India vs Bangladesh Preview & Prediction | 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup | Group Stage

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India vs Bangladesh Preview & Prediction | 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup | Group Stage


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India were excellent across their 47-run victory against Afghanistan and beating Bangladesh here will guarantee their spot in the semi-finals with a game to spare.

DATE & TIME: Saturday 22nd June, 2024: USA (WST) – 7:30am / USA (CST) – 9:30am / USA (EST) – 10:30am / UK – 3:30pm / India – 8:00pm / South Africa – 4:30pm / Pakistan– 7:30pm / Bangladesh – 8:30pm / Sunday 23rd June, 2024: Australia – 12:30am

VENUE: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda

WEATHER: Sunny conditions, but the potential of thundery showers should be noted, with temperatures extremely hot at 32c.

HOW TO WATCH ON TV: USA – Willow TV / West Indies – ESPN Caribbean / UK – Sky Sports / South Africa – SuperSport / Pakistan– PTV Sports & TEN Sports / India – Star Sports / Bangladesh – Disney Star

HOW TO WATCH ONLINE: USA – Willow TV website / West Indies – ESPN Play Caribbean app / UK – Sky Go / South Africa – SuperSport app / Pakistan – Myco & Tamasha / India – Disney+Hotstar / Bangladesh – Disney+Hotstar / Australia – Amazon Prime Video

INDIA FORM: REIGNING CHAMPIONS FLEX THEIR MUSCLES WITH THREE CONSECUTIVE WINS

After winning the toss and batting first against Afghanistan, India racked up 181/8 off their 20 overs with Suryakumar Yadav scoring a half-century, before bowling their opponents out for just 134 in response, pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh picking up three wickets a-piece.

LAST FIVE: WAWWW

BANGLADESH FORM: PROTEAS MAKE IT FIVE ON THE BOUNCE IN SOME STYLE

Bangladesh are left knowing that they probably need an upset victory if they are to stand a chance of advancing through to the semi-finals after being beaten by 28 runs via the DLS method last time out at the hands of Australia, leaving them without a point so far in the ‘Super 8s’.

LAST FIVE: LWLWW

INDIA BETTING ANALYSIS

We touched upon Suryakumar Yadav’s 53 earlier in our preview and whilst other top order batters have struggled to accumulate runs across the tournament, he has been exceptional. He comes into this contest on the back of consecutive half-centuries and warrants backing to accumulate 30+ runs here via the ‘Batter Milestones’ market. It would also be worth potentially investing in him to finish as India’s top batter for what would be the third completed match running.

Arshdeep Singh’s three wickets vs Afghanistan means that the left-arm pacer has now racked up ten scalps across the tournament so far, with only three bowlers having managed more at the time of writing. His left-arm angle clearly gives him an edge which batters have struggled to cope with and with that in mind, back Arshdeep to finish this encounter with over 1.5 match wickets.

BANGLADESH BETTING ANALYSIS

Losing a wicket just three balls into their innings would not have been what Bangladesh had in mind against Australia, but when facing quality opening bowlers such as Mitchell Starc, the Tigers were always likely to struggle. The same applies here vs India and Bangladesh suffering an early blow when batting wouldn’t be seen as a surprise. Therefore, back them to score under 16.5 runs for the first wicket.

Elsewhere, Rishad Hossain has racked up five wickets across Bangladesh’s last three games with two of those three matches seeing him record 2+ wickets. Such a bet is worth potential investment via the ‘Bowler Milestones’ market when taking into account the form of Hossain and the mystery element of his leg-spin bowling.

INDIA VS BANGLADESH EXPERT PREDICTION

There isn’t expected to be a big upset here with India having impressed across the entire tournament so far. They were tipped by many to be strong throughout and that has indeed been the case. If India do play at the level that they did with both bat and ball against Afghanistan, then Bangladesh will struggle to cope with them.

The Tigers lacked potency with the ball vs Australia and it would be no surprise if that were the case again when taking into account the quality of India’s batters, who should be able to dominate their opponents and whether they are setting or chasing a score here, back India to maintain their winning ways.

INDIA VS BANGLADESH TOP TIP: INDIA TO WIN