The Test series may have been won 2-0 by the West Indies, but it wasn't as straightforward a victory as it appeared. The Tigers had many bright spots in those defeats, from debutant six-fers and centuries, to world class showings by Shakib-al-Hasan.

But the Windies still came through to win both games, and they are even stronger in the shorter formats, as evidenced by their World Twenty20 title. Coloured-gear cricket is their forte, and it's tough to see the Tigers taking more than one game off them out of the five to be played.

The hosts will be without key man Shakib for the first two matches as he has a shin injury and, depending on a scan in December, possibly longer than that. So they will need the more experienced guys like Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim to come to the party more than once.

The Windies, meanwhile, are without Tino Best, who tormented the Tigers in the Tests, taking a five-fer and a six-fer in the series. But he picked up a hamstring injury and has flown home to Barbados, giving uncapped fast bowler Jason Holder a call-up.

Chris Gayle will be hoping to get his eye in again after a disappointing Test series, where he didn't make a score over 25 in four innings. The Windies will want to avoid putting pressure on one man to do the entire job, be it Gayle or Samuels or new vice-captain Pollard, and instead replicate the team effort that won them the WT20.

Key Men
Bangladesh: The obvious answer is Shakib, who would get picked in most ODI sides, but he's out for the first two games, so who to pick instead? We'll stump for spinner Sohag Gazi, who made his debut in Dhaka in the first Test and took nine wickets in the game.

Like those who watch cricket online with a dodgy internet connection, the Windies were pretty clueless against him, and considering three of the five ODIs will be played there, we reckon he'll be high on confidence. Sure, he's never played a one-dayer, but if he comes good you can say you saw it here first.

West Indies: The man of the moment for the Windies must be Marlon Samuels. He's had a great year in all forms of the game, and his most recent knock saw him make a massive 260 in the second Test in Khulna.

He's a real danger with the bat, dare we say even more so than Gayle right now, and is very handy with his offbreak bowling. He is one of the more experienced players in the side, with 137 ODIs to his name, and the Tigers will have a tough time negating his threats.

Last Five Head-To-Head Results
2011: Third ODI: Bangladesh won by eight wickets in Chittagong
2011: Second ODI: West Indies won by eight wickets in Dhaka
2011: First ODI: West Indies won by 40 runs in Dhaka
2011: World Cup, Group B: West Indies won by nine wickets in Dhaka
2009: Third ODI: Bangladesh won by three wickets in Basseterre

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Squads
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain, wicketkeeper), Mohammad Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Jahurul Islam, Naeem Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak, Abul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul Islam, Mominul Haque.

West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Devon Thomas.

Fixtures
First ODI: Khulna, 30 November
Second ODI: Khulna, 2 December
Third ODI: Dhaka, 5 December
Fourth ODI: Dhaka, 7 December
Fifth ODI: Dhaka, 8 Decemberwatch cricket online