Potentially Shakib-less Bangladesh aim to repeat Asia Cup heroics
- Bangladesh have won three of the last five clashes between the two teams.
- India have won all three games in the World Cup 2023, beating Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
India will be up against Bangladesh in the 17th match of the World Cup 2023 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on October 19th. India are coming off a dominant win over arch rivals Pakistan, chasing down 192 in 30.3 overs. India are favourites to win this match at 1.12
Following their win over Afghanistan in the first game, Bangladesh have suffered back to back losses against England and New Zealand. Most recently versus New Zealand, they lost by eight wickets after posting 245. Bangladesh have odds of 7.62 to win this match.
The head-to-head record between these two sides is heavily in India’s favour. They have competed in 40 ODI matches, with India coming out on top 31 times and Bangladesh winning eight games. As for the last 10 encounters, India lead the scoreline by 6-4.
In seven ODIs played here, the team batting first has won four games. Given that it’s likely to get easier to bat with dew around, teams would look to chase. Our toss prediction is that Bangladesh will win the toss and bowl first.
India have won all three games in the tournament while Bangladesh have lost their last two. India have a much stronger side on paper. Understandably, India head into this match as favourites with a win probability of 92%.
The average first innings score at MCA Stadium after seven ODIs stands at 307. The number for the second innings reads 281.
The pitches at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune are generally very good for batting. Seamers could get some movement with the new ball in the second innings. As for the weather, early reports suggest there could be some showers in Pune on October 19th, with a 55% chance of precipitation.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Jasprit Bumrah: The Indian bowling spearhead has been outstanding since his return from injury. In the ongoing tournament, Bumrah has snared eight wickets in three games at an excellent average of 11.62.
Mushfiqur Rahim: The veteran Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter has done well in the tournament, scoring 51 and 66 in the last two games. He has over 7500 runs in ODIs at an average of 37 with nine centuries.
Bangladesh may have beaten India in three of the last five games but the men in blue are at full strength and playing as good as ever. India have a significantly better batting as well as bowling unit, and beating them will be an herculean task for Bangladesh. We predict that India will win the match.
Our pick: Back India at 1.12 to win this one!
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Shubman Gill returned to action after missing a couple of games due to illness. He has had a spectacular year, scoring 1246 runs at 69 average and 105 strike rate. Back Gill at 3.97 to be India’s top batter in the match!