Bangladesh need a win to show "hey we are the hosts and we will not be fodder for the 'big teams'". West Indies, who were outclassed by India in their first match, are desperate for a victory to prove they are still capable of defending the World T20 title they won son handsomely two years ago.
So come Tuesday night, Bangladesh vs West Indies will be about two teams in need of two points and willing to go the whole nine yards to do just that.
Bangladesh scraped through to the Super 10s courtesy a better net run rate, after going down to Hong Kong in their final qualifying match. Being knocked out of the World T20 they are hosting would have been an absolute disaster, but not that surprising, maybe, considering the alarming form the Tigers have shown over the past few months.
"I had said it earlier -- it is better not to have too much expectations from us," Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said, asking the fans to temper their expectations. "You should enjoy the cricket and support us.
"If we play badly, there should be constructive criticism. Our goal was to reach the Super 10s, now how we do it is less important than actually qualifying for this stage. The points from the first round won't be counted, so there's no point talking about what happened in the past."
But the past is something that Bangladesh have not put behind them, with the team now struggling to kick up to that extra level. They no longer are an unknown quantity and therefore have found it more difficult to bounce sides in the big tournaments.
All the crisis talk about Bangladesh can be put to one corner, however, if they upset the West Indies, who looked all at sea against the India spinners on Sunday.
The West Indies have been criticised for their lack of ability to rotate the strike, while relying a little too heavily on the big shots. However, when you have players like Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy, you can perhaps understand just why that is the case.
"We are blessed with players who can hit the ball to the stands," West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said on Monday. "I am sure people will look at Gayle to hit the ball for sixes rather than take a quick single and pull a hamstring [something that has happened to Gayle on a couple of occasions in the past].
"If you look back at the game, most of our best players are in the IPL and I think they [India] know them quite well, and a lot of the plans from last night seem to come out of IPL. Bangladesh are different and we look forward to it. We have to focus on winning, to survive in the tournament.
"People will make assumptions based on what happened last night. India bowled well. We didn't get singles but we don't normally get singles. That's the way it goes sometimes."
Like Gibson said, judging West Indies by that one bad game might be a tad over-reactionary, but if WI continue to struggle against the spinner, on a Shere Bangla pitch which will have plenty of turn, then they will need to quickly come up with a plan B, or else a quick end to their defence might just be on the horizon.
Where to Watch Live:
World T20 2014: Bangladesh vs West Indies Live TV and Streaming Information (Match starts 7.30 pm local time, 7 pm IST, 9.30 am ET, 1.30 pm GMT)
|India||Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD1|
|US and Latin America||ESPN|
|UK and Ireland||Sky Sports|
|Middle East and North Africa||OSN Sport Cricket|
|Sub Saharan Africa & South Africa||SuperSport|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Pakistan||PTV and Ten Sports|
|Bangladesh||Bangladesh TV, Maasranga TV and Gazi TV|
|Country||Live Streaming Information|
|Canada||HERE or HERE|
|South Africa & Sub Saharan Africa||HERE|
|Pakistan||HERE or HERE|
Team news: Bangladesh: Several senior players have underperformed of late and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim stressed on the fact that the final XI will be selected base on form and performance, rather than reputation. "We don't look at the players' past to choose our best eleven," he said. "We look at what's happening at the moment and who our opponents are, what the conditions are."
Rubel Hossain has been ruled out of the World T20, with Ziaur Rahman brought in as his replacement. The latter, who was quite decent in the Asia Cup, could go straight into the team for the WI game.
West Indies: Bringing in the experienced Ravi Rampaul might be a good idea for the West Indies, who lacked pace against India, with Krishmar Santokie failing to make an impression. The rest of the team should be the same, despite their struggles in the opener.
Expected lineups: Bangladesh: Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain.
West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy (capt), Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree.