Our online cricket betting analysis and India vs Bangladesh betting predictions are coming up next so keep on reading because we’re going to talk you through all the important factors ahead of this important match at the World Cup.
The match will take place at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2 at 1:30 pm IST and it’s an important one!
Recommended Bet: Back Bangladesh Team with Highest Score after First Dismissal @ 2.56 with Blue Chip.
India are 1.15 with Bangladesh 5.6
You only need to look at the head-to-head between the two (10-1 to India) to see how easy India have found beating Bangladesh over the years.
And yes, Bangladesh have won two games so far this World Cup but they were against the easiest sides in the group and even then, they only ‘just’ won them.
So it’s certainly not worth taking a gamble on Bangladesh as outsiders and it’s unlikely our strategy of trying to get 1.5 on India in Live betting will pay off because Rohit Sharma’s men are unlikely to reach those odds.
But a good alternative to backing Bangladesh to win the match is to back them to the highest score after the first dismissal.
In other words: they’ll have more runs on the board when they lose their first wicket than India will.
The rationale is simple: in Taskin Ahmed, Bangladesh have an excellent opening bowler who will be up against two struggling batsmen in KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma.
Two of the best in the world but out of form and a little low on confidence.
It would be no surprise if one of them got out cheaply again, meaning if Bangladesh get to 15 or 20 before losing their first wicket, we could have a winner.
But it’s not something for India to worry about too much.
After beating Pakistan and getting their net run rate up thanks to a comfortable win over the Netherlands, they could just about afford to lose one match without compromising their passage to the semis and this was it.
So they lost, yes, never a good thing.
But there’s no need to panic.
Batting first, they posted just 133/9.
The in-form Virat Kohli, who had got plenty of runs in his first two matches, had a rare failure and was out for just 12 off 11.
Rohit Sharma was out for 15 and KL Rahul’s dry run continues, the Lucknow skipper gone for nine and with scores of just 4, 9 and 9 in this World Cup.
Rahul’s form will be a concern for India but they’re unlikely to drop him.
Once again the key man with the bat was Sky Yadav, quickly becoming India’s most reliable batsman of all.
A combination of aggressive hitting and sensible shot placement allied with good running saw him get to 68 off 40.
Had he stuck around for a few more balls, had India got to 145 or so, and the result could have been very different.
And to be fair to India, they made a good first of defending a low total.
Mohammad Shami, Bhuvi Kumar and Arshdeep Singh were extremely economical but they just didn’t have enough runs on the board to defend in the end, with SA getting home with two balls to spare.
Ravi Ashwin wasn’t at his best and conceded 43 runs. Had he been a bit more economical and SA may have started feeling the pressure.
They may consider bringing back one of Axar Patel or Yuzvendra Chahal for Ashwin.
Alternatively, all-rounder Deepak Hooda may be sacrificed for one of them.
Well, the Tigers have so far done what’s expected of them.
They’ve won their two matches where they went in as favourites (Netherlands and Zimbabwe) but lost the one they certainly weren’t expected to win, against South Africa.
An upset may well have been on the cards against a very competitive Zimbabwe on Sunday.
But to be fair to Bangladesh, they just about held their nerve in what was a frantic finish to the match.
Defending 150, the last over in Zimbabwe’s innings had a bit of everything with a six, four leg byes, two wickets and a no-ball caused by Bangladesh wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan smashing the stumps from in front, rather than behind.
After that no-ball was awarded off the last ball of the innings, Zimbabwe had one last chance to win the match with a four off the last ball, but it wasn’t to be.
So a bullet dodged but Bangladesh will be glad with their work so far and stay alive in the competition.
Against Zimbabwe, Taskin Ahmed was man-of-the-match for his 3-19 while Najmul Hossain Santo got the bulk of their runs with a well-made 71.
Shakib Al-Hasan, their skipper and superstar, hasn’t been quite at his best so far in this tournament but played his part in that win on Sunday.
He scored 23 off 20, was quite economical with the ball (albeit going wicketless) and most important of all, executed a brilliant run-out to dismiss the set Sean Williams just as Zimbabwe were threatening to get home.
Still, they’ll need more from him and the likes of senior players Litton Das and Mustafizur Rahaman if they’re to remain competitive against India here and then Pakistan.