Who Will Win Today’s Bangladesh vs United States 2nd T20 2024?

The USA is set to take on Bangladesh in the second T20I of the series at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston. This highly anticipated match will begin at 10:00 local time on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Following a surprising and confident victory in the opening match, the USA will be looking to continue their momentum, while Bangladesh will be eager to bounce back and level the series.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Prairie View Cricket Complex is expected to favor the spinners once again on Thursday. Pace bowlers may find it challenging to take wickets, necessitating a strategic approach. A par batting total is anticipated to be around 170 runs.

Team Previews

USA Team News & Playing XI

USA Team News

After a surprising and comfortable victory in the first match, the USA team returns to the same venue with increased confidence. There are no injury concerns reported for the USA squad following Tuesday’s triumph.

USA Team Batting

In their chase of 154 in the first game, the USA’s batting lineup showed depth with contributions from multiple players, except for Aaron Jones, who failed to reach double figures. Jones is expected to make a significant impact in this match, given his potential.

USA Team Bowling

Steven Taylor was the standout bowler in the first match, taking 2/9, including key wickets of Soumya Sarkar and Najmul Hossain Shanto. Corey Anderson and Harmeet Singh went wicketless, while Ali Khan will aim to improve his accuracy after conceding 49 runs.

USA Team Form

The USA has been in impressive form, winning five of their last six T20I matches, including their first-ever victory against Bangladesh.

USA Predicted Playing XI

  • Steven Taylor
  • Monank Patel (c) (wk)
  • Andries Gous
  • Aaron Jones
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Corey Anderson
  • Ali Khan
  • Harmeet Singh
  • Jessy Singh
  • Nosthush Kenjige
  • Saurabh Netravalkar

Bangladesh Team News & Playing XI

BAN Team News

Bangladesh will need to regroup and address the issues from their dismal performance in the first match. Despite the setback, they possess the quality to turn the series around.

BAN Team Batting

Towhid Hridoy showcased his form by scoring a half-century with two sixes and four fours in the opening match. The rest of the batting lineup is expected to adopt a more aggressive approach to rectify their previous shortcomings.

BAN Team Bowling

Captain Najmul Hossain Shanto needs to manage his bowlers more effectively. Shakib Al Hasan, the experienced left-arm spinner, is likely to play a crucial role and bowl his full quota of overs to contain the USA’s batting lineup.

BAN Team Form

Bangladesh has lost two consecutive T20I matches, including the opening game of this series.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI

  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Litton Das (wk)
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto (c)
  • Towhid Hridoy
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Mahmudullah
  • Jaker Ali
  • Mahedi Hasan
  • Rishad Hossain
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shoriful Islam

Match Prediction

Following the unexpected victory by the USA in the opening match, there is increased interest in the series. The pressure is now on the hosts to maintain their lead. However, Bangladesh, jolted by their defeat, is anticipated to bounce back strongly. We predict Bangladesh to win the second T20I and level the series 1-1.

Prediction: Bangladesh to beat the USA

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