West Indies vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

March 8, 2021
Akshay Nayak
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

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West Indies are on the back of two back to back T20I series wins against Sri Lanka, one in their own backyard and the other one was in Sri Lanka back in 2020. The bowlers dominated in the first T20I as they restricted Sri Lanka to just 131. It is a similar story in the third T20I as they restricted Sri Lanka for 131 as well. And they managed to chase down both the totals. But Sri Lanka put up a slightly bigger total on the board as they scored 160 runs. This is where the West Indies struggled as they bundled out for just 117 runs. Lendl Simmons was the team’s leading run scorer with 73 runs at an average of 24.33. Obed McCoy is the team’s leading wicket taker with four wickets. They have included the likes of Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph and Darren Bravo in their ODI squad. The inclusion of Shai Hope is a big boost for them as he averages 46.29 in his last seven innings and is a player to watch out for.

This is Sri Lanka’s fourth series loss in a row, as they lost the T20I series against West Indies in 2020 at home, then two back to back test series losses to South Africa and England. And now lost the three match T20I series 2-1 against West Indies away from home. In the first T20I, Sri Lanka were poor with both bat and ball. They bounced back really well in the second where they scored 160 runs and won the match by 43 runs. Again they were outplayed by West Indies in the third T20. The youngster Pathum Nissanka is the team’s leading run scorer with 81 runs in three matches at an average of 27.00. Wanindu Hasaranga is the leading wicket taker in the series with eight wickets from three matches. Dimuth Karunaratne will take the responsibility of leading the side in the ODI’s.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Home team name Away team name
10CRIC Review 1.43 2.75
MelBet 1.50 2.62
Dafabet 1.58 2.40

According to the Dafabet, West Indies are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.58 odds, while Sri Lanka are placed at 2.40 odds. West Indies are placed at 1.50 according to the Melbet sportsbook, while Sri Lanka are placed at 2.62 odds. According to 10Cric, West Indies are placed at 1.43 odds and Sri Lanka are placed at 2.75 odds.

Tipster’s Angel

This is going to be an exciting contest between eighth and ninth placed teams in the ICC team ranking. By considering the head to head record, Sri Lanka are having a slight advantage over West Indies.

Tip: Sri Lanka To Win @ 2.75

In the last five head to head matches, Sri Lanka have won all the ODI matches against West Indies. West Indies might dominate in the 20 over format, but they are slightly weaker in the 50 over format. In the last five ODI series, Sri Lanka have won three and have lost just two series. Also, Sri Lanka has won three of the last three series that they have played against West Indies. West Indies have lost three of the last five ODI series that they have played. Apart from that, Bangladesh clean-swept West Indies in the last ODI series that they played against each other. So, it is more likely that Sri Lanka will win the first match quite comfortably as they did it in the last five head to head matches. The odds for Sri Lanka’s win are 2.75 available at the 10Cric sportsbook.

Tip: Shai Hope To Score Over 32.5 @ 1.87

Shai Hope has been an exceptional 50 over format player for the West Indies over the last four to five years. In a career span of five years, he has played 78 ODI matches and has scored 3289 runs at an average of 52.20 including the highest score of 170. He has scored nine centuries and 17 half-centuries. In the last three ODI matches, he has scored 238 runs at an average of 79.33. Also, he has scored over 32 runs in all three matches. Fortunately, all his last three innings were against Sri Lanka. In the last six matches against Sri Lanka, he has scored 315 runs at an average of 52.50 including a highest score of 115 runs. So, it is more likely that Shai Hope will score over 32.5 runs at 1.87 odds available at 10Cric sportsbook.


After being outplayed by a strong West Indies side in the T20I’s, Sri Lanka will be looking to return the favor in the ODI series. West Indies have to do something out of the ordinary to pull off an upset here.

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