Bangladesh vs Pakistan – 1st Test Betting Tips

Bangladesh and Pakistan will lock horns in the opening game of the Test series to be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium in Chattogram on Friday.

Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan make their return to the Test squad. Uncapped players Rejaur Rehman and Mahmudul Hasan earned their maiden call to the national side for this two-match series.

On the other hand, Pakistan have announced their full-strength squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that the side can continue their winning momentum in this Test series.

Both teams have competed in 11 Tests in the history of five-day format where Pakistan have an upper hand with 10 wins to their name. Bangladesh have yet to beat Pakistan in a  Test match.

Bangladesh Form and Team News

Skipper Mominul Haque will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show with the bat and ball in this series opener.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on openers Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shadman Islam, captain Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Mehedy Hasan Miraaz, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed and Taijul Islam to deliver crucial breakthroughs in this fixture.

Pakistan Form and Team News

Zahid Mehmood, Sajid Khan, Abdullah Shafique and Kamran Ghulam have four uncapped players picked by Pakistan for the Test series. Off-spinner Bilal Asif and opener Imam-ul-Haq have made their comeback to the Test squad after doing well in domestic cricket this season.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on Imam-ul-Haq, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace duo of Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali to make crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball in this series opener.

Bilal Asif and Nauman Ali could be preferred spin options for Pakistan for this game.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Pakistan will be firm favorites to win this opening game of the Test series to be played at Chattogram. For the opening Test, Pakistan are placed at 1.32 odds, while Bangladesh at 7.50 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Based on current form, Pakistan will be determined to put in a pitch-perfect performance against Bangladesh in this opening Test.

On the other hand, Mominul Haque-led unit will have to bat and ball exceedingly to get a positive result out of this game.

Therefore, the prediction is for Pakistan to register a comfortable win over Bangladesh.

Tip 1- Azhar Ali’s excellent record against Bangladesh

Veteran batsman has been a bankable performer with the bat for Pakistan in red-ball format. He will take heart from the fact that he has produced impressive numbers against Bangladesh in Test cricket. In five Tests played against Bangladesh, Azhar Ali has accumulated 485 runs at an average of 69.28 with one century and two half-centuries to his name. So we can expect middle-order batsman Azhar Ali to score 45 runs or more against Bangladesh in opening Test@2.50

Tip 2- Fawad Alam to continue his purple patch with the bat

Left-hander has been nothing short of sensational in his second coming in Test cricket. In seven Tests, Fawad Alam has accumulated 513 runs at an average of 57.00 with three centuries and one half-century to his name. Given his outstanding performances for Pakistan in red-ball format, we can expect Fawad Alam to score 30 runs or more against Bangladesh at Chattogram@2.00

Conclusion

Expect Pakistan to beat Bangladesh by a comprehensive Test at Chattogram

  1. Middle-order batsman Azhar Ali to score 45 runs or more against Bangladesh in opening Test- Pakistan@2.50
  2. Fawad Alam to score 30 runs or more against Bangladesh at Chattogram- Pakistan@2.00

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