We have reached the business end of the Asia Cup 2023 and in the last fixture of Super 4, India vs Bangladesh will take place at R. Premadasa Stadium on Friday. Both teams have met 38 times in ODI set up and India carries a huge advantage over Bangladesh with 30 wins.
Team India are on a winning spree in the ongoing Asia Cup. They have won their first two matches in the Super 4 and have already qualified for the final game of the tournament.
Bangladesh have no chance of making it to the finals as they have already lost their two matches. So this is more of a dead rubber. The top bookmakers in India have amazing Asia Cup odds with them.
Rohit Sharma has scored fifties in three matches and this match is apt for a big one.
The betting tip is...
Rohit Sharma to score a century
After a one-sided win over Pakistan, Team India witnessed a narrow win over Sri Lanka in their previous fixture. Batting first, skipper Rohit Sharma (53 off 48) gave a good start to the team but the rest of the top order completely failed to impress. Ishan Kishan (33 off 61) and KL Rahul (39 off 44) had a good partnership in the middle order but the score was not as good as it should be.
In the end, the pressure came on the bowling unit and Kuldeep Yadav shined again with a 4-wicket hall at an economy of 4.53 in 9.3 overs. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja also picked up 2 wickets each.
Shreyas Iyer has not yet recovered hence won’t be playing the Super 4 fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
After qualifying for Super 4, Bangladesh have witnessed two consecutive losses and their chances of reaching the final game are over. The team is coming to play against India after a loss against Sri Lanka. Bowlin first, Bangladesh witnessed a slow start. Taskin Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud picked up three wickets each.
Shoriful Islam picked up two wickets at an economy of 6 in 8 overs. On the batting front, the top order collapsed without giving a good start to the team. The middle order failed to handle the pressure of scoring runs but in the lower order, Towid Hridoy played a crucial inning and scored 82 off 97 at a strike rate of 84.54.
Nasum Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud will be expected to do a better job against India.
Predicted Lineup: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mohammad Naim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed
Bangladesh carries a record for shocking the cricketing world in the past. They have good experience of playing against India.
However, Team India has picked up a winning momentum and it is next to impossible to defeat Team India once they have that momentum. We predict a win for India on Friday.