India v Bangladesh 2nd Test: Odds and Betting Preview
The second India v Bangladesh will be a special occasion. History awaits Kolkata on Thursday when India welcomes day-night test cricket for the very first time. The pink ball has been stitched and the players are ready. But will the different conditions help to balance out this series?
Bangladesh are certainly in need of some help. The tourists were demolished inside three days by an innings and 130 runs in Indore and seek big improvement. Will it be closer in the second and final test of this series? Or will India’s greater squad depth see them home?
What are the cricket odds for India v Bangladesh?
The sportsbooks aren’t offering too much hope for Bangladesh fans. India start as hot favourites for another win and you can pick up Virat Kohli’s men at odds of just 1.083 with Bet365. The draw is your next option at 11.00. Victory for Bangladesh is way out at 26.00.
It’s difficult to know what to expect from a day-night test. Early games using this format saw wickets tumbling as the seamers got the pink ball to turn around corners. More recently, when England played the West Indies at Edgbaston in 2017, the home side made 514/8 declared on first innings with Alastair Cook notching a big double century.
In hot, dry conditions in Kolkata, India shouldn’t be affected too much. We can see an outcome similar to the first test. If you want some better betting value, avoid the result market but we can only see one winner here.
Match Odds Summary: India: 1.083 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick) Bangladesh: 26.00, The Draw: 11.00.
What are the top batsman odds for India v Bangladesh?
Mayank Agarwal continued his brilliant run in the side with a double ton in the first Test. He clearly needs watching in India’s top batsman market. Agarwal is available at 4.50 with Betway while Virat Kohli starts as favourite at 3.50. Opener Rohit Sharma is also at 4.50 while one of our regular favourites – Cheteshwar Pujara – is at 5.00.
We suspect that the winner will come from within the top four but other Indian options include Shubman Gill at 7.00, Ajinkya Rahane at 8.00 and Hanuma Vihari at 11.00.
Bangladesh made little impression with the bat in the first test but Mushfiqur Rahim provided some resistance. He scored over 100 runs across two innings. The former skipper seems the obvious choice to top score for Bangladesh on first innings in Kolkata. You can claim Mushfiqur at 4.50. That makes him joint favourite with Mominul Haque who is also offered at 4.50.
Mushfiqur gets our vote but other batters for Bangladesh include Mahmudullah at 6.00, Imrul Kayes at 6.50, Shadman Islam at 6.00 and Liton Das at 7.00.
As for a Satta on an Indian batsman, our preference for this game is Rohit Sharma. He seems to enjoy opening the batting in test cricket and is due a big contribution against this struggling Bangladesh attack.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 3.50, Agarwal 4.50, Rohit Sharma 4.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Pujara 5.00, Gill 7.00, Rahane 8.00, Vihari 11.00.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur 4.50, Mominul Haque 4.50, Mammudullah 6.00, Islam 6.00, Kayes 6.50, Das 7.00.
What are the top bowler odds for India v Bangladesh?
India’s seamers did the damage at Indore with Mohammed Shami the pick of the bowlers across two innings. Moving on to Kolkata, it’s the spinners who head India’s top bowler market with R Ashwin the favourite at 3.75 with Betway.
Ravi Jadeja follows at 4.33 but we think the seamers have a great chance to deliver the profit once again. Ishant Sharma is a tempter at good value odds of 5.50 but we’ll side with the dangerous and underrated Shami once again. At 5.00, he is our final Satta for this historic day/night test.
India Top Bowler Odds Summary: Ashwin 3.75, Jadeja 4.33, Shami 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Ishant Sharma 5.50, Umesh Yadav 5.50.