Sri Lanka v South Africa cricket World Cup betting tips

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Sri Lanka v South Africa
Venue: The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-Street, Friday, June 28, 10.30am (British time)
Head to head odds: Sri Lanka $2.75; South Africa $1.44
Last time they met: South Africa 2-135 (28 overs) d Sri Lanka 225 (49.3 overs) under the Duckworth Lewis method in Cape Town, March 16, 2019.

Before the tournament began few would have predicted how things have panned out for South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Many expected the Proteas to at least challenge for a semi-final spot, but here they are, campaign in tatters with just one win and five losses to their name.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka has breathed life into its hopes with a stunning upset of tournament favourite England.
Sri Lanka has managed only one other win along with a couple of no-results. But a win here would put the 1996 ICC World Cup winner right in among the contenders for a semi-final spot.
It is incredible how a couple of veterans, paceman Lasith Malinga and batsman Angelo Mathews, turning their form around can change the whole outlook of a team.
We are not sure Sri Lanka can get the job done against South Africa, against whom its record is not great.
But the Sri Lankans certainly have all the momentum going into this clash and they are the only ones we would back at the odds as set with leading British cricket sportsbook William Hill.

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This Sri Lanka v South Africa betting preview will run you through betting options for match 35 of 48 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

Sri Lanka v South Africa odds:

For full markets visit the William Hill website.

Sri Lanka $2.75, South Africa $1.44
Prediction: As mentioned, we could not take the short odds about a South African team that has won a single match, against Afghanistan. So Sri Lanka’s odds of $2.75 are juicy for a team coming off a win against England.


Sri Lanka:
Top five in betting: Dimuth Karunaratne $4.33, Kusal Perera $4.50, Kusal Mendis $5, Avishka Fernando $5, Angelo Mathews $5.50, Lahiru Thirimanne $5.50

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v England: Angelo Mathews 85no
v Australia: Dimuth Karunaratne 97
v Bangladesh: Match abandoned
v Pakistan: Match abandoned
v Afghanistan: Kusal Perera 78

South Africa:
Top five in betting: Quinton de Kock $4, Faf du Plessis $4.33, Hashim Amla $4.50, Aiden Markram $5.50, Rassie van der Dussen $6.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v Pakistan: Faf du Plessis 63
v New Zealand: Rassie van der Dussen 67no
v Afghanistan: Quinton de Kock 68
v West Indies: Match abandoned
v India: Chris Morris 42

Top batter prediction: A quick look at the best South African scores for the series quickly reveals why it’s been an uphill battle. South Africa’s highest individual scores has been Quinton de Kock’s 68 against Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the top teams have had multiple century-makers. We will go for short-form superstar de Kock to break the mould here and score a big one at $4. Similarly Sri Lanka has not had a dominant player. Kusal Perera has looked good at times and can be damaging, so we will have a small top batter wager on the leftie at $4.50.


Sri Lanka:
Top five in betting: Lasith Malinga $3.75, Suranga Lakmal $4.50, Nuwan Pradeep $4.50, Isuru Udana $5, Jeffrey Vandersay $5, Thisara Perera $5.50, Jeevan Mendis $5.50.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v England: Lasith Malinga 4-43
v Australia: Isuru Udana 2-57, Dhananjaya de Silva 2-40
v Bangladesh: Match abandoned
v Pakistan: Match abandoned
v Afghanistan: Nuwan Pradeep 4-31

South Africa:
Top five in betting: Kagiso Rabada $3.75, Imran Tahir $3.75, Lungi Ngidi $4.33, Chris Morris $5, Tabraiz Shamsi $5.50, Beuran Hendricks $5.50, Andile Phehlukwayo $5.50.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v Pakistan: Lungi Ngidi 3-64
v New Zealand: Chris Morris 3-49
v Afghanistan: Imran Tahir 4-29
v West Indies: Match abandoned
v India: Kagiso Rabada 2-39

Top bowler tip: Much like his bowling style of ambling in and then letting rip, Lasith Malinga put his slow start int this tournament behind him to bamboozle England last Friday. Still, we really like the look of all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva, who has had great success with his off-spin. The $6-plus available about him will do for is here. South African spearhead Kagiso Rabada has had a largely fruitless campaign after coming in under an injury cloud. But he is a class bowler and, this being the first match of the tournament at this ground, we will back him again in the hope the pitch offers more assistance than some others.

WGL best bets: Sri Lanka v South Africa

Each of our ICC World Cup betting previews will highlight some potential wins for punters, or where our cricket tipsters think there is value to be found.

Man of the match Dhananjaya de Silva at $21

His bowling has been impressive and if he can snare a couple of wickets and play a handy role with the bat, he will be in the frame. Seems in-form and better value than many others on the list.

Quinton de Kock total runs over 38.5

The opener has threatened to make a big one and this could be his chance. The bet is only paying $1.83 but any price is a good price for a winner!

Sri Lanka v South Africa prediction

Before the World Cup started, the $1.44 on offer here about South Africa would have seemed like a luxury. Alas it has been a horror campaign for them. They could finish with a flurry but we certainly won’t be taking the shorts odds in this, especially with a somewhat unknown pitch. As always, check the weather and check the William Hill website on the day for any enhanced odds offering. Good luck to all.

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