West Indies Look to Prolong Bangladesh's Woeful Run

In their last 21 competitive international matches spread across the game's three formats, Bangladesh's only successes have come against Afghanistan and Nepal during the qualifying phase of the World T20 in Chittagong last March. Their only meeting with the West Indies in 2014 before this series was at the same tournament with the side skippered by Darren Sammy romping to a 73-run win.

updated: August 19, 2014 09:59 IST
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A file pic of the West Indies cricket team celebrating a dismissal.


St. George's: West Indies and Bangladesh commence a three-match One-Day International series at the Queen's Park Stadium in Grenada on Wednesday with the home side heavily favoured to extend the tourists' miserable record in 2014.

Despite several encouraging performances in a 95-run win in their lone warm-up fixture against a Grenada XI on Sunday, Bangladesh will be hard-pressed to challenge a Caribbean side brimming with big-name international players, all of whom will be match fit given their participation in the just-concluded second season of the Caribbean Premier League T20 franchise tournament.

This campaign, Bangladesh's third tour of the region outside of involvement in the 2007 World Cup and 2010 World T20, is their first trip away from home this year and captain Mushfiqur Rahim will be hoping a return to the scene of the side's greatest triumphs can somehow inspire a transformation from the atrocious form displayed over the past eight months.

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