Sri Lanka vs India betting tips

Sri Lanka vs India – 1st ODI Betting Tips

Sri Lanka will face off India in the three-match ODI series, starting from Sunday in Colombo.

The home team in these fixtures will be coming in with low on confidence as they are having a real struggle in finding a right balance ever since the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup and because of this reason, they have already lost nine out of 17 matches played with just seven wins.

Therefore, the coaching staff will be hoping that the players will take this series as an opportunity to get the better of one of the big boys in international cricket, that too while playing in home conditions.

On the other hand, the Men-in-Blue are coming in this contest in a rather testing phase as most of the first-team members of the limited-overs squad are currently in England where they are preparing to face Joe Root’s men in a Test series.

Therefore, the coaching staff will be hoping that the youngsters will take this opportunity and showcase their talent at the highest level.

Both teams have competed in 159 matches in the history of the 50-over format where India have a far superior record with 91 wins compared to 56 victories of Sri Lanka.

In the last 10 years, the record looks even more ominous for the Islanders as the 2011 World Cup winners have won 23 out of 30 matches and suffered just six defeats.

Sri Lanka Form and Team News:

Sri Lanka have named a very inexperienced squad for the ODI series against India which does not include the likes of veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal, hard-hitter Kusal Perera and pacer Suranga Lakmal.

Therefore, most of the players are still relatively unknown at the international level and it will be interesting to see how they will cope up to the pressure.

In the batting department, the home team will be relying on the likes of captain Dasun Shanaka, his deputy Dhananjaya de Silva and Avishka Fernando to score bulk of the runs.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana along with the spin duo of Lakshan Sandakan and Akila Dananjaya to produce timely breakthroughs.

India Form and Team News:

India have also named the squad without the likes skipper Virat Kohli, his deputy Rohit Sharma and many others.

In their absence, the team will be relying on the likes of stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan, top-order batsman Manish Pandey, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav and hard-hitting all-rounder Hardik Pandya to score bulk of the runs.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Nadeep Saini, Bhuvneshwar Kumar along with the spin trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya to produce timely breakthroughs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Bangladesh will be clear favorites to win the second game of the one-day series to be played at Harare Sports Club. For the second ODI, India are placed at 1.13 odds, while Sri Lanka is at 5.40 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Both teams have named inexperienced squads for the series variety of reason.

However, looking at the overall composition of the teams on paper, India still look a far formidable unit compared to the home team.

Therefore, the prediction is for Shikhar Dhawan-led unit to secure an easy win in the three-match series.

Shikhar Dhawan’s excellent record against Sri Lanka

Left-hander will be looking to lead from the front with the bat in this ODI series. Shikhar Dhawan will take heart from the fact that he has excellent numbers against Sri Lanka in the 50-over format.

In 16 matches, Dhawan has scored 983 runs at an average of 70.21 with four centuries and five half-centuries. So we expect Shikhar Dhawan to score 50 runs or more in this [email protected].

Sri Lanka’s unbeaten run in white-ball cricket at home

The Islanders have managed to complete a clean sweep over teams like Bangladesh and West Indies. The side have managed to win six matches on the bounce in matches played at home and will be looking to continue their good form against India. So we can expect Sri Lanka to beat India by a close margin at [email protected].


Expect India to register a comfortable over Sri Lanka at Colombo.

  1. Shikhar Dhawan to score 50 runs or more in this [email protected]
  2. Sri Lanka to beat India by a close margin at [email protected]

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