Mirpur will decide the fate of this series as the hosts take on India in the final test match at Shere Bangla. India claimed a staggering 188-run win and pushed Bangladesh to the back foot. It all comes down to this final match which will be crucial in deciding India’s future in the WTC.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 22nd December 2022, 9:00 AM IST
- Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
- Tournament: India tour of Bangladesh 2022
Bangladesh vs India- Previews and Betting Tips
Despite a spectacular series win in the one-dayers, Bangladesh faced a disappointing loss in the first test match. Choosing to bat first, India had their batting woes continuing with the score being 48/3. Cheteshwar Pujara’s 90, Shreyas Iyer’s 86, and a much-needed 58 by Ravi Chandran Ashwin helped India to reach 404. Taijul & Mehidy were the key bowlers who picked up four wickets each. In reply, Bangladesh succumbed to Kuldeep Yadav’s 5/40 at 150.
Although, skipper KL chose not to enforce the follow-on, and India came out to bat with a 254-run lead. Shubman Gill finally got his well-deserved century, scoring 110 off 152 balls. Cheteshwar Pujara too joined the party by scoring his fastest-ever test century, 102 runs in 130 balls. Bangladesh showed no signs of effort in the field as India declared at 258/2, putting up a massive 512-run target.
The Bangladeshi batters were not ready to give up just yet. They put up a century-opening partnership between Najmul Shanto and Zakir Hussain. The former got out for a well-made 67 while the latter scored a blistering 100 on debut and perished right after. Skipper Shakib continued the innings and fought hard with his 84. However, the spin duo of Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav picked up 7 wickets between them to help India bag a 188-run win.
This win has made it four out of four for India in their encounters in test matches against Bangladesh. We predict India to win and whitewash the series in the upcoming encounter. We advise all our readers to enjoy some exciting betting to win rewards courtesy of your cricketing knowledge. Three-way, parlays, over and under, match-winner, and in-game betting are the best options. They provide with best returns on investment, although we suggest you do your research before placing a bet.
A lot will be riding on experienced batters, Litton Das & Mushfiqur Rahim. The former has 753 runs in his past 10 tests while the latter has 283 runs in his past 7 tests. Skipper Shakib al-Hasan and Mehdiy Hasan will play a crucial role with both bat and ball. Mehidy has 25 wickets to his name in the past 8 games and will be accompanied by Ebadot Hossain in the bowling department. Ebadot has 22 wickets in his previous 9 matches. If anyone can win it for Bangladesh, it’s them.
Squad: Litton Das, Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(C), Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan(wk), Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
India will look to claim their whitewash emphatically with the batters in sublime form. Apart from Virat, Shreyas, and Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara have done tremendously well in tests. The former has averaged 52.23, scoring 679 runs in 8 matches, while the latter has scored 555 runs in his 8 games. The bowling has been exceptional for India, with Kuldeep Yadav being added to the squad and picking up 8 wickets first-up. In addition, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel will be key at the Mirpur wicket. Ashwin has 30 scalps in his 8 games, while Axar has 17 wickets under his belt in the past 4 matches. India needs this win to keep their hopes alive for the WTC Final.
Squad: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin
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Pitch and weather Conditions
It will be a warm and sunny day on the first day of the final test match. It’s expected to stay the same for the next 4 days of the match with zero precipitation chances. The temperature will fluctuate between 23 to 28 degrees with humidity playing its part at around 50-70% each day.
As for the pitch, the average first-inning score at this venue is 341 and keeps on decreasing to 180 in the 4th inning. It is a clear indication for both captains to win the toss and choose to bat first. Spinners will get plenty of assistance on this track while pacers will enjoy the new ball. Batters will have to work hard to get the runs on the board and will get value for their shots from time to time.
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