West Indies vs Sri Lanka betting tips

West Indies vs Sri Lanka – 2nd Test Betting Tips

Host West Indies and Sri Lanka will battle it out for a series victory in the second and final game of the Test series at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua on Monday.

Captain Kraigg Braithwaite will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in this series decider. A win at Antigua will give West Indies their third series win over Sri Lanka since 2003.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be high on confidence after producing a terrific comeback in the first Test played at Antigua. The visitors led by Dimuth Karunaratne will be looking to pull off a series win in the Caribbean.

West Indies Form and Team News

The home side will certainly be expecting a bowler-friendly surface after the opening Test ended in a tame draw.

West Indies produced a fantastic batting performance in the fourth innings in Antigua to deny Sri Lanka after only losing four wickets while batting out 100 overs to claim a draw. This performance will certainly give a lot of confidence to West Indies coming into the series decider at Antigua.

For West Indies, inexperienced batsman, Nkrumah Bonner, was the star of the show with the bat. The 32-year old notched up his maiden Test century to help the West Indies bat out the whole final day and secure a draw. He was well supported by Kyle Mayers, who chipped in with a crucial half-century with the help of five boundaries.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, and Joshua De Silva to do the bulk of the scoring.

Middle-order Jermaine Blackwood will be looking to get back amongst the runs after perishing for low scores in the first Test.

After assessing the pitch conditions, the home side might include Jomel Warrican in place of Alzarri Joseph, who an ordinary game with the ball.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the experienced trio of Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, and Shannon Gabriel to make crucial breakthroughs.

In the first innings, Jason Holder bowled well and claimed five wickets in 17.4 overs, while Kemar Roach and Rahkeem Cornwall chipped in with crucial wickets for West Indies.

Sri Lanka Form and Team News

The visitors will take heart from the fact that they made to stage a comeback strong and nearly pulled off a win at Antigua. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne will be hoping that senior players can deliver the goods with bat and ball.

After batting poorly in the first innings, Sri Lanka put in a decent bowling performance to dismiss West Indies for less than 300 runs, courtesy Suranga Lakmal’s five-wicket haul.

With a run-deficit of 102 runs, Sri Lanka produced a splendid fight back with the bat and posted close to 500 runs, courtesy Pathum Nissanka’s maiden hundred.

For this series decider, the onus will be on the likes of Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, and Dhananjaya de Silva.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Suranga Lakmal and Vishwa Fernando to make crucial breakthroughs with the new ball. Spinner Lasith Embuldeniya had a decent game with the ball in the first Test.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Host West Indies will be favorites to win this second and final game of the series at Antigua. For the series decider, West Indies are at 1.84 odds, while Sri Lanka at 2.70 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

With the series evenly poised at 0-0 going into the final Test, West Indies will have the slight advantage as they are playing in their home conditions.

Both sides will take positives from the opening Test but the pressure will be on Kraigg Braithwaite-led unit to deliver their best cricket in the series finale in Antigua.

With the inexperienced duo of Nkrumah Bonner, Rahkeem Cornwall and Kyle Mayers put in splendid performances in the first Test, the onus will be on the experienced players to put their hand up and deliver a clinical performance in this contest.

Therefore, the prediction is for West Indies to beat Sri Lanka and clinch the two-match Test series.

Tip 1: Dhananjaya De Silva’s purple patch in Test cricket

Since August 2019, middle-order batsman, Dhananajaya de Silva, has shown tremendous consistency with the bat in the five-day format. In 8 Test matches, Dhananjaya has accumulated 510 runs at an average of 56.66 with two centuries and three half-centuries.

After scoring a crucial half-century for Sri Lanka in the first Test, Dhananjaya will be keen to continue his excellent form in this series decider. So we are expecting Dhananjaya to score 40 runs or [email protected]

Tip 2: Jason Holder impressive performances in the Caribbean

Former Test Captain delivered a fantastic performance with the ball in his comeback game for West Indies played at Antigua. There is no doubt that Holder has been a consistent performer for the side in the five-day format.

In the Test matches played in the Caribbean, Jason Holder has been nothing short of sensational. With the ball in hand, Holder claimed 48 wickets at an average of just 14.70 with five five-wicket hauls to his name.

Given his exceptional performances at home, we are backing Jason Holder to take five wickets or [email protected].


Expect West Indies to overcome Sri Lanka and clinch the Test series at Antigua.

  1. Dhananjaya de Silva to score 40 runs or more-Sri [email protected]
  2. Jason Holder to take five wickets or more-West [email protected]

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