Ireland vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips 20/10/2021

October 19, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Ireland vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips 20/10/2021

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Ireland were superb in their tournament opener, brushing aside the Netherlands by seven wickets and almost five overs to spare.

Coupled with their two pre-World cup wins, they have now won three straight matches, and the memories of their upset defeat to the UAE on October 10 have faded a great deal.

The architect of their win over the Dutch Curtis Campher, whose four wickets in as many balls broke the back of the Oranje batting.

In the chase of an easy 107-run target, they suffered a few setbacks but then Paul Stirling (30*) and Gareth Delany got the job done. 

It was a good result but not much can be read into it since it came against a weak side. In Sri Lanka, the Irish will have their first true test of the tournament.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka were also pitted against a minnow in their T20 opener in the form of Namibia, and they too came away with a dominant win.

The islanders bundled out the Namibians for just 96 – so far the lowest score of this year’s tournament and then chased down the target inside 14 overs for an easy win.

The Irish can, in theory, give a tougher challenge to the Lankans but there still is a daylight difference between the quality of the two sides.

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Sri Lanka are a big, but not massive favourites for this fixture. 22Bet has Sri Lanka priced at 1.392 and Ireland at 2.984. Betway has Sri Lanka available for 1.36 and Ireland for 2.87. Lastly, Dafabet has Sri Lanka priced at 1.40 and Ireland at 3.05.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Highest opening partnership – Ireland @ 2.20

It’s not that we have too much confidence in Ireland openers, but it’s just that we have little confidence in Sri Lankan top two comprising Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera. The Irish team also seems a bit top-heavy so if they find runs, it’s likely to come from their first few batters. Thus, we back the European side’s openers to outscore their Sri Lankan counterparts. The play can be found on 22Bet.

Tip: Highest Individual Score Over 58.5 @ 1.832

Both these teams, but especially Ireland, depending on a few to fetch their runs rather than contributions to be made from all over. When a few batters get most of the runs, chances are that the highest individual score can be sizable. Therefore, we think that someone from these two teams would score more than 58.5 runs. The play can be found on 22Bet.


Odds on Sri Lanka might tempt some lock hunters to go for their moneyline but we’d stay clear as this is a format where a few good or bad overs can decide the game so you never know what surprise there could be in store for you. 

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