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India vs Bangladesh Cricket Betting Tips - Agarwal set to dominate 2nd Test

Bangladesh look to Rahim for inspiration at Eden Gardens
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India were comfortable winners in the 1st Test against Bangladesh (Getty Images)
The 2nd Test match between India and Bangladesh will be the visitors’ first experience of the pink ball and day/night Test cricket. India are huge favourites with an upset very unlikely but there is value in Mayank Agarwal and Mushfiqur Rahim in the run scoring markets.

India Form

India are clear favourites at 1.08 after winning seven Test matches in a row and will likely extend that record to eight. India were dominant in the 1st Test at Indore after dismissing Bangladesh for 150 runs in the first innings.

Mayank Agarwal continued his impressive form with a score of 243 in India’s total of 493 runs. I tipping him to score a first innings score of 50+ runs at 2.25 while he is paying 4.50 to convert that into another 100+ run score.

India won the match by an innings at 130 runs. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the hosts’ bowlers taking match figures of 7-57. He can be backed at 5.00 to be India’s best first innings bowler.

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India are likely to go with the same line-up. Considering it is a day/night pink ball Test they are unlikely to pick an extra spinner. Pitch conditions could still prove that wrong but the swing the pink ball provides in the evening should sway the decision to select one spinner.

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Mayank Agarwal has scored three 100+ scores in his last five Test matches (Getty Images)

Bangladesh Form

Bangladesh have lost their last five completed Test matches and doesn’t look like  turning around anytime soon. After winning the toss and batting first at Indore in the 1st Test, they let themselves down by only scoring 150 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim top scoring with 43 runs.

India piled the runs on in response amassing a total of 493 runs, Abu Jayed the pick of the bowlers taking 4-108. Rahim top scored again with 63 runs in the second innings as Bangladesh scored 213 runs. They failed to make India bat again and thus lost by an innings and 130 runs.

Bangladesh can be backed at 21.00 to win the 2nd Test with a draw paying 11.00. There could be value in Mushfiqur Rahim to be the top Bangladesh batsman in the first innings at 4.00.

Bangladesh News

Bangladesh are likely to go with the same line-up especially in the batting department. They have a middle order full of quality but miss the services of suspended Shakib Al Hasan.

India vs Bangladesh Head to Head

India have won eight of the 10 Test matches played against Bangladesh with two draws. In the 1st Test India won convincingly by an innings and130 runs at Indore.

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India vs Bangladesh Betting Odds

India are massive favourites at 1.08 while the bookmakers don't expect Bangladesh to make too much noise at 21.00. A draw will pay 11.00. Virat Kohli is the favourite to be India's best first innings batsman at 3.50 while Rohit Sharma has odds of 3.75. Mayank Agarwal can be backed at 4.00.

Captain Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim is priced at 4.00 to be Bangladesh's best first innings batsman. India dominate the odds in the Man of the Match market where Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are priced at 6.50.

India vs Bangladesh Match Up

The pink ball Test should swing things even more in favour of India as fast bowlers will be brought into the game. It's hard to see how Bangladesh can find a way to upset India. 

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Mushfiqur Rahim finished both innings of the 1st Test against India as the visitors best batsman (Getty Images)

India vs Bangladesh Stats

  • India’s Mayank Agarwal scored 243 runs in his last Test innings.
  • India’s Mayank Agarwal has scored 100+ runs in 3 of his last 5 Test matches.
  • Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim was Bangladesh’s best batsman in both innings in the 1st Test.

India vs Bangladesh FAQ

Where is the India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test match being played?

The India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test match is being played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India.

When is the India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test match being played?

The India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test match starts on Friday 22 November at 07:30 GMT.

Why is a pink ball being used for the 2nd Test between India and Bangladesh?

The pink ball was introduced to cricket so that Test match cricket could be played during the early evening/night. In generally swings more than the red ball, especially at night.


India's Mayank Agarwal was superb scoring 243 in the 1st Test vs Bangladesh. I am tipping Agarwal to continue his fantastic form in India's first innings by scoring 50+ runs at 2.25 while another 100+ run innings will pay 4.50.

On Bangladesh's side only Mushfiqur Rahim showed any kind of form in the 1st Test. I'm backing him to be the Tigers best first innings batsman at 4.00.

1st Innings 50+ Runs Tip: Mayank Agarwal 50+ @2.25 at bet365 - 4 Units
1st Innings 100+ Runs Tip: Mayank Agarwal 100+ @4.50 at bet365 - 2 Units
Bangladesh Best Batsman Tip: Mushfiqur Rahim @4.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Post bet analysis

India only batted once and Mayank Agarwal fell for 14 runs thus missing out on the 50 and 100+ tips. Mushfiqur Rahim performed in the second innings but failed in the first.
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