overs, a score that was well out of Bangladesh's reach especially at a time when their batsmen are scraping the bottom of the confidence barrel. But they did show signs of a fight after the hiding, playing out their full quota of overs to make 247 for 8.

Bangladesh were 2 for 2 in the second over and were threatening to sink further, before Tamim Iqbal struck his first international fifty after 18 innings and more than nine months. Tamim added 99 runs for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim, who top-scored with 72. However, the last hopes Bangladesh had faded away when Mushfiqur holed out in the deep in the 37th over.

The West Indies bowlers could bide their time thanks to Ramdin and Bravo. The duo clattered 19 sixes, the most by West Indies in an ODI, as they amassed 258 runs for the third wicket. Their partnership beat the previous record for the third-wicket stand, held by Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, by 20 runs. For most of their stand, it was hard to see past their bats as they dined on a bowling attack that was at times perfect for big-hitting.

Mashrafe Mortaza and Al-Amin Hossain, despite the early promise, barely clocked above 130 kph while Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi and Mahmudullah persisted with shortish darts. With a moderate-sized ground, a flat surface and a bit of wind behind them, West Indies simply took off.

The early losses of Lendl Simmons and Chris Gayle were forgotten as Ramdin and Bravo used singles to ease the pressure. The change of tactics was apparent in the 19th over, in which Mahmudullah gave away 10 runs. The pair plundered 19 runs in the 22nd over, with Ramdin peppering the crowd behind midwicket and Bravo opting to go straight.

Ramdin razed three sixes off Mortaza in the 38th over and hurtled to a second century in his last four ODIs. Bravo reached his hundred soon after, a knock that had been a long time coming as he has struggled to convert fifties into centuries in ODIs.

Ramdin struck 11 sixes while Bravo contributed eight, though none of it would have happened had Bangladesh held on to their chances.

Mushfiqur missed a stumping off Bravo, who was beaten by Abdur Razzak while batting on 10. Mushfiqur fumbled so awkwardly that he was in no position for a second go at the stumps. Razzak had his own gaffe when he failed to get under a looping ball at mid-on after Ramdin had skied Mashrafe on 35.

Razzak lost his form, bowling much too short and far too quickly. Gazi's struggles might be understandable, considering the scrutiny surrounding his bowling action. He hardly found rhythm, and was perhaps wrongly entrusted with the first over of the match. Al-Amin was the only saving grace, ending up with his second four-wicket haul in ODIs, both coming in this series. But he could not rein in the West Indies batsmen.

West Indies also faced some difficulty with Bangladesh's third-wicket stand. Mushfiqur and Tamim added 99 runs with a bit of style, but the bluster was obviously missing. Anamul Haque and Imrul Kayes were gone by the first eleven balls, the latter to Kemar Roach's stunning one-handed catch at mid-on. Although Mahmudullah offered some resistance during a 55-run, fifth-wicket stand with his captain, the contest had turned West Indies' way earlier, following Tamim's dismissal in the 22nd over.

The abiding memory from the first-ever day-night match at Warner Park, though, would be what happened during the first half of the game. The sight of Ramdin and Darren Bravo slamming one six after another was enough to keep the fans singing and dancing.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • POSTED BY JoshFromJamRock on | August 26, 2014, 23:07 GMT

    Ramdin played the perfect ODI innings. He rotated the strike at every attempt (even while being non-striker) to not allow his partner or himself to get cold. He didn't simply block good balls and accumulate dots. He then used the middle overs to not only look for easy singles but also fielder-challenging doubles. After well set and the team in a fairly safe position, he duly upped the run-rate by taking calculated risks and even challenged boundary riders when he had nothing to lose. He surely has come of age and could easily play as a specialist batsman at this stage.

