It just might turn out to be a close contest between West Indies and Bangladesh. But I have a feeling that West Indies have a slight edge due to the number of match winners they have in their locker.
Chris Gayle’s wicket is going to be the key, Oshane Thomas has bowled quite well along with Sheldon Cottrell, while Jason Holder has done a decent job as a captain.
From Bangladesh’s perspective, Mashrafe Mortaza has been a thorough leader for the nation but isn’t as fit as he used to be. Mustafizur Rahim will have to take the onus of taking wickets for his side.
The top order of Bangladesh looks sorted, but it's the middle order which looks fragile. This is a big game in the context of the World Cup as both teams will be looking to book a spot in the final four of the tournament.
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