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England conquerors Bangladesh in South Asia QF clash with India

Bangladesh (4/1 with Coral to qualify for the semis) did exactly what they needed to do to reach the quarter-finals of the ICC World Cup, by beating the three weakest teams in Pool A, Afghanistan, Scotland and England.

However, it seems they will be up against it in the first knockout fixture against fellow South Asian nation India, who came top of Pool B and are heavily odds-on at 1/6 for victory.

But Bangladesh do have a famous World Cup win to their name against the Men in Blue in 2007, which effectively knocked out the latter in group stages.

The Tigers still have two of their key batsmen from that day, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, who both hit half centuries that day. You can back them at 4/1 and 7/2 respectively to top score for Bangladesh.

Mahmudullah Riyad, meanwhile hit a brilliant hundred to help this tournament to help down woeful England, and he is a 7/2 chance in the same market.

Bangladesh also have skipper and bowler Mashrafe Mortaza still amongst their ranks. The 31-year-old got super figures of 4-38 eight years ago against the Indians, and is 7/2 to be best with the ball for his nation once more.

However, India, are just one of two teams this tournament (the other being co-hosts New Zealand) to have won all six of their matches so far. They topped their group by four points, and are 4/1 joint-third favourites to defend their World Cup crown.

The 2011 champions will be hoping the likes of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina, who all hit hundreds in Pool B, will be on form again. They are respective 11/4, 11/4 ad 6/1 chances to be best batsman for their nation.

Mohammed Shami currently sits in second place in the bowling ranks this World Cup so far, having taken 15 wickets at an average of just 12.60, and he is 5/2 to get the bets figures for the Men in blue again.