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Namibia vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips 18/10/2021

Teams Status

Namibia

Namibia played five T20Is this month in Dubai to prepare for this tough test against Sri Lanka. They started their warm-up campaign with a win over their hosts, UAE, and then upset Scotland in the follow-up game.

Then came a win over Papua New Guinea, which added more to their momentum but then came back-to-back defeats that must have deflated their confidence a bit.

The first one was more surprising since it came against Oman, and it wasn’t even close. Then, the Scots avenged their earlier defeat in a high-scoring match.

Namibia have shown that even if the results might not go their way always, or often, their batters have a few hits in them and can score runs.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, the 2014 T20 world champions, came to the Middle East for their World T20 campaign on the back of a humiliating whitewash at home to South Africa.

In the four matches, they’ve played since they’ve had their wobbles but still managed to remain unbeaten. Victories over Oman (twice), Bangladesh, and Papua New Guinea must have restored some of their confidence.

That confidence reflected in the remarks of their captain Dasun Shanaka, who recently found similarities in the current side and the one that won the tournament seven years ago.

“If you recall, that squad had a lot of variety and depth,” he said. “And with the youngsters, we have coming through now I feel have the same potential, but the only thing lacking is the experience.”

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Sri Lanka are massive favourites for this fixture. 22Bet has Sri Lanka priced at 1.15 and Namibia at 5.45. Betway has Sri Lanka available for 1.12 and Namibia for 5.50. Lastly, Dafabet has Sri Lanka priced at 1.13 and Namibia at 6.40.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Top batsman for Sri Lanka – Avishka Fernando @ 4.98

The young Avishka Fernando has a batting average of just 13 in T20Is but his form lately has been superb, as evident in scores of 83*, 33, 62*, and 61 in his last four innings. We believe he can continue to be a monster against minnows, at the very least, which is why he can easily be Sri Lanka’s highest scorer in this game. The play can be found on 22Bet.

Tip: Total runs for Namibia in over 1 – under 5.5 @ 1.80

Namibia haven’t faced a giant such as Sri Lanka in a while. Granted that Sri Lanka aren’t what they used to be but they are still way bigger than Namibia. Therefore, the African openers might want to pay their respect and be wary earlier on in their innings. The first over, especially, could be quiet. We back them to score less than 5.5 runs off the first over. The play can be found on Dafabet.

Conclusion

The odds on Sri Lanka are too low to bet on. Thus, it’s better to test other markets than go for a heavy chalk play. They should win this easily, nonetheless.

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