Match Analysis In Brief
|Date||Thursday 19th October 2023 at 14:00 (IST) and at 09:30 (UK)|
|Venue||India vs Bangladesh will take place at MCA International Stadium in Pune, India|
|Weather||There could be inclement conditions in Pune on Thursday with possible showers forecasted late in the morning and early afternoon but it will remain hot at around 31c during the first innings before dipping into the mid-to-late 20’s later in the match after the forecasted rain passes.|
|TV & Streaming||Viewers in India: can watch this match live on Star Sports channels, or stream it via the Disney+ Hotstar app.|
|Viewers in Pakistan: can watch this match live on both PTV Sports and A-Sports or stream it through the PTVFLIX App.|
|Viewers in Sri Lanka: can watch this match live on Maharaja TV or stream it on Sirasatv. Lk.|
|Viewers in Afghanistan: can watch this match live on Ariana TV.|
|Viewers in Bangladesh: can watch it on Gazi TV or stream it through Rabbithole.|
|Viewers in the UK: can watch this match live on Sky Sports or stream it via the Sky Go App.|
|Viewers in Australia: can watch this match live on Fox Sports or stream it via the Foxtel or Kayo Sports app.|
|Viewers in South Africa: can watch this match on SuperSport channels or stream it via the SuperSport app.|
|Viewers in the USA and Canada: can watch this match live on Willow TV, whilst viewers from the USA can also stream it via the ESPN+ app.|
KEY BETTING STATS
- Jasprit Bumrah is the joint leading wicket-taker in the tournament with eight wickets in three matches and he took his second-best figures at a World Cup with 4-55 against Bangladesh in 2019 – Player With Most Wickets In The Match
- Rohit Sharma has scored a century in both of his appearances against Bangladesh at the ICC Cricket World Cup, in 2015 and 2019 – Player To Score 100+ Runs
- Of India’s last 23 played One-Day Internationals, they have won over 60% of them by a margin of either over 65 runs or five or more wickets – Match Handicap
BETTING ANALYSIS For India
India’s phenomenal start to the 2023 ICC World Cup has launched them from pre-tournament favourites to mid-tournament heavy favourites. Without an ICC trophy since they won this competition in their home country in 2011, India will be confident of making it four wins on the bounce with a vital contribution from a man that was involved in that tournament 12 years ago: Virat Kohli.
Kohli missed out on making a significant score in their seven-wicket chase of arch-rivals Pakistan but him reaching a half-century (2.10) almost feels inevitable with the form he is in. Yet to make a World Cup hundred since 2015, Kohli hitting 100+ (4.00) would be fitting given that his first World Cup appearance was marked by a century against Bangladesh in 2011.
There were three ODIs at Pune between India and England in 2021 with the lowest score out of all six innings being 251 with the rest all well in access of 300. Shubman Gill is another player to keep an eye on with him scoring the most match fours (2.75) a very tempting offer. He has been in remarkable form throughout the year and is setting a pace early in his ODI career that not many have ever done. After missing the start of the competition, he returned against Pakistan, scoring just 16 but four of the 11 balls were sumptuously hit to the boundary and, much like Kohli, it will be a very rare occurrence for him to have two ‘failures’ in successive matches.
BETTING ANALYSIS For Bangladesh
The concern for Bangladesh is that both New Zealand and England have given their bowling attack some serious treatment in their last two matches. The Kiwis scored 220 runs in 33.5 overs after a slow start to their innings, whilst England were up at 266-1 with 12.5 overs to go at one stage.
However, skipper Shakib Al Hasan managed to maintain control, picking up a wicket in both innings and going at 5.20 and 5.40 respectively over ten overs in both matches. They will once again be reliant on the great all-rounder and him coming away with their best bowling figures against India (3.75) offering some value.
Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for Bangladesh in a third of the matches that they played at the 2019 ICC World Cup, as well as scoring at least 60 in half of their matches in the 2015 tournament. He also scored a match-winning 56 not out against India at the 2007 World Cup, which contributed towards India’s group stage elimination. Given he is yet to get out for a score of less than 51 so far in this tournament, backing him to be Bangladesh’s best chance of posting a hefty total against the Indians (5.50) would seem very good value.
CRICKET 8’S EXPERT PREDICTION
India are becomingly increasingly heavy favourites for the trophy (2.25) but they do now come up against a Bangladeshi side that withstood their incredible chasing capabilities, producing a six-run victory over India in the Asia Cup last month. Bangladesh have also bloodied the nose of India at World Cups, too, but on the very biggest stage where they should lack consistency throughout as they travel up and down the country to a new ground for each match, India are expected to make it four out of four in Pune.
India to win by either 6.5 wickets or 47.5 runs (1.90)