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When Bangladesh meet West Indies in the World Cup

  • Published at 09:48 pm June 16th, 2019
West Indies v Bangladesh
West Indies beats Bangladesh easily in World Cup 2011

The Caribbean side won three of the four encounters comprehensively, and the other match was washed out due to rain

Bangladesh have played West Indies in all the World Cups they have participated in except in the 2015 edition of the tournament. The Caribbean side won three of the four encounters comprehensively, and the other match was washed out due to rain.

1999: Group Stage

Bangladesh faced the West Indies in their second ever World Cup match in 1999. The Tigers batted first and only managed to get to 182 before getting all-out, as Bangladesh’s current bowling coach Courtney Walsh took 4 wickets. West Indies comfortably chased the total down with 7 wickets in hand.

2003: Group Stage

Bangladesh’s grabbed their only points in the 2003 World Cup against West Indies, as the match yielded no result due to rain. The Caribbeans batted first and posted a fighting total of 244 runs. Bangladesh openers departed early and the Tigers were 32/2 when rain stopped play.

2007: Super Eight Stage

After defeating India and South Africa to make the 2007 World Cup, Bangladesh played West Indies in their last match of the tournament. Both the teams were out of the tournament, rendering the match inconsequential. Batting first, West Indies only managed to score 230. However, Bangladesh batsmen failed to take the opportunity to register another memorable win, and ended up losing the match by 99 runs.

2011: Group Stage

Perhaps Bangladesh’s most embarrassing World Cup defeat came in 2011 when they met West Indies in their third match of the tournament. The Tigers batted first and famously collapsed for 58 runs, which still remains the country’s lowest ODI total. The Windies only needed 12.2 overs to reach the target, winning the match by 9 wickets.