With England slumping to defeat against Sri Lanka on Friday, Bangladesh now have a genuine chance of making the semi finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The tournament hosts still have three tough group games left. Meanwhile, Bangladesh can now take advantage with a fixture against Afghanistan.
The Afghans currently remain bottom of the group table without a single point. So surely this game can only go one way? That would have seemed an obvious statement until Gulbadeen Naib’s men ran India so very close on Saturday.
What are the World Cup tips for Bangladesh v Afghanistan?
The sportsbooks certainly back up the theory that Bangladesh should be in for a comfortable 100 overs. Mashrafe Mortaza’s men go into this game as hot favourites at 1.25 with Betway. The figure leaves Afghanistan at 4.50. Furthermore, there will certainly be some sudden support among cricket bettors for the outsiders following that thrilling clash with India.
They’ve been poor for much of this tournament. Nevertheless, the Afghans have shown they can beat anyone when they’re on top of their game. They would have been targeting Monday’s match at the start of the tournament. However, we suspect they may suffer a negative reaction to that India result.
Bangladesh have been impressive since the start of the 2019 World Cup. We suspect they’ll cruise to the points in Southampton.
Match Odds Summary: Bangladesh: 1.25 (Betway – Editor’s Pick) Afghanistan: 4.50.
What are the top batsman World Cup tips for Bangladesh v Afghanistan?
– Bangladesh Batsman Picks
Shakib Al Hasan has been the form batsman for Bangladesh in this tournament. In fact, he needs just 23 runs to go back to the top of the leading scorers charts. In Bangladesh’s top batsman betting market, Shakib is the new favourite at 3.75, just ahead of Tamim Iqbal at 4.00 with Bet365.
Mushfiqur Rahim made a battling century in the loss to Australia and will get support at 5.00. Other picks for Bangladesh include Soumya Sarkar at 5.00, Liton Das at 7.00, and Mahmudullah at 9.50.
– Afghanistan Batsman Picks
For Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi came so close to pulling off a shock win over India. Nabi is always worth a look in his side’s top batsman World Cup betting market. For Monday’s match, he’s subsequently on offer at a generous 6.50. Rahmat Shah starts as favourite at 4.50. He’s followed by the skipper, Gulbadeen Naib, at 5.50.
Afghanistan’s version of the top batsman market is quite tough to call. Still, there’s some interesting prices here. Cricket bettors could also look to take a Satta on Noor Ali Zadran at 6.00, Hashmatullah Shahidi at 6.00, or Hazratullah Zazai at 6.00.
The unpredictable nature of that Afghanistan market means that we’ll be tipping with Bangladesh here. Shakib Al Hasan may seem like an obvious pick. However, our World Cup 2019 Satta goes on Tamim Iqbal.
The explosive opener hinted at a return to form against Australia. Against this Afghanistan attack, Tamim again has the opportunity to improve on that and make a major contribution.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: Shakib 3.75, Tamim 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Mushfiqur 5.00, Sarkar 5.00, Das 7.00, Mahmudullah 9.50.
Afghanistan: Shah 4.50, Naib 5.50, Noor Ali Zadran 6.00, Shahidi 6.00, Zazai 6.00, Nabi 6.50.
What are the total match runs World Cup tips for Bangladesh v Afghanistan?
We like to look at this market when we can find odds at Even Money or higher so we have an option for this game. The run line is set quite low at 510.5, and bettors can claim a price of 2.00 to go over that level.
The odds setters have seen that we have two weaker sides. Nonetheless, we feel that level can comfortably be breached. Moreover, if this impressive Bangladesh batting unit take first knock then it could almost be a certainty.
Bet on Over 510.5 runs and we’ll hopefully have a positive and profitable end to what should be an entertaining afternoon of cricket.
Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 510.5: 2.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 510.5: 1.90.