Australia v Bangladesh: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips
Defending World Cup Champions Australia continue to march towards what seems to be a guaranteed semi final place. After a brief scare, Aaron Finch’s side overcame Sri Lanka by a huge margin at the weekend to briefly climb to the top of the group table.
Nevertheless, Mashrafe Mortaza’s men have enjoyed some impressive results in this campaign. They will also harbour hopes of scraping into that top four. Can Bangladesh cause an upset at the sportsbooks or can cricket bettors expect this contest go with the favourites?
What are the World Cup tips for Australia v Bangladesh?
Australia have been dominant for much of this World Cup. It’s therefore no real surprise to see them start as short-priced favourites at 1.15 with Betway. That figure puts Bangladesh out to odds of 5.50 with Bet365. But could there be any chance of an upset?
We certainly shouldn’t underestimate a Bangladesh side who have recorded impressive and deserved wins over South Africa and the West Indies. Against the Windies, they produced their highest ever ODI run chase to win. They also possess the tournament’s leading run scorer in Shakib Al Hasan. Against the stronger sides – England and New Zealand – however, they are just coming up short. We expect that pattern to continue on Thursday.
Match Odds Summary: Australia 1.15 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Bangladesh 5.50.
What are the top batsman World Cup tips for Australia v Bangladesh?
– Sri Lanka Batsman Picks
Against Sri Lanka, Aaron Finch equaled the highest score of the tournament with a sensational 153. It was his second ODI 150 of the year and briefly saw him lead the six-hitting charts at this World Cup. For the Bangladesh game on Thursday, Finch is available at odds of 4.33 to top score for the Aussies. This is in a market where David Warner starts as favourite at 3.50 with Bet365.
Steve Smith has enjoyed consistent form for Australia in this tournament, and can be claimed at 4.33. Meanwhile, other Aussie picks include Usman Khawaja at 5.00, Shaun Marsh at 7.50 and Glenn Maxwell at 8.00.
– Bangladesh Batsman Picks
If we move across to the Bangladesh version of this top batsman World Cup betting market, one player should really be standing out. Shakib Al Hasan has recorded back to back tons and will be the obvious pick for many at odds of 3.50. That figure makes Shakib the new favourite. Meanwhile, Tamim Iqbal has now drifted to 4.00.
Mushfiqur Rahim started the tournament brightly, but has struggled in recent games. He will attract interest at 6.50. Other Bangladeshi batters include Soumya Sarkar at 5.00, Liton Das at 6.50, and Mahmudullah at 9.00.
When Australia last took to the field, we took a nice profit on Aaron Finch at 4.33. The skipper looks a good option once again. Nevertheless, we’re switching to Steve Smith at an identical price. Smith brings much-needed consistency to that Australian top order. We subsequently think he’s primed for a major contribution at Trent Bridge.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: Warner 3.50, Finch 4.33, Smith 4.33 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Khawaja 5.00, Marsh 7.50, Maxwell 8.00.
Bangladesh: Shakib 3.50, Tamim 4.00, Sarkar 5.00, Das 6.50, Mushfiqur 6.50, Mahmudullah 9.00.
What are the century in match World Cup tips for Australia v Bangladesh?
In all honesty, it’s been hard to find any real value for this game. We suspect that Australia will win quite comfortably and most of the likely prop bets come in at under Even Money. For example, Australia to hit most sixes is very short at 1.40.
So we’ll take a chance with our last World Cup 2019 Satta and claim odds of 2.20 on no individual batsman to score a century in this game. There may be several batters hitting form. But with the weather having the potential to suit the bowlers, team and individual totals may well be on the low side across the 100 Overs.
Any Player to Score a Century in Match Odds Summary: Yes: 1.60, No: 2.20 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).