India v Bangladesh First Test Odds: Cricket Betting Tips

By Craig Simpkin on November 12, 2019

After wrapping up a resounding win in the third and final T20 international, India’s attention now turns to the test arena as they continue to assert themselves as the best long-format team in world cricket. It should come as no surprise that the India v Bangladesh First Test odds have India as huge favourites.

As for Bangladesh, these are worrying times for their red ball team. They have won just one of the last fifteen test series’ they have played. As recently as September, they were humbled on home soil by Afghanistan in a 224-run defeat.

Is this first test shaping up to be a comfortable home win for the Indians?

What are the India v Bangladesh First Test Odds?

As far as the bookmakers are concerned, this match in Indore will be a particularly one-sided encounter, with India priced as short as 1.11 with Bet365.

A satta on Bangladesh may prove tempting to some at 17.00, with the draw available at 10.00.

But as long as the weather remains dry as predicted, it’s very hard to see how Bangladesh can inflict their first-ever test match defeat on India. 

Match Odds Summary: India 1.11 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Draw 10.00, Bangladesh 17.00.

What are the top batsman odds for India v Bangladesh?

The return of Virat Kohli will give Indian fans even more confidence that their team can thrive here. The test captain has odds of 3.60 to top score for his side in the first innings after sitting out the T20 series.

Could that lack of match practice affect him here? It’s unlikely. This is Virat after all, but maybe there is value elsewhere in this market.

You never quite know what you’re going to get from Rohit Sharma in the test arena. He can be backed to go big at 3.60 with Betway.

Mayank Agarwal at 4.33  and Hanuma Vihari  at 11.00 are interesting new additions to this India team. But it’s an old hand who catches the eye following his form in the Caribbean.

Ajinkya Rahane is enjoying something of a career renaissance. He compiled scores of 102, 81 and 64* in just three innings in the West Indies. At 8.00, he is an attractive proposition in this betting market.

Without Shakib al-Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh batting lineup looks short of elite talent and they will be heavily reliant on Mushfiqur Rahim, at odds of 4.33, to put a big score on the board in the first innings.

None of the Tigers’ batsmen covered themselves in glory in the T20 series. Middle-order man Mahmudullah, who has odds of 5.00, might have to pick up the pieces once again.

But with no Jasprit Bumrah to contend with, the early-order Bangladesh batsmen can breathe a sigh of relief. Mominul Haque – who averaged 53.66 and 45.50 in test series’ against the West Indies and Zimbabwe in 2018/19 – could thrive. He’s available at 4.00 to top score for his team.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Rohit Sharma 3.60, Kohli 3.60, Agarwal 4.33, Pujara 4.50, Gill 7.00, Rahane 8.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Vihari 11.00.

 Bangladesh: Haque 4.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Mushfiqur 4.33, Mahmudullah 5.00, Kayes 5.50, Shadman 6.00, Das 6.50.

What are the top Bangladesh bowler odds for India v Bangladesh?

Without Shakib, there is an opportunity for others to take that world-class all-rounder’s place as the leader of this Bangladesh bowling attack.

And with the vast majority of India’s main batsmen being right handed, we’re interested in a Tigers spinner who will turn the ball prodigiously away from the bat.

Taijul Islam took 18 wickets in four innings against Zimbabwe, enjoyed a strike rate of 25.60 against the West Indies and took six in the match in the one-off test against Afghanistan.

At odds of 3.40, he has to be the play in the top Bangladesh bowler market.

Top Bangladesh Bowler Odds Summary: Taijul 3.40 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Mehedy 3.40, Mustafizur 4.50, Nayeem 5.50, Al-Amin 6.00, Ebadat 6.50.