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Bangladesh vs India Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Andy Watson

Published: 9:42, 17 October 2023

India will be hoping to solidify their position in the qualification spots for the group stage of the Cricket World Cup when they take on Bangladesh on Thursday (09:30 BST).

India have begun the tournament in confident fashion, winning three out of three so far. Their comfortable win over Pakistan was arguably their most impressive display so far as five bowlers took two wickets each to dismiss Pakistan for a meagre total, then they chased it down with 18 overs to spare.

Bangladesh have an opening victory over Afghanistan to their name, but haven’t been able to back that up. Defeats to England and New Zealand have followed.

Bangladesh vs India Betting Tips

India to re-establish superiority over South Asian rivals

Bangladesh actually have a fairly decent record over India in recent matches. They have won three of their last five against the South Asian powerhouses, with each of them being a very narrow win.

When India win it does tend to be a bit more convincing in the scoreline. With Rohit Sharma firing now, a century and an 86 at strikerates well over 100, it may well be that India can take the game to Bangladesh right from the top of the order. Also, India’s bowling attack is looking formidable with every bowler delivering well. Jasprit Bumrah is being both economical and dangerous.

Bangladesh shouldn’t be totally written off though. They still have some capable players, and if they are to pull off an historic win, Shakib Al Hasan, the captain and veteran, will probably have to deliver an all-round performance. It could be worth taking the 20/1 on him being Player of the Match rather than just backing Bangladesh win at a much shorter price.

Another Bangladesh bet is for them to have the highest scoring opening partnership. This may seem a bit bizarre given the strength of the Indian openers in batting and bowling, but actually India have lost this market twice, despite them winning their opening three. The major concern in Bangladesh losing this market in each match, but for a low margin market, 2/1 about Bangladesh looks worth chancing.


Bangladesh vs India team news

Both sides have named their 15 man squads for the Cricket World Cup. Here are the details of the players who will line up on Saturday:

Bangladesh:Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

India:Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.