South Africa v Sri Lanka 1st Test – Betting Tips and Prediction
Here are more free cricket betting tips to help you make informed decisions. These predictions from our experts are based on generous odds and the form of the players.
Make Markram Your Top Batsman for South Africa
Aiden Markram will probably open the batting with Dean Elgar or slot into a middle order that requires some experience.
He has under-performed at international level, but recent form in domestic cricket pledges better. Markram, at his home ground, is a solid price at 4.0 with Funbet to be the top SA batsman in the first innings.
Have Hasaranga as Your Top Bowler for Sri Lanka
Coach Mickey Arthur has stated good form in the Lanka Premier League isn’t necessarily solid preparation for this Test series. Regardless, Wanindu Hasaranga is shaping up well.
South Africa struggle against spin, even when away from the sub-continent. With Hasaranga turning the ball away from the right-handers on a pitch expected to provide extra bounce, he could be a handful.
Bet on him to be the top Sri Lanka bowler in the first innings at 5.0 with 1xBet.
Choose Karunaratne to Hit a Century
22Bet should grow their markets as the series progress, with some popular accumulator outcomes expected. For now, their market on Karunaratne to hit a century at 8.5 looks promising.
He is exactly the type of stubborn opening batsman required to succeed in conditions in Centurion. He’ll need to successfully ride the opening throes before capitalising later.
Read our round-up of the best and free cricket betting tips for this match before the first ball is bowled.