The strange scheduling of the Asia Cup means that Bangladesh are the next side to play two games on consecutive days. The final group game against Afghanistan takes place on Thursday. Then, it’s straight into the Super Fours for Friday’s clash between Bangladesh and India. It’s time to look at some Bangladesh v India Asia Cup odds for this match.
Rohit Sharma’s side also played back-to-back ODIs earlier in the week but will a single day’s break give them an advantage for Friday’s match in Dubai?
What are the Bangladesh v India Asia Cup Odds?
Betrally have issued a full set of markets for the Bangladesh v India Asia Cup odds and have made India very short favourites at odds of 1.26. That figure leaves the Bangladeshis out at a figure of 3.70. That’s a distant price that could hold value for some punters.
It will be interesting to see how Bangladesh fare against Afghanistan on Thursday. While Mushfiqur Rahim’s side blew away Sri Lanka in their Asia Cup opener, their opponents on that day are on the slide and are one of the weaker sides in ODI cricket right now. The Afghans in contrast, are an emerging nation. It should also be remembered that Bangladesh will have to battle on without the injured Tamim Iqbal.
India, as we know, have rested top players for this tournament but after surviving a scare against Hong Kong, they eased past Pakistan and their form, plus the absence of Tamim, makes the favourites an obvious tip.
Match Odds Summary: India 1.26 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), Bangladesh 3.70
What are the Top Batsman Odds for Bangladesh v India?
Shikhar Dhawan was one of the batters under pressure after a poor test tour of England, but the left hander is clearly happy to be back in the ODI arena. Dhawan followed up a century against Hong Kong with a competent 46 as India chased down Pakistan’s target on Wednesday.
Dhawan could therefore be an option in these Bangladesh v India Asia Cup odds of 3.65 to top score against Bangladesh. However, it’s skipper Rohit Sharma who starts as favourite at 3.20. Ambati Rayudu at 4.30 and Dinesh Karthik at a generous 8.00 were solid in the middle order during that Pakistan win. Other India options here could include MS Dhoni at 9.75 and Manish Pandey at 8.00.
Turning to Bangladesh and the absence of Tamim Iqbal might make their top batsman market a little easier to call. The joint favourites here are Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al-Hasan at 4.40. Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain are slightly further back at 4.90.
Options further down include Mahmudullah at 6.25 while Anamul Haque comes in at 8.75.
We feel that 4.40 is a seriously good price for Mushfiqur as he’s been one of Bangladesh’s most consistent batsmen for a number of years. But as an overall tip, we’re going for Shikhar Dhawan to top score for India. He’s an exciting player and it’s great to see him back in form. Let’s look for him to extend a positive run on Friday.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Rohit 3.20, Dhawan 3.65 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), Rayudu 4.30, Karthik 8.00, Pandey 8.00, Dhoni 9.75.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur 4.40, Shakib 4.40, Das 4.90, Nazmul 4.90, Mahmudullah 6.25, Anamul Haque 8.75.
What are the Century Odds for Bangladesh v India?
We often like to look at India’s top bowler market for our final tip. But this looks too tight to call with four players locked on the same odds of 4.00. If you want to get involved with that particular bet, then the men in question are Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.
Bhuvi is a favourite of ours and it was good to see him back, fit and firing against Pakistan. Now, we’ll finish this review with the batting markets. Odds of 2.00 are quite generous in a market that can often drop to 1.80 or shorter. With so much batting talent on show, it will hopefully be one of the safer bets of the day.
Hundred to be Scored Odds Summary: Yes 2.00 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), No 1.70