Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test – 21/04/2021

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April 21, 2021
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test – Cricket Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News – 21/04/2021

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh meet for the first of two Test matches.

Explore our free cricket betting tips for this match.

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test Betting Tips
Best Bet The match result to be a draw at 5.0 with bet365
Value Bet Dimuth Karunaratne to be Sri Lanka’s top first innings batsman at 4.0 with 1xBet
Next Best Bet Mehidy Hasan Miraz to be Bangladesh’s top first innings bowler at 3.0 with 1xBet

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test – Match Preview

Sri Lanka head into this series after drawing two Tests against West Indies.

Bangladesh lost to the Windies when they were last in Test action and had a tough time in New Zealand most recently.

Where: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

When: Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Start time: 10:00 IST (04:30 GMT)

Pitch conditions: Sri Lanka haven’t tasted much success at this stadium, winning just one of their seven games here. There is a slight edge towards teams batting second. Spinner have a good record here.

Weather conditions: Thunderstorms are predicted for every day of this Test. Temperatures remain warm and there will be sunny spells but rain delays can also be expected.

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test – Latest Odds

Sri Lanka are the favourites for the win. They can be backed at 1.53 with bet365.

Bangladesh are priced at 4.6 with the same betting site. The draw is available at 5.0.

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test – Team News

  • Lasith Embuldeniya – The Sri Lanka spin prospect misses this game due to injury. He will be a big miss for the hosts at a ground he would have suited.
  • Dimuth Karunaratne – The opener hit 75 in the second innings of the last Test against the West Indies and likes it at this venue. He will be looking for more runs.
  • Wanidu Hasaranga – With Embuldeniya and Dilruwan Perera likely to not feature, the spin of Hasaranga could be key to the home side.
  •  Shakib Al Hasan – The visitors will be without the all-rounder due to commitments in the IPL. Bangladesh have recalled  Shuvagata Hom to try and fill the gap.
  • Tamim Iqbal – The experienced opener will be crucial to Bangladesh’s chances here. He hit a half-century in the previous Test against the West Indies.

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test – Betting Tips and Prediction

We have even more cricket betting tips for you. These are based on the form of the players and based on the best odds on offer.

The Match to End in a Draw

With thunderstorms and rain showers on the cards every day of this Test, the price for the draw looks appealing.

Sri Lanka also drew their last two Tests against West Indies as they showed fine battling spirits away from home.

Bangladesh will need that same fight now after travelling with an inexperienced squad.

However, they did show in their last test action, also against West Indies, that they have it in them to score runs, especially through Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam and Mominul Haque.

That makes the draw look a decent value bet at 5.0 with bet365.

Karunaratne for Top Batsman

Dimuth Karunaratne had a mixed time against West Indies but did end the second Test with a fine 75.

Before that, he also scored a Test century against South Africa at the very start of the year.

The left-handed opener has a good record here, scoring 285 in his previous 4 matches. A return to the venue could bring out the best in him.

He is priced at 4.0 with 1xBet to be Sri Lanka’s top first innings batsman.

Miraz to take Wickets

Mehidy Hasan Miraz could have some joy in Kandy.

Backing the spinner to star with the ball for his team looks a decent bet.

The 23-year-old troubled the Windies in his previous Test matches and has more to come.

His price of 3.0 with 1xBet to be his team’s top first-innings wicket-taker looks is worth considering.

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The first Test match of the series is scheduled for Wednesday, 21 April 2021. The first ball is due to be bowled at 10:00 IST (04:30 GMT).


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