19.10.2023, 08:30 IST
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune)
Head-to-Head Record: India vs. BangladeshIn the annals of their cricketing encounters, India and Bangladesh have squared off 40 times. India has asserted its dominance with 31 victories, while Bangladesh managed 8 wins, with one match ending inconclusively.
IndiaThe tournament's top-ranked ODI team, India, has continued its impressive form in the World Cup, securing three consecutive victories and occupying the apex of the points table. Their most recent win, a comfortable 7-wicket triumph over arch-rivals Pakistan, has bolstered the team's confidence.
India's bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah with 8 wickets, have excelled in both the early and late stages of the innings. Mohammad Siraj, who started quietly, made a significant impact by dismissing Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam in the last match.
Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja have each claimed 5 wickets. In the batting department, Rohit Sharma's scintillating form with consecutive 50+ scores in the last two matches has been a highlight. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have provided valuable support in the middle order, while the return of Shubman Gill bolsters the top order. India appears well-rounded at present.
BangladeshWhile Bangladesh commenced their campaign with a victory against Afghanistan, subsequent substantial losses to England and New Zealand have left them in the lower half of the table. To reach the playoffs, they must elevate their performance significantly.
Bangladesh's batting has been a major concern, with only Mushfiqur Rahim making a notable impact. Other batsmen, such as Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Litton Das, have shown promise in patches but must aim for consistency.
Towhid Hridoy and Shakib Al-Hasan have struggled with the bat, contributing to collapses in the middle order. Shakib has been more effective with the ball, leading the team's wicket-takers alongside Shoriful Islam.
Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed have been somewhat expensive, as has Mahedi Hasan. For a return to the winning path, Bangladesh must improve on multiple fronts.
One encouraging factor for Bangladesh is their recent record against India, with three wins in their last four ODIs against their neighbors.
IND VS BAN BETTING TIPSIndia's momentum in the World Cup is commendable, but they must remain vigilant as they face Bangladesh. With Bangladesh securing victory in 3 out of their last 4 ODIs against India, they possess the potential to cause an upset. Despite this, considering both teams' current form, our prediction leans towards India emerging as the victors.
Our Tip: Bet on India to secure the victory.
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