India and Bangladesh meet in a crucial Group 2 Super 12, T20 World Cup clash in Adelaide on Wednesday and we take a look at the game from a betting angle.
At the time of writing Bangladesh sit 3rd in the group on 4 points from their 3 matches with India level on points with them in 2nd, but with a superior net run rate.
India opened their campaign with a thrilling 4 wicket victory over Pakistan off the last ball of the match and they continued with their winning ways when they beat the Netherlands by 56 runs in their second game.
On Sunday they faced South Africa and having won the toss and decided to bat they struggled to get their innings going and eventually finished on 133 for 9 in their 20 overs. Yadav was top scorer with 68 off 40 balls, the knock that gave them some hope of winning the match. The Indian bowlers managed to get South Africa into early trouble, but in the end it was the Proteas who got up with two balls remaining and 5 wickets in hand. Arshdeep Singh with 2 for 25 and Mohammed Shami with 1 for 13 were the pick of the bowlers.
Bangladesh won their opening match against the Netherlands by 9 runs, but they were then soundly beaten by South Africa going down by 104 runs. They were under big pressure to win their match against Zimbabwe and after winning the toss they elected to bat, scoring 150 for 7 in their 20 overs. Najmul Hossain Shanto was the top batsman with 71 off 55 balls and their bowlers then stepped up to the plate restricting Zimbabwe to 147 for 8 off 20 overs. Taskin Ahmed with 3 for 19 in his 4 overs was ably supported by Mustafizur Rahman and Mosaddek Hossain with 2 for 15 and 2 for 34 respectively.
India and Bangladesh have met 36 times in T20 cricket with India dominating on 30 wins while Bangladesh have just 5 and there was 1 no result.
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Suggested Bet: Batsman Total Match 4’s, Rahul over 3.5 at 11/10
Rahul hasn’t been at his best in this tournament so far, but I am expecting him to come to hand as we reach the business end of proceedings. If he does hang around the crease for any time he can make short work of this bet.
Suggested Bet: Top Bangladeshi Bowler, Rahman at 39/20
Rahman impressed me with his control against Zimbabwe with the Indians sure to come hard at him, he could find himself amongst the wickets.
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change