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Australia vs Bangladesh betting predictions

MATCH INFO
Australia v Bangladesh
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Thursday, June 20, 10.30am (British time)
Head to head odds: Australia $1.12; Bangladesh $5.50
Last time they met: No result: Bangladesh 182 (44.3 overs) v Australia 1-83 (16 overs) in London, June 5, 2017.


Australia is likely to continue to experiment with its squad, with one eye on being ready for the semi-finals, but it has thrown punters’ plans into disarray ahead of Thursday’s clash against impressive Bangladesh at Nottingham.

The Aussies have played Glenn Maxwell as the sole all-rounder in the past two matches following Marcus Stoinis’s injury, while he was also the only spinner in their victory over Sri Lanka.

With an announcement pending on Stoinis, Australia is likely to give him until after the Bangladesh clash to prove his fitness. If not, West Australian Mitch Marsh is likely to come into the squad as the pace bowling all-rounder.

This is the last match to be played at Trent Bridge for this tournament. The first match was the Pakistan-West Indies clash when the former was bowled out for just 105. Since then it has been a ground of great contests with the runs flowing but also wickets falling regularly.
Australia have played here once which could give them an extra edge, and they are deserved hot favourites with leading cricket bookie William Hill.

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This Australia v Bangladesh betting preview will run you through betting options for match 26 of 48 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

Australia v Bangladesh odds:

For full markets visit the William Hill website.

HEAD TO HEAD BETTING:
Australia $1.12, Bangledesh $5.50
Prediction: Australia leads 18-1 in the head-to-head record between the teams in ODIs. Bangladesh have been rock solid in this tournament, but the Australians still should be too strong again.

TOP RUN-SCORER BETTING:

Australia:
Top five in betting: David Warner $3.50, Steve Smith $3.75, Aaron Finch $4, Usman Khawaja $6, Shaun Marsh $6.50.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v Sri Lanka: Aaron Finch 153
v Pakistan: David Warner 107
v India: Steve Smith 69
v West Indies: Nathan Coulter-Nile 92
v Afghanistan: David Warner 89no

Bangladesh:
Top five in betting: Shakib Al Hasan $3.50, Tamim Iqbal $4, Mushfiqur Rahim $4.50, Soumya Sarkar $5, Liton Das $5.50.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v West Indies: Shakib Al Hasan 124no
v Sri Lanka: Match abandoned
v England: Shakib Al Hasan 121
v New Zealand: Shakib Al Hasan 64
v South Africa: Mushfiqur Rahim 78

Top batter prediction: Australia’s big three of Warner, Finch and Smith have plundered plenty of runs but they have done it with varying degrees of ease. Aaron Finch is scoring freely and has hit twice as many sixes as any other player in it. Meanwhile, David Warner is among the top scorers overall but has looked pedestrian, going at an un-Warner-like strike rate of 77. We have to go with Finch to come up trumps here. Shakib Al Hasan has been a standout for Bangladesh, despite and injury scare, and his ton against the Windies on Monday took him to the top of the tournament scoring charts overall. He is also probably leading the race for player of the tournament. Nonetheless we will try Liton Das against the Aussies at $5.50. He was also outstanding against the West Indies.

TOP WICKET-TAKER BETTING:

Australia:
Top five in betting: Mitchell Starc $3.50, Pat Cummins $4, Kane Richardson $5, Jason Behrendorff $5, Adam Zampa $5, Nathan Lyon $5.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v Sri Lanka: Mitchell Starc 4-55
v Pakistan: Pat Cummins 3-33
v India: Marcus Stoinis 2-62
v West Indies: Mitchell Starc 5-46
v Afghanistan: Pat Cummins 3-40, Adam Zampa 3-60

Bangladesh:
Top five in betting: Mustafizur Rahman $3.50, Shakib Al Hasan $3.75, Rubel Hossain $4.33, Mashrafe Mortaza $4.40, Mehidy Hasan $4.50.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v West Indies: Mohammad Saifuddin 3-72, Mustafizur Rahman 3-59
v Sri Lanka: Match abandoned
v England: Mohammad Saifuddin 2-78, Mehidy Hasan 2-67
v New Zealand: Shakib Al Hasan 2-47, Mehidy Hasan 2-47, Mohammad Saifuddin 2-41, Mosaddek Hossain 2-31
v South Africa: Mustafizur Rahman 3-67

Top bowler tip: No-brainer for Aussie top bowler as we have been on the Mitchell Starc bandwagon from early on and he has not let us down. We will have another dip at the giant left-armer at $3.50. Mohammad Saifuddin has leaked a few runs for the Bangladesh team but has the happy knack of collecting scalps so we will go with him at around $5.

WGL best bets: Australia v Bangladesh

Each of our ICC World Cup betting previews will highlight some potential wins for punters, or where our cricket tipsters think there is value to be found.

Mitchell Starc man of the match $11

Starc is really on the crest of a wave. He was the equal leading wicket-taker in the 2015 cricket World Cup and is on course to do it again here. The Bangladeshi batsmen better be on guard.

Australia v Bangladesh prediction

Pretty confident the five-time champion Australia will continue the march towards another title with a win, but the Bangladesh batsmen have shown no total is safe if they get on a roll. Their success has come largely thanks to the brilliant Shakib Al Hasan but they lack truly dominant players with the ball. Maybe try Australia to win in combination with Aaron Finch to top-score at around the $5 mark.

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ICC World Cup 2019 betting guide
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