West Indies v Bangladesh T20 Betting: Tourists Have Great Chance

Ed Hawkins

Monday, July 30, 2018 3:23 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 30, 2018 3:23 PM UTC

The return of Mustafizur Rahman makes Bangladesh a solid bet against West Indies for Wednesday's match in St. Kitts.

<h2 style="text-align:center">T20 Betting: West Indies v Bangladesh</h2><p>Bangladesh enjoyed a 2-1 victory in the one-day series against West Indies and they could show their superiority again in the first Twenty20 of a three-match series in St. Kitts in the early hours of Wednesday (BST).</p><p>The tourists claimed the spoils with a high-scoring thriller in Basseterre on Saturday and we can expect more of the same in the shorter format. We should see runs – lots of them – with two teams who are capable of giving the ball an almighty biff, while perhaps being a little lapse when it comes to the boring side of the game, like detailed plans for opposition batsmen or tight line and length.</p><p><a href="https://a.bookmakersreview.com/record/v?c=147&amp;a=e605009c-af6d-4596-a06f-dbd28d37b12" rel="nofollow">Bet365</a> go 13/8 about a Bangladesh win in the opener and that looks a decent price. It is true that the Windies have a better reputation as a T20 team than 50-over. That is because they are the holders of the world crown. The truth, however, is that they are rated as the seventh-best team in the world. Their standards have slipped and they are only three places above Bangladesh. Indeed there is a fifty-fifty split on the head-to-head in the last four and it should be closer than the layers reckon.</p><p>What will be important at the venue is the toss. In the last 33 results 20 have been won by the side batting first. So Bangladesh could rate a terrific bet if the flip goes their way as we don’t expect the bookies to be alive to such a bias.</p><p>Still, as it stands at the moment it is more than reasonable to rate Bangladesh shorter than they are. By the letter of the value law it is possible to argue that this is a choice affair, so there’s no harm in siding with the Banglas now.</p><p>Mustafizur Rahman is set to return to the Bangladesh team and that is excellent news for their backers. The Fizz, as he is known, has had injury problems and been on the sidelines too often but he now has the chance to remind us all why he was one of the most revered fast bowlers in the world.</p><p>Joining Shakib-al-Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman, Bangladesh have a core of exciting players who are a match for any team. Sometimes they lack discipline but one of these days everything will click and they could start to climb the rankings.</p>
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