The first game in the Super Four round of the Asia Cup 2018 is set to be played between India and Bangladesh. India vs Bangladesh Match Prediction we provide here. The match will be played on September 21 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Live action is scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM local time.
- India would have gained a massive confidence boost after their comprehensive eight-wicket win over Pakistan in the last match.
- The absence of Tamim Iqbal and injuries to Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim mean that Bangladesh won’t be at their full strength.
- India have an impressive win percentage of 84.37 against Bangladesh in ODIs; they have won 27 out of the 32 matches against them.
Who Will Win Bangladesh vs India, Asia Cup 2018?
Ind vs Ban: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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The Dubai International Cricket Stadium has now hosted 27 one-day internationals out of which 17 (including six of the last nine) have been won by the side bowling first. So toss is going to play an important role here and whichever team wins it on Friday will probably elect to field first.
India Team News & Playing 11
IND Team News
Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel have all been ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup with injuries. Pandya sustained a lower back injury while bowling during the game against Pakistan and he had to be stretchered off the field. Patel too injured his finger in that game while Shardul had picked up a hip injury during India’s first game against Hong Kong. Deepak Chahar has been added to the squad as Pandya’s replacement while Siddarth Kaul and Ravindra Jadeja have been named respective replacements for Shardul and Patel. The Indian team management is more likely to draft Jadeja into the playing eleven.
IND Key Players
Shikhar Dhawan has been in good form for a while now. The left-handed batsman cracked a ton against Hong Kong and then followed that up with a decent 46 against Pakistan. His opening partner and skipper Rohit Sharma too made a valuable contribution of 52 and both these batsmen will once again hold the key to India’s batting. Ambati Rayudu has hit 91 runs in two matches while Dinesh Karthik has also looked promising in his respective knocks of 33 and 31. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav were the star performers with the ball against Pakistan. Both snared three wickets apiece and the team will want these two to continue to bowl well. Jasprit Bumrah too finished with impressive figures of 2-23 from 7.1 overs he could hurt Bangladesh with the new ball in the powerplay. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are two other bowlers in the side who can demolish the opposition on their day.
IND Recent Form
India have made a good start to their Asia Cup campaign with wins in their first two fixtures and have topped the Group A points table with four points. After surviving a scare against Hong Kong in their opening encounter, they broke little sweat in routing Pakistan in their last match. India came up with a much better performance last time than what they had put up against Hong Kong and they looked solid in both batting and bowling departments.
India Predicted Playing 11
- Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
BAN Team News
Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, despite not being 100% fit, are expected to take the field against India. Bangladesh have already lost their opening batsman Tamim Iqbal for the remainder of the tournament due to a wrist injury. Mominul Haque is likely to pair up with Liton Das at the opening position.
BAN Key Players
Bangladesh will bank on Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan to make strong contributions with the bat at the top of the order while the middle order will rely heavily on Mohammad Mithun and Mahmudullah. Mushfiqur smashed a century while Mithun struck a fifty in the tournament opener against Sri Lanka. Shakib will be the one to watch out for both with the bat and with the ball in hand. He could frustrate the Indian bowlers if he is allowed to get set and could cause problems for the batsmen with his left-arm spin on this surface. Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman are the main threats in Bangladesh’s pace attack. These two have been amongst their most successful bowlers in ODIs and it will be mainly up to them to provide the early breakthroughs during the mandatory powerplay.
BAN Recent Form
Bangladesh came into the Asia Cup on the back of a 2-1 ODI series victory over the West Indies. They got themselves to an ideal start in the tournament, thrashing Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match. After putting up a decent total of 261 on the scoreboard, the Bangladeshi bowlers got all over the Sri Lankan batsmen like a rash and skittled them out for just 124 inside 36 overs.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
- Mominul Haque, Liton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
IND : W W L L W
BAN : W W L W L
IND vs BAN Head to Head
India and Bangladesh have played 32 one-day internationals against each other. The former have won 27 of those while the latter have won 5.
The last time these two countries faced each other in the fifty-overs format was at the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy at Birmingham. Bangladesh were put into bat first and they scored 264/7 before India cantered to their target in the 41st over to win the match by nine wickets.
Bangladesh will be squaring off against India for the first time at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in an ODI.
Matches Played: 32, India Won: 27; Bangladesh Won: 5
Bangladesh vs India Betting Odds
India are overwhelming favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this Super Four encounter against Bangladesh. Their odds have shortened up after their dominating win over Pakistan in the last match and they are now being offered at odds of 1.28 on both Bet365 and Betfair. Bangladesh on the other hand find themselves as distant outsiders for this game at a much higher price of 3.75 on Bet365 and 4 on Betfair.
India vs Bangladesh Prediction
After a not so convincing performance against a lowly Hong Kong in their first game of the tournament, India silenced their critics with a flawless victory over Pakistan on Wednesday. They outclassed their opponent in all departments of the game and will now go into this match riding high on confidence. They also have the benefit of having played their previous two matches at Dubai unlike Bangladesh who played their last match at Abu Dhabi. This means that India won’t be needing much time to adjust to the conditions and will have a much better idea about the nature of the pitch. Furthermore, Bangladesh have lost considerable strength in their batting due to the absence of Tamim Iqbal and two of their key players Shakib and Mushfiqur are also carrying injuries which could affect their performance. India on the other hand have a stronger bowling attack and a settled batting group which is why we feel they are better placed to win this match.
Final Verdict: Back India to beat Bangladesh at 1.28 on both Bet365 and Betfair.