Bangladesh vs West Indies, 1st Test 2021 | Match Prediction, Betting Tip & Odds
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Bangladesh vs West Indies for ODI Series. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
Bangladesh vs. West Indies | Match Prediction, Betting Tip & Odds
Following a three-match ODI Series, Bangladesh and the West Indies meet in the first of a two-match Test Series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The tourists will be out for revenge having lost all three of their recent encounters over 50 overs, however Bangladesh are not an easy team to beat on home soil. Ahead of the first Test, we take a closer look at the two teams, as well as delivering our top betting tip.
Initial Situation for the Game Bangladesh vs. West Indies
Bangladesh and the West Indies meet in the ICC World Test Championship, with 1200 points being up for grabs across the series. The opening Test ets underway on January 3 at 9.30 local time, with just a single position in the ICC rankings separating the two nations. Bangladesh have accumulated 939 points from 17 Tests, while West Indies have 1,937 points to their name from 25 matches. For those looking to wager on the encounter, let’s take a closer look at the form of the two teams ahead of the first ball being bowled in Chittagong.
Bangladesh will enter the Test series full of confidence following their 3-0 ODI Series win over the West Indies. However, following their Test Series win over the Windies back in 2018, Bangladesh have been very inconsistent. The hosts have won just three Test series’ in the last 10 years, having drawn 9 and lost 17. Bangladesh’s record in Chittagong is also poor, having won just 2 of 19 matches. It could well take the hosts time to get back into the swing of things, having not played a Test since February last year, when they beat Zimbabwe 1-0.
West Indies Form
The tourists are missing many of their key players at present, which is one of the reasons for their poor showing during the recent One-Day series. Prior to this, the West Indies were defeated 2-0 by New Zealand, losing heavily in both matches.
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Bangladesh have been boosted by the return of Shakib Al Hasan, who last played a Test in 2019 due to a long suspension. The all rounder averages 39.4 with the bat and is effective with the ball in hand too. As we mentioned previously, the tourists are without many key players for the tour of Bangladesh, including Jason Holder, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope, Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase. Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer are also absent, meaning that it could well be an uphill battle for an inexperienced West Indies team. Uncapped Kavem Hodge, Kyle Mayers and Shayne Moseley are in line for debuts.
The two teams last met in a Test series back in 2018, when Bangladesh secured a 2-0 whitewash on home soil. The hosts won by 64 runs and an innings and 184 runs respectively, demonstrating the task awaiting the West Indies next week. The two teams also met in 2018, with the West Indies both Tests on home soil comfortably.
Bangladesh vs. West Indies Odds and Forecast:
Their form during the ODI Series and home advantage means that it is Bangladesh who are the favourites. Betway has the hosts priced as low as 1.18 to secure victory in the opening Test, with the same bookmaker offering the tourists odds of 8.0 to take a 1-0 lead. Meanwhile, the draw is available to back at odds of 9.0 with FunBet.
Our Bangladesh vs. West Indies Cricket Betting Tip:
It is difficult to look beyond a victory for Bangladesh when they take on the West Indies in Chittagong, however it is likely that the hosts will not have things all their own way. As a result, our top betting tip for the Test match is to wager on the draw no bet market, which is available in Bangladesh’s favour at odds of 1.100 with 888Sport.