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Cricket Betting Tips & Odds – India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test

It’s another battle between David and Goliath as India takes on Bangladesh for the second of a two-Test series. The action movies from Chittagong to the capital Dhaka, and given Bangladesh’s record at this ground, anything’s possible. The Men in Blue lead the series 1-0 after an emphatic victory in the port city of Chittagong, where they won by a massive margin of 188 runs. Although this was expected, it’ll help salve the wounds of the poor ODI series that preceded these Tests.

The Tigers have nothing to lose as far as the World Test Championship is concerned — having already been ousted from the competition by way of their 8 losses out of 10 so far this year. India on the other hand is hot on the heels of South Africa in second place on the same table and will be aiming to get closer to them with a whitewash of Bangladesh on the latter’s home soil. For any punters looking for free cricket betting tips to tweak their cricket betting odds, here’s everything you need to know about this matchup. 

India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Team Squads and Cricket Betting Tips

Whether you’re betting on teams or individual players, the most important free cricket betting tips you need are to know both squads well. Placing wagers based only on cricket betting odds while not knowing which players are taking to the field is like playing darts blindfolded.

India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Squad – India

For regular followers of cricket, there’s no doubt about the fact that India has by far the stronger squad. Not only are their players statistically better, but they have much more experience (and against better teams), making them a lot more resilient to both foreign conditions and pressure. On top of that, conditions in Bangladesh are almost identical to most Indian pitches — especially in the southern part of the country. 

India Squad: KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat.

India Predicted Playing XI: KL Rahul (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat.

If you’re looking at cricket betting odds for individual players, here’s our take on these lineups:

Among batters, Rohit Sharma’s thumb injury has created an extra berth and given his solid batting so far, we think that spot will be handed to Shubman Gill once again, who will most likely make the best of it after many months on the sidelines. Given his excellent form, Cheteshwar Pujara will also be a player to watch with the bat. Lastly, it would be foolish to count out Virat Kohli any time free cricket betting tips are concerned.

As for the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav, who was chosen as Player of the Match in the last Test, will be happy about the pitch in Dhaka, but so will Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. We think Axar Patel will be the leading wicket taker for this match, with the other two not far behind. 

India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Squad – Bangladesh

Bangladesh has plenty of talent, but as a Test team, they are subpar at best. Their batters have historically lacked the temperament and consistency to handle Tests, and their weakness to genuine swing and the odd short ball has been widely documented. That being said, they have had some good results over the last few years, and most of those have come at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. 

Bangladesh Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Litton Das (wk), Nurul Hasan Sohan (wk), Zakir Hasan, Anamul Haque, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Khaled Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das (wk), Khaled Ahmed, Zakir Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed.

Bangladesh doesn’t have the same kind of luxury in terms of squad depth as their opponents, but their first team players are top-class on a good day. Expect Shakib Al Hasan, who reportedly won’t be bowling due to an injury, to put all of that energy into his batting for a captain’s knock, and newcomer Zakir Hasan to score freely as he did in the second innings in Chittagong. 

The Tigers’ bowling was lacklustre at best in their first encounter against India, and their bowlers will be keen on making amends in Dhaka. However, with no Shakib available they will be sorely missing experienced spinners and will have to make do with Nasum Ahmed. Moreover, Ebadot Hossain’s injury will require Khaled Ahmed to fill in. As far as cricket betting odds go, we recommend going with Taijul for the most wickets, though we reckon Taskin will also be effective if he is picked. 

India vs Bangladesh Head to Head Free Cricket Betting Tips

India and Bangladesh have only played 12 Test matches against one another, with the former winning 10 of these and the two remaining being draws. Of the last five matches between them, India has won four — the fifth was a draw way back in June 2015. Chances are, India will take this one as well.

Betting Odds IndiaBetting BangladeshOperator Links
Match Winner Odds1.165.20Try odds from Parimatch
Toss Winner1.831.83Try odds from Parimatch

vs Bangladesh Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium hasn’t seen much in the way of Test cricket compared to other stadiums of such stature due to the fact that not many teams travel to Bangladesh for Tests. Other than that, it’s a great ground that almost always favours spinners. For the purpose of cricket betting odds, there are runs to be gotten, but that lethal turn is always something to watch out for — especially in the last couple of days of a Test.

With very little chance of rain and a pleasant temperature, the five days set for the match all have cheery forecasts predicting sunny warmth on tropical winter days. However, there could be a bit of fog or even smog in the early hours of each day. 

That’s all the free cricket betting tips we have for this matchup. If you’re a regular punter, stay with us for more cricket predictions.