Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd Test -29/04/2021

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April 29, 2021
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd Test – Cricket Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News – 29/04/2021

This is now the series decider after Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played out a draw in the first match.

That could make for a more open encounter following the cagey action on display last time out.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for this match.

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd Test Betting Tips
Best Bet Sri Lanka to have the highest opening partnership at 1.85 with 22Bet
Value Bet Mominul Haque to be Bangladesh’s top first innings batsman at 3.75 with bet365
Next Best Bet Taijul Islam to be Bangladesh’s top first innings bowler at 3.25 with bet365

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd Test – Match Preview

Sri Lanka have now drawn their last three Test matches but will be keen to take the win on home soil.

Bangladesh batted well in the first game and will have taken plenty of confidence from that heading into this.

Where: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

When: Thurssday, 29 April 2021

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

Pitch conditions: Sri Lanka have now only recorded one win here in their previous eight matches. The records show a slight edge towards teams batting second but expect the team winning the toss to look to set a good total first time up. Spinners will likely have a big role to play as the clash develops.

Weather conditions: Thunderstorms and rain showers are expected for this clash. It is likely they’ll have much impact in the first few days but could get worse heading into the weekend.

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd Test – Latest Odds

Sri Lanka are the favourites for the win. They can be backed at 1.91 with 22Bet.

Bangladesh are priced at 3.28 with the same betting site. The draw is available at 3.74.

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd Test – Team News

  • Lahiru Kumara – The Sri Lanka bowler will miss this Test after picking up a hamstring injury when fielding on the third day of the first Test.
  • Sandakan and Chamika Karunaratne – Left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan and fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne have been added to the Sri Lanka squad for this match.
  • Dimuth Karunaratne – The captain continued his good form at this ground when bagging 244 first-innings runs in the first Test match. He will look to lay more foundations for his side in this clash.
  •  Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh are having to do without the key all-rounder. He is unavailable due to his commitments at the Indian Premier League.
  • Tamim Iqbal – The Bangladesh opener shone in the first Test when he followed up his first-innings 90 with an unbeaten 74 in the second. Sri Lanka will want to send him packing early this time around.

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd 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.

Sri Lanka to Have Highest Opening Partnership

Sri Lanka’s openers both batted well in the first Test when having to reply to Bangladesh’s big first innings score.

Dimuth Karunaratne hit 244 and partner Lahiru Thirimanne made a half-century as they pushed beyond an opening century stand.

While Bangladesh had the in-form Tamim Iqbal leading from the top, the same can’t be said of his fellow opener Saif Hassan, who fell for a duck and one run over the course of the contest.

Given question marks over Hassan’s form, backing Sri Lanka to enjoy the highest opening partnership looks a great bet.

The home side can be backed at 1.85 with 22Bet to achieve that feat.

Mominul Offers Value

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque was impressive in the first Test and looks the value bet to be his team’s first innings top scorer.

Tamim Iqbal leads the betting in this market but siding with the bigger-priced Mominul is worth considering.

He hit a superb 127 in the first innings of the first Test and was unbeaten on 23 when the clash ended in a draw.

Opener Saif Hassan is struggling and number three Nazmul Hossain Shanto fell early in the second innings of the previous clash. It means Mominul could carry the Bangladesh fight coming in at number four.

He is 3.75 with bet365 to be his team’s first-innings top scorer.

Back Taijul for Top Bowler

Taijul Islam took two wickets in the first Test and can build on that here.

The left-arm spinner should enjoy conditions at this venue again and is a man in form.

He took eight wickets against the Windies in Dhaka in February before enjoying more success in domestic cricket.

Backing him to be Bangladesh’s top first-innings bowler looks a good bet. He is priced at 3.25 with bet365.

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When is the Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd Test?

The 2nd and final Test match of this series is scheduled for Thursday, 29 April 2021. The first ball is due to be bowled at 10:00 IST (04:30 GMT).


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