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West Indies vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

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After dominating Sri Lanka in the T20I series, West Indies have backed it up really well in the first ODI, which they won by eight wickets quite comfortably. After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Sri Lanka started off really well with a 105 run opening stand. But the West Indies bowlers pulled it back from there, with most of the bowlers chipping in with wickets. Even West Indies started off brilliantly with a 143 run stand between Evin Lewis and Shai Hope. Evin Lewis scored 65 runs, while Hope went on to score a magnificent century of 110 runs from just 133 balls. Then Darren Bravo and Jason Mohammed took West Indies home with three overs to spare. Phil Simmons is more likely to stick with the same winning combinations that won them the first ODI. All eyes will be on Shai Hope, who has been exceptional with the bat in recent times at the top of the order for the West Indies.

Sri Lanka on the other hand will be kicking themselves as they couldn’t build on the 105 runs stand set up by Dhanuska Gunathilaka and Dimuth Karunaratne. Both these players got out in their fifties and couldn’t carry on to score a big one. After the dismissals of these two in a span of just two overs, Sri Lanka was 112/2 and did not get any decent contribution apart from a quickfire 50 from Ashen Bandara. They were bundled out for just 232 runs in 49 overs, which was way below average. They just picked up two wickets which were picked by Dushmantha Chameera. Sri Lanka will be looking for a turnaround after losing the T20I series. Similar to the T20 series where Sri Lanka bounced back after losing the first match, they are more likely to do so here as well. Sri Lanka might make some changes to the playing XI and also might get in the veteran Suranga Lakmal.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Dafabet, West Indies are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.45 odds, while Sri Lanka are placed at 2.78 odds. West Indies are placed at 1.40 according to the Betway sportsbook, while Sri Lanka are placed at 2.87 odds. According to 10Cric, West Indies are placed at 1.37 odds and Sri Lanka are placed at 2.85 odds.


Tipster’s Angel

Unlike the first ODI, this is going to be an even tighter contest as Sri Lanka are expected to bounce back with a better performance. Sri Lanka has a better edge over West Indies by considering the recent head to head performances.

Tip: Shai Hope Total Runs Over 34.5 @ 1.83

The West Indies managed an eight wicket win courtesy of an exceptional innings of 110 from the bat of Shai Hope. He has played 79 matches and has scored 3399 runs in the 74 innings that he has batted. He has scored 17 half-centuries and 10 centuries including a highest score of 170. He has scored 354 runs in the last five innings at an average of 70.8 including a highest score of 115. Also, he has scored more than 34 runs in four of those five matches. Apart from that, he has scored more than 34 runs in seven of the last ten innings that he has played. Against Sri Lanka, Hope has score 425 runs in the seven innings that he has played against them at an average of 60.71. Also, he has scored over 34 runs in five of the seven innings that he has played against Sri Lanka. So it is more likely that Shai Hope will score more than 34.5 runs at 1.83 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: Dhanuska Gunathilaka Total Fours Over 2.5 @ 2.30

Dhanuska Gunathilaka was in exceptional form in the T20I’s and also in the first ODI where he scored 55 runs. In the 38 innings he has played, he has scored 1304 runs at an average of 35.24. He has hit 135 fours and 16 maximums at an average of 3.5 fours per match. In the last five innings, he has hit 35 fours at an average of seven fours per match. Also, he has hit over 2.5 fours in three of the last five matches. In the last ten matches, he has hit 45 fours at an average of 4.5 fours per match. In the two innings that he has played against West Indies, he has scored 67 runs at an average of 33.55, which includes eight fours at an average of four fours per match. So it is more likely that Dhanuska Gunathilaka will hit more than 2.5 fours at 2.30 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Conclusion

Similar to the T20I series where Sri Lanka bounced back after losing the first match, they are more likely to repeat the same in the second match of this ODI series as well. West Indies will try to clinch the series in the second match itself.

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