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07-Dec-2012 05:15:00 GMT
Bangladesh v West Indies, 4th ODI, Mirpur

Bangladesh Looks Series Win, Add Sunny to Spin Attack

Dhaka: Bangladesh bolstered their spin attack for the final two one-day internationals against West Indies by calling up left-armer Elias Sunny on Thursday.

"Sunny was added to the squad as we felt a spinner short in Wednesday's third match," said selector Minhajul Abedin. "West Indies were struggling against spinners but we were short of options. We missed Shakib badly in this game."

Bangladesh are without their main spinner Shakib Al Hasan, who was ruled out after aggravating an injury in his right shinbone during a test match in Khulna last month.

The home side won the first two ODIs in Khulna but missed a chance to seal the five-match series in the third match in Dhaka which they lost by four wickets.

Bangladesh offspinner Sohag Gazi was wicketless for the first time in an international match, in the third ODI in Mirpur, where he had figures of 9-1-36-0.

On otherhand, Kieron Pollard has become a figure of ridicule in Bangladesh for his comments after the first ODI in Khulna.

West Indies possibly got it right by picking both spinners in their line-up and are likely to continue with the winning combination.

Teams from

Mushfiqur Rahim (captain & wk), Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Anamul Haque, Elias Sunny, Jahurul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mominul Haque, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Tamim Iqbal, Ziaur Rahman

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Darren Sammy (captain), Devon Thomas (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Veersasammy Permaul, Lendl Simmons, Kemor Roach, Andre Russell, Devon Smith

Pitch and conditions
The pitch for the third ODI was a challenge for the batsmen, but the one for the fourth game could be a batting paradise.

Stats and trivia

  • The last time West Indies came back from 1-2 down to win a series was against Zimbabwe in the 2003-04 season.
  • Bangladesh have a poor win-loss record in Dhaka - 24 won out of 84 - compared to other venues in the country - 18 wins out of 36.

Match facts
Friday December 7, 2012 (day/night)
Start time 1430 local (0830 GMT)

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