    I wouldn't say WI are favorites at this point, but the improvement is obvious. Its not the results but HOW they achieved it. They got the basics right and their mental game has improved quite a bit. Their batting showed temperament and understanding while the bowling hunted as a pack in unity. I dare say that WI would have seriously challenged Australia and South Africa had they been the visitors instead of Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY delboy on | August 26, 2014, 20:08 GMT

    Take a close look at the following to see how effective GRASSROOTS cricket in the WI has been over the last decade or so. Where are most of these players now? Will we ever see the like of Ravi Rampaul opening the inning at any senior level for the WI?

    http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000/OTHERS+ICC/WC-U15/SCORECARDS/KNOCK-OUTS/PAK-U15_WI-U15_WC-U15_FINAL_10AUG2000.html

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    It was great game for WI all around, every department showed up. For Bangladesh it is just a revisiting, reliving, reiterating the same old thing - Hopefully now ICC will do what it should have done few years ago, take away the ODI, Test, and T20 Status. Please ICC just do this ... the world is tired of watching MISERABLY AWEFUL teams. If you want to promote cricket you will have to demote Bhangadesh for 10 years at least.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    cummon is criticising the only thing people can do i believe changin players regularly will not slve a problem work with a team until they have reach their peak when a team has over come a tugh period together they will grow look at the bigget=st football teams especially fom where i am in south america brazil venezuela each team have rough patches but they stick to their players bangladish will improve and west indies will improve more in the future its just we need to still rally around as fans to give them the motivation

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    Bangladesh's batting is way below what is expected at the elite level. It was good to see Tamim finally score a 50; Mushy played a very composed innings and was perhaps the only one who batted with confidence. The rest were a pitiful bunch. They were terrified and never looked as if they belonged there. The spinners were awful. Only Al-Amin shone and quite brilliantly I might add. But Razzak and Sohagh Ghazi were too ordinary. Just goes to show how barren the cupboards are without Sakib in the playing XI. But the Bangladesh adminstrators will insist that discipline must be enforced at any cost. How dare Sakib leave the team pavillion without their permission. Rather than embarrass us further, I suggest that the Board brings the whole team back home. Its shameful having to endure their pathetic performance over and over again. Just tell the WI, sorry guys but we just don't feel like playing anymore.

  • POSTED BY Collis79 on | August 26, 2014, 12:26 GMT

    I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! WIndies beat a clueless Bangaldesh side and some WIndies supporter is saying we're gonna win the 1 day World Cup. Well for that person this is what will happen to WIndies in the World Cup. Gayle won't make no runs, batting will collapse because WIndies batsmen like "Mr cool" Gayle and others don't run singles and twos,because"they only deal in boundaries" and their better class of of opponents will bowl a decent line and length to thus denying them boundaries, the bowlers will start bowling short and wide to be cut and pulled mercilessly and their fielding will be its usual rubbish. RESULT, first round exit for WIndies.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | August 26, 2014, 11:07 GMT

    Those who have been there will know it is tougher to compete against a team considered to be your inferior. You spend more effort trying not to lose. I do not care about the individual performances what matters is the collective team performance. This is what will move the WI up the rankings. For all Lara and Walsh's individual world ranking during their day the WI TEAM took a regressive move. I am glad to see Gayle, Edwards , Simmons or even in the instance where the top 5 failed and the TEAM rallied. Same team, new management and a change in belief and results. Long will it continue.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    An impressive win indeed, but like some people on here, i wouldn't get too over-excited. It's easy to bully and demolish a team that are playing below the levels of what even Bangla are capable of. Until i see such a consistant level of performance against the teams that are all above the Windies in the rankings, then i'll be more convinced, but for now i'm just seeing it as a dominant exhibition of flat-track bullying a team with limited abilities, who are low in confidence. Now somebody is predicting the Windies as joint-favorites in the upcoming World Cup, when was the last time we performed well in conditions Down Under in any format for that matter?...the tide might be turning slightly, but as usual some people on here are getting carried-away by running before they can walk.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | August 26, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    We Bangladesh are simply a poor side and Rahim is a very poor captain. None of our batsman can play when the track is lively and even of flat tracks they find it tough.

    According to stats this year, Razzak, Gazi, Mahmudullah, Shamsur and Nasir have been extremely poor and are the main problems to this team. Harsh it may sound but they should be removed from the team compltely as they are simply not good enough and do not learn to come out of their 'patch'. These out of form players are damaging team ethic.

