Andre Russell and Chris Gayle have been selected to bolster the Windies squad to face Bangladesh team in the first three One Day Internationals that are the start of the regional team’s build-up to the 2019 ICC World Cup.

Windies T20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite has received permission by the West Indies to stay for another week with Kent in the Vitality T20 Blast in England.

India A made quick work of an easy target to score a five-wicket win over Windies A in the second unofficial Test and secure a 1-0 series lead at Taunton on Friday.

Windies A squandered early momentum to find themselves in a tough position, with India A needing just another 107 runs to win with seven wickets remaining on the final day of the unofficial second Test at Taunton.

If the Windies thought they were in for a walkover against Bangladesh in their second Test at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, the first session of the first day might just have caused them to rethink that. 

A five-for from pacer Raymond Reifer devastated the India A batting line-up to give Windies A the advantage in the second unofficial Test at Taunton on Wednesday.

 An unbeaten ton from skipper Shamarh Brooks led Windies A to 301 for 9 against India A on the opening day of the second unofficial Test at Taunton on Tuesday.

A brutal onslaught by Windies T20 all-rounder Sunil Narine led Montreal Tigers to a six-wicket win over West Indies B in the Global T20 cricket tournament at the Maple Leaf North-West Ground on Tuesday.

Injured Windies fast bowler Kemar Roach has been replaced by upcoming talent Alzarri Joseph for the second Test against Bangladesh at Sabina Park in Kingston starting on Thursday.

Bangladesh opener Tamil Iqbal claims the team was just as shocked as bemused onlooker when they meekly capitulated for 43 in the first innings of the first Test against Windies last week.

While Windies skipper Jason Holder is happy with the all-round performance of the Caribbean side after it pulled off the fifth biggest Test win in history against Bangladesh earlier this week, he is still warning his charges about the importance of staying consistent. 

The trouble good pace bowling would give to Bangladeshi batsmen in their two-game ICC Test Championship outings against the Windies came to the fore in 18.4 overs this morning, as the Windies ran through the innings like a hot knife through butter at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. 

Despite holding a lower Test ranking, there are more than a few pundits who expect the Windies to give a Bangladesh team hell over two Tests in the Caribbean on two conditions. 

Bangladesh pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman is set to rejoin the team ahead of its three-match one day international series against Windies later this month.

The Windies squad drew their recent home series 1-1 with Sri Lanka and are within striking distance of overtaking Bangladesh in the current ICC Test rankings.

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