Who Will Win Today’s Bangladesh vs United States 3rd T20 2024?

The USA is set to face Bangladesh in the third T20I at the Prairie View Cricket Complex, Houston. The match will commence at 8:30 PM IST on May 25. This encounter is highly anticipated as the USA has already made history by winning the first two games of the series, ensuring a memorable series victory against Bangladesh.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Prairie View Cricket Complex has been slow, making run-scoring challenging unless the batter assesses and plays each ball on merit. Once a batter is set, the conditions become more conducive for batting. A defendable score on this pitch would be around 150-160.

USA Team News & Key Players

Team News: The USA has been in formidable form, winning both games against Bangladesh with convincing performances. Their success has come from a well-rounded team effort, both in batting and bowling.

Key Players:

  • Steven Taylor: Consistent at the top, Taylor scored 28 and 31 in the two games.
  • Monank Patel: The captain and wicketkeeper contributed significantly with a score of 42 in the second game.
  • Harmeet Singh: Known for his explosive batting, Singh scored 33 off 13 balls in the first game.

Bowling:

  • Saurabh Netravalkar and Ali Khan: Both bowlers have been exceptional, with Netravalkar picking up two wickets and Khan taking three in the second game.
  • Steven Taylor: Besides his batting, Taylor has also been effective with the ball.

Predicted Playing XI: Steven Taylor, Monank Patel (c & wk), Andries Gous, Aaron Jones, Nitish Kumar, Corey Anderson, Harmeet Singh, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Ali Khan, Jasdeep Singh, Saurabh Netravalkar

Bangladesh Team News & Key Players

Team News: Bangladesh’s performance has been underwhelming, and the series is considered one of their worst in T20 cricket. Despite fielding their top players, they have struggled, particularly in the batting department.

Key Players:

  • Najmul Hossain Shanto: Scored 36 in the second game and needs to anchor the innings better.
  • Towhid Hridoy: Managed a fifty in the first game, showing promise.
  • Shakib Al Hasan: A key all-rounder who scored 30 in the second game and needs to lead from the front.

Bowling:

  • Mustafizur Rahman, Rishad Hossain, and Shoriful Islam: All three bowlers took two wickets each in the last game, showcasing decent form.

Predicted Playing XI: Tanzid Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali (wk), Rishad Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Recent Form and Head-to-Head

USA:
USA has been dominant, winning both previous games by chasing 154 in the first and defending 144 in the second. Their form has been impressive, both with the bat and ball.

Bangladesh:
Bangladesh has struggled, particularly with their batting, which has failed to set or chase defendable totals. Despite their bowling strength, the lack of batting support has been their downfall.

Live Streaming and TV Coverage

TV Channels:

  • Willow TV (USA)
  • Gazi TV (Bangladesh)

Live Streaming:

  • ESPN+
  • Rabbitholebd

Match Prediction

Despite the USA’s surprising dominance in the first two games, Bangladesh remains a formidable team on paper. If their batters find form and play to their potential, they will be tough to beat. Bangladesh is likely to come out determined to avoid a clean sweep, and we are backing them to win this match.

Prediction: Bangladesh to beat USA in the 3rd T20I.

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