    For these players replacements, we need to give chances to the likes of Sabbir, Mithun and Mosadddek Hossain all whom are young and bode talent.

    I will split the captaincy in 2 with Mashrafe leading in limited overs and Shakib for tests.

    Congrats to West Indies for the series win and deservedly so.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    Tamim scored a 50 after 17 innings!!! How is it possible to play for a opening batsman in a national team without a 50 in 17 innings!!! BD cricket is in trouble only for bad team selection. Kick tamim, nasir & mahmudullah. Without performing no1 should play in national team.

  • POSTED BY JoshFromJamRock on | August 26, 2014, 23:07 GMT

    Ramdin played the perfect ODI innings. He rotated the strike at every attempt (even while being non-striker) to not allow his partner or himself to get cold. He didn't simply block good balls and accumulate dots. He then used the middle overs to not only look for easy singles but also fielder-challenging doubles. After well set and the team in a fairly safe position, he duly upped the run-rate by taking calculated risks and even challenged boundary riders when he had nothing to lose. He surely has come of age and could easily play as a specialist batsman at this stage.

    I wouldn't say WI are favorites at this point, but the improvement is obvious. Its not the results but HOW they achieved it. They got the basics right and their mental game has improved quite a bit. Their batting showed temperament and understanding while the bowling hunted as a pack in unity. I dare say that WI would have seriously challenged Australia and South Africa had they been the visitors instead of Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY delboy on | August 26, 2014, 20:08 GMT

    Take a close look at the following to see how effective GRASSROOTS cricket in the WI has been over the last decade or so. Where are most of these players now? Will we ever see the like of Ravi Rampaul opening the inning at any senior level for the WI?

    http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000/OTHERS+ICC/WC-U15/SCORECARDS/KNOCK-OUTS/PAK-U15_WI-U15_WC-U15_FINAL_10AUG2000.html

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    It was great game for WI all around, every department showed up. For Bangladesh it is just a revisiting, reliving, reiterating the same old thing - Hopefully now ICC will do what it should have done few years ago, take away the ODI, Test, and T20 Status. Please ICC just do this ... the world is tired of watching MISERABLY AWEFUL teams. If you want to promote cricket you will have to demote Bhangadesh for 10 years at least.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    cummon is criticising the only thing people can do i believe changin players regularly will not slve a problem work with a team until they have reach their peak when a team has over come a tugh period together they will grow look at the bigget=st football teams especially fom where i am in south america brazil venezuela each team have rough patches but they stick to their players bangladish will improve and west indies will improve more in the future its just we need to still rally around as fans to give them the motivation

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    Bangladesh's batting is way below what is expected at the elite level. It was good to see Tamim finally score a 50; Mushy played a very composed innings and was perhaps the only one who batted with confidence. The rest were a pitiful bunch. They were terrified and never looked as if they belonged there. The spinners were awful. Only Al-Amin shone and quite brilliantly I might add. But Razzak and Sohagh Ghazi were too ordinary. Just goes to show how barren the cupboards are without Sakib in the playing XI. But the Bangladesh adminstrators will insist that discipline must be enforced at any cost. How dare Sakib leave the team pavillion without their permission. Rather than embarrass us further, I suggest that the Board brings the whole team back home. Its shameful having to endure their pathetic performance over and over again. Just tell the WI, sorry guys but we just don't feel like playing anymore.

  • POSTED BY Collis79 on | August 26, 2014, 12:26 GMT

    I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! WIndies beat a clueless Bangaldesh side and some WIndies supporter is saying we're gonna win the 1 day World Cup. Well for that person this is what will happen to WIndies in the World Cup. Gayle won't make no runs, batting will collapse because WIndies batsmen like "Mr cool" Gayle and others don't run singles and twos,because"they only deal in boundaries" and their better class of of opponents will bowl a decent line and length to thus denying them boundaries, the bowlers will start bowling short and wide to be cut and pulled mercilessly and their fielding will be its usual rubbish. RESULT, first round exit for WIndies.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | August 26, 2014, 11:07 GMT

