India were comfortable in chasing down a target of 143 at Indore on Tuesday. The home side look to be in control of this T20 series. Sri Lanka’s total always looked to be below par once India’s seamers had kept a stranglehold on the top order. But do the tourists have any hope of salvaging a 1-1 scoreline in Pune on Friday?
What are the cricket odds for India v Sri Lanka?
The match result betting has changed slightly for this final game with India shortening a fraction to odds of 1.20 with Betway. Sri Lanka remain at their win price of 4.50. But is there any suggestion that the outsiders can deliver?
The first point to note is that the weather forecast is fine with no suggestion of rain. So we should get a full 40 overs. On that basis, it would need a dramatic improvement for Sri Lanka to get over the line here. We felt that the spinners would have a say. But as it turned out, Shardul Thakur and Navdeep Saini stifled the opposition in the middle overs. It may not be as comfortable next time but the greater depth of quality in India’s squad is clearly pointing to a 2-0 series victory.
Match Odds Summary
India 1.20 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Sri Lanka 4.50
What are the top batsman odds for India v Sri Lanka?
It looks to be a straight fight between KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan for the second opener’s slot at the T20 World Cup and at the moment, Rahul is just ahead. KL top scored with 45 in India’s run chase and he is available at 4.33 with Bet365 in India’s top batsman market for Pune. Virat Kohli is the favourite at 3.50 while Dhawan is also at 4.33.
Shreyas Iyer also made useful runs as India reached their target with 15 balls to spare. He is quoted at 5.50. Other possible Sattas include Rishabh Pant at 6.00, Manish Pandey at 7.00 and Shivam Dube at 12.00.
Moving over to Sri Lanka and Kusal Perera top scored at Indore with 34 from 28 balls. He’s one of Sri Lanka’s more consistent batters and he is available to top score on Friday at 4.25. Kusal Mendis starts as favourite at 3.75 while Avishka Fernando follows at 4.33.
Niroshan Dickwella missed out on Tuesday but if you think he should come back in for Pune, odds of 5.00 are on offer. Meanwhile, other picks for the away side include Oshada Fernando at 5.50, Dhananjaya De Silva at 7.00 and Angelo Mathews at 8.00.
We suspect that this might be a game where Virat Kohli delivers but having already picked one favourite, we want a longer price. Shikhar Dhawan was pedestrian by his standards – making 32 from 29 balls but at least there was a return to form at the top of the order.
With that World Cup place on the line, we’re giving Dhawan another chance to respond and make the biggest Indian contribution.
Top Batsman Odds Summary
India: Kohli 3.50, Rahul 4.33, Dhawan 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Iyer 5.50, Pant 6.00, Pandey 7.00, Dube 12.00
Sri Lanka: Mendis 3.75, Perera 4.25, Avishka Fernando 4.33, Dickwella 5.00, Oshada Fernando 5.50, De Silva 7.00, Mathews 8.00
What are the most fours odds for India v Sri Lanka?
It’s been a full review so far so we will quickly finish with our final Satta of the game. This is a market that we picked for the first match in Guwahati as we suspected that Sri Lanka might deliver as the outside bet.
The visitors tend to keep the ball on the surface and in Indore, they recorded 15 fours to India’s 12. With that in mind, let’s finish with Sri Lanka again at generous odds of 2.87 with Betway.
Most Fours Odds Summary
India 1.50, Sri Lanka 2.87 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 13.00