Cricket World Cup 2011

Bangladesh win toss, bat

2011-03-04 10:29

Dhaka - Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has won the toss and elected to bat in the World Cup Group B match against the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Friday.

Both teams have one win each from two matches, and the game could prove crucial in deciding quarter-final berths in a group that includes India, England and South Africa.

Bangladesh and the West Indies retained the same teams that beat Ireland and the Netherlands respectively.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Raqibul Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam.

West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Chris Gayle, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas, Sulieman Benn, Nikita Miller, Kemar Roach.

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI) and Steve Davis (AUS)

TV umpire: Asad Rauf (PAK)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

Pitch conditions: A barren wicket full of runs that could assist turn later in the match. There has been no evidence of late evening dew in the two matches played so far, which would hamper the bowlers in the second session.


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