The only test of a rare one-test series between India and Bangladesh starts at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. India will be the favourites, but Bangladesh will be no short of enthusiasm. Even though the recent New Zealand series has taught them that enthusiasm alone will not win them matches, they will be much more confident of their chances. They will be playing more familiar conditions. And this is a one-test series. If India will have a poor session with the bat, they can capitalise on it. What are Bangladesh’s chances for cricket betting? Well, India are firm favourites. While Bangladesh’s fans will be openly gung-ho about their team’s chances, very few will be putting their money on the team for betting.
Preview – India
India have an in-form batting unit. They might go with just five batsmen. KL Rahul and Murali Vijay are likely to open, followed by Cheteshwar Pujar and Virat Kohli. The fifth batsman’s slot will naturally go to Ajinkya Rahane. However, the triple centurion of India’s last test match Karun Nair too will stake his claim for the spot. A similar competition is on for bowling spots. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav fight for the opening bowler’s slot along with Ishant Sharma. R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are sure pickings. That leaves Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya for the fifth bowler’s slot. The competition within the team means that they are the team to favour in cricket betting.
Preview – Bangladesh
Bangladesh lack leaders in both bowling and batting. There will be some occasional good performances from players like Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. They need a batsman who is consistent and who have the ability to withstand high quality bowling. In the bowling department, new spinner Mehedi Hasan will love the spin-friendly conditions of the pitch. Hasan must produce an outstanding performance if Bangladesh are to win this.
It is going to be India all the way. The best chance for Bangladesh lies in batting first and scoring big. They can then hope that Mehedi Hasan works his magic on the Indian batsmen. If you think that does not happen, safely put your money on India in cricket betting and enjoy the test match.