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Sri Lanka vs South Africa 3rd T20I Betting Tips 14/09/2021

Teams Status

Sri Lanka

This will be the final T20I match both these teams play before next month’s T20 World Cup. Thus, after this, there will be more than a month-long period of inactivity for both the sides.

If this is not a depressing enough thought, how about the fact that South Africa have already sealed the series 2-0, rendering tomorrow’s match a dead rubber, which almost always is a low intensity affair and never fun to cover.

Sri Lanka have themselves to blame for already surrendering the series. They won the ODI series 2-1 but have been outplayed in the T20I matches, losing the first by 28 runs and the second by nine wickets.

Losing at home to an opponent that is not quite a top side in the same format as the upcoming World T20 should be a worrying sign for the Lankans.

As is often the case with the islanders, their batting failed them in the second T20I. The entire team got bundled out for just 103 as South African spinners ran riots.

Getting tricked by South African spinners on home soil will have to be the lowest of lows for the Sri Lankans, who appear to have fallen in a hole they themselves dug.

South Africa

The clinching of series and the prospect of a pre-World Cup whitewash in difficult away conditions must boost the morale in South Africa camp, and it already has, with spinner Tabraiz Shamsi saying: “South Africa not as bad as people think.”

After losing the ODI series 2-1, the Proteas must have wanted this. They have been the better side and pack more talent, and it showed in the two matches they have won in the T20I series so far.

Their spin has been superb over this sequence and batting reliable.

In the last game, their spin quartet led by Shamsi but also featuring Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram and Bjorn Fortuin combined for eight of the 10 wickets and gave Sri Lankans another taste of their own medicine.

Tomorrow’s game being a dead rubber should provide the Proteas with an opportunity to try untried, or less tried options. Alternatively, they could also retain the same line-up to further solidify their combinations.

What do the Sportsbook Say

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South Africa are the favourites for this fixture. 22Bet has South Africa priced at 1.53 and Sri Lanka at 2.50. Betway has South Africa available for 1.53 and Sri Lanka for 2.40. Lastly, Dafabet has South Africa priced at 1.58 and Sri Lanka at 2.46.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Sri Lanka to win at @ 2.50

Sri Lanka have lost the series but can still regain some of their pride by not losing 3-0. That’s their motivation for the final game. The South Africans have nothing to play for. This is why we like the underdogs in this fixture. The play here is to back Sri Lanka to win @ odds of 2.50 with 22Bet.

Tip: Total Runs Over 290.5 @ 1.995

The conditions are not conducive for batting but in dead rubbers, the bowlers tend to relax a little while the batters take more chances than usual. We expect the batsmen to have a relatively easier time in the final match of the tour and thus the 290.5-run spread for total runs can be met collectively. The play can be found on 22Bet.

Conclusion

With Quinton de Kock back, the Africans are clearly the better side. Whether they take the final game seriously or not will decide the result.

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