Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Scotland v Sri Lanka 2nd ODI
After the first match being washed out, Scotland will take on Sri Lanka in the second and last ODI of the series, played at Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh, Scotland.
It was a pity that the first match of the two-match ODI series between Scotland and Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled. This is the downside of conducting a series in this season.
Earlier, the first match of the series between Scotland and Afghanistan was also abandoned.
Sri Lanka would have expected to get some match practice in similar conditions before the World Cup but the weather in Scotland during this time is a bit unpredictable.
This would be Sri Lanka's last match before the team kicks off their World Cup campaign and hence, they are expected to take the field with their full-strength playing XI. Dimuth Karunaratne will try his hands at captaincy, with seasoned campaigners Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews back in the mix.
As for Scotland, their top three in Matthew Cross, Kyle Coetzer and Calum MacLeod will have the onus of ensuring that the team puts sufficient runs on the borad. Safyaan Sharif and Alasdair Evans will be the most potent weapons with the ball. The two have been consistent over the last few matches.
Given the flat strip at Edinburgh, the match is expected to be a high-scoring one, with Scotland expected to give Sri Lanka a tough fight.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Scotland - Matthew Cross (wk), Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum MacLeod, Michael Jones, George Munsey, Craig Wallace, Tom Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal
Sri Lanka - Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Sri Lanka
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Calum MacLeod (Scotland), Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Safyaan Sharif (Scotland), Suranga Lakmal (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Calum MacLeod (Scotland), Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Team Scores Batting First – Scotland 270+, Sri Lanka 300+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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