Bangladesh v Sri Lanka: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 10, 2019

Let’s get straight to our World Cup tips for Bangladesh v Sri Lanka for Tuesday’s match.

Both sides have won just one of their first three games and you feel that the points are crucial when they meet at Bristol this week. Sri Lanka have an extra point by virtue of an abandoned game against Pakistan last Friday. However, Bangladesh are playing the more positive cricket right now.

Nevertheless, Mashrafe Mortaza’s side will need to respond to two straight defeats if they are to justify their position as pre-match sportsbook favourites.

What are the World Cup tips for Bangladesh v Sri Lanka?

Bangladesh lead the result betting by some margin and cricket bettors can pick them up at odds of 1.61. Sri Lanka follow at 2.25 with Betway, and they may well benefit from the rest that Friday’s washout afforded them.

But it is Bangladesh that hold the key here. They were seriously impressive and fully deserved that opening win against South Africa. Since then, the team suffered a narrow defeat to New Zealand but were subsequently outclassed at the weekend by host nation England. Bangladesh are the better side and should take the points. But they have to stay positive and not lose morale and impetus following those losses.

Match Odds Summary: Bangladesh 1.61 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Sri Lanka 2.25.

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for Bangladesh v Sri Lanka?

– Bangladesh Batsman Picks

Shakib Al Hasan has been the star performer for Bangladesh. Furthermore, Al Hasan’s century against England put him at the top of the run charts for this tournament. Shakib starts at 4.50 to top score for his side on Tuesday, behind favourite Tamim Iqbal at 4.00 with Bet365.

Mushfiqur Rahim has also been in the runs and he looks generous at 5.50. Other options for Bangladesh include Soumyar Sarkar at 5.00, Liton Das at 6.00, and Mahmudullah at 7.50.

– Sri Lanka Batsman Picks

Moving across to Sri Lanka and there has been little form shown throughout their batting lineup. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne produced the rare feat of carrying his bat in the first game against New Zealand. He may also be our best option at 4.50.

Karunaratne is joint favourite with Angelo Mathews, who is also quoted at 4.50. Kusal Mendis is close behind at 4.75. Other picks for the Sri Lankans include Kusal Perera at 5.00, and Lahiru Thirimanne at 5.50. Also, Thisara Perera remains a tempting outside bet at 13.00.

We’ll avoid the Sri Lankan version of this market as there are so many players struggling for form right now. For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan may seem the most obvious pick, but we’re switching our World Cup 2019 Satta to Mushfiqur Rahim. The former skipper was fifth in the overall tournament run scoring charts after his 44 against England. We feel he has the form to deliver at generous odds of 5.50.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Tamim 4.00, Shakib 4.50, Sarkar 5.00, Mushfiqur 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Das 6.00, Mahmudullah 7.50.

Sri Lanka: Karunaratne 4.50, Mathews 4.50, Mendis 4.75, Kusal Perera 5.00, Thirimanne 5.50, Thisara Perera 13.00.

What are the most sixes World Cup tips for Bangladesh v Sri Lanka?

This is, traditionally, one of our favourite World Cup betting markets, but it hasn’t appeared that much in this World Cup. It’s available for Tuesday’s game, however, and we think there’s some value attached. Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are on offer at 2.05. This means you could land a certain profit as long as there isn’t a tie.

That ‘hedge’ is an option to consider, but we’ll side with the Sri Lankans this time. In terms of power hitting and clearing the ropes, Bangladesh rely on Tamim Iqbal. However, he isn’t in the best of form. Therefore, we’ll back Sri Lanka for a collective effort which will hopefully round off a profitable game.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: Bangladesh 2.05 (Betway), Sri Lanka 2.05 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 8.50.