Bangladesh v Sri Lanka top bowler predictions and preview
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Venue: Bristol County Ground, Tuesday, June 11,10.30am (British time)
Head to head odds: Bangladesh $1.67; Sri Lanka $1.99
Last time they met: Bangladesh 261 (49.3 overs) d Sri Lanka 124 (35.2 overs) in Dubai, September 15, 2018.
TIME is running out for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to make an impact at the ICC World Cup being played in England and Wales. This is what makes Tuesday’s clash between the pair in Bristol crucial — the loser faces a tough ask to reach the semi finals.
Bangladesh has got one win from three matches, while Sri Lanka has got one win from two matches and also had their third match washed out on Friday, this no result giving them one extra point from their three matches.
Also read: More cricket World Cup tips
In what is shaping as a must-win clash for both teams, the World Gambling List is willing to put a line through the loser’s overall title ambitions.
However despite the improbability of either of these teams making the pointy end of the cricket World Cup, there is plenty of interesting betting options.
We really like Mushfiqur Rahim to top-score for Bangladesh with the diminutive ex-skipper having an outstanding record against Sri Lanka, including a blistering 144 in the group stage of the Asia Cup in September.
We also really like Bangladesh to win and score the most wickets, this market available at leading online bookmaker WilliamHill.com.
But today we are looking at our top bowler betting tips for both teams, ahead of match 16/48 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Top bowler betting tips – Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka
Top five in betting: Mustafizur Rahman $3.50, Shakib Al Hasan $3.75, Rubel Hossain $4.33, Mashrafe Mortaza $4.40, Mehidy Hasan $4.50.
Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v England: Hasan 2-67, Saifuddin 2-78
v New Zealand: Shakib Al Hasan 2-47, Mehidy Hasan 2-47, Mohammad Saifuddin 2-41, Mosaddek Hossain 2-31
v South Africa: Mustafizur Rahman 3-67
v West Indies: Mehidy Hasan 1-22
v Ireland: Abu Jayed 5-58
Top five in betting: Lasith Malinga $3.75, Suranga Lakmal $4, Isuru Udana $5, Nuwan Pradeep $4.50, Thisara Perera $5, Jeffrey Vandersay $6, Jeevan Mendis $4.50.
Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v Pakistan: No result
v Afghanistan: Nuwan Pradeep 4-31
v New Zealand: No wicket-taker
v Scotland: Nuwan Pradeep 4-34
v South Africa: Lasith Malinga 1-22, Thisara Perera 1-20
Top bowler tip: Last time out against Bangladesh veteran speedster Lasith Malinga took 4/23 and again looks to be the most likely of the Sri Lankan pacemen to do damage in Bristol. While Pradeep topped the bowlers in the Sri Lankans win over Afghanistan, Malinga did claim 3/39 and looked menacing.
Last outing Bangladesh’s bowlers were blasted around by the powerful England line-up but there is no shame in this, with many better bowling attacks being blasted by the likes of Jason Roy. The good news is Bangladesh will be going up against arguably the most frail top order in world cricket. This means we will be leaning towards one of the Bangladesh paceman to top the wickets. While, we recommend having a small saver on crafty all-rounder Al Hasan our top bowler prediction for Bangladesh is Mustafizur Rahman, who is paying $3.50 with William Hill.
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka prediction
We are predicting Bangladesh to further enhance their status as an emerging one day cricket force and keep their title ambitions alive. For Sri Lanka though we think this match might realistically end any chance they have of making the final four. With these two teams evenly matched and both fighting to keep their tournaments alive, we are not willing to bet on the head to head market because at $1.70 Bangladesh is too short for our liking.
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