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ICC Cricket World Cup Preview: West Indies v Bangladesh

THE MATCH

County Ground Taunton will play host to the ICC Cricket World Cup match between West Indies and Bangladesh tomorrow (Monday).

Both teams have three points from their four matches.

HOW CAN I STAY UP TO DATE?

The match is being broadcast live on Sky Sports Cricket with coverage starting from 10am.

For updates check out @CricketWorldCup on Twitter

There will also be coverage via the BBC  Sport website.

In addition to this a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted on this site after the close.

HEAD TO HEAD

The two sides have met on four occasions in Cricket World Cups.

The West Indies have won three of the matches whilst the other match ended in a no result.

The last time the sides clashed at a World Cup was in 2011 with the West Indies coming out on top by nine wickets.

On that occasion Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat. However, they were dismissed for 58 from 18.5 overs. Sulieman Benn was the pick of the bowlers, claiming four for 18 whilst Kemar Roach and Daren Sammy took three wickets each.

The West Indies reached their target from just 12.2 overs in 44 minutes courtesy of 37 not out from Chris Gayle.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match the West Indies skipper, Jason Holder said: ““I don’t think there are any easy teams in this World Cup. We’re mid-table with five games left and the ball is in our court. We’ve got to play some consistent cricket going into the back half of the tournament.

“It’s quite a good stage to pick up some momentum. It’s a challenge against Bangladesh, so we just want to get over them and move forward.

“Everyone is hungry for runs. I guess a few guys haven’t gone on and capitalised on starts and some haven’t got any starts. It’s another opportunity against Bangladesh to get some momentum.”

Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza said: “It’s a very important match for us. We’ve been quite successful against them with some off-spinners and if you look at recently, Mehedy bowled really well against them. He’s bowling so well in this World Cup as well. “Obviously the top five West Indies batsmen are left handers, and Mehedy bowled against them really well too.

“That’s a positive sign. It’s a small ground too, so we have to think about it as well. West Indies have so much power.”

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

All the information that you need before traveling to Taunton for the match can be found here

This covers everything from planning your journey to what to do when you get here.

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