Bangladesh’s win against England has thrown the group wide open. It has come down to a must-win for England in their next match if they want to keep their hopes of making it to the next round alive. Bangladesh, require at least 2 points from their next 2 games to stand a chance. Considering one of those games is against South Africa, Bangladesh will know that their most realistic chance will be to get the win against Netherlands. Big match, is this. Who would’ve thought?
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Bangladesh are playing at home and with the baking of their crowd and some talented players in that top order, will be expected to come out all guns blazing. Tamim Iqbal always provides a good start at the top along with his opening partner Imrul Kayes. However, it’s only his partner that seems to be surviving past the powerplays. Junaid Siddique has looked in good touch but is short of runs. Shakib al Hasan also needs a bit of a score. One of these batsmen will be looking to make a mighty contribution today.
The Dutch batting has been miserable, bar the first game. After that first match against England, their batting has faired terribly and no one knows what to expect from them.
Available odds: Tamim @ 3.75; Kayes @ 5.00; Shakib @ 6.00; Cooper @ 4.00; ten Doeschate @ 4.00
that_guy’s picks: Kayes @ 5.00; Cooper @ 4.00 (888sport)
There is no doubt that spinners will hold the key in today’s match. Netherlands are lacking in that part of their bowling department and Bangladesh are the exact opposite with their vast range of spin bowlers. Bangladesh have good spinners in the form of Abdul Razzak, Naeem Islam and their captain Shakib al Hasan. Netherlands on the other hand, have relied on their only specialist spinner in Pieter Seelaar.
Available odds: Shakib @ 4.00; Razzak @ 4.00; Naeem Islam @ 4.50; Seelar @ 3.50; ten Doeschate @ 4.50; Bukhari @ 4.50
that_guy’s picks: Naeem Islam @ 4.50; Bukhari @ 4.50 (888sport)
Bangladesh seem to have enough reason to bring out their best; and playing in front of their home crowds adds to the Dutch misery. Bangladesh to scalp it.
Available odds: Bangaldesh @ 1.22; Netherlands @ 4.00
that_guy’s pick: Bangladesh @ 1.22 (888sport)