Bangladesh vs India Prediction Asia Cup
- Date: September 21, 2018
- Time: 12:30
- Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
- Head to head India enjoy an overwhelming 27:5 win-loss record against Bangladesh and shall start as favourites
Our Prediction Bangladesh vs India:
India will win this game
So there we have it the league stage of Asia Cup 2018 is over and Sri Lanka and Hong Kong have left for home after failing to open their accounts in their respective two games. In the first game of Super Four India who has stormed into this round after defeating Pakistan in the last game will take on Bangladesh in what would be a keenly awaited game. There has been a small rivalry going on between the two Asian neighbours since the last ICC World Cup. Fans on both sides would be shouting their lungs out in the game and bring the Dubai International Cricket Stadium alive in what promises to be a great game of cricket.
Indian team has stormed into the Super Four stage of the tournament. Their first game against minnows Hong Kong had raised some fears for the side after the Hong Kong openers seemed to be in a mood for one of the biggest upsets in recent years. Virat Kohli’s absence and resting key bowlers almost cost India the match. But they put all fears to rest with their performance against Pakistan where they not only defeated the arch rivals but did this in style walking away with an 8 wicket win. It was a perfect day at the office for the team as their batting, bowling and fielding ticked all the right boxes. But Bangladesh are a great side and skipper Rohit Sharma would want to make the perfect start in this all important Super Four Game.
Batting wise India would be happy with the performance of their Top 3. Shikhar Dhawan has looked in sublime form and so have Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu who has made a brilliant comeback. The middle order with Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav showing sparks of form is looking good as well. Though MS Dhoni’s recent run may give some worries and Hardik Pandya’s injury dents their batting a bit. In the bowling department Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are in great rhythm and the performance of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav would give confidence to the team. Kedar Jadhav is perfectly filling the role of the fifth bowler which will give the team lot of confidence.
Bangladesh is a strong team and they just showed the kind of improvement they have gone through in the last few years in their first game against Sri Lanka. They were up to the mark in all the departments of the game and played like a champion side that is hungry for success against the best teams in the world. Mashrafe Mortaza has been inspirational in his role as a skipper and he has been one of the major reasons behind the turnaround we have seen in Bangladesh cricket so far. Playing India would be a tough ask but the skipper would hope his side shows its character against a top-rated side in the upcoming game.
With Tamim Iqbal having suffered an injury Bangladeshi top order looks unsettled. Even in the game against Sri Lanka they were far from offering perfect start to the team. But Nazmul Hossain who would replace Tamin is a decent player. Shakib Al Hasan would look to play up to his name while Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun would expect to carry their form into this all-important game. On the bowling front the team has a strong bowling unit with Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman opening the bowling for the side. Shakib along with Mehidy Hasan are the perfect guys to bowl in the middle overs and Mosaddek Hossain has also show good variations so far. In all they have a bowling unit that would challenge India’s star studded batting line-up.
While both the sides are battling with injury scares Indian team looks miles ahead of Bangladesh going into this game and look favourites to with this match.