Bangladesh v England 2nd ODI tips: Stokes and Ball can perform in Mirpur
Bangladesh v England
- 2nd One Day International
- Sunday, October 9th
- Play starts: 09:30 BST
- Quaid-e-Azam Stadium, Mirpur
- Live on Sky Sports 2
Bangladesh v England 2nd ODI tips
The tourists can wrap up a One Day International series win with victory in Mirpur, as Coral cricket experts give their Bangladesh v England 2nd ODI tips.
A thrilling 21-run victory over their hosts in Dhaka, courtesy of some excellent pace and spin bowling from debutant Jake Ball and Adil Rashid respectively, puts Trevor Bayliss’ travelling team in the driving seat.
What are the best bets for the second ODI which follows hot on the heels of the first? Read on and you’ll discover what our experts have picked out…
Ben Stokes wincast to be best away batsman and England win
All-rounder Stokes proved to be top dog at the crease for England in Dhaka, with a maiden One Day century of 101 off 100 balls.
The absence of top order trio Joe Root (rested), Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales (both opted against touring) gives the Durham man time to shine.
Who’d bet against Stokes being best batsman again, with James Vince struggling and Ben Duckett getting his feet under the table at this level?
Coral’s top tip: Side with the Ben Stokes wincast at a fabulous 15/2. He needs to be top scoring tourist with the bat and England win again.
Jake Ball to be top England bowler
If you take a five-for on your One Day International debut as Nottinghamshire paceman Ball did, then you inevitably attract betting attention.
Figures of 5-51 on his England bow in this form of cricket also gave Ball the best economy besides most wickets in Dhaka.
Ball is available at a sweet 7/2 price to be best visiting bowler again. Should a two-day turnaround come too quickly for him, then side instead with spinner Rashid in this market at 11/4.
Imrul Kayes to be best Bangladesh batsman
Opening for the hosts is part-time wicketkeeper and left-hander Kayes, and he top scored in Dhaka with 112.
Hitting 13 boundaries (11 fours and two sixes) put him ahead of even Stokes’ sublime century.
A repeat performance could well be on the cards, especially as the rest of the Bangladesh top order disappointed.
Mashrafe Mortaza to be best Bangladesh bowler
We put forward more pace bowling to pay off in Mirpur, as 33-year-old Mortaza beat all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to be best with the ball in Dhaka on economy.
Taking six wickets in his last four ODIs, Mortaza is definitely in-form. Siding with him to do most damage to England again gives a fine 4/1 price.
Al Hasan alternatively proved to be the only other Bangladeshi bowler to give away an average of less than six runs per over and get wickets. He is thus a 3/1 consideration in this market.
Bangladesh to score the most fours
Although they lost to England in Dhaka, the hosts (28) managed to hit three more fours than the tourists (25).
It is therefore worth backing Bangladesh to do so once more at 23/20. All-rounder Al Hasan and the confident Kayes contributed 21 of those, so they should be looking for big scores and boundaries again.
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