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West Indies vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

Teams Status

After having a brilliant outing with both bat and ball in the first T20I, West Indies were out played by the Sri Lankan side in the second T20I. There were some exceptional bowling spells from Obed McCoy, Jason Holder and Dwayne Bravo which helped them to restrict Sri Lanka to just 131 runs. And they chased it down courtesy of Pollard’s six sixes in an over. West Indies were set a target of 161 runs, but were bundled out for just 117 runs. No one apart from Lendl Simmons crossed the 20 run mark. Their skipper Kieron Pollard is the team’s leading run scorer with just 51 runs in two matches at an average of 25.50. He is closely followed by Lendl Simmons with 47 runs in two matches at an average of 23.50. Obed McCoy and Dwayne Bravo are the joint third highest wicket takers with three wickets each. Phil Simmons is more likely to field the same playing XI despite the poor outing in the second T20I.

Sri Lanka on the other hand bounced back really well after being outplayed by the brilliant West Indies side in the first T20I. Their low score of 131 wasnt enough for the mighty West Indies batsman as they chased it down in just 14 overs. But their batsmen stepped up as they managed to score 160 in 20 overs. And Sri Lanka then defended that total and won by 43 runs courtesy of brilliant spells from Wanindu Hasaranga and Lakshan Sandakan, who scalped three wickets each. And not forgetting the brilliant 95 run stand by Dhanuska Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka. The latter is the leading run scorer in the series with 76 runs in just two matches at an average of 38.00. Even Dhanuska Gunathilaka also has 60 runs to his name in this series. Wanindu Hasaranga is the team’s leading wicket taker with six wickets. Sri Lanka are more likely to stick with the same winning combination.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Dafabet sportsbook, West Indies are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.32. While Sri Lanka are placed at 3.40. West Indies are placed at 1.30 odds at the Betway sportsbook and Sri Lanka are placed at 3.25 odds. Even West Indies are the favorites to win the match at 1.25 according to the 10Cric sportsbook. While the underdogs Sri Lanka are placed at 3.30 odds.


Tipster’s Angel

Despite a hick-up in the last match for the West Indies, they are more likely to come back stronger and beat this regrouping Sri Lankan side. But we might see some fight back from Sri Lanka as they also have a chance to win the series.

Tip: Lendl Simmons Total Sixes Over 0.5 @ 1.65

Lendl Simmons is growing stronger day by day in form for West Indies at the top of the order and has given some great starts. In his T20I career, Simmons has hit 54 sixes in 55 innings at an average of just under six per match. In the last ten T20I matches, he has hit 21 sixes at an average of 2.1 sixes per match. Also, he has hit a maximum in as many as seven matches in the last ten matches. In the current series against, he has hit three sixes in two matches. In the last four matches against Sri Lanka, he has hit five sixes. Apart from that, in the last five matches that he has played at home, he has hit 15 maximums at an average of three sixes per match. So, it is more likely that Lendl Simmons will clear the rope on at least once at 1.65 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: West Indies To Win @ 1.32

In the last five head to head matches, West Indies won four matches and Sri Lanka have won just one match. Also these two teams faced each other for two T20I last year in Sri Lanka, which was clean swept by West Indies. Sri Lanka have lost four of the last five T20I matches and have just won one match. Apart from that, West Indies have won three of the six T20I matches. Sri Lanka have never won a T20I series against West Indies so far. With the likes of Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran in the batting order, West Indies are more likely to put up a big score or chase down a mammoth total. So, it is more likely that West Indies will win the series at 1.32 odds available at the Dafabet sportsbook.

Conclusion

With the T20 World cup around the corner, both the teams will be eyeing to build a team for the same. The Universe Boss Chris Gayle has already made a statement that he wants three T20 World cup trophies under his belt. So this series will play a vital role for the West Indies to build a good team for the World cup.

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