Bangladesh vs Nepal Prediction: Tigers can make a statement in final group game

 | Sunday 16th June 2024, 17:11pm

Sunday 16th June 2024, 17:11pm

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In their ninth appearance in the World T20 tournament, Bangladesh are set to make the Super 8 stage for the first time since 2007.

Going into their final Group D clash against Nepal, the Tigers have won two of their opening three matches and have looked good to this point. Nepal have lost two and suffered one no result and could be on the end of a heavy defeat, as their opponents look to end any hopes the Netherlands have of qualification.

Bangladesh vs Nepal Betting Tips

  • Bangladesh – Fall Of First Wicket – Under 20.5 @ 10/11 
  • Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh Top Run Scorer @ 4/1

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Bangladesh are not expected to make many changes after an impressive 25-run victory over the Netherlands in Kingstown.

With the pitch turning, left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam may be given a role, while off-spinner Mahedi Hasan is also pushing for an opportunity.

Nepal have two left-arm spinners in their ranks and could decide to use either or both of Lalit Rajbanshi and Sagar Dhakal.

Bangladesh – Fall Of First Wicket – Under 20.5 @ 10/11 

There has been a lot of talk about the pitches in this tournament, but Bangladesh have been pretty consistent with the bat so far.

The Tigers have averaged 131 in their three innings to date, with their highest score coming in the most recent match – smashing 159-5 in the victory over the Dutch.

Most of their runs though have come from the middle order, with the opening partnership struggling to give them an early foundation.

In the first three matches, Bangladesh have lost their wicket with one, nine and three on the board and Nepal will feel they can get at the two at the top of the order.

Hossain Shanto has been moved up the order to open and the left-hander has just 22 runs to his name so far in this tournament.

Cricketbanner Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh Top Run Scorer @ 4/1

Nepal are playing in only their second World T20 event and will have learnt a lot from playing against experienced opponents.

In contrast, Bangladesh star Shakib Al Hasan has played in nine of these tournaments and is still performing at a high level.

Now 37, Shakib is still a key figure for his country with both bat and ball and could play a big role in this last group game.

The left-hander is Bangladesh’s second-highest runscorer in this World T20 event – 23rd overall – with 75 runs from his first three innings, including an unbeaten 64 from 46 balls against the Netherlands.

Cricketbanner Bangladesh vs Nepal Odds

Bangladesh are the 2/11 favourites to win the Group D encounter, which takes place in the early hours of Monday morning (BST).

Nepal can be backed at 4/1 to cause an upset and are the same price to score the most match fours, with Bangladesh 1/5 and the Tie 12/1.

Check out our other Cricket Betting Tips here.

 

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