Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 43 Betting

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:40 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2019 6:40 PM UTC

What are the hot tips and best match bets for the dead rubber?

<div><h2>Bangladesh vs Pakistan</h2><p>Friday 5th July 2019 at Lord's Stadium</p><p>Pakistan and Bangladesh will play out a dead rubber after both had their semi-final hopes extinguished. Pakistan were cheering on New Zealand against England in Durham on Wednesday but they would have felt hugely let down by an insipid display by the Kiwis.</p><p>Meaningless games are not the best of fun for punters because they are wary about how much players will be trying. Both teams will just be keen to get home and put their feet up for a bit.</p><p>Gamblers with long memories will also remember the tainted contest these two played in the 1999 World Cup, when Bang-ladesh produced a stunning upset. It led to Bangladesh’s fast-tracking for Test status. At the time it was considered a great sporting tale but over the years it has been revealed to be less than fair.</p><p>There will be plenty of takers about the price for Bangladesh to produce another win, although few would raise an eyebrow these days. They have been spirited in this World Cup, giving top sides uncomfortable moments for periods but, ultimately, found wanting in the class department.</p><p>They do have the player of the tournament thus far in Shakib-al-Hasan and it is a shame that his efforts with bat and ball have not been rewarded with a semi-final place. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/pakistan-vs-bangladesh-3738819/?mtid=6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For odds of 2.75 (7/4)</a> with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Hill</a> and Unibet to land</p><p>Shakib will have to be at his best again. He is 3.75 (11/4) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bet365</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a> to be top Bangladesh batsman.</p><p>Pakistan can probably feel hard done by that they are not in the last four. They beat England, after all, with a sensational show and showed that they were superior to New Zealand by giving them a beating.</p><p>In the end, they will rue that awful start against West Indies at Trent Bridge when their batting was razed. As time has gone on, and West Indies have been exposed as no-hopers, it looks a truly terrible performance.</p><p>One of the major disappointments of their campaign has been Imam-ul-Haq. He came into the tournament with so much promise after a run glut against England but he hasn’t delivered.</p><p>Could this be his time? Well, the 5.5 (9/2) that Betfair and Paddy Power offer is a big price about top Pakistan bat and, statistically at least, we know it should be shorter.</p><h2>Best Bet</h2><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="BetFair Odds">Back Imam-ul-Haq top Pakistan bat at 5.0 (4/1) with </a><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Betfair</a></p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=163&amp;a=615e7c38-c0fe-485b-9b38-e2a564caf4c9&amp;f=3" target="_blank" title="Get 10% back on ICC Cricket World Cup losses every week, up to £100 in free bets."><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0010/1348480/WHC_27042_CIRCKET_ICC_WC_IN_PLAY_INSURANCE_1280x480.jpg" style="width:100%;height:100%" /></a></p><div> </div></div>
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