Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) wonders which India team will turn up against Bangladesh in Birmingham.
<div><h2><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=163&a=615e7c38-c0fe-485b-9b38-e2a564caf4c9&f=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0010/1348480/WHC_27042_CIRCKET_ICC_WC_IN_PLAY_INSURANCE_1280x480.jpg" style="width:100%;" /></a></h2><h2><strong>Bangladesh vs India</strong></h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/bangladesh-vs-india-3738816/?mtid=6" target="_blank" title="Bangladesh vs India Odds Board"><strong>10:30 AM - Tuesday 2<sup>nd</sup>, July 2019</strong></a></p><p>This is becoming a fascinating World Cup but not necessarily because of sublime cricket. Mistakes are being made left, right and centre. And it’s who is making them that has made it in-teresting.</p><p>England, India and New Zealand seem to be all saying ‘after you Claude’ as they do their best to appear as mere pretend-ers to the crown. Australia are looking the most powerful.</p><p>England, who were in crises, are suddenly cock of the walk again after downing India at Edgbaston on Sunday. India had usurped them as favourites.</p><p>The Kiwis looked to be making a strong case but they have been exposed as soon as they have run into serious opposi-tion. Pakistan and Australia have scrambled their strong start.</p><p>But it is India who are perhaps the biggest surprise. Against Afghanistan they at least gave us a warning shot. They were sluggish and simple from ball one and were hugely fortunate to avoid a shock.</p><p>Then against England they were a mixture. They fought hard with the ball and were bang in the game at the break. There followed an inexplicable go-slow with the bat, with some sug-gesting India had accepted defeat and were only interested in protecting their net run rate.</p><p>What they will do against Bangladesh, then, is anyone’s guess. They have a psychological hold over the Tigers on the head to head but it’s hard to find a reason to <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/bangladesh-vs-india-3738816/?mtid=6" target="_blank">put your mortgage on them at no better than 1/7 (1.17)</a>.</p><p>For that reason there will be plenty of takers of Bangladesh on the likes of Betfair, looking to get a big price in-running and then closing for profits both sides in-running when they get a foothold.</p><p>There is a more glamorous strategy. There’s a touch of value on Mohammad Shami for top India bowler. Nineteen games in now on our two-year data research, Shami just about qualifies as a worthwhile study. He has five wins in that period and has taken a liking to Edgbaston’s track after troubling England’s top order. William Hill and Betfred go 7/2 (4.5) Shami which is a bit slow on the uptake.</p><p><strong>Best Tips for the Match:</strong></p><ul> <li>Back Mohammad Shami top India bolwer 7/2 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">William Hill</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betfred">Betfred</a></li></ul></div>