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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – 1st Test – Best Odds and Prediction

Sri Lanka lost their last series to England at home
Sri Lanka Test
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Sri Lanka will take on Bangladesh in the 2 match Test series. The hosts have been very inconsistent of late. They did manage to manage to draw the series against West Indies but were thrashed by England at home. Despite a poor record in Tests, Bangladesh can’t be counted out. They have some decent batsmen up their ranks while spinners can cause plenty of trouble to the Sri Lanka batsmen. It’s a series between two very unpredictable teams thus it should be a closely fought affair. Here are the best odds for the match.

Top team


Team Bet365 Betway
Sri Lanka 1.50 1.45
Bangladesh 4.60 4.33
Draw 5.75 5.50

Most betting sites have declared Bangladesh as favourites. Rightly so, being the hosts they will be more used to the conditions. Also, their batting is very strong in comparison to Bangladesh.


Top Batsmen

Lahiru Thirimanne 4.33 4.33
Dimuth Karunaratne 4.00 4.00
Dinesh Chandimal 5.00 5.00
Mominul Haq 3.75 3.75
Tamim Iqbal 3.75 3.75
Mushfiqur Rahim 4.50 4.50

Lahiru Thirimanne will be our pick for the top batsmen from Sri Lanka. He was in top form against West Indies and emerged as the highest run-getter for Sri Lanka with over 200 runs. Other batsmen that we would like to put our money on will be Dimuth Karunaratne, the best Sri Lankan Test batsman and Dinesh Chandimal.

For Bangladesh, we’ll back Tamim Iqbal. In the absence of Shakib, he is their best batsman and will have a huge responsibility of leading the batting unit. Also, keep an eye on Mominul Haq and Mushfiqur Rahim as both of them are very capable batsmen.

Top bowlers


Wanindu Hasaranga 3.50 4.00
Dhananjaya de Silva 5.00 3.75
Suranga Lakmal 5.00 4.0
Mehidy Hasan 3.00 3.75
Taijul Islam 3.20 3.00
Nayeem Hasan 4.50 4.75

Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva and Suranga Lakmal will be our pick from Sri Lanka. The spinners are expected to play a big part thus both the spinners will be very handy while Suranga Lakmal has been outstanding for Sri Lanka of late.

For Bangladesh, our pick for the best bowler will be Taijul Islam, Mehedy Hasan and Nayeem Hasan. Spinners will be the main threat on such wickets and these are the best options available for Bangladesh.

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