Cricket Betting Tips – Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI Match Prediction


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Sri Lanka and India are going to be playing a white ball series of three ODI’s and three T20 internationals against each other. This is an interesting series because India has sent its next generation of players that have already excelled in white-ball cricket.

No other team is playing as few matches as India is in the lead up to the T20 World Cup and this match will be important in locking down the few positions that are not yet filled in the team. Sri Lanka is also going to take this series very seriously. Online Cricket Id It has been on a terrible losing streak and needs to find some sort of form ahead of the T20 World Cup.

The ODI format matches are first up and those require a different kind of skill set completely. Will India’s inexperienced youngsters manage to get the better of the Sri Lankan team at home? We think there are going to be some terrific betting opportunities to take advantage of and we are here to help you find some of them.

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI 2021. The match is going to be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on the 18th of July 2021.


The days when Sri Lanka and India used to play against each other regularly have passed and this is the first time that they will be playing a bilateral series against each other since 2017. There were eight ODI’s played between these two teams that year in successive bilateral series and Indian won 7 out of them.

All five matches that Sri Lanka hosted in Sri Lanka, it lost. That was not a full-strength team that Lanka was up against either.

This year (2021), Sri Lanka has played 8 ODI’s against West Indies, Bangladesh, and England. It has lost all those three series and won one single match in total. That is an embarrassing record that does not bode well for Sri Lanka ahead of this series.

Dasun Shanaka is back as captain and will need to find his best batsman very soon. Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, and Dhananjay De Silva are likely to feature in the playing eleven. Dasun Shanaka might elevate his own position in the playing eleven as well.

With players like Isuru Udana and Wanindu Hasaranga in the lineup, there is no doubt that the Sri Lankan batting has a lot of depth. Whether it actually matters in the end, is something we have to see.

The bowling lineup for Sri Lanka is likely to include Dushmanth Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, and perhaps Lakshan Sandakan. Out of all of these, Chameera has been the most successful in recent matches and is perhaps the best choice for the Top wicket-taker Sri Lanka betting market.

Playing in home conditions should be helpful but Sri Lanka is a shadow of the ODI giant it once was.

India is playing its ODI team minus the players that had to travel to England for the Test Series. This has meant that a number of youngsters are going to get the chance to make a name for themselves. Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, and Hardik Pandya are three experienced players of the team and will lead the way.

Dhawan is an excellent pick to score a lot of runs. You can look at Over/Under markets for his personal score or To Score a 50. We think Prithvi Shaw is going to get a chance to open the batting with Devdutt Padikkal at number three and then Suryakumar Yadav at number four.

Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Nitish Rana are all top-order players as well so India could have no op[tion but to play a few players out of position.

Manish Pandey is in the team and has a lot of experience batting at number 5 in the past.

Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya should both find a place in the playing eleven giving India a lot of depth and flexibility. It is expected that Hardik Pandya is going to bowl regularly in this series.

Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar are almost certain to play while the toss-up for the remaining slot is going to be between Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Varun Chakravarthy.

A lot of options and we will only truly know what the management is thinking at the toss.

The team that wins the toss is going to probably want to bat first and get some runs on the board. Out of 131 matches played here in the past, 71 have been won by the team that has batted first.

There has been some rain around but the forecast for the first match is pretty good. A few clouds will hover around but we should be able to get a full 50 overs a side contest without any trouble. The pitch at the Premadasa is as flat as they come. Cricket Betting Tips Free The bowlers will have to work hard and the spinners will be the most effective way of picking up wickets.

Scores of around 300 should be achieved quite easily considering the tempo at which batsmen bat these days.

India has not lost a series against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in the previous 9 years. It also won the most recent ODI series it played in Sri Lanka 5-0. The personnel that achieved those results are very different from the youngsters that are going to take the stage.

That being said, we think India’s players have the quality and leadership needed to come out winners in this opening match. Look for opportunities to hedge your bets with in-play betting as India’s inexperienced youngsters could self-destruct as well.

Bet on India to win.

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