India v Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on January 6, 2020

The first India v Sri Lanka T20I in Guwahati was abandoned due to heavy rain. Both sides were left frustrated by the weather and what commenced as a three-match series is now a best-of-two. India and Sri Lanka now move on to Indore for Tuesday’s second fixture where things are looking far more promising.

With one tie taken out of the equation, we now have the potential for a drawn series but the sportsbooks continue to come down on the side of Virat Kohli’s men.

What are the cricket odds for India v Sri Lanka?

When the first game is lost to rain, we find that match odds are largely unchanged and that’s the case here. India will go into the tie as hot favourites at 1.22 with Betway while Sri Lanka are the outside satta at 4.50.

The good news is that the weather forecast is for light cloud cover but no rain so we must hope that prediction is correct. In a complete game of cricket, we’re not changing our minds and expect India’s greater depth of batting and bowling quality to justify their position as clear favourites.

Match Odds Summary

India 1.22 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Sri Lanka 4.50 (Bet365)

What are the top batsman odds for India v Sri Lanka?

There are some changes to the top batsman betting as another of our recommended bookmakers has decided to get involved. For India, Virat Kohli continues as favourite at 3.25 with Bet365 while both Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are at 4.33.

Wicket keeper Rishabh Pant follows at 6.00 while both Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer are quoted at 7.50. Your winner should come from that list of six names but there may just be some value in Shivam Dube at odds of 13.00.

For Sri Lanka, we have a clear favourite in the shape of Kusal Mendis who can be claimed at 3.75. Kusal Perera follows at 4.50 while Nuroshan Dickwella is listed at 5.00.

There could be some decent value in this Sri Lankan side. Other names to consider include Danushka Gunathilaka at 5.00, Dhananjaya De Silva at 7.50 and Angelo Mathews at 8.00.

Mathews may be worth a look at that 8.00 price but our overall satta in this section is on Shikhar Dhawan to top score for India. We went for the left hander ahead of Sunday’s abandoned game. With no action taking place in Guwahati, there is no reason for us to change our minds.

Top Batsman Odds Summary

India: Kohli 3.25, Rahul 4.33, Dhawan 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Pant 6.00, Iyer 7.50, Pandey 7.50, Dube 13.00

Sri Lanka: Mendis 3.75, Perera 4.50, Dickwella 5.00, Gunathilaka 5.00, De Silva 7.50, Mathews 8.00

What are the top bowler odds for India v Sri Lanka?

We’ll switch things around in our final section and take a look at India’s top bowler options. Considering we nail the top batsman betting quite often, the bowling alternative has been more difficult so let’s see if we can turn that around.

The big news here surrounds Jasprit Bumrah’s return from injury and he starts as the clear favourite at 3.25. Yuzvendra Chahal looks a worthy second favourite at 4.00. However, at odds of 5.00 Kuldeep Yadav left us surprised.

Kuldeep was named in the squad for the abandoned game in Guwahati so we expect him to start. He’s a mystery spinner who thrives in the shortest form. And odds of 5.00 are long enough to tempt us into making this our final satta of the day.

India Top Bowler Odds Summary

Bumrah 3.25, Chahal 4.00, Jadeja 5.00, Thakur 5.00, Kuldeep Yadav 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Saini 6.00