    Those who have been there will know it is tougher to compete against a team considered to be your inferior. You spend more effort trying not to lose. I do not care about the individual performances what matters is the collective team performance. This is what will move the WI up the rankings. For all Lara and Walsh's individual world ranking during their day the WI TEAM took a regressive move. I am glad to see Gayle, Edwards , Simmons or even in the instance where the top 5 failed and the TEAM rallied. Same team, new management and a change in belief and results. Long will it continue.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    An impressive win indeed, but like some people on here, i wouldn't get too over-excited. It's easy to bully and demolish a team that are playing below the levels of what even Bangla are capable of. Until i see such a consistant level of performance against the teams that are all above the Windies in the rankings, then i'll be more convinced, but for now i'm just seeing it as a dominant exhibition of flat-track bullying a team with limited abilities, who are low in confidence. Now somebody is predicting the Windies as joint-favorites in the upcoming World Cup, when was the last time we performed well in conditions Down Under in any format for that matter?...the tide might be turning slightly, but as usual some people on here are getting carried-away by running before they can walk.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | August 26, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    We Bangladesh are simply a poor side and Rahim is a very poor captain. None of our batsman can play when the track is lively and even of flat tracks they find it tough.

    According to stats this year, Razzak, Gazi, Mahmudullah, Shamsur and Nasir have been extremely poor and are the main problems to this team. Harsh it may sound but they should be removed from the team compltely as they are simply not good enough and do not learn to come out of their 'patch'. These out of form players are damaging team ethic.

    For these players replacements, we need to give chances to the likes of Sabbir, Mithun and Mosadddek Hossain all whom are young and bode talent.

    I will split the captaincy in 2 with Mashrafe leading in limited overs and Shakib for tests.

    Congrats to West Indies for the series win and deservedly so.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    Tamim scored a 50 after 17 innings!!! How is it possible to play for a opening batsman in a national team without a 50 in 17 innings!!! BD cricket is in trouble only for bad team selection. Kick tamim, nasir & mahmudullah. Without performing no1 should play in national team.

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | August 26, 2014, 7:59 GMT

    Ramdin is a changed batsman & providing the acceleration when needed for WI !! Marlon Samuel's absent is not felt here for WI..... BD need to improve their game, before the all important WC 2015 in AUS-NZ conditions !!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 6:32 GMT

    Boy! Captain Bravo is just spiteful to have not let Sammy bowl even one over! I'm hoping this was not a deliberate slight, because that kind of mean spiritedness will come back and haunt him. Sammy is a good batsman and a good bowler, no matter what anyone says. Bravo, if you hate him that much, just say so! Too much vindictiveness and not enough unity in WI cricket. That's why we never see Bishoo playing for WI anymore. We'll never get back to glory days unless there is unity.

  • POSTED BY 20NachoChips on | August 26, 2014, 6:02 GMT

    Yes, the tours "Away from Home" will truly be our Litmus-testing to our WI Batting Unit. I fear the worst in 'Down-Under' at the WC, but on the bright side, there is still enough time for the 'new' panel of selectors to include young, talented Evin Lewis into our WI Batting Unit, and leave out K.Edwards. -I place WI cricket best interest in front of friends here, so sorry, dear friends. - Fair is Fair.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | August 26, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    LiL B and Shotta fabulous knock. The rest of the batting looks extremely suspect though, happy to see Simmo where he is meant to be and Kirk stick to TEST please. Gayle doesn't have long again sorry to say. Bravo showed some real bad-mind as we TRINIS would say and refuse to bowl poor Sammy! Poor captaincy and at the end they were goofing around like it was jus practice, not very professional from Gayle , Ravi showed good determination with excellent figures, hope EICB is looking, how can u leave your leading wicket taker out of the T20 I squad! MADNESS , selectors go and come I expect nothing good from them anymore. Sorry to say I am happy abt the grt knocks but not much in the batting DEPT , get it together quickly. INDIA , SA and the WC quickly approaching.. Lord help us ! RALLY

  • POSTED BY Ramansilva on | August 26, 2014, 5:06 GMT

    What a carnage. I pity Bangla boys. Simply because they won few matched here and there, they thought they can beat Windies and gave boastful comments. They need to learn how to respectthe oposition.

