Sri Lanka vs England betting tips

Sri Lanka vs England – 2nd Test Betting Tips

Sri Lanka and England will face off in the second Test of the two-match series, starting from Friday in Galle.

The home team will be coming in this match extremely low on confidence after suffering a seven-wicket defeat in the series opener.

Therefore, the team management along with the captain will be hoping to see a reaction from the players in the all-important encounter.

On the other hand, England are coming in this match high-on-confidence after a clinical performance in the first Test at the same venue.

Despite being in a position where they cannot lose the series, Joe Root’s men are fully aware of the significance of producing a positive result in the second Test against Sri Lanka as they are still in the hunt of cementing a spot in the final of the inaugural edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship which will be played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in the summer of 2021.

Therefore, the team management will be hoping to see the players continue their impressive run and seal the series.

Sri Lanka Form and Team news:

After a disappointing performance in the series opener, the home team might look to make a few changes, especially in the batting department where the hosts faltered in the first innings and were bundled out for just 135 on the opening day and lost five wickets to England’s off-spinner spinner Dom Bess.

Roshen Silva will be slotted into the playing XI as Kusal Mendis has been dropped for the final Test, while Dimuth Karunaratne has been ruled out due to injury.

In the batting department, Sri Lanka will be depending on the likes of Captain Dinesh Chandimal, in-form Lahiru Thirimanne and veteran middle-order batsman Angelo Mathews to score bulk of the runs.

On the bowling front, despite a poor performance in the series opener, the reliance will be once again on the spin duo of Lasith Embuldeniya and Dilruwan Perera to produce timely breakthroughs.

England Form and Team News

England, on the other hand, will come in this match feeling good about themselves and are unlikely to make any significant changes in the match-winning playing XI of the first Test.

However, with all-rounder Moeen Ali recovering from coronavirus, it will be interesting to see if the visitors are tempted to bring him in place of either Bess or Jack Leach.

The 33-year-old might make his way into the playing XI in place of one of the opening batsmen as well as both Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley struggled in the series opener.

In the batting department, England will be relying on in-form captain Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler to score bulk of the runs.

On the bowling front, just like the first Test, the onus will be on the spin duo of Dom Bess and Jack Leach to produce timely breakthroughs and put the home team’s batting under pressure. James Anderson might come into the side for Mark Wood, who looked unimpressive in the first Test.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, England will start as outright favorites to win this second and final game of the series to be played at Galle. For the final Test, England are placed at 2.10 odds, while Sri Lanka at 2.65 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

In the first Test, Sri Lanka managed to fightback in the second innings but it was not enough for them to avoid the defeat.

Even though that fightback was admirable, there is no reason to believe that the England team, who are on a roll, will let the home team comeback once again and haunt them.

Therefore, the prediction is for the visitors to win the match and seal the series with the score of 2-0

Tip 1: Joe Root’s resurgence as a batsman for England

After failing to score a century against Australia in 2019 Ashes series played at home, Joe Root has managed to make a strong comeback with the bat in Test cricket. The 30-year old seemed to have rediscovered his mojo with the bat and scored big runs in the past 12 months.

Since November 2019, Joe Root has topped the batting charts for England in Test cricket. In 12 Test matches, Root has accumulated 1,009 runs at an average of 56.05 with two centuries and four half-centuries to his name. So we are backing Root to score 60 or more runs @2.50


Expect England to register a thumping win and inflict 2-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in Test series.

  1. Joe Root to score 60 or more runs- [email protected]

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