Who will win Ban vs Ind Champions Trophy 2017, 2nd Semi-final?
India stormed into the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, beating South Africa convincingly at the Oval in their final group game. They will now face Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the tournament scheduled to be played on June 15 at the Edgbaston, Birmingham. The match will begin at 10:30 AM local time.
Ban vs Ind CT 2017: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Star Sports 1, Fox Sports, SkySports, Channel 9
Live Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Foxtel
Toss is going to be crucial at the Edgbaston. Since the side batting second has won five of the last seven one-day internationals here, the toss-winning team will not be too hesitant in electing to bowl first. It's better to place a bet on India if they bat second as they have won three times out of four while chasing in ODIs at this ground.
Read on for team previews, latest betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Ban vs Ind 2nd semi-final, Champions Trophy 2017....
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
None of the Bangladeshi players were reported to be injured at the time of writing and the selectors are unlikely to make any changes to the side for this upcoming fixture.
Tamim Iqbal has been the star performer with the bat for Bangladesh. The opener has scored the most runs for his side this Champions Trophy and he will be expected to give the team a blazing start. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah both struck twin centuries in the last match against New Zealand and they will be the key batsmen down the order. Mustafizur Rahman will be the bowler to watch out for. Though he hasn't been that impressive so far, his ability to outfox batsmen with his off-cutters makes him a big threat.
Bangladesh have done extremely well to come back from the dead and qualify for the semi-finals. After suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of the hosts in their first game and picking up some hope from their washed out Australia game, the tigers pipped the Kiwis in a do-or-die battle to finish second in their group with three points.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
India Team News & Playing 11
The Indian team seems to be free from injury concerns with all their players in good physical condition. After a solid performance against South Africa in the last game, the management may not want to tinker with the winning combination.
Shikhar Dhawan is having another superb edition of the Champions Trophy having hit one hundred and a couple of fifties in three games. He is leading the runs charts and will be India's biggest hope with the bat. Virat Kohli played a valuable knock in the last match and scored an unbeaten 81 against Pakistan at this ground. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have had a good tournament so far and though they may not have taken too many wickets, they have been successful in keeping the batsmen tied up.
India have topped their group with two wins and one loss from their three matches. They blew away Pakistan in their opening fixture but were left stunned by Sri Lanka in their next one before securing a crushing victory over South Africa in a must-win contest.
India Predicted Playing 11
V Kohli (c), RG Sharma, S Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), HH Pandya, KM Jadhav, RA Jadeja, B Kumar, R Ashwin, JJ Bumrah
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
Bangladesh: W L W W L
India: W L W L W
Bangladesh vs India Head to Head in ODIs
India boast a whopping 83.87% win record against Bangladesh having won 26 out of the 31 one-day internationals. The two teams have never played an ODI against each other at the Edgbaston.
Bangladesh vs India Betting Odds
India have beaten Bangladesh five times in their previous seven attempts in the 50-overs format. They played their opening game against Pakistan at the Edgbaston and emerged victorious by a handsome margin. They are overwhelming favorites to win this match at 1.26 with betfair and 1.20 with bet365. Bangladesh have a dismal overall record against India and they have never won an ODI at this ground. They are therefore distant outsiders at 4.7 with Betfair and 4.50 with Bet365.
Bangladesh vs India Prediction
Though India have beaten Bangladesh in every other ODI, they cannot afford to be complacent against a side that is known for causing upsets, especially in major ICC tournaments. Their recent win over New Zealand shows that they cannot be taken lightly when it comes to white ball cricket. The last two encounters between these two nations in ICC tournaments have been close contests and India will still need to play their best game to beat Bangladesh. India know that they cannot let their guard down and so they will come fully prepared. We thus predict India to win this match and make their way to the finals.
Final Verdict: Back India to beat Bangladesh in the 2nd semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at 1.26 with betfair and 1.20 with bet365.