Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Betting Tips and Prediction
Our expert writers have compiled their top betting tips for this fixture.
These are based on the form of the players and aim to highlight the best odds on offer ahead of the contest.
Back Bangladesh for the Win
This looks like it could be a really tough test for a Sri Lanka side that is not only under new leadership but have a host of fresh faces.
Bangladesh has some key names back in their ranks and can hit back after their Test series defeat in Sri Lanka.
They have been formidable at home as demonstrated by their 3-0 success when the Windies visited at the start of the year.
The return of Shakib Al Hasan and the continued development of young spinner Hasan Miraz means the hosts have plenty to trouble Sri Lanka with both bat and ball.
Backing Bangladesh to win at 1.808 with 1xBet looks the way to go.
Miraz for Top Bowler
Spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz continues to progress on the international stage and can be a handful for the Sri Lankans in this clash.
He can also add runs with the bat, as his maiden Test ton against the West Indies proved, but it will be with the ball that he can have the biggest impact.
He has taken 11 wickets in his past six matches at this venue and conditions should suit him once again.
His price of 4.5 with bet365 to be Bangladesh’s top bowler looks a value selection.
The 23-year-old’s form with the bat may also make him a tempting pick in the player performance points market, where he is 1.83 to get over 29.5 points.
Al Hasan for Player of the Match
The return of Shakib Al Hasan is a big boost for Bangladesh.
He could be a good pick in the player of the match market given his all-round abilities.
The postponement of the IPL has handed him the chance to shine for his country once more.
He can take wickets and offer some fireworks with the bat, which makes his price of 9.0 with bet365 to be named player of the match a decent longshot bet.
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