  • POSTED BY Starvybz on | August 26, 2014, 5:02 GMT

    some west indians continue to amaze me players performed exemplary whitewashed a team ranked just below us and suddenly the captain has to go and so does half the batting order. Apparently nothing this west indies team does impresses ppl. There is always this need to compare them with former legendary fast bowlers and batsmen of yore. You have to realise that during that time west indies were very lucky to have even more than one of those players playing in the same era. You don't see australia looking for the next bradman they just look for talented and consistent batsmen to play the game. West Indians need to move on from the past we won't have a holding or a viv but what we do have are excellent spinners such as narine and badree and talented batsmen like bravo,simmons, sammuels, and blackwood with fast bowlers like holder,roach,and taylor. So don't compare them to past players and moan about their deficiencies. Accept them for who they are and be thankful we have such players.

  • POSTED BY PPL11 on | August 26, 2014, 4:57 GMT

    @Sir_Ivor: " I make them a joint favorite with Australia to win the World Cup. " - Seriously? Yes WI played very well and i respect that but don't forget this is struggling BD team on tour, Aus, SA and NZ are best team to win the upcoming WC.

  • POSTED BY Sir_Ivor on | August 26, 2014, 4:37 GMT

    I think West Indies is getting back to those heady days of the 80s and 90s with Clive Lloyd taking over as Chairman of Selectors. I make them a joint favorite with Australia to win the World Cup.

  • POSTED BY kenos on | August 26, 2014, 3:58 GMT

    West Indies won inevitably, given the total we put up. But if Darren Sammy was not injured why wasn't he given some match practice as a bowler? The captain, quite understandably, is taking every safe opportunity to find bowling form but couldn't Sammy have had some overs also?

  • POSTED BY bangla_slog on | August 26, 2014, 3:51 GMT

    Hey man, whats wrong with less height of batsmen? A lot of the legends of cricket are/were short in height. Bangladesh needs better batsmen. Or the batsmen we have needs to improve, not only in technique, also in mentality. Lets keep the discussion rational.

  • POSTED BY lee_man on | August 26, 2014, 3:42 GMT

    I would have loved to see WI go for the jugular and end the game quickly instead of goofing around at the back end. In my opinion WI is a far superior team to Bangladesh. The Bangladesh team keeps getting carried away by their victory against the WI 'D" team in 2009. Remember the 2011 WC game? Bangladesh thought that because they were ranked higher than the WI that they were superior and could be aggressive...result: 58 all out. Bangladesh has the advantage over the WI in that they have a much larger population pool to choose from so in the long run, they could eventually compete with or surpass WI and NZ.

  • POSTED BY aclarity on | August 26, 2014, 3:32 GMT

    The WI won this series convincingly but the WI fans are not cheering. We know that this team can only beat Bang and Zim. This team has no batting. Gayle, DJ Bravo and Sammy are in steep decline. Against full pitch pace bowling Gayle is clueless and their stats in ODI in the last 12 month are self- evident. To make any progress to the WC we need to name Pollard the captain now and integrate Lewis, Bonner, Russell, Samuels and Johnson into the ODI setup. The tour to India and particularly SA would be very revealing if the selectors continue on their present path.

  • POSTED BY Anil_Koshy on | August 26, 2014, 3:18 GMT

    Bangladesh should stop comparing themselves with Ireland and Afghanistan, people expect Ireland and Afghanistan to compete. But its time that Bangladesh should start winning against stronger opposition, they have been playing cricket for quite some time, without Shakib they are not the same side.

  • POSTED BY Cricketlover_nepal on | August 26, 2014, 2:46 GMT

    Ramdin is most improving batsman in shorter format .... Otherwise some time ago he was most useless keeper at no 8...

