Pakistan will take on Bangladesh in the first Test at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Having won the two-match T20 series and the one-off One Day International game, Pakistan will be looking forward to taking a 1-0 lead in this two-match Test series. The second Test will be hosted at the Karachi’s National Stadium in April during the second leg of the tour. The last time Bangladesh played a Test series was against India, where they were comprehensively defeated. On the other hand, Pakistan recently defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 at home to clinch the two-match Test series. The outcome of this forthcoming Test is more or less clear but who cares as long as we are getting that cash into our accounts. Don’t fret, as I have accumulated three of the best markets from this Test match to bet on and you just have to go through them and place your bets accordingly. So, shall we begin?
The next big thing in the world of cricket or the probably the next name in the “Fab Four’ of the gentlemen’s game – Babar Azam. This is the most generous odds I have seen in recent times that too for a batsman who has been in scintillating form with the bat. In 25 matches. Azam has scored 1707 runs at an average of 42.67 including four centuries and 13 half centuries under his belt. When he plays on the Asian soil, his average goes up to 56.35 and has notched up 789 runs with three hundreds and five fifties. Let’s take a look at few of his last Test scores – 60, 100*, 102*, 97, 8, 1, and 104! Can you believe your own eyes? I could not believe my eyes after taking a good look at those numbers! He scored 262 runs in just three innings against the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka with two centuries and one fifty to his name. Royal Panda is offering the best odds of 4.50 for Babar Azam to be the top team batsman for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in the first Test match and that is the most likely outcome.
Tamim Iqbal has been recalled in the Bangladesh Test squad and he will surely strengthen that batting lineup. Iqbal last played a Test match in March 2019 against New Zealand in Wellington and he had a wonderful outing against the Kiwis. In 58 matches, Tamim Iqbal has piled up 4327 runs at an average of 38.98 including nine hundreds and 27 fifties. When it comes to playing against Pakistan, Iqbal has scored 336 runs in four matches at an average of 42.00 and he also has one century against them. In 2019, Iqbal notched up 278 runs in just two matches at an incredible average of 69.50 including one century and two fifties. Recently, he scored 334* runs in a first-class match and that was the highest ever score by any Bangladeshi batsman in first-class game. In the absence of Mushfiqur Rahim from the squad, Iqbal will have to play a massive role to play in their lineup in this Test match. Royal Panda is offering odds of 3.20 for Iqbal to be the top team batsman for Bangladesh in the first Test match against Pakistan and that is the most obvious outcome.
Yasir Shah has been around for a while and he has done decently well enough to hold on to his place in red-ball cricket for his national side. In 38 matches, Shah has picked up 209 wickets at an average of 30.43 including 16 five-wicket and three-wicket hauls. He has only played two matches against Bangladesh and has managed to add 10 scalps to his name at an average of 34.00. Shah holds a phenomenal record when he plays on the Asian soil as he has picked up 152 wickets in 23 matches at a very good average of 24.86 including 11 five-wicket and two 10-wicket hauls. The leg spinner will be an incredible weapon for Azhar Ali in the forthcoming Test against Bangladesh and considering the conditions, once the ball gets old, Shah will be extremely effective in running through that Bangladesh batting lineup. Royal Panda is offering odds of 3.50 for Yasir Shah to be the top team bowler for Pakistan against Bangladesh during the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium and the spinner is likely to win you a lot of money I believe.
The Big Jackpot: You can place an INR 1000 bet on the respective markets mentioned above and you can win a total of INR 11200. But if you take a little bit of risk and parlay the bets and place a single INR 3000 bet on all of them above, you could get yourself an opportunity to bag INR 151200! How does that sound for a return!