West Indies vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

March 14, 2021
Akshay Nayak
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

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Yet another masterclass from Evin Lewis and Shai Hope set up a series win against Sri Lanka in the second ODI. These two put up a 192 run partnership while chasing a decent total of 274. Lewis scored a brilliant hundred in just 121 balls including eight fours and four maximums. He was well supported by Shai Hope as he backed his century in the first ODI with 84 runs of 108 balls including six fours. Then Nicholas Pooran along with a couple of cameos from Pollard and Allen steered the West Indies home. Alzarri Joseph and Jason Mohammed were exceptional with the ball as they picked up two and three wickets respectively. Even Jason Holder and Akeal Hosein chipped in with one wicket each. Shai Hope is the leading run scorer with 194 runs in just two matches at an average of 97.00. Also, he is well supported by Evin Lewis with 168 runs at an average of 84.00. The batting all-rounder Jason Mohammed is the leading wicket taker with five wickets. West Indies are more likely to have Kyle Mayers and Romario Shepherd in the final ODI.

Sri Lanka bounced back with a better performance with the bat as they put up 273 runs on the board while batting first courtesy of a spectacular batting performance by Dhanuska Gunathilaka, who scored 96 runs of just 96 balls including 10 fours and three sixes. They also got some healthy contributions from Dinesh Chandimal and Wanindu Hasaranga with 71 runs and a quick-fired 47 runs respectively. Lakshan Sandakan managed to break the 192 run stand between Lewis and Hope but was a little too late. Double scalps from Nuwan Pradeep and Thisara Perera took the match deep but couldn’t hold on. Dhanuska Gunathilaka is the team’s leading run scorer with 151 runs at an average of 75.50. Apart from him, no other batsman crossed the 100 run mark. Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera and Dushmantha Chameera have picked up two wickets each. Sri Lanka also could make some changes to the playing XI and give a chance to the remaining players.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Home team name Away team name
10CRIC Review 1.37 2.85
Betway 1.45 2.62
MelBet 1.43 2.62

According to the Dafabet, West Indies are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.47 odds, while Sri Lanka are placed at 2.70 odds. West Indies are placed at 1.45 according to the Betway sportsbook, while Sri Lanka are placed at 2.62 odds. According to Melbet, West Indies are placed at 1.43 odds and Sri Lanka are placed at 2.62 odds.

Tipster’s Angel

The third ODI might be just a formality for West Indies or they could go for the win as they have a chance to clean sweep the series. But Sri Lanka will be looking to win this match to avoid the clean sweep and also will play for pride. West Indies are more likely to win the match by considering their recent form.

Tip: Dhanuska Gunathilaka Total Runs Over 28.5 @ 1.83

Dhanuska Gunathilaka has been exceptional for Sri Lanka in the limited over cricket at the top of the order. He has scored 1400 runs in the 40 matches that he has played in his international career at an impressive average of 36.84. He has scored two centuries and ten half-centuries including a highest score of 133 against Pakistan. In his last five innings, he has scored 329 runs at an average of 65.8. Also, he has scored over 28 runs in four of his last five innings. He has played just three innings against the West Indies and has scored 163 runs at an average of 54.33. In this series he has scored 55 runs and 96 runs in the first and the second ODI respectively. So, it is more likely that Dhanuska Gunathilaka will score over 28.5 runs at 1.83 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: West Indies Fall of First Wicket Over 34.5 Runs @ 1.83

Shai Hope and Evin Lewis have been exceptional at the top of the order for West Indies in this series. They have stitched an opening stand of 335 runs in just two matches in this series at an average of 167.50. In the first ODI, the opening partnership was 143 runs and in the second one, it was 192 runs. Both Lewis and Hope have scored over 150 runs in this series so far. Hope has played 80 matches and has scored 3483 runs at an average of 53.58. While Evin Lewis has scored 1778 runs in 53 matches at an average of 37.82. While opening the batting Lewis averages over 37 and Hope averages around 90. So it is more likely that Evin Lewis and Shai Hope will add more than 34.5 runs as they have done in the first two ODI’s. The Betway sportsbook offers 1.83 odds for the same.


West Indies will be hoping to win this match and take all the momentum going into the test series. Sri Lanka would want to forget what happened so far in this tour and focus just on the next ODI before thinking about the test series.

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