  • POSTED BY CricTimer on | August 26, 2014, 2:46 GMT

    Bangladesh is in crisis for strong middle order batsman. Existing middle orders are way below standard. They do not need to win, they need to fight. And that is why they need to find fighters. Not some below average height players who can not reach to the similer balls that other team easily score runs from. They have shown some good patience while batting today, which were due from long. But is it good enough to bring back its gained pride achieved few years back? No excuse needed as we have clearly witnessed the capability of Bangladesh team. They surely is a very weak batting team at this stage, even if you are comparing against Afganistan or Ireland. Fire up boys. You have lost a lot...you have nothing else to loose. Next few matches are the last opportunity to build your confidence. For test matches do not get out. For T20 do not waste balls. Bangladeshi supporters still love their cricket, therefore you still have our support.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2014, 2:37 GMT

    nothing different. I know it very well.

  • POSTED BY Abaa on | August 26, 2014, 1:33 GMT

    Was following the commentary on cricinfo and found it really funny that some of their fans thought Bangladesh had a chance to pull it off! I mean this was during the 99 run partnership between Tamim and Musfiqur which was not happening at a particularly fast rate while chasing 300+ and only a few days after they had been blown away for just 70 runs! Utterly laughable! Bangladesh fans are so not used to a partnership that the moment there is one they think that they have a shot! Well the year is still not over so let's see if Bangladesh can win their first game of 2014 or sink to a new low (which is a pretty devastating low even for Bangladesh)! And this despite having played against Afghanistan! Oh and please don't blame the coach. Bangladesh has been losing pretty badly under every coach since day one. Love it the way the coaches always get blamed no matter what happens! Well played West Indies but batting stutters are still a worry which an above mediocre team will make you pay for!

  • POSTED BY fr600 on | August 26, 2014, 1:32 GMT

    This is what happens when good bowlers like Taskin sitting on the bench while experienced non-performers like Razzak gets preference.

  • POSTED BY Abaa on | August 26, 2014, 1:22 GMT

    West Indies only scored 35 runs in the last 5 overs. Completely disappointed as a 35+ target was looking possible the way Ramdin&Bravo were going! WI must remember that they are only playing against Bangladesh. Any other team would have gone for the kill after the first couple of wickets and not missed a simple stumping or an easy catch. Capitalising against a hapless team which has at the bottom of the rankings proves nothing and West Indies must not get complacent! Except for Ramdin&Bravo (who also got lives), every one else batted badly. In hindsight, WI have not yet played to their full potential and amongst the batsmen, only Ramdin, Pollard and Bravo have put forward breakthrough performances this series. The bowling dismantled Bangladesh in the last game for 70 but remember it is only Bangladesh and knocking them over doesn't take much as even India has bowled them out for 58 a few months ago! On the whole, this whitewash doesn't mean much as everyone does it against Bangladesh!

  • POSTED BY Rally_Windies on | August 26, 2014, 0:21 GMT

    hahahah .. man complains about 7 bowlers ...... but the 5 batters put up 338 ......

    it is actually 4 bowlers and 3 allrounders ..a keeper and 3 specialist batsmen ...

    no WIAT Gayle is also an allrounder ....

    4 bowlers 4 allrounders ........... and a keeper .....

    and the bowlers are pretty handy with the bat... narine, holder and Rampaul are not exactly bunnies ....

    I'd say this is a pretty decently balanced team ....

    what would be AWESOME is if the selectors could do this against Eng, SA, Aus, NZ, India .....

  • POSTED BY Rally_Windies on | August 26, 2014, 0:15 GMT

    with more than one great negative influence gone ...

    positive cricket from the WI surfaces ! ! ! !

    same players ........

    Different management !

    Incredible difference ....

    the WI team has no natural leader ....

    3 captains make sense ..... for THIS bunch of players ....

    the WI team has a BUNCH of players who can lead...

    Sammy, Pollard, Ramdhin, Dwyane Bravo, Gayle, Taylor,

    any 3 can be captains ....

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2014, 22:30 GMT

    Denesh Ramdin wow what an innings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You have shown your class...and concentration..... Truly a fantastic knock.....'TALK NAH" to all his detractors......

