The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign may be racing towards a conclusion but there’s still plenty of drama ahead and followers enjoy another fascinating Saturday double header with two games taking place in the afternoon. Ideal for punters looking to profit from the drama of it all. Here are our top Sri Lanka v India betting tips.
The schedule gets started at 10.30am when Sri Lanka and India face-off in a battle played out at Emerald Headingley in Leeds. Those in attendance are guaranteed an enjoyable outing of top international cricket while supporters unable to make it along to the venue will take advantage of the live coverage offered up by Sky Sports.
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As soon as that result is added to the record books, we will be off to the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester for what will be a gripping match involving two of the sport’s superpowers in Australia and South Africa. The great thing about the schedule is there’s no obvious top of the bill or main event as each match promises to keep us glued to the action.
Our team of cricket tipsters and sports betting experts have led followers to a fair share of profit already this summer and aim to do the same again by previewing both matches played on Saturday. We focus on Sri Lanka v India here, but you’ll also find an in-depth look at the other contest on the cricket section of our site. Bookmark the page to ensure you never miss any of our free cricket betting tips. Our goal is to help you beat the bookies on a regular basis.
There is certainly no shortage of exciting markets for you to bet on in this match. Have your say on the winner of the winner of the contest or play one of the many specials, including the team to score the highest opening partnership, top batsman, top bowler, highest first 15 overs, total sixes, and lots more besides. India are hot favourites to win the match, but we have seen already that nothing can be taken for granted in this competition. Will we be treated to another upset here?
Plenty More to Come from India
As mentioned, India go into the game as betting favourites to claim another important win and their form so far means that will come as little surprise to those who have kept a close eye on this summer’s Cricket World Cup. They have been impressive from the start, landing eye-catching wins and putting up some big numbers along the way, and look a team capable of going on to lift the title. They, perhaps, weren’t given the respect they deserve by traders in the antepost market but there’s no doubt the money men are falling over themselves to keep on the right side of them now.
India were last seen in action on Tuesday when boosting confidence with a win over Bangladesh, getting the job done by 28 runs. The final score that day read 314-9 against 286 all out and that showed just how ruthless the victors were. They got the desired result without ever really breaking sweat and it was obvious to anyone watching there was plenty more to come from this team. They appear to be timing their charge to perfection and, at this point, everything is falling into place for them as they look to claim glory on English soil.
That win in midweek confirmed India’s place in the semi-finals of this competition, but it would be unfair to label it a perfect display as mistakes were made, giving the coaching staff plenty to think about in the few days between beating Bangladesh and playing Sri Lanka. Their opening partnership was a joy to behold, however, with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scoring the highest start of the tournament, coming in at a cool 180.
Sri Lanka Edge Windies in a Stunner
Sri Lanka were also in winning form last time when edging the West Indies in what turned out to be a thriller from start to finish. The victors snuck through by a margin of 23 runs with the scoreboard reading 338-6 against 315-9 at the conclusion of play. That went down as one of the most entertaining games of this tournament so far and we’re confident it’ll be looked back on as one of the best of the 2019 World Cup. It’ll certainly take some topping but as neutrals we hope the next phase is just as exciting.
West Indies refused to go down without a fight and in an even match they more than played their part. It was the determination and grit of Sri Lanka that shone through, however, denied only by a record run chase. The crowds at Chester-le-Street watched on in open-mouthed amazement as Nicholas Pooran and co fell just 23 runs short of breaking the record but it looked for long periods of the match like they’d do it.
The beaten team came out of the game with credit but there was no getting away from just how good Sri Lanka were. Avishka Fernando bashed his way to a maiden century and he really couldn’t have timed it any better. The game-changer was helped out by teammate Fabian Allen who chipped in with a useful 51 to help drive his side across the line. That effort took a lot out of this Sri Lankan side and we’ll see just how much on Saturday.
Priced Like Losing isn’t an Option
Despite that big effort last time, odds-makers have been quick to write off the chances of Sri Lanka doing it again and backers will be surprised to find them trading at a chunky 5/1 with Ladbrokes. If you do fancy the upset, we’d strongly suggest taking advantage of the generosity shown there are many competitors stuck around the 7/2 mark about the same outcome.
India are nailed on winners of this match, according to the trading team, and backers will have to make do with the 1/6 served up by William Hill. There’s not a lot to get excited about there, even for those looking for an accumulator. The jolly to record the highest opening partnership is 11/20 – top price at Unibet – against the 13/8 (Bet365) of their opponents.