Oman vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Betting Tips 07/10/2021

October 7, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Oman vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Betting Tips 07/10/2021

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Sri Lanka did not qualify for the Super 12s stage of the upcoming T20 World Cup, and will instead have to go through the group stage. It is why they have arrived in Oman earlier than others and have set up this brief T20I series against the local side to get some practice under their belt.

The islanders did not have a great time in the T20I series they played last month, in their own backyard, against South Africa.

Having beaten the Proteas in the ODI series 2-1, it was expected that the Lankans would replicate the same level of performance in the shortest format but it wasn’t to be. A 3-0 shellacking by a visiting side that itself isn’t a top side by any means has dampened the Sri Lankan mood that was buoyed by their surprise 2-1 win over India back in July.

Against Oman, of course, they shouldn’t have much of a problem as there is a massive gap in the quality of both sides.


Oman were recently in action in the 50-over format as part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2. Their October 2 encounter with Scotland was not finished due to rain.

Their last foray in T20 format was in August when they played a trio of matches against Mumbai and won 2-1. That Mumbai side featured IPL star Yashasvi Jaiswal so the 2-1 win cannot be taken lightly.

But it cannot also be exaggerated or used to imply that Oman can trouble Sri Lanka. The Middle East side ranks several rungs below the top sides, of which even this weakened rendition of Sri Lanka are a part.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Sri Lanka are massive favourites for this fixture as they should be. 22Bet has Sri Lanka priced at 1.104 and Oman at 6.75. MelBet has Sri Lanka available for 1.1 and Oman for 6.75. Lastly, Dafabet has Sri Lanka priced at 1.11 and Oman at 7.20.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Oman to score under 4.5 runs in over 1 @ 2.20

Oman openers, when they go out to bat, would be aware that they’re out of their depth at this level against a side whose trophy cabinet features a World Cup. There is no way they’d take too much risk in the opening over. This is why we back them to score less than 4.5 runs off over 1. The play can be found on Dafabet.

Tip: Sri Lanka to score over 5.5 runs in over 1 @ 1.80

On the flip side of the argument, Sri Lanka batters would know that they need to flex their arms and play some morale-boosting knocks before the going gets tough against big sides when the T20 World Cup begins. They should play as naturally as possible, and that means strokes from ball one. This is why we back them to score more than 5.5 runs in their opening over. This play can also be found on Dafabet.


It’s a David vs Goliath fixture and we do not see David stands a chance this time around.

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