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Bangladesh vs Pakistan 1st Test Betting Tips 26/11/2021

Teams Status

Pakistan

The limited-overs specialists have left the team and flown back home while red-ball only players have joined the squad after months away from the group.

Like it was the case in the T20I series, the Green Shirts have again added a bunch of names that may not have made the squad had it been a series against difficult opponents or if the series had not come so soon after a taxing T20 season.

Four players of their squad namely Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Saud Shakeel, and Zahid Mahmood have never played a Test match while Bilal Asif and Sajid Khan have played five and two Tests respectively. It shows that this Pakistan squad has a lot of newcomers in it. The question is that will these guys get a chance as well or just carry water bottles, because that has happened in the recent past.

That said, no matter what version of the Pakistan squad gets picked, they will start as favourites against Bangladesh.

Pakistan last played a Test series in August and they drew 1-1 against the West Indies in the Caribbean.

Bangladesh

Talking about Bangladesh, they see the return of three major players. Mushfiqur Rahim, who says he was dropped for the T20Is, is back and so is Liton Das, although Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury.

That should add some spine to the Bangladesh batting which was absolutely woeful in the 3-0 T20I drubbing.

However, the biggest push for this Bangladesh side should not come from any players but from their ground staff, who must prepare a spin-friendly wicket for the home side.

Bangladesh last played a Test match back in July on their tour of Zimbabwe. They won the game convincingly but then it was only Zimbabwe.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Pakistan are heavy favourites for the 1st Test. Sportsbet has Pakistan priced at 1.35, Bangladesh at 6.20, and Draw at 5.90. 22Bet has Pakistan available for 1.32, Bangladesh for 7.5, and Draw for 6.05. Lastly, Bet365 has Pakistan priced at 1.30, Bangladesh at 7.5, and Draw at 6.0.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Double chance bet – Bangladesh or Draw @ 3.42

Bangladesh have less talent than Pakistan but they are at their home and are getting back Mushfiqur and Das. The wicket will also be as per their liking, while Pakistan are carrying a bunch of newcomers. Even if they don’t win, they can force a draw, which is incorporated in this bet. If they are to show any signs of life in this series, it will be in the opening stanza. Being the better side, Pakistan will adjust and put on a better show in the second match, which is why the Tigers need to strike now. The odds have been sourced from 22Bet.

Tip: Mushfiqur Rahim to score more than 24.5 runs in 1st innings @ 1.87

Mushfiqur Rahim is arguably Bangladesh’s best batsman so it was understandable for him to be upset when he was ‘rested’ in the T20I series despite him insisting that he was fully fit. In his absence, the team got thrashed 3-0. He should have a point to prove now and so big innings could be on the cars. We only need him to score 25+ runs though. The odds have been sourced from Dafabet.

Conclusion

The Tigers were maimed in the shortest format. They looked weak and meek. But they say that the most dangerous a tiger can be is when it is cornered. Can Bangladesh mirror this trait of their spirit animal? We think they can.

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