West Indies vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

March 21, 2021
Akshay Nayak
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

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West Indies are coming on the back of the T20I series by a 2-1 margin against Sri Lanka and then went on to sweep the ODI series 3-0 against the same struggling Sri Lankan side. Just before the series against Sri Lanka, West Indies played against Bangladesh in a three match ODI series and then a two match Test series. West Indies were whitewashed in the ODI series but they bounced back really well in the test series and clean-swept Bangladesh. In the first test, Bangladesh started off well and scored over 600 runs in total. West Indies were set a target close to 400, but they chased it down courtesy of a double century by Kyle Mayers. In the second test, West Indies managed to score over 400 runs in the first innings and also bowled out Bangladesh for just under 300. In the second innings, West Indies were ordinary with the bat as they were bowled out for just 117. But they bounced back really well as their bowlers managed to restrict Bangladesh for just 213 and went on to win the match by 17 runs.

Sri Lanka on the other hand have just won one match in their last ten matches, that too was against West Indies in the second T20I in this tour. After losing the T20I series, Sri Lanka were clean swept in the ODI series. Just before the West Indies tour, Sri Lanka played two test series against England and South Africa. They were outplayed by England in the first test as they bowled out Sri Lanka for just 135 runs and scored over 400 runs before a fightback from Sri Lanka as they scored nearly 400 runs in the second innings. England managed to chase the target of 74 with seven wickets in hand. The second test had the same story but Sri Lanka scored nearly 400 runs in the first innings and had a slight 37 runs lead at the end of the first innings. But they were bowled out for just 126 runs and England chases the target of 164 runs with four wickets in hand.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Dafabet sportsbook, West Indies are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.65, Sri Lanka are placed at 3.15 and the draw is at 7.20 odds. West Indies are placed at 1.66 according to the 10Cric sportsbook, Sri Lanka are placed at 3.05 and the draw is at 6.50 odds. According to the Betway sportsbook, West Indies are placed at 1.61, Sri Lanka are placed at 3.00 and the draw is at 7.00 odds.

Tipster’s Angel

Similarly how West Indies dominated the T20I and the ODI series, they are very likely to do so in the Test series as well. The recent head to head record is pretty even but the current form is slightly in favor of the West Indies.

Tip: Jermaine Blackwood Total Runs Over 25.5 (1st Innings) @ 1.83

Jermaine Blackwood has been in decent form at the top of the order for the West Indies in recent times. He has played 35 matches and has scored 1903 runs at an average of 32.25. He has crossed the 50 run mark in 16 innings and converted two of those into big hundreds including the highest score of 112* against England at this very ground. In the last seven innings, he has scored 307 runs at an average of 43.85. Also, he has crossed the 25 run mark in four of his last seven innings. In the 1st innings of the last five test matches, he has scored 214 at an average of 42.8 and also has scored over 25 runs in four of those five innings. Against Sri Lanka, he has scored 123 runs in two matches at an average touching 30. So, it is more likely that Jermaine Blackwood will score over 25.5 runs in the first innings at 1.83 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: Draw No Bet West Indies @ 1.57

In the last three head to head matches, West Indies has won one match, while Sri Lanka has won one match and the other match ended in a draw. It is even-stevens when the recent head to head matches are taken into account. West Indies have won just one series of their last three series. In the last seven test matches that West Indies have played, they have won three and lost four matches. All four losses came against the mighty England and New Zealand sides but West Indies managed to win one test against England. Then they went on to beat Bangladesh in both the test matches. Sri Lanka have lost both the last two test series that they have played against England and South Africa. In the last five matches, Sri Lanka have lost four matches and the other one ended in a draw. So, it is more likely that West Indies will win this match at 1.57 odds available at the 10Cric sportsbook.


Despite being underdogs in the series against Bangladesh, West Indies were exceptional when it came to chasing a big total or defending a small target. Sri Lanka will be looking to turn tables after losing both the series in this tour.

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