Shakib Al Hasan agrees that Bangladesh aren’t favourites to win the match.
- India have dominated Bangladesh in T20I cricket, winning 10 out of 11 matches.
- Both the teams are on four points from three games and a loss here could end their campaign.
India and Bangladesh will be fighting to stay alive in the ongoing T20 World Cup when they meet at Adelaide Oval. India defeated Pakistan and the Netherlands in their first two games before losing to South Africa in the third. India have odds of 1.20 to win this match on Wednesday.
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Bangladesh won their first group match against the Netherlands in a close finish before they were hammered by South Africa by 104 runs. Before this game, Shakib, the Nangladesh skipper agreed that India are favourites and that they were here to win the tournament, unlike Bangladesh. In the previous fixture, they defeated Zimbabwe by three runs. Bangladesh have significantly poor odds of winning this game at 2.75.
How’s the Pitch?
Adelaide Oval is generally a pretty balanced venue with assistance for batters and bowlers alike. Seamers should get movement with the new ball as has been the trend this tournament. The straight boundaries are long while the square ones are pretty short.
Our Pick: India have a strong batting line-up along with the bowling attack that has done an exceedingly good job. Back India at 1.20 odds to win the match.
Bangladesh would be delighted to see Najmul Hossain Shanto showing good form in the last game but batting remains a big concern. Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman have done well with the ball in hand. India’s top order collapsed versus South Africa but should fire against this opponent. Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli hold the key. The bowling attack has been pretty good in these conditions.
Keep an eye on..
Suryakumar Yadav has been in sensational form this year and he keeps conquering different challenges. When the rest of the line-up collapsed like a pack of cards, Suryakumar smashed 68 off 40 against South Africa on a difficult deck.
Shakib Al Hasan will be an important player for Bangladesh against India with the ball. He has taken 125 wickets in international T20s at an economy of under 7. Shakib is also one of the better batters in the side and would be eager to make an impact.