West Indies are all set to host Bangladesh for an full tour of two tests, three ODIs and three T20Is starting on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The tour will be beginning with a 5-day Test which will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.

The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM GMT, which is, 8:00 PM BST. The last time Bangladesh toured West Indies was way back in 2014, and the hosts had beaten the Bangladeshis by 2-0 in the test series.

Tv telecast and online stream:

The match will be televised live by Sky Sports Cricket in the United Kingdom.

In India and its subcontinent, the match will be televised live by Sony Six channel. In Bangladesh, the match will be televised live by Gazi TV.

Gazi TV will be making live streaming available on the website rabbitholebd.com.

Team News, Pitch, and Weather Report:

Shimron Hetmyer has recovered from his illness and scored a century against the touring side in a practice game. He might make it to the playing XI, which will only make their batting unit stronger, but it is unlikely that the team will make changes to the four pacer attack.

Bangladesh will be fielding a different lineup from the one which played in a test last time. Captain Shakib Al Hasan is back, but Mustaphizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman and Abdur Razzak miss out. With loads of experience and versatility, Bangladesh will possess a great challenge in front of the Windies.

Skipper Shakib is optimistic about his teams' chances on this tour, ESPNCricinfo quoted him as saying, "Everyone struggles after starting very well.

Then they keep improving and also keep struggling. When a player goes through five years of this, things start to become easy for him."

Mominul is in great form after he hit two back to back centuries against Sri Lanka. Cricinfo wrote him as saying, "I don't usually make a lot of noise but I do think about these types of knocks.

I saved the Test with the second-innings hundred."

The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua has played host to just a single first-class game since its previous Test match against India in 2016. In the five Tests hosted at this stadium, the batting side has averaged slightly below 450 runs in the first innings.

The weather report will be absolutely fine for the first four days of the test match, but there is expected rain on the fifth day.

The 2nd Test will be played at Kingston on July 12-16, 2018.

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