Rohit Sharma’s men need to tighten their game against spin before the final
- India secured a spot in the Asia Cup final with victories over Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
- Bangladesh spinners pose a threat to India’s batting unit, which suffered a collapse against Sri Lanka’s spin unit.
India and Bangladesh will be up against each other in their last Super 4 fixture of the Asia Cup on September 15. The men in blue are coming off a 41-run win over Sri Lanka in a low-scoring affair. India head into this match as favourites at 1.30
Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan in the group stage but that remains their only win in the tournament. They have lost both their Super 4 fixtures against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh have odds of 2.60 to win this match.
Head-to-head record, Bangladesh vs India
The head-to-head record between India and Bangladesh in fifty-over cricket is pretty lopsided. The two teams have played 38 ODIs against each other, with India coming out on top 30 times while winning only seven games.
R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is a venue where the team batting first has had more success in fifty-over cricket. Expect the team winning the toss to bat first in this match.
Given the respective form of the two teams, and their strengths and weaknesses, India are heavy favourites to win this match. They head into the match with a win probability of 78%
The average first innings score in men’s ODI cricket played at this ground reads 244.
Pitch and conditions
The pitches at R Premadasa Stadium usually aren’t good for batting. Spinners dominate the proceedings while seamers have also received help in recent matches. The weather in Colombo is expected to be cloudy and rainy on Friday afternoon, with an 88% chance of precipitation.
Players to keep an eye on…
Bangladesh Predicted playing XI: Mohammad Naim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud
India Predicted playing XI: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
KL Rahul: Returning from injury, KL Rahul smashed a terrific century against Pakistan on Monday and looked at ease against Sri Lanka on a tricky pitch on Tuesday.
Shakib Al Hasan: The veteran all-rounder will be key for Bangladesh in this game with both bat and ball. Shakib has bowled well in the tournament and should be effective on this pitch.
Asia Cup 2023 predictions
India delivered a perfect performance against Pakistan to clinch a record win. On the following day, their bowlers rescued them versus Sri Lanka after a batting collapse. It shows the quality of their side. We predict that India will win the match.
Our pick: Back India at 1.30 to win this one!
Bangladesh v India Betting tips
Apart from betting on India to win the match, check our other recommended bet about India’s best bowler.
The left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been sensational in the tournament. He has taken nine wickets from just three innings. Back Kuldeep Yadav at 3.75 to be India’s top bowler in the match!