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Bangladesh face WI in 2nd Test today

Bangladesh face WI in 2nd Test today

After a shameful innings defeat in the 1st Test touching a new low in their cricketing history, Shakib Al Hasan's Bangladesh Cricket team will take on hosts West Indies in the 2nd and last Test match beginning on Thursday in Kingston in a hope to salvage their reputation and pride, reports UNB. In the first Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, Tigers suffered an embarrassing innings and 219 runs defeat scoring their ever-lowest test total 43 runs in 18.4 overs in the first innings and 144 runs in the 2nd innings, replying to Caribbean's 407 runs. West Indian pacer Kemar Roach made the major damage in the Bangladesh first innings with a remarkable figure of 5/8 off five overs, including the wickets of Mushfiqur Rahim, skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad-all for ducks. This was the second shortest first innings in Test history. Australia's 60 all out against England in 2015, was top of the list by a long time before the match. They made 60 in 18.3 overs. It is the lowest total in any innings of a Test in the last 44 years - since India were bowled out for 42 against England. It is Bangladesh's lowest total in the format since gaining Test status in 2001, a good 19 runs short of their previous lowest (62) against Sri Lanka in 2007. On completion of two-match test series, Bangladesh will play a three-match ODI series beginning on July 22 in addition to three-match T20 series against the West Indies, but the participation of Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe in the series now became uncertain as his wife is sick. Bangladesh Cricket Board will wait until Friday, the day before the ODI specialist team leaving Dhaka. If her condition improves, however, Mashrafe could fly out, especially given the length of time remaining before the series-opener. If he stays at home, Shakib Al Hasan will take over the ODI captaincy The Tigers will play a three-match ODI series on July 22, 25 and 28 and also play a three-match T20 series on July 31, Aug 4 and 5 against the West Indies. When: Windies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, July 12-16, 10:00 Local,20:30 IST Where:Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica What to expect: Given the stadium's location on the driest part of Kingston, rain is unlikely to be a major disruptor of play over the five days. A high of 34 degrees Celsius and a pitch that could progressively begin to assist spin may make Bangladesh feel more at home than they did at grassy North Sound. TEAM NEWS: West Indies: Kemar Roach, who claimed a five-fer inside the ninth over of the Antigua Test, will not play in Jamaica because of his hamstring injury. Young Alzarri Joseph has been included into the squad after a seven-month layoff due to a stress fracture. Devendra Bishoo and Roston Chase bowled a grand total of six overs in the last Test but going by Yasir Shah's success in the last Test played at Sabina Park, the two spinners may have a greater role to play.Squad: Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Devon Smith, Alzarri Joseph Bangladesh: Captain Shakib Al Hasan is understood to be very concerned with just how ineffective Rubel Hossain was on a conductive surface in Antigua, and is supposedly considering axing the bowler from the ODI series that follows this Test. Rubel has just one wicket in his last four Tests and could be asked to make way for Shafiul Islam, who himself has an unflattering bowling average of 55.41 after 11 Tests. The visitors could shy away from making changes in the batting so as to avoid singling out errant performers in what was clearly a collective failure. Nevertheless Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Imrul Kayes could be worthy picks. Squad: Shakib Al Hasan(c), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam , Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Abu Jayed, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shafiul Islam

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