Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips 28/05/2021

May 26, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips 28/05/2021

Teams Status

Bangladesh

The second ODI could not have played out any better for the Tigers, who scored a decent 246 on a two-paced pitch, thanks to their man-in-form, Mushfiqur Rahim. His century, coupled with Bangla bowlers’ demolition job later on, earned their side a first-ever ODI series win over Sri Lanka.

It was the second-straight player-of-the-match performance for Rahim, who has pretty much single-handedly anchored Bangladesh’s batting in both their wins.

Generally, when the home teams wrap up series earlier than they need to, they field their youngsters and fringe players in the remaining dead rubber. Bangladesh, though, could have a slightly different agenda.

The Tamim Iqbal-led unit still has a lot of firsts to achieve: one of them being clean sweeping Sri Lanka. Thus, they might use a lot of their first-choice players and try their hardest to deprive Sri Lanka of even a consolation win.

Sri Lanka

Granted that the pitch was difficult and the weather did not make things any easier, but there was still not excuse for Sri Lanka to first concede nearly 250 on a pitch where it felt like 350. Then, their naiveté and want of talent was on full display as they collapsed from 71-2 to 122-9.

Captain Kusal Perera, of whom much was expected, failed to lead from the front again as Bangla bowlers ran riots.

Considering the construct of this team, Sri Lanka were not expected to do much in this away series but at the very least they were expected to show some spark in one or two areas. So far across the two ODIs, the positives have been almost nonexistent.

For a consolation win, the Lankans will have to dig deep as Bangladesh on their own turf are clearly so much more better than them.

What do the Sportsbook Say

As expected, Bangladesh are the favourites. 22Bet have Bangladesh priced at 1.58 and Sri Lanka at 2.384. Meanwhile, Bet365 has Bangladesh available for 1.57 and Sri Lanka for 2.37. LeoVegas has Bangladesh available for 1.60 and Sri Lanka for 2.28.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Bangladesh to win @ 1.57

As explained earlier, Bangladesh will still have quite a lot of motivation left to give their all in the final ODI. They have never whitewashed the Lankans and that opportunity has presented itself. With the form Rahim is in and the job their bowlers are doing, they are a good pick even at these short odds to get the victory.

Tip: Tamim Iqbal to score 50 runs – Yes @ 2.625

Tamim Iqbal is a perfectly lovely player and arguably the most stylish one ever produced by Bangladesh. But he has a tendency to fall short when the going gets tough and the pressure is one. Fortunately, for him, there will be zero pressure on him in the final ODI, which makes is just about the perfect stage to do something of note, which we think could be a half century.

Conclusion

Sri Lanka’s stock has finally fallen enough that they are underdogs and tipped to be beaten by Bangladesh. Barring any surprises, they should be dealt with easily in the final ODI as well.

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