Pakistan is entering their final Cricket World Cup encounter against Bangladesh. They absolutely need a win if they want to get to the fourth-place and catch New Zealand. That result will allow them to book a place into the semi-finals. Bangladesh, however, has been the surprise packages of this World Cup tournament and cannot be underestimated by Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men.
Pakistan v Bangladesh Tips
If Bangladesh secures a win against Pakistan, they will leapfrog them in the table. The Tigers can be backed at 17/10 with 888Sport to get the two points, while Pakistan are currently at 8/15 with William Hill. Even though Bangladesh have been in fine form in this tournament, Ahmed’s side have the necessary qualities to defeat them at Lord’s and end their campaign with success.
Pakistan are threatening on a good day
Pakistan have so far recorded four wins out of their eight matches in this Cricket World Cup. As we have seen against England, when they are on a good day, they are a brilliant team. They can count on their star bowler Mohammad Amir. He has managed to secure 17 wickets from 7 World Cup games and will feature against Bangladesh as their premier strike bowler.
Value on Mohammad Amir
There is little value in betting on the win market of this game, so our suggestion is to back Amir to be Top Pakistan Bowler at 12/5 with bet365. The same operator are offering 12/1 for Amir to be named Man of the Match. This is also another valuable bet considering the good form he is in.
Shakib Al-Hasan has been the best man for Bangladesh in this tournament. He has recorded more than 500 runs and he is still fighting to reach the top batsman award. He is currently in number three but with Bangladesh that won’t be able to reach the knockout stages the chances of him doing so are very slim. Having said that, he is the premier batsman in the Bangladesh lineup. Backing him at 11/4 with Coral to be the Top Bangladesh Batsman in this match it is a decent choice.
Mustafizur Rahman is Bangladesh star at the moment
Al-Hasan is also a very prominent figure in the Top Bangladesh Bowler betting. He can be backed at 100/30 with bet365 and the major betting sites. Mustafizur Rahman is Bangladesh star with the ball having recorded five wickets against India in the last round. He can surely put the pressure on Pakistan batting lineup. He looks the best option to be Top Bangladesh Bowler at 11/4 with William Hill.
Even though this is not a dead-rubber, Pakistan still has the chance to end the tournament with a win. It is however improbable that they will catch new Zealand so it will be Australia, India, England and the Kiwis that will progress to the semis of the World Cup.