Date: India vs. Bangladesh will take place on Friday, 15th September 2023, at 15:00. (IST) at 15:00 (Local Time) and at 10:30 (UK)
Venue: India vs Bangladesh will take place at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Bangladesh.
Weather: Conditions are expected to be very hot throughout, with spells of sunshine in the first few hours of play but also a chance of thundery showers throughout the match, with a gentle breeze increasing into light winds later on as temperatures reach highs of 28
TV & Streaming: Viewers in India and the subcontinent can watch this match live on Star Sports channels or stream it via the Disney+ Hotstar app. Viewers in Bangladesh can watch this match live on PTV Sports and TEN Sports or stream it through the Tapmad app and website. Viewers in Bangladesh can watch this match live on Gazi TV or stream it either on Rabbithole or through the Toffee app. Viewers in Afghanistan can watch this match live on Ariana TV. Viewers in the UK can watch this match live on TNT Sports or stream it via Discovery+. Viewers in Australia can watch this match live on Fox Sports or stream it via the Foxtel or Kayo Sports app.
KEY BETTING STATS
· India have won each of their last three 2023 Asia Cup fixtures – To Win the Match
· Rohit Sharma has scored a fifty in each of his last three appearances in the 2023 Asia Cup – Batter to Score a Fifty in the Match
· Shakib Al Hasan has failed to take a wicket in each of his last three appearances in the 2023 Asia Cup – Bowler Total Match Wickets
India have been a winning machine across this ‘Super Four’ stage and have booked their place in the final with a game to spare, although they were pushed all the way by Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma’s side eventually won by 41 runs after bowling Sri Lanka out for 172. Pivotal to that success was Kuldeep Yadav, who is having a magnificent run in the ‘Super Four.’ The left-arm unorthodox spin-bowler took four wickets to break the Sri Lankan resistance, meaning he has now picked up nine wickets across India’s last two games. Colombo’s spin-friendly conditions are proving ideal for Kuldeep’s bowling and warrant investment against Bangladesh. Back him to take over 1.5 wickets via the ‘Bowler Total Match Wickets’ market, but for a higher potential return, also consider backing Kuldeep via the ‘Bowler Milestones’ market to accrue 3+ wickets. It would also be a sensible move to invest in India’s successful opening partnership, who have recorded partnerships of 147 not out, 121, and 80 over their last three fixtures. Back India to record a higher opening partnership than that of Bangladesh’s pair whilst also backing India to score an opening partnership total of over 39.5 runs.
Bangladesh cannot qualify for the final of the 2023 Asia Cup after having been beaten in each of their two ‘Super Four’ fixtures played so far. The Tigers have struggled with the bat over the course of those games, having been bowled out for 193 and 236, respectively, thus losing by seven wickets to Pakistan and 21 runs to Sri Lanka. Despite that, they have a high-performing bowler in Taskin Ahmed within their ranks, who has taken nine wickets over the course of the competition. If Bangladesh are to have any success against this formidable Indian batting order, a bowler of Taskin’s quality is likely to be the one who breaks through, so consider backing him to finish as his side’s top bowler. In contrast to India, Bangladesh could well find themselves the victim of early wickets when factoring in the quality of the opposition bowlers. Utilizing the Team – Opening Partnership Total market and backing Bangladesh to record an opening partnership of fewer than 20.5 runs may wind up being a smart move. The reality is that against an Indian side in such good form, investment in this Bangladesh team should be extremely thin on the ground.
CRICKET 8’S EXPERT PREDICTION
The first and most important point to make here is not to make any moves until the team line-ups have been confirmed. It would be no surprise if India, in particular, were to alter their side considerably with their place in the final secure. However, one man who should still feature regardless is Indian captain Rohit Sharma. With 194 runs across the tournament so far, including three fifties and an average of 64.66, the opener is in sublime form, and he should be backed to continue that with another high score in this match.
TIP: ROHIT SHARMA TO SCORE OVER 39.5 MATCH RUNS