Pakistan lost the toss and batted first in the 4th ODI against England being played on Friday at Nottingham.
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Bangladesh and West Indies will meet in the finals of the Tri-nation series in Dublin. Bangladesh is on the top of the table with three wins in the four matches they have played. Hosts Ireland did not win any game and was placed third. The match will start at 03.15 IST.
History in favor of Caribbean’s
As per statistics, West Indies have the upper hand and have won 21 of the 36 matches it has played with Bangladesh while the latter has won 11 matches and two matches remained drawn. West Indies has however never won a major tournament of late and is a pale semblance of its former self. In the bygone era bowlers from the Caribbean ruled the roost and opposition batsmen quaked with fear. However, West Indies is also known to spring surprises and who knows they will do a repeat today. Bangladesh has dominated the proceedings in the league stage and would like to make a clean sweep of the tournament.
There is trouble in the Bangladesh camp with its top all-rounder, Shakib-Al-Hassan still not fit after pulling a muscle and retiring hurt in the 36th over of the previous match against Ireland. It is not clear if he will play in the all-important match today. The tri-nation series is a part of the preparation for the World Cup 2019 which starts from May 30 in England.
For the Caribbean, a win in the tri-series championship will give it a much-needed boost for its confidence before the World Cup. The team has not won a significant tournament in the 50 over the format for almost five years now. However, the proceeding is not going to be easy this time. The Tigers have the upper hand of now, but the West Indies beat them in 2014.Tweets by TheRealPCB