Sri Lanka v West Indies: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 29, 2019

On Monday, Sri Lanka and the West Indies battle it out at the Emirates Riverside Cricket Ground in Durham. Only one side has a real incentive for the points. Nevertheless, what do our World Cup tips for Sri Lanka v West Indies recommend. We’ll also take a look at what the sportsbooks make of this one?

Sri Lanka blew their chance to draw level with fourth placed side England when they went down tamely to South Africa on Friday. Dimuth Karunaratne’s men can still challenge for a semi final place. However, Monday’s match with West Indies becomes a must-win.

The Windies promised much after an opening demolition of Pakistan, but Jason Holder’s men are now eliminated following a string of poor results.

What are the World Cup tips for Sri Lanka v West Indies?

We were expecting a tight market for this fixture. However, the West Indies are way ahead at betting odds of 1.45 with Betway. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are an outside Satta at 2.75. That’s a surprise considering the relative results and table positions.

At the start of the week, we suggested that Sri Lanka’s victory over England was something of a freak. We may have been proved correct. Karunaratne’s men regressed with a poor display against South Africa. That’s far more typical of the Sri Lanka we’ve seen at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

We were hoping for much better odds, but will stay with our tip of a West Indies win in Durham on Monday.

Match Odds Summary: Sri Lanka 2.75, West Indies 1.45 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

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

– Sri Lanka Batsman Picks

Even in victory, Sri Lanka’s batting has been sub-par. Needless to say, a total of 203 never looked likely to challenge the South Africans. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was dismissed on the first ball of the match, but he remains favourite to top score against West Indies at 4.50 with Bet365.

Cricket bettors then have a choice of players available at odds of 5.00. Kusal Perera is on offer at that figure. Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis can also both be picked up at 5.00. Other options for Sri Lanka include Angelo Mathews at 5.50, Lahiru Thirimanne at 6.00, and Thisara Perera at a tempting 15.00.

– West Indies Batsman Picks

Moving over to the West Indies’ version of the top batsman market and we’re still waiting for Chris Gayle to really fire. If you think the left hander will deliver for his team on Monday, you can get odds of 3.75. Shai Hope is second favourite at 4.00.

Elsewhere, Evin Lewis and Sunil Ambris are locked at 5.00. Meanwhile, Nicholas Pooran is next at 6.00. Closing out the list of likely picks for the Windies are Shimron Hetmyer at 6.50, and Carlos Brathwaite at 21.00.

We’re looking for some better value this time and our pick is Shimron Hetmyer. He’s hugely talented, but can be prone to rash shots as we’ve seen during this tournament.

In the middle overs and with Lasith Malinga out of the attack, this could be the type of game where Hetmyer thrives and shows us just how good he really is.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Sri Lanka: Karunaratne 4.50, Kusal Perera 5.00, Fernando 5.00, Mendis 5.00, Mathews 5.50, Thirimanne 6.50, Thisara Perera 15.00.

West Indies: Gayle 3.75, Hope 4.00, Lewis 5.00, Ambris 5.00, Pooran 6.00, Hetmyer 6.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Brathwaite 21.00.

What are the match century World Cup tips for Sri Lanka v West Indies?

Hetmyer to top score for the West Indies is something of an outside World Cup Satta. Therefore, we want to balance this again with some lower odds. Form on both sides suggests this won’t be a high scoring game. So we think there is value in a price of 2.00 on no player to score a century.

You can take the ‘yes’ vote at 1.80, but so far in this tournament, West Indies and Sri Lanka have produced just one individual ton. We can’t see that record improving in Durham on Monday.

A Century to be Score in Match Odds Summary: Yes: 1.80, No: 2.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick)