If you are tired of boring one-sided cricket contests in India (the test series against New Zealand) or in South Africa (the ODI series against Australia), check out the less known but immensely more thrilling limited overs clash in Bangladesh between England and Bangladesh. The third and final match will be held tomorrow at Chittagong. If India and South Africa are poised to whitewash their series, Bangladesh is fighting tooth and nail to win the series. It is more exciting to watch and even more exciting for cricket betting.
Preview – Third Match
England and Bangladesh won one match each so far. So the situation is like this now: whoever wins this match will walk away with the series. In other words, the series has become a one-match dash. Things would have been much different had Bangladesh won the opening match. They needed just 37 runs from 52 balls with six wickets remaining. But they lost 6 wickets for just just 17 runs in a manic half-an-hour period. But they played superbly in the second innings to come roaring back to the series.
The English players had been reluctant to undertake this tour. Many players were concerned with security. The off-field security appears impeccable at the moment. There could be chances of on-field skirmishes though. The sledging has crossed the limit and players came close close to physical altercation in the second ODI. The fears of personal security among the English players were not entirely ill-founded!
Another close and bitterly fought contest in on the cards. England appear the better team to handle pressure. That is why they have a slight edge for cricket betting purposes.
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