Australia handed a 10-wicket defeat to hosts Sri Lanka in the first Test and they will be aiming for a white-wash when they take the field in the second Test at the Galle International Stadium from Friday, July 8. A win in the match will also help Australia avenge their 0-3 whitewash on the 2016 tour of Sri Lanka. Australia are unbeaten in their last five Test matches, having won three games in the period. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have won only one of their last five Tests.
Australia have now won three consecutive Test matches against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka had won three consecutive Tests against the Kangaroos before those three Tests. Overall, the two teams have clashed 32 times against each other in the longest format of the game. Australia have won 20 and lost only four out of those 31 matches. In Sri Lanka, the visitors have won seven and lost four Test matches. Six matches have ended in a draw. Sri Lanka fell in their own spin trap in the first Test, getting bundled out for 212 and 113 runs in the first and second innings respectively. Australia chased down the 5-run target in just four balls and won the 920-ball Test match inside three days. Nathan Lyon picked as many as nine wickets in the match. Travis Head also picked four wickets in just 17 balls in the second innings. As we gear up for the second Test, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the SL vs AUS 2nd Test head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the SL vs AUS 2nd Test head-to-head contest.
David Warner and Usman Khawaja would be the opening the innings for Australia and the two batters have been in sublime form lately. 1/47, 1/8, 1/96, 1/82, 1/20, 1/56 - were Australia's score when they lost their first wicket in the last six innings. All these innings have come in the subcontinent conditions of Sri Lanka and Pakistan. David Warner has scores of 10*, 25, 51, 7, 7, 36 and 68 in his last seven Test innings. His opening partner Usman Khawaja has been in the form of his life lately. The dramatical Test comeback has seen the southpaw score 0*, 71, 104*, 91, 44*, 160 and 97 runs in his last seven innings.
The last time Australia toured Sri Lanka for a Test series in 2016, the visitors lost their first wicket for scores of 21, 77, 0, 3, 3 and 2, however the opening pair has changed and Rangana Herath, who caused most of the damage, has retired. Australia, the number one ranked Test team in the world, have played their last four Test matches in subcontinent conditions. The Australians are also used to the conditions after playing white-ball matches against Sri Lanka ahead of the Test series. The same experience is going to help Australia further. In-form batters David Warner and Usman Khawaja look more than ready to partner for more than 28.5 runs before the fall of first wicket. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Australia to score over 28.5 runs in first innings before dismissal one from the SL vs AUS 2nd Test head-to-head encounter.
Angelo Mathews and David Warner are my top two player betting tips for the SL vs AUS 2nd Test. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews scored 39 runs off 71 balls in the first innings against Sri Lanka. Before Mathews could bat in the second innings, he tested positive for Covid-19 and was ruled out of the match. In his absence Sri Lanka were bundled out for 113 runs in just 22.5 overs. The 35-year-old has played a total of 97 Test matches and scored 6815 runs at an average of 45.73. He has hit a total of 13 hundreds and 37 fifties in the format. The Colombo-born has shown superb form off late in Test cricket. His last four Test innings have seen him score 39, 145*, 0 and 199. In 2022, he has played a total of three Tests and scored 383 runs at an average of 127.66.
Further, Angelo Mathews owns a very fine Test record against Australia. In the 10 matches the right-hander has played against Pat Cummins' side, he has scored 640 runs at an average of 40. He has hit one hundred and four fifties against the Aussies. Angelo Mathews also has a staggering record at the Galle International Stadium, the venue for the second Test. He has played 23 matches at the scenic venue and scored 1598 runs at an average of 47. With experience and form on his side, Angelo Mathews is the top contender to emerge as Sri Lanka's top batsman in the first innings. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 4.32 for Angelo Mathews to emerge as Sri Lanka's top batsman in first innings rom the SL vs AUS 2nd Test head-to-head encounter.
Australia opener hit a four and a six on the third and fourth ball of the second innings as Australia chased a 5-run target in just four balls on Day 3 of the first Test. Warner's opening partner Usman Khawaja did not face any ball and ended up as a mere spectator. Warner looked brutal in his approach in the first innings as well. He hit five boundaries en route to his 24-ball 25. David Warner has an abundance of experience with 7788 runs under his belt at an average of 46.91 from 95 Test matches. The southpaw has 24 hundreds and 34 fifties to his name in the format. The 35-year-old is one the rare batsmen in the history of Test cricket to hit a triple hundred.
David Warner has scores of 10*, 25 , 51, 7, 7, 36 and 68 in his last seven Test innings. He has played a total of seven Test matches against Sri Lanka and scored 470 runs at an average of 39.16. He is yet to hit a hundred against the island nation and that is expected to inspire him more in the final Test. In Sri Lanka, David Warner averages 28.28 from four matches. He has played two Tests at the Galle International Stadium and scored 118 runs at an average of 39.33. The New South Wales-born has a liking for fast bowlers and is a good player of spin as well. Sri Lanka's below-average bowling unit looked out of shape in the first Test and Warner would look to come hard at them once again in the second and final Test. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 4.5 for David Warner to emerge as Australia's top batsman in first innings from the SL vs AUS 2nd Test head-to-head encounter.
Australia to score over 28.5 runs at first dismissal @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Angelo Mathews to emerge as Sri Lanka's top batsman in 1st innings @ 4.32 (1xBet)
David Warner to emerge as Australia's top batsman in 1st innings @ 4.5 (1xBet)