BAN vs IND Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 14, 2022
The fight for a place in the World Test Championship Final is very close right now. Australia seems to have almost locked up one place but India (currently in fourth) has a great chance as well. For that to happen, India has to quite possibly win one or both of its matches against Bangladesh. A loss would almost end its chances of making it leaving it at the mercy of other results.
Bangladesh is no pushover at home, as we saw in the ODI format. It will certainly harbor hopes of registering its first-ever Test victory against India. The cricket betting sites have India as the clear favorite to start out but those odds will change throughout the match.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Bangladesh vs India 1st Test 2022. The match will be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram starting on the 14th of December 2022.
BAN vs IND Team Previews
Bangladesh has had an excellent year of cricket and won matches against some big cricketing nationals. The most famous of those successes was a Test series victory over New Zealand in New Zealand. Bangladesh is also coming into this match with an ODI series win against India and so it will be reasonably confident about its chances.
Bangladesh's Test match playbook at home has traditionally been all about its spinners. The team asks for turning tracks and then packs its team with three spinners to attack the opposition. We expect a similar approach from them in this match.
Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Taijul Islam will all find a place in the playing eleven and bowl the bulk of the overs. We think Taskin Ahmed and Ebadot Hossain will both play the first Test as well thanks to the extra pace that they can generate.
In home conditions, this is a very useful attack.
Getting enough runs on the board is going to be the big question. Even in the ODI series victory, Bangladesh's top order performed quite poorly and was bailed out by the heroics of the lower-order. Litton Das, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Najmul Hossain Shanto have done well against the Indian attack during their careers.
If they can find the temperament to score big runs, Bangladesh will be in with a real chance.
Bangladesh Playing 11
Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali Choudhary, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain.
India will be without Rohit Sharma for this match. It is going to be led by KL Rahul instead and the team that takes the field will be a lot different from what we have seen int he recent past. KL Rahul and Shubman Gill are expected to open the batting with Cheteshwar Pujara at 3, Virat Kohli at 4, Shreyas Iyer at 5, and Rishab Pant at 6. Number seven could be Axar Patel followed by R Ashwin and Jaydev Unadkat.
This gives India a fairly long batting lineup since Unadkat can bat quite well also.
The trick will be picking the remaining two bowlers. We think Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Siraj will find a place but the balance could vary depending on the conditions.
India has no option but to go for the win. That kind of clarity can be quite beneficial for the team and we hope to see some aggressive intent. The strength of this lineup is the batting but the spin bowling unit is also very good. We don't think India would mind a turning track at all. In fact, anything apart from a flat batting track where forcing a result is difficult will be okay for India.
We think the Indian bowling attack is more than capable of picking up 20 wickets. Ashwin will be the main threat but Siraj could be one to watch out for as well. Among the batters, we think Shreyas Iyer has the game to be able to succeed in Bangladeshi conditions.
India Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
BAN vs IND Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. This should be seen as being a huge advantage since the pitch is just going to deteriorate from the time the match starts.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at Chattogram should be good for batting but start to disintegrate quickly and bring the spinners into play. It will be at its best for batting during the first day. Spinners will play the central role, as can be expected, and take the bulk of the wickets. We think a score of around 350 will be very good batting first.
BAN vs IND Betting Tips
The odds being offered on India to win are a bit low. Bangladesh is a strong team at home and is coming into this series with the confidence of having beaten India. Of course, India is still the stronger team and has the advantage when it comes to bowling quality, batting depth, and sheer Test Match experience.
This is why you should start out with a small bet on India pre-match and then add as the Test match progresses.
Bet on India to win.