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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for Asia Cup 2018 India vs Bangladesh

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
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India started their Asia Cup campaign on scratchy note with a close win over Hong Kong. The middle order did not back up after the solid performance of the top order and the bowling looked quite rusty. However, they rose several noches in the next match against Pakistan and won the match by a comfortable margin of 8 wickets.

Bangladesh on the other hand, started their campaign on a high, beating Sri Lanka comprehensively. However, their big defeat against Afghanistan has left them with several unanswered questions.

As far as the team combination is concerned, India have had to make three forced changes. Deepak Chahar is in for Hardik Pandya who suffered an acute lower back injury and is out of the tournament. Ravindra Jadeja havs replaced Akshar Patel who had a finger injury while Siddharth Kaul been called in place of Shardul Thakur.

Ravindra Jadeja is expected to make the cut in place of Hardik Pandya and be the only change in the playing XI. For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim did not play the last match due to injury and though he has not recovered fully, he is expected to feature against India. Shakib Al Hasan is also not in the best of fitness but he picked up four wickets in the last match and would be vital for the team's success with both bat and ball.

Apart from these two, Mohammadullah will have the onus of taking the team to a big total. With the ball, Mashrafe Mortaza had an off day against Afghanistan and would love to make a comeback. Abu Hider also impressed with two wickets.

Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams.

India- Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bangladesh- Mominul Haque, Liton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – India

Head to Head – Matches 32, India 27, Bangladesh 5

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rohit Sharma (India), Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (India), Shakib Al Hasan, (Bangladesh)

Most Sixes – Shikhar Dhawan (India), Mahmudullah (Bangladesh)

Team Scores Batting First – 

India 260+, Bangladesh 160+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

@Cricket World