Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
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Bangladesh will square off against Sri Lanka for the 16th match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup at the County Ground in Bristol.

Sri Lanka got one point after their last match against Pakistan was abandoned due to rain. On the other hand, Bangladesh lost a high-scoring match against England and would be eager to bounce back.

The venue for this match is Bristol, which sports a batting-friendly pitch and has a lot of runs to offer. With not much assistance for the bowlers, it will certainly test their skills to not only stem the flow of runs but to pick up wickets at the same time.

With the prediction of 84% cloud cover, there is a chance of rain coming in between scheduled play time. Even if rain does not actually turn up, the cloudy conditions will assist the seam bowlers and the team which will get the wrong end of the deal will suffer heavily due to this.

Out of the 43 ODIs played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the former have won 36, while the latter have only been able to win seven. More importantly, in the three World Cup matches played between the two teams, Sri Lanka have won all of them.

In the last five matches played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka have won three, while Bangladesh have won two. Their last clash was at the Asia Cup, where chasing a target of 262, all Sri Lanka could manage was 124 and suffered a heavy loss.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka- Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Bangladesh

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Most Sixes –  Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 260+, Bangladesh 310+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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