India vs Sri Lanka 2st T20I Betting Tips 26/02/2022

February 25, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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India vs Sri Lanka 2st T20I Betting Tips 26/02/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The second T20I between India and Sri Lanka will be played on Feb 26 (Saturday) at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. The match is to begin at 7pm IST.

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Indian batters hadn’t flexed their muscle all through the Windies series but the finally managed to do so in the series opener against Sri Lanka, almost cracking a 200.

The Men in Blue batted first, with Ishan Kishan, the most expensive IPL player, hitting 89 off just 56 balls but missing out on his maiden T20I ton.

Captain Rohit Sharma, usually the master blaster, took a back seat to facilitate Kishan, with the duo forming a 111-run stand for the opening wicket, to which fireworks were provided by Shreyas Iyer, who hit an unbeaten 57 off 28 laden with boundaries.

In the second innings, the Indian bowlers were in control from the get go, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar removing Pathum Nissanka on the very first ball of the innings and the run chase was never on from that moment.

Indians were ruthlessly efficient in the opener. Let’s hope the series’ rest of the matches are more competitive than this.

Sri Lanka

Almost everything that could have gone wrong for Sri Lanka, went wrong in the series opener as they ended up losing by a massive 62 runs.

The bowlers found no joy, the batsmen had no luck and so the result was a lopsided loss, which has the potential of shattering their confidence for the rest of the tour.

The way Sri Lanka are composed, their push has to come from their bowlers because if the bowlers fail then their batters do not have enough firepower to chase down big totals. Only when the bowling unit can restrict the opposition to small totals can they expect the batters to give the chase a serious try.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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India are the favourites for the second T20I. Parimatch has India priced at 1.16 and Sri Lanka at 5.10. Paripesa has India available for 1.16 and Sri Lanka for 5.55. Lastly, Sportsbet has India priced at 1.16 and Sri Lanka at 5.30.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Pathum Nissanka to score more than 17.5 runs @ 1.87

Granted that Pathum Nissanka failed spectacularly in the first T20I but that is not an indictment on his talent. One innings does not define any player. Nissanka’s body of work is pretty decent for us to be deterred by just one setback. We’re going to back him to make up for the golden duck in series opener. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Total runs over 298.5 @ 1.90

Sri Lanka cannot possibly bat any worse than they did in the first game. If they bat first, all we need of him is to get to 150 and India would do the rest to cover this spread. If India bat first, then our task is made even easier as there is no reason for the hosts to not aim for 200 again. The odds for this play have been sourced from Parimatch.


Sri Lanka beat India when the latter toured the former last year. It is now the Indians’ turn to avenge that defeat.

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