India and Bangladesh will face each other in a crucial match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on October 19 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Both teams are looking to secure their spot in the knockout stage of the tournament, but have different challenges ahead of them. India are unbeaten in their first four matches, while Bangladesh have lost two out of three and need to win their remaining games to have a chance of qualifying.
India have been the most impressive team in the World Cup so far, winning all their matches with convincing margins. They started their campaign with a thumping 10-wicket win over Australia, followed by a comfortable 8-wicket victory over New Zealand. They then defeated their arch-rivals Pakistan by 10 wickets in a one-sided affair, and completed their fourth win by beating Afghanistan by 7 wickets.
India’s batting has been led by their captain Rohit Sharma, who has scored two centuries and a half-century in the tournament. He is the leading run-scorer of the World Cup with 337 runs at an average of 112.33 and a strike rate of 105.63. He has been well supported by Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul and Rishabh Pant, who have all scored fifties. India’s bowling has been equally impressive, with Jasprit Bumrah leading the attack with 9 wickets at an economy rate of 3.75. He has been ably assisted by Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal, who have all taken crucial wickets.
India are the favourites to win the World Cup, according to the Cricket World Cup odds. They have a balanced and experienced squad, and have shown no signs of weakness in any department. They will be confident of maintaining their winning streak against Bangladesh, who they have beaten in 3 out of their last 4 ODIs.
Bangladesh have had a mixed start to their World Cup campaign, winning one and losing two of their matches. They began with a narrow 7-run win over Afghanistan, thanks to a brilliant century by Liton Das and a five-wicket haul by Mustafizur Rahman. However, they then suffered heavy defeats against England and New Zealand, failing to chase down big targets.
Bangladesh’s batting has been dependent on their skipper Shakib Al Hasan, who has scored two fifties and a century in the tournament. He is the second-highest run-scorer of the World Cup with 274 runs at an average of 91.33 and a strike rate of 96.47. He has also been their most economical bowler, taking 4 wickets at an economy rate of 4.50. However, he suffered a hamstring injury in the match against New Zealand, and his availability for the match against India is uncertain. Bangladesh will need him to be fit and firing, as he is their most valuable player.
Bangladesh have also been hampered by poor performances from some of their senior players, such as Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. They have not scored more than 40 runs in any innings, and have struggled to provide stability to the middle order. Bangladesh’s bowling has also been lacklustre, with only Mustafizur Rahman taking more than 4 wickets in the tournament. They have conceded more than 300 runs in both their losses, and have failed to put pressure on the opposition batsmen.
Bangladesh are the underdogs to win the World Cup, according to the Cricket World Cup odds. They have a talented and spirited squad, but they lack consistency and experience. They will need to play out of their skins to beat India, who they have lost to in 5 out of their last 6 World Cup matches.
India vs Bangladesh is expected to be an exciting contest between two Asian rivals, who have a history of close encounters in ICC tournaments. However, based on current form and past records, India have a clear edge over Bangladesh in all aspects of the game. Our prediction is that India will win the match comfortably and secure their place in the semi-finals.
The match is scheduled to start at 2:30 PM IST on October 19, 2023.
The match will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
The match will be broadcast live on Star Sports network and Hotstar app in India, and on Gazi TV and Rabbithole app in Bangladesh.
According to Telecom Asia, the betting odds for the match are as follows:
The key players for India are Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, while the key players for Bangladesh are Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das and Mustafizur Rahman.
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