India v Sri Lanka: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Craig Simpkin on July 3, 2019

The penultimate game of the group phase of the 2019 Cricket World Cup sees India take on Sri Lanka. Let’s take a look at our World Cup tips for India v Sri Lanka ahead of what is, in essence, a dead rubber.

Just try telling that to Virat Kohli, though. He is one intense character, and he will not expect his Indian teammates to take their foot off the gas here.

Sri Lanka’s race is run as far as qualifying for the knockout phase of the competition is concerned. But they too will want to sign off on a high note at Headingley on Saturday.

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

Having won six of the seven games that they have played, it’s no major surprise to see India listed as a hot favourite here with the bookmakers at 1.14 with Betway. Kohli and his troops will be desperate to prove that the defeat to England was a mere aberration.

The more optimistic of Sri Lanka cricket bettors can enjoy a World Cup Satta on their team at lofty betting odds of 5.50. They have shown glimpses of quality in this tournament. But can they find a way past the heavy artillery of India?

Conditions at Headingley give the Sri Lankans a chance. The bowlers will be able to exert far more control here than at any other World Cup ground.

But that only serves to aid India, who can call upon the likes of Bumrah, Shami, Chahal and Kuldeep. That should be enough to see the favourites home.

Match Odds Summary: India 1.14 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Sri Lanka 5.50.

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

– Sri Lanka Batsman Picks

The almighty task facing the Sri Lankan bowlers is confirmed when we take a look at this Indian batting lineup.

They possess the competition’s leading run scorer in Rohit Sharma, who can be backed at 3.25 with bet365 to cash in once again. His opening partner, KL Rahul, who is in for the injured Shikhar Dhawan, scored 77 last time out against Bangladesh. He is subsequently available at 4.50.

But it’s Virat Kohli (3.10) who naturally makes the most appeal. He will be protected from facing the occasionally dangerous Lasith Malinga with the new ball. The captain – with five half-centuries in seven innings – will then be looking to cash in against a below-par Sri Lankan bowling attack.

– India Batsman Picks

There have been a few bright sparks for Sri Lanka with the bat. Most notably from Kusal Perera, who has contributed three 50s to his side’s cause. The opener can be backed at 5.00 to top score for his side here.

It’s been an inconsistent tournament for Dimuth Karunaratne (4.50). Meanwhile, Avishka Fernando blasted his maiden ODI century against the West Indies last time out. He can be backed at 5.00.

But there’s a chance that the likes of Bumrah and Shami will enjoy bowling at Headingley. Therefore, it’s a middle-order batsman – Angelo Mathews – who appeals at cricket betting odds of 5.50. He made 85 not out in his last visit to Headingley.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 3.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Sharma 3.25, Rahul 4.50, Pant 6.50, Dhoni 10.00, Pandya 26.00.

Sri Lanka: Karunaratne 4.50, Perera 5.00, Fernando 5.00, Mathews 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Mendis 5.50, Thirimanne 8.50.

What are the top bowler World Cup tips for India v Sri Lanka?

Both of the World Cup matches at Headingley so far have witnessed a combined total of under 500 runs.

The explanation is simple! This is a ground where the ball swings early on, and continues to seam and spin throughout.

These are conditions that the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will thrive on. The former, rated the number one ODI bowler in the world by the ICC, in particular should be confident after picking up four scalps against Bangladesh. Bumrah is a good value price at 3.75.

Top India Bowler in Match Odds Summary: Bumrah 3.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Chahal 4.00, Shami 4.33, Kumar 4.75, K Yadav 5.00.