THE EDGE: The Edge previews the T20 World Cup clash between BANGLADESH v INDIA with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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Bangladesh v India


It’s already do-or-die time at the Super Eight stage at the T20 World Cup on Betdaq Betting Exchange! Bangladesh meet India on Saturday with both sides at opposite ends of the small table. India got off to an impressive win against Afghanistan while Bangladesh batted very poorly against Australia. That would have been difficult to take for Bangladesh finishing on 140/8 at a pretty high scoring venue in general. The reality is Bangladesh always struggle against the top sides, and the batting against Australia was reflective of that. They face the same situation here against India!

With wins for India and Australia, we’re already heading towards that clash to decide who tops the table. It’s hard to see any drama in this group, but for Bangladesh this is a must win situation – not ideal given they are facing the best side in the world! I have to say the ICC effectively seeding the stages of the World Cup does take an element away from the tournament. Whether India finish top of second in this group, they will be put into the Semi-Final in Guyana. However, unlike the Super Eight stage which was fixed on seeding regardless of where sides finished in groups once they were in the top two obviously, we do have a A1 v B2 and B1 v A2 draw for the Semi-Finals it’s just fixed where India play.

This is another game that India will be fully expected to win on paper. There’s a huge gulf in class between the sides, and it’s no surprise to anyone that India are red-hot favourites. Bangladesh had a very poor prep for this tournament, while they did well in the group stage – Sri Lanka have been in a bad place recently too. Anything bar a smooth win for India would be a surprise.


We’re back at North Sound in Antigua, we’ve had quite a range of scores here but we have had plenty of cricket here involving associates. The first inning scores here have been 150/7 (chased), 72 all out (chased), 47 all out (chased), 122/5 (ten overs, won), 194/4 (won) and 140/8 (chased on Duckworth Lewis). Bangladesh would have been gutted with the 140/8 here in the last game, I know we’ve had some very low scores here but that has been Oman against England for example. When the better sides have played here, scoring has been good – the 194/4 from South Africa against USA being a good example.


As I said above, it’s no surprise to see India as the red-hot favourites. They are trading as short as 1.12 at the time of writing. To be honest, I can’t see past a comfortable win for India here – I’m not going to tip them at such short odds because there’s no prizes for that, but I just don’t see them losing here. Bangladesh haven’t been playing at a decent enough level to trouble this India side – they lost a series to the USA prior to the World Cup starting and they are just there for the taking. I would be interested in backing India if they hit 1.2 or bigger in-running.

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As I said above, this game only becomes very interesting if India hit 1.2 or bigger in-running. That could easily happen off the back of an early wicket so that’s something to look out for it. As we have saw at this tournament, India have such a strong XI that they always get themselves out of trouble – when the batting fails, the bowling fires and vice versa. I do feel we’ll have a very high score if India bat first, and less so if Bangladesh bat first – there’s a gulf in class between the sides again at this ground so we’re going to see a range of scores depening on who bats first.

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