SKY SPORTS cricket man Joe Drabble (@Joe_Drabble) is on the prowl for more big-price winners at the World Cup in the early hours of Thursday.
India v Bangladesh | Thursday 03.30 | Sky Sports 3
The World Cup moves back to the world famous MCG in Melbourne, a venue that holds mixed memories for India and Bangladesh. India lit up the ‘G’ with a superb victory over South Africa earlier in the tournament, while Bangladesh suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka.
India are heavy favourites to reach the semi-finals on Thursday and are looking to maintain their 100% record after six group wins on the spin. The pitch for this match is the same one that was used in the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Group A game which saw Sri Lanka amass 332-1 batting first.
India will be eyeing a similar total against a rather toothless Tigers bowling attack. Virat Kohli is a man for the big occasion and is 9/2 (SkyBet) to be the Top Batsman and 7/1 (Paddy Power) to be Man of the Match. I’m happy to side with the Indian superstar in both markets.
In the bowling, spin starred in Sydney in the South Africa v Sri Lanka quarter-final and I’m turning to another spinner to make an impression in Melbourne. Ravi Ashwin has picked up 12 wickets so far, including three in his last appearance at the MCG, and is 6/1 (888 Sport) to be Top Bowler.
I’m on. Finally a market that has been good to me in the tournament so far – will there be a century in the match. Pile into the YES if India win the toss. Their batting line-up is littered with quality.
India v Bangladesh – Virat Kohli to be Top Batsman (9/2 SkyBet)
India v Bangladesh – Virat Kohli to be Man of the Match (7/1 Paddy Power)
India v Bangladesh – Ravi Ashwin to be Top Bowler (6/1 888 Sport)
India v Bangladesh – Will there be a century scored? ‘Yes’ (4/5 Betway)
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