Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - India v Bangladesh 1st Test
The 1st match of the two-match Test series between India and Bangladesh will be played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
Bangladesh's best chance to beat India was always in the T20Is. Although they did not quite achieve that, the Tigers came very close and lost by a narrow margin of 1-2.
It is now time for the two-match Test series, a format in which the hosts are miles ahead of Bangladesh. In the total 9 Test matches that have been played between the two teams, India have won 7 while two have ended in draws. Bangladesh are yet to win a Test match against India.
India have made a cracking start to the Test Championship with wins in each of their last two series against West Indies and South Africa. The team has 240 points and is leading the charts.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, are yet to kick off their World Test Championship cycle. They last played a Test match against Afghanistan but it was not part of the WTC. Bangladesh have lost their last three games while registering two wins in their last five test matches.
Openers Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal will be key for India as they give the team a novel look altogether. In the Test series against South Africa, Rohit ended with sensational figures of 529 runs from 4 innings at an average of 132.25. Virat Kohli is also coming fresh off a break after a Test double century.
Mohammed Shami will join hands with Umesh Yadav to form the Indian pace attack. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be the leading spinners.
For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim (Avg: 34.73) and newly-appointed captain Mominul Haque (Avg:41.47) will be the main batsmen. Taijul Islam, who became the first Bangladeshi bowler to reach 100 Test wickets, in the series against Afghanistan, will be their leading bowler.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
India- Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami
Bangladesh- Shadnam Islam, Liton Das, Mominul Haque (c), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mossadek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Bangladesh
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rohit Sharma (India), Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ravichandran Ashwin (India), Taijul Islam (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Rohit Sharma (India), Liton Das (Bangladesh)
Man of the Match – Rohit Sharma
Team Scores Batting first – India 475+, Bangladesh 260+
Match Handicap India
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*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, so stay tuned.
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