Sri Lanka v Australia: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 14, 2019

Let’s get straight to our World Cup tips for Sri Lanka v Australia for Saturday’s intriguing clash between two very different outfits.

Firstly, if Sri Lanka make it out onto the pitch at The Oval on Saturday, it will be for the first time in ten days. Dimuth Karunaratne’s team have suffered most from the dreadful English weather and the 1996 Champions have seen their last two matches abandoned. At least they have been picking up points!

The Sri Lankans look to be among the weakest sides at this tournament. This weekend’s contest against the Aussies will therefore be their toughest test yet. Defending Champions Australia, meanwhile, are in good overall form. They will also be keen to beat the elements and claim another win here.

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

Australia are favourites at the sportsbooks as you’d expect. Cricket bettors can claim Aaron Finch’s men at World Cup betting odds of just 1.14 with Bet365. That figure leaves Sri Lanka out at 5.50. It’s hard to argue with those numbers, either. Australia are a far stronger unit. By contrast, Sri Lankan cricket has been in a slump since the retirement of some of the world’s best players.

Based on results and performances, we have to go with the favourites. So, get behind Australia if you want a modest profit.

Match Odds Summary: Sri Lanka 5.50, Australia 1.14 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

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

– Sri Lanka Batsman Picks

Sri Lanka’s openers are the only two batsmen to have passed the 50 mark for their side so far. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne carried his bat in the opening game against New Zealand. He is subsequently the favourite to top score for his team at 4.50. Kusal Mendis follows at 5.00 with Betway. Kusal Perera can also be claimed at 5.00 with Bet365.

Angelo Mathews is one of a number of Sri Lankan batters struggling for form. Nevertheless, Mathews could come into your thinking at 5.50. Other options in this market include Avishka Fernando at 6.50, and Thisara Perera at a tempting 13.00.

– Australia Batsman Picks

For Australia, David Warner was the leading run scorer at the IPL and he may well top the run charts in this tournament. Following his 15th ODI ton against Pakistan, Warner is a clear favourite to top score for the Aussies on Saturday at 3.60.

Skipper Aaron Finch is the second favourite in this market at 4.33. Meanwhile, Steve Smith will attract a lot of interest at 4.50. Your winner is likely to come from those three names. Other bets for Australia include Usman Khawaja at 5.50, Glenn Maxwell at 8.00, and Shaun Marsh at 9.00.

David Warner may be the obvious option for Australia. However, we’re going to get behind Aaron Finch here. The opener made a solid 82 against Pakistan, and when he finds form he tends to stay in a good run.

Against a weaker Sri Lankan attack, Finch could thrive and 4.33 seems to offer reasonable value.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Sri Lanka: Karunaratne 4.50, Mendis 5.00, Kusal Perera 5.00, Mathews 5.50, Fernando 6.50, Thisara Perera 13.00.

Australia: Warner 3.60, Finch 4.33 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Smith 4.50, Khawaja 5.50, Maxwell 8.00, Marsh 9.00.

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

Mitchell Starc has been dangerous for most of this World Cup. The left armer lacked some consistency in the game with India, though. Starc is, however, an obvious favourite to return best Aussie figures at 3.50.

We’ll list the other options below. However, our World Cup 2019 Satta this time is Pat Cummins at 4.00. The seamer has the pace. Against a Sri Lankan batting unit that has struggled at the start of this tournament, he also has the capacity to blow the top order away.

Australia Top Bowler Odds Summary: Starc 3.50, Cummins 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Richardson 5.00, Coulter-Nile 5.00, Maxwell 10.00.