Cricket World Cup 2019 Betting Match 26: Australia vs Bangladesh Predictions

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:50 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019 6:50 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says the Tigers can roar again against a below-par Australia in a corker of a match-up

<div><h2>Australia v Bangladesh</h2><p><strong>Thursday 20th June, 10.30am at Trent Bridge Stadium</strong></p><p>After Wednesday’s thriller between New Zealand and South Africa, <a href="" target="_blank">there is a chance that the World Cup, after quite a wait, might just be coming to life. </a>The rain had dampened enthusiasm and uncompetitive action had done the same, but we’re coming to a run of decent games. This is one.</p><p>We would like to bet Bangladesh here to cause their second upset of the tournament. Their defeat of South Africa early on promised a tournament of ups and downs. It was a false dawn. Note we don’t count Bangladesh’s thumping win over West Indies as an upset. We betted them because we expected it – they are a better team.</p><p>Of course, it is hard to argue that Bangladesh are as good as Australia, let alone superior. But we’ve been far from convinced by Australia, despite their apparently impressive run of results.</p><p>Chiefly, we’re worried about their ponderous batting. David Warner and Arron Finch are often getting the Aussies off to a good start and there is a strong platform for something monstrous. But against India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka even, they just couldn’t put their foot down. They made a terrible mess of a chase of 353 against India when well set at 133 for one in the 25th but they just never got any quicker. Against Pakistan and Sri Lanka they should have posted 400.</p><p>Against a fiercely competitive Bangladesh outfit, who are now eyeing a shock semi-final run, Australia are likely to come up against an army of spinners to test their mettle. There is a chance they could get bogged down in similar fashion and in a chase that could spell trouble.</p><p>We couldn’t make out that Bangladesh are ultra-reliable with the bat but they do have the top runscorer in the whole shebang in the shape of Shakib al Hasan. Tamim Iqbal is a firestarter and Liton Das’s middle-order runs against the West Indies were a huge boost. They are fearless with the bat, which should come in handy against what is a good Australia attack.</p><p>Bangladesh are 9/2 (4.5) with <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Bet365</a>, <a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfred</a> and <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank">William Hill</a>. We think they are far more worthy than that and this could rate as stonking value.</p><p> </p><h2>Best Tips for the Match</h2><p><strong>Bangladesh 9/2 Bet365, Betfred and William Hill</strong></p></div>
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