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India will look to make it four wins in as many matches when they take on Bangladesh in the 17th match of the 2023 World Cup on Thursday, October 19. This match will be hosted in Pune, which will be hosting its first ever match in this World Cup.
Our top India vs Bangladesh predictions
- 1 Our top India vs Bangladesh predictions
- 2 IND vs BAN – Clinical India take on struggling Bangladesh
- 3 Pitch report and weather conditions
- 4 Key match details for IND v BAN
No surprises that hosts and tournament favourites India start off at 1/10 (1.1) to win this while Bangladesh is a whopping second at 7/1 (8.0) to shock the hosts.
First Prediction: Team of top batsman – India: 1/2 (1.5)
Given how Bangladesh’s bowling has gone in this tournament, it looks like a eat-all-you-like hour for India. Their batsmen can be expected to dig in and have a merry time here after the manner in which they chased down their runs against Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Second Prediction: Top Bangladesh bowler – Mustafizur Rahman: 7/2 (4.5)
Since the finish of the 2015 World Cup, there have 25 bowlers who have taken at least 10 ODI wickets against India. Rahman has 25 wickets to his name and has done that at a whopping average of 20.72, making him the most dangerous proposition for the Indians.
IND vs BAN – Clinical India take on struggling Bangladesh
India have already beaten Australia and Pakistan, the proverbial top-six teams in this competition while Bangladesh is coming off defeats at the hands of New Zealand and England – and convincing ones at that.
Shubman Gill’s return last match went relatively unnoticed in an otherwise solid Indian victory over Pakistan and he could get going in this one.
The Indian middle-order hasn’t had a lot of batting in the tournament too and they haven’t batted first in the competition either which could be on their minds here.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 17, 2023
Captain Shakib al Hasan had suffered a quad tear against New Zealand and that wasn’t surprising given the batting and bowling load on the experienced pro.
He will need support from his teammates if they want to take the game to the opposition with guys like Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Shanto and Mehidy Hasan Miraz needing more consistent runs at the top of the order.
India vs Bangladesh h2h score
Overall, India is 31-8 on head to head against Bangladesh but here’s an interesting stat – Bangladesh have beaten India in three of their previous four matches over the last 10 months!
In World Cup cricket, India lead 3-1 having lost to them in their very first meeting at the 2007 edition.
Pitch report and weather conditions
Pune is typically known for its dry heat and the temperature can soar up to 34 degrees centigrade here. The humidity levels are also expected to rise up to 50%.
This ground has hosted seven ODIs so far with teams batting first winning four times and the chasing teams winning it thrice. India have featured in all seven of them and have a 4-3 record here.
Typically matches here are high-scoring with India having chased down England’s 350 for seven in one.
Key match details for IND v BAN
- Date & Time: 8.30 am GMT, Thursday, October 19
- Venue: MCA Stadium in Pune
- Where to watch: UK viewers can watch this encounter with Sky Sports while in India, this match will be live on Star Sports and Disney+ Hotstar. You can watch this in Bangladesh with GTV and Rabbithole.
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