Tamim Iqbal-led Bangladesh will take on an inexperienced West Indies outfit in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on Friday morning, January 22.
After handing a drubbing in the first ODI, Bangladesh will be looking forward to sealing this ongoing series in the next fixture. West Indies were completely outclassed and they were literally no match for the Bangla Tigers, who were nothing but rampant. They came at the visitors with everything they had and it paid off eventually winning the game by six wickets and plenty of overs to spare. Shakib al Hasan ran the show with the ball in hand as he had figures of 7.2-2-8-4 - that is jaw-dropping! West Indies will be looking to bounce back in the second ODI but it will not be as easy as they might think. While they prepare to lock horns on Friday, we will look into three of the best player markets to bet on from this game.
The veteran left-hander comes in with truck loads of experience under his hat and he is expected to lead from the front. He was the top run getter for Bangladesh in the first ODI of the series with 44 runs to his name as well. Now, as a matter of fact, Tamim has so far managed to average 40.70 against West Indies scoring 977 runs. The upcoming match will be his 100th ODI at home and in 99 matches, he has scored 3617 runs at an average of 39.28 including 7 hundreds and 23 half tons. While opening the batting for Bangladesh in the 50-over format, he has scored 6941 runs at an average of 37.31 including 13 tons and 46 half centuries. LeoVegas is offering odds of 1.86 for Tamim Iqbal to score at least 32 runs against West Indies in the second ODI of the series on Friday. With the scenarios backing his ability, I doubt he is going to score anything less than that!
One of the best all-rounders in the world, Shakib al Hasan is back in action and the way he made his comeback is quite remarkable. Bangladesh have been producing talents over the years but Shakib has been special and he has proven his worth over the years, particularly in white-ball cricket. He had figures of 7.2-2-8-4 in the first match of the series - he literally gave nothing away, absolutely nothing! He has played 207 ODIs so far and has 264 wickets to his name at an average of 29.79. In 19 matches against West Indies, Shakib has 22 scalps against his name at an average of 27.36. While playing at home, he is even more deadlier as he knows how to use the sub-continental wickets and conditions. He has played 100 matches and has 153 wickets at an average of just a little above 22.0. Bet365 has offered guaranteed odds of 1.57 for Shakib to pick at least two wickets on Friday and that is an assured bet!
The 27-year-old batsman from St Vincent has been roped into this West Indies squad recently and has done quite well. Because he is a decent batsman at the top of the batting tree, he has earned this call up to the Windies ODI outfit. In 14 ODIs of his career so far, Ambris has scored 454 runs at an average of 41.27 including one century and 2 fifties. He has played four matches against Bangladesh and has managed to score 137 runs at an average of 45.66. While he is playing away from home, in 8 matches Ambris has scored 282 runs at an average of 47.0. Ambris has featured in 10 matches while batting at number two and has 403 runs to his name at an average of 44.77. All the scenarios that I have mentioned so far are indicative of the fact that Sunil Ambris will score at least 20 runs against Bangladesh in the second ODI. LeoVegas yet again has come up with the odds of 1.86 for the same and I would suggest you to rush to their website to do the needful.
Tamim Iqbal to score over 31.5 runs - @ 1.86 (LeoVegas)
Shakib al Hasan to pick over 1.5 wickets - @ 1.57 (Bet365)
Sunil Ambris to score over 19.5 runs - @ 1.86 (LeoVegas)