Tigers seek winning start against Windies
Published: 08:47 PM, 19 January 2021
Bangladesh seeks a winning start to the three-match ODI series as they take on a depleted West Indies in the first match on Wednesday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Bangladesh indeed is set to return to international cricket with this match after a 10-month long break forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the coronavirus situation, no spectators will be allowed at the stadium in the match, which starts at 11.30 am. State-run Bangladesh Television (BTV) as well as private TV channels T-sports and Nagorik TV will air the match live.
“Winning the series is a must. But I think the most important thing is to start tomorrow’s match well,” Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal said.
We are back in international cricket after almost a year. So, it’s important to have a good start, he added.
A total of 10 West Indies players including ODI captain Keiron Pollard and Test captain Jason Holder skipped the tour due to COVID-19 fear, while two others remained absent for personal reasons, making it the weakest Caribbean team in the history.
Tamim said they can’t control the West Indies team rather what they can control is how they could play good cricket.