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | August 25, 2014, 22:10 GMT

    The WI scorecard (338/7) does not really express the real story. BD were tortured by two batsmen for a large portion of the innings. WI lost wickets when they were trying to hit everything out of the park. Now Al-Amin Hossain will be a national hero for BD since he took 4 wickets.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | August 25, 2014, 21:44 GMT

    You can see BD already lost the game from their body language. Just look at the reactions of BD players after they took the wickets of Darren Bravo and Pollard.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | August 25, 2014, 21:43 GMT

    Brilliant knocks from lil Bravo and Dinesh Ramdin

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | August 25, 2014, 20:27 GMT

    I haven't watched a lot of BD domestic cricket but the issues they face are going to take a long time to sort. Given the population size, climate and love for the game I think there will be a day that BD will have a reasonable side. I believe players get picked far too early and get picked on potential rather than a good track record. For the last 15 years we have always heard this is a very young side and will develop. However what is the use of playing youngsters if you have to drop them. BD need to encourage their younger batsmen to go and play domestic cricket abroad where they will learn about professionalism and the hardships of sport at that level. BD players have one good innings and they will skyrocket to the status of a legend. BD should let their youngsters learn the game at domestic level and not at international level. These batting collapses will keep happening if you keep picking guys who have not learnt the art of battling out tough situations.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | August 25, 2014, 19:58 GMT

    Not sure why the commentators on TV thought that Razzack would have caught it if he dived, bowler dived after to stop a shot two different things

  • POSTED BY nathangonmad on | August 25, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    7 bowlers for WI, terrible selection!

  • POSTED BY ramchagol on | August 25, 2014, 19:08 GMT

    good start for Bangladesh but they will still loose the match.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | August 25, 2014, 18:58 GMT

    Bangladesh is going to lose anyways

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | August 25, 2014, 18:35 GMT

    good to see sammy back in the side, and simmons back to where he is most comfortable up the order, kirk sorry but try harder next time ...........finish well boys

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  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | August 25, 2014, 18:35 GMT

    good to see sammy back in the side, and simmons back to where he is most comfortable up the order, kirk sorry but try harder next time ...........finish well boys

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | August 25, 2014, 18:58 GMT

    Bangladesh is going to lose anyways

  • POSTED BY ramchagol on | August 25, 2014, 19:08 GMT

    good start for Bangladesh but they will still loose the match.

  • POSTED BY nathangonmad on | August 25, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    7 bowlers for WI, terrible selection!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | August 25, 2014, 19:58 GMT

    Not sure why the commentators on TV thought that Razzack would have caught it if he dived, bowler dived after to stop a shot two different things

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | August 25, 2014, 20:27 GMT

    I haven't watched a lot of BD domestic cricket but the issues they face are going to take a long time to sort. Given the population size, climate and love for the game I think there will be a day that BD will have a reasonable side. I believe players get picked far too early and get picked on potential rather than a good track record. For the last 15 years we have always heard this is a very young side and will develop. However what is the use of playing youngsters if you have to drop them. BD need to encourage their younger batsmen to go and play domestic cricket abroad where they will learn about professionalism and the hardships of sport at that level. BD players have one good innings and they will skyrocket to the status of a legend. BD should let their youngsters learn the game at domestic level and not at international level. These batting collapses will keep happening if you keep picking guys who have not learnt the art of battling out tough situations.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | August 25, 2014, 21:43 GMT

    Brilliant knocks from lil Bravo and Dinesh Ramdin

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | August 25, 2014, 21:44 GMT

    You can see BD already lost the game from their body language. Just look at the reactions of BD players after they took the wickets of Darren Bravo and Pollard.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | August 25, 2014, 22:10 GMT

    The WI scorecard (338/7) does not really express the real story. BD were tortured by two batsmen for a large portion of the innings. WI lost wickets when they were trying to hit everything out of the park. Now Al-Amin Hossain will be a national hero for BD since he took 4 wickets.

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2014, 22:30 GMT

    Denesh Ramdin wow what an innings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You have shown your class...and concentration..... Truly a fantastic knock.....'TALK NAH" to all his detractors......