West Indies will play the 2nd ODI match against their visitor, Sri Lanka. It will take place at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Northern Ground, Antigua on Friday, March 12. I have picked the best WI vs SL betting tips for you to make some quick cash from the game.
West Indies leads by a crushing eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Antigua. Shai Hope was the star of the show in the opening series. A 143-run opening between Hope and Evin Lewis was quite impressive. Although Sri Lanka's innings had also begun with a glistening century partnership, West Indies had the advantage of knowing exactly what was required and focused on achieving it.
Sri Lanka played a topsy turvy inning, that began with a sparkling 105-run opening partnership, but West Indies continued to strike through the 50 overs, bowling the Lankans out at 232 inside 49 overs. A century from Shai Hope helped West Indies take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Take a look at the top three betting tips from the WI vs SL match predictions for you to bet on.
The oddsmakers are offering odds 1.40 for West Indies to win the match, but I have picked my favourite market from the top WI vs SL team bets which is likely to give you higher chances of winning.
Even though Sri Lanka has beaten the Windies in the past five ODIs played, West Indies did begin the ongoing series with a 3-1 win against the host. That does not obfuscate the fact that Sri Lanka have excelled in hitting the smaller boundaries. Even in the first ODI match, the Windies were at 20 fours while the Lankans were only one run behind at 19 fours. Now let us consider the recently played match in 2020, Sri Lanka hit a total of 89 fours in the 3 matches played which averages to 29.6 four per match while West Indies hit a total of 65 fours which averages to 21.66 four per match.
Also, let's look at the last five matches the teams have played individually. Sri Lanka hit a total of 132 fours while West Indies hit 85 fours from the same number of matches. This averages 26.4 fours per match for the Sri Lankans and 17.00 for the Windies. With power hitters like Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis playing for Sri Lanka, the Lankans would be my favourite to win this bet. You can make this bet at Bet365.com with high betting odds of 1.98 for Sri Lanka to hit the most match 4's in the forthcoming match.
The West Indies players were on fire in the opening series marking the match with some of the best players from the team. Evin Lewis, Shai Hope are among the good players to bet over in the game, but I have picked the top WI vs SL player betting tips from the game out for you.
Shai Hope holds a brilliant record playing against Sri Lanka so far. In the three ODIs played in the 2020 season, Hope held on to his consistency with the bats scoring 115, 51, and 72 runs from the three ODI innings. From the 6 innings that Hope has played against Sri Lanka, he has picked up 315 runs from them, with a brilliant average of 52.50. Hope has played 27 away innings for the Windies and scored 1572 runs at an astounding average of 67.34. Also, Shai Hope was the Player Of The Match in the first ODI smashing 110 runs including 12 fours and 1 six.
Comparing him to another astounding player that is Evin Lewis. While Shai Hope has played 74 ODI innings at an average of 53.10, Evin Lewis has played 49 ODI innings in his career and averages 36.41 from them. Lewis has played 3 innings against Sri Lanka and scored 240 runs from them at an average of 80.00. In the opening match, where the Windies beat the visitor, Evin Lewis scored 65 runs, whereas Hope had scored 115 runs. Undoubtedly, Hope is my favourite for this bet. Bet365.com has offered odds of 1.72 for Shai Hope to score more runs than Evin Lewis in the West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I.
Evin Lewis is an attacking left-handed batsman playing for West Indies. He has a reputation for hitting big in any format of cricket. Evin Lewis and Shai Hope responded with a 143-run opening stand to shut the door on the visitors. From the 22 home matches Lewis has played, he has scored 430 runs at an average of 43.00. Under the captaincy of Kieron Pollard, Lewis has played 9 innings and stacked 386 runs which average at 48.25.
Looking at the last few ODI matches that Lewis has played, he has scored a brilliant 102 runs from 97 balls which includes 6 boundaries and 5 sixes and 99 runs from 99 balls including 13 boundaries and 2 sixes. These were the highest a Windies player hit against their opponent. Lewis has played 31 innings in the second position and has gathered 1290 runs from it which averages at 46.07. Bet365.com has offered betting odds of 1.72 for Evin Lewis to score over 32.5 runs in the forthcoming match against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka To Hit Most Match 4's - @1.90 (Bet365.com)
Shai Hope To Score More Runs Than Evin Lewis - @1.72 (Bet365.com)
Evin Lewis To Score Over 32.5 Runs - @1.72 (Bet365.com)