ICC Champions Trophy 2nd Semi Final: Cricket Betting Preview
India take on Bangladesh in the second semi final of the ICC Champions Trophy at Birmingham. There is a history of bad blood between these teams with respect to ICC tournaments. It started with India’s shock defeat against Bangladesh in the 2007 ICC World Cup in West Indies. Since then, India have dominated Bangladesh in ICC events. Still, this match may not be a cake walk for India – as indicated by many cricket betting predictions. Bangladesh have grown big enough to repeat their 2007 heroics.
India – Preview
India do fancy their chances against Bangladesh. They would believe they have all the ammunition to dismantle their tiny neighbors in English conditions. Indian batsmen could relish the friendly medium pace and turn-less spin that Bangladesh usually manage in England. Their top order is in fabulous nick. The truth is that their lower middle order batsmen are short on match practice. Umesh Yadav could make a comeback to the team in the place of R Ashwin. There is unlikely to be any other changes. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are in excellent form. It is hardly any surprise that India are the favorites in cricket betting.
Bangladesh – Preview
Bangladesh have shown the indications of peaking at the right time. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim usually raise their game against India. While Tamim has been in good nick in this tournament, Mushfiqur has not been in best of forms. This would be a great time for the wicket keeper to win their passionate fans’ hearts – once again. Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmdullah and Sabbir Rahman too can make vital contributions. Their pace bowling – spear-headed by skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman – can be disciplined, but not devastating. The game will be decided how well they manage to contain India’s mighty batting lineup.
Prediction for cricket betting: This is going to be tight contest. Expect Bangladesh to give India a run for their money. But India are likely to go through to the final.
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