Bangladesh send West Indies in to bat

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Bridgetown (Barbados):Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar won the toss and decided to field against the West Indies at Kensington Oval here on Thursday.

With both the teams already out of the semi-final, they play to avoid the last two finish in the tournament.

Both teams made two changes from their line-ups of the last matches. The West Indies brought back spearhead Jerome Taylor and Marlon Samuels in place of Ian Bradshaw and Kieron Pollard who both played in the defeat against South Africa.

Bangladesh dropped batsman Shahriar Nafees and paceman Shahadat Hossain who both played in their defeat against Ireland, bringing back fit-again paceman Syed Rasel and batsman Javed Omar.

Teams:West Indies: Brian Lara (capt), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Devon Smith, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Daren Powell, Jerome Taylor and Corey Collymore. Coach: Bennet King.

Bangladesh: Habibul Bashar (capt), Javed Omar, Tamim Iqbal, Saqibul Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza and Syed Rasel. Coach: Dav Whatmore.

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Rudi Koertzen (RSA) and Third umpire: Simon Taufel (Aus)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ)


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