Sri Lanka v South Africa: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 26, 2019

On Friday, Sri Lanka face South Africa at The Riverside Ground in Durham. Before then, let’s take a look at our World Cup tips for Sri Lanka v South Africa.

Having completed a shock win over pre-tournament favourites England on Friday, Sri Lanka now have a perfect chance to move level with the hosts on eight points. A poor net run rate means that the Sri Lankans are unlikely to sneak into the top four. However, a win over South Africa will certainly keep their 2019 World Cup hopes alive.

There is every chance of progression for the 1996 Champions. South Africa’s elimination was confirmed following defeat to Pakistan at the weekend and they look to be a demoralised side at the end of a long tournament.

What are the World Cup Tips For Sri Lanka v South Africa?

The World Cup betting result market may be a little surprising for anyone backing Sri Lanka in this match. Despite that fine performance last time out, Dimuth Karunaratne’s men are very much the outside bet at the sportsbooks. You can find 2.75 odds on them to win. That leaves South Africa available at 1.44 with Betway. Nevertheless, few cricket bettors will take Faf Du Plessis’ team with any confidence.

We were looking to get behind the South Africans, but are disappointed with those prices. Friday’s contest gives underperforming players the chance to respond and prove why they were in the squad in the first place. Playing for pride can be inspiring at times. We’re therefore working on the basis that Sri Lanka’s recent result was a freak outcome.

Match Odds Summary: Sri Lanka 2.75, South Africa 1.44 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman World Cup Tips For Sri Lanka v South Africa?

– Sri Lanka Batsman Picks

Sri Lanka had Angelo Mathews to thank for a brilliant recovery against England. The all rounder made a sudden return to form and his 85 helped his side post a defendable total. Against South Africa on Friday, Mathews is available at 5.50 to top score for Sri Lanka in a market. That’s in a market here Dimuth Karunaratne starts as favourite at 4.50 with Bet365.

Elsewhere, Kusal Perera and Avishka Fernando are both being offered at 5.00. Meanwhile, Kusal Mendis is quoted at that same 5.00. Another Sri Lankan options is Lahiru Thirimanne at 6.00. Also, while Thisara Perera is as short as 10.00 in places, you can find him listed him at an excellent 23.00.

– South Africa Batsman Picks

Meanwhile, it just hasn’t happened for South Africa in the batting department. Key players have underperformed and no player has scored a century in this tournament to date. On Friday, Quinton De Kock is favourite to top score at 4.00. He’s followed by Hashim Amla at 4.50.

Faf Du Plessis can also be picked up at 4.50, while Aiden Markram is listed at 5.00. South Africa’s most likely options are completed by Rassie van der Dussen at 6.50, David Miller at 8.00, and JP Duminy at 11.00.

It’s hard to pick a batsman with consistent from in either camp. Nevertheless, we’ll opt for Faf Du Plessis. The skipper has taken a lot of the blame for South Africa’s poor performances at this World Cup. As we’ve seen in the past, though, Faf is a man for a crisis and we’re looking for another big contribution.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Karunaratne 4.50, Mendis 5.00, Kusal Perera 5.00, Fernando 5.00, Mathews 5.50, Thirimanne 6.00, Thisara Perera 23.00.

South Africa: De Kock 4.00, Amla 4.50, Du Plessis 4.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Markram 5.00, Van der Dussen 6.50, Miller 8.00, Duminy 11.00.

What are the top bowler World Cup Tips For Sri Lanka v South Africa?

Lasith Malinga’s four wickets against England make him an obvious favourite to return best figures for Sri Lanka at 4.00. The Slinger is still a threat. He’s not so consistent these days, though, so we’re going to take a Satta on Nuwan Pradeep.

Pradeep may just get a hint of extra pace and bounce from this Durham surface. He’s converted a profit before in this market and the seamer looks to offer exceptional value at 5.50.

Sri Lanka top bowler odds summary: Malinga 4.00, Lakmal 4.75, Pradeep 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Udana 5.50, De Silva 7.50, Mathews 11.00.