In 2009 Shakib changed the injured Mashrafe Mortaza as skipper for the second Check in Grenada and performed a important function in taking his workforce to 2-0 sequence sweep in opposition to a depleted West Indies aspect.
Now it's the Bangladeshis who seem unwell comfy and Shakib's rehabilitation as Check captain was full as soon as Mominul Haque's hunch in batting kind meant he might not proceed within the function and veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim opted out of the Caribbean marketing campaign.
The West Indies have been inconsistent since coming away from Bangladesh at the beginning of 2021 with an surprising 2-0 sequence triumph, however go into the sequence as favourites having crushed England earlier this yr.
They are going to be buoyed by reminiscences of Bangladesh's final go to to Antigua in 2018 when the guests had been routed for simply 53 on the primary morning on the way in which to innings defeats in each Exams of the sequence.
The West Indies captain then was Jason Holder who was changed by Kraigg Brathwaite for the marketing campaign in Bangladesh 17 months in the past after Holder opted out citing fatigue and Covid 19 issues.
Holder is once more absent having been granted go away by Cricket West Indies which paves the way in which for Raymon Reifer to get one other Check alternative.
West Indies are sure to area at the very least two debutants as their 12-man squad options three uncapped gamers — fast-medium bowler Anderson Phillip, left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie and wicketkeeper-batsman Devon Thomas.
Phillip is one in every of 4 gamers within the squad getting back from the three-match one-day worldwide tour of Pakistan which ended on Sunday, together with fellow tempo bowlers Jayden Seales and Alzarri Joseph, and all-rounder Kyle Mayers.
It stays to be seen if they will recuperate in time from taking part in in 45-degree Celsius warmth and their lengthy journey again to the Caribbean — the West Indies solely assembled a full squad on Tuesday.
Bangladesh drew their warm-up fixture in opposition to a CWI President's XI the place they misplaced Yasir Ali to a again damage, however had been lifted by seamer Mustafizur Rahman taking three wickets in six overs to point out his readiness to return to the Check scene after 12 months.
West Indies had been boosted Wednesday when quick bowler Kemar Roach was added to the squad after recovering from an damage sustained at Surrey within the English county championship.
Roach has 242 wickets in 72 Exams and can also be the main wicket-taker on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium with 43 victims.
His profession greatest figures of 6-48 got here in opposition to Bangladesh in 2009, whereas his greatest figures on the venue are 5-8 which additionally got here in opposition to Bangladesh in 2018.
“It is sensible that he is match for the Check match,” stated West Indies coach Phil Simmons.
“He is all the time an inspiration for the youthful gamers now we have right here and he is able to go. With 250 wickets across the nook, we're proud of what he brings to the desk, not simply on the sphere however within the dressing room as nicely.
“I am glad he is match and looking out ahead to seeing him getting on the market and doing what he does so nicely.@
The house aspect will look to construct on the spirit and vitality of their 10-wicket trouncing of England in Grenada two months in the past.
Bangladesh even have current success to encourage them, having recorded a surprising overcome World Check champions New Zealand in Mount Maunganui at the beginning of the yr.
West Indies (possible): Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Devon Thomas, Joshua da Silva, Raymon Reifer, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Gudakesh Motie
Bangladesh (possible): Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Pleasure, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
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