The third and final T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh, at Lahore, despite being a dead rubber has the promise of being a great contest on a Monday.
The weekend is almost over and the Monday blues have hit all your lives inevitably. With the weekend ending and a new working week starting, all of our lively energy has hit a low but we don’t want our favourite punters to lose their enthusiasm and passion even by a bit. So here we are with some exciting news and numbers. With hosts Pakistan, who have sealed the three-match T20I series by 2-0 already, taking on Bangladesh we have made sure you all have something to look forward to.
It’s an undeniable fact that life just gets better when there’s some cricket on, we’ve brought added value to it. We’ve already seen some great cricket from both ends, especially the veterans- Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Hafeez. To add the cherry to the cake, we have handpicked some really exciting winning bets you can place on the game. You basically have to sit back, relax and enjoy the game while we do the job for you.
As the third and final T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh is all set to be hosted at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan will be eyeing to inflict a 3-0 whitewash on their touring opponents. So, before the action commences let’s start with a fairly reasonable bet that guarantees profitable earnings to make your weekend great. Pakistan opener Babar Azam has been one of Pakistan’s best prospects in the past three years. Looking at his numbers, we’ll realize that his batting trumps the numbers of many of the generation’s best batsmen. But the young man who had a great year in 2018, looks fairly out of touch looking at his recent form. And don’t worry, we have found a bet that fits perfectly with the situation. The condition we have here is Babar Azam is to score under 35.5, so we’ll look at his most recent form first. In his last six T20I innings, the Pakistan opener has scored 34.67 runs on average. Looking at Azam’s numbers at home, he has only scored one half-century in his last five innings at home- 66, 0, 27,3, 13. In those innings, he averages 21.8 runs per game.
All these numbers point at Babar Azam succumbing to his recent form and scoring under 35.5 runs. And with the odds of it happening placed at 1.83, I believe it’s one of the safest yet most exciting and winning bets from the game.
After starting it off with a more reasonable bet, here we have taken flight to reach a little higher with a double earning deal that’s safe as well as exciting. If we look at the surface, Pakistan’s batting looks more strong-bodied than Bangladesh’s but coming to the openers, there’s a certain kind of balance. While the hosts have Babar Azam and Ahsan Ali, Bangladesh are blessed with veteran batsman Tamim Iqbal and the in-form & promising Mohammad Naim. So looking at the form, we have dug deeper into the numbers and found out some really amazing prospects for you punters.
In the last five T20I innings, Bangladesh’s average opening partnership has been 31.2 runs. Whereas, Pakistan’s average partnership in the same span is 8.8 runs. In the last five T20I innings at home, Pakistan have posted opening partnerships of 5.6 runs on average. In fact, Pakistan have posted a higher opening partnership than their opponents only once in their last eight T20I matches. As the odds for Bangladesh to have a higher opening partnership placed at 2.20, I definitely think this is one bet you shouldn’t miss out on.
Looking at the data so far, we have established that although Pakistan has registered comfortable wins in the last two games against Bangladesh, there are certain factors wherein both teams meet midway. While the T20I format screams boundaries and sixes, the number one team in the format is rather traditional in hitting maximums. Even in Bangladesh’s crushing defeats in the last two games, the touring batsmen managed more sixes than Pakistan’s batting unit.
Looking further deep into their numbers, we’ve found out that in their last six T20I innings, in completed games, Pakistan have scored more sixes than their opponents only once. Meanwhile, in their home games, Pakistan have not scored more sixes in the past five matches. On average, Bangladesh have hit three sixes per game away from home. Meanwhile, Pakistan as hosts have hit 1.75 sixes in the past four innings. Overall in the last five T20I innings, Pakistan have managed only 1.8 sixes per game on average.
As the odds for the touring Bangladesh side to hit more sixes placed at 2.62, we believe it’s a bet that will make you enjoy the sixes 2x times and with more than double the excitement.;