IND vs BAN Head to Head
IND vs BAN Head to Head
India and Bangladesh have now played 33 one-day internationals against each other in the past with the former winning 28 of those and the latter just 5.
India have beaten Bangladesh seven times in their previous nine ODI encounters, including the most recently played three.
India thrashed Bangladesh by seven wickets when these two countries faced each other earlier in the Super Four game of the ongoing Asia Cup. Opting to field first, India bowled their opponents out for 173 and then knocked off their target inside 37 overs.
Matches Played: 33, India Won: 28; Bangladesh Won: 5
Bangladesh vs India Betting Odds
India have not been challenged much in this tournament. Only associates Hong Kong and Afghanistan were able to stretch them as they had rested most of their frontline players for those games. So India, unsurprisingly, go into this Asia Cup final as the bookmakers' favorites to win at very short odds of 1.23 on Betfair and even shorter at 1.20 on both Betway and Bet365. Bangladesh's road to the final was not as smooth as India's. They are the underdogs for this game and are being offered at a much higher price of 4.33 on Betway, 4.50 on Bet365 and 5.20 on Betfair.
India vs Bangladesh Prediction
India and Bangladesh will be going head-to-head in the second consecutive Asia Cup final. The former had recorded a comprehensive eight-wicket victory when these two countries met in the 2016 edition which was played in the T20 format.
Bangladesh were demolished in the reverse encounter earlier in the Super Four round and that heavy defeat will still be fresh in their memories. They are also without their star player Shakib Al Hasan and his absence will put additional pressure on Mushfiqur Rahim in the middle order. India, on the other hand, will return to their full strength after having experimented with their side in the last game against Afghanistan.
However, India's middle-order batting has not been very consistent and the chinks were clearly exposed by Afghanistan. Bangladesh have a potent bowling attack and if they are able to penetrate their top order quickly, they will give themselves a great chance of pinning them to the mat. With all that said, India are still the superior of the two sides in all aspects of the game and we predict them to successfully carry out their title defence.
Final Verdict: Back India to beat Bangladesh in the final of the Asia Cup 2018 at 1.20 on both Betway and Bet365 and 1.23 on Betfair.