Australia vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Betting Tips 13/02/2022

February 13, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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Australia vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Betting Tips 13/02/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The second T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka will be played on Feb 13 (Sunday) at Sydney Cricket Ground. The match is to begin at 1:40 pm IST.

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The opening T20I was a flop show for most Aussie batters, except for BBL stalwart Ben McDermott and perhaps Marcus Stoinis. All of the rest failed and must have breathed a sigh of relief when their own bowler bailed them out.-

McDermott had a big hand in the hosts posting 149-9, which was obviously a modest total at best but especially considering that Australia were 80-1 at one point.

Fortunately for Aussie batters though, their bowling teammates were on their game, with Aussie quicks finding early breakthroughs before Adam Zampa wreaking havoc in the middle overs.

Statistically speaking, Josh Hazlewood (4 for 12) was the pick of the bowlers but Zampa (3 for 18) was the one that got rid of the cream of the Sri Lankan batting.

Despite the win, the Aussies certainly did not find their top gear in this game. But this being just the opening act of a five-match series, better collective showings surely must be in the offing.

Sri Lanka

As it happens so often with Sri Lanka, their batters failed after their bowlers had impressed, leading to their defeat.

A target of 150, in this day and age, even on an Australian track, was pretty much achievable but the islanders lost wickets early in their run chase and then always played catch up.

Two batters showed some resistance – one from the top order and the other from lower. Opener Pathum Nissanka made a battling 36 off 37 before number seven batter Dinesh Chandimal contributed an unbeaten 25 off 16.

The entire middle order collapsed against the spin of Zampa, which is a tad surprising for a Sri Lankan side that has traditionally been known to be good against spin.

But then again this was just the opening act of a long series and the Lankans did have their positives in the game – especially with the ball.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Australia are the favourites for the second T20I. Parimatch has Australia priced at 1.13 and Sri Lanka at 5.60. Paripesa has Australia available for 1.11 and Sri Lanka for 7.1. Lastly, Sportsbet has Australia priced at 1.16 and Sri Lanka at 5.40.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Ben McDermott to score more than 23.5 runs @ 1.87

We backed him to score runs and he did do that for us in the first T20I. You all must know by now how highly we at BetNinjas think of Ben McDermott. Now that he has tasted runs and got his confidence back at international level, there is no reason to think he wouldn’t do it again. We’ll ride this ride again. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Sri Lanka total runs in Over 1 – under 5.5 @ 1.72

After losing so many early wickets, a bit of caution and composure on the part of Sri Lankan batsmen – especially early on – is in order. We expect the pairing of Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka to err on the side of caution in the first over, which means they might not cover the 5.5-run spread. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


Australia did look vulnerable in the opening match but they still remain the firm favourites not just to win the series but also inflict a whitewash defeat on their guests. We expect a stronger showing from them in the second T20I and a more dominant win.

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