In the 2nd ODI of Afghanistan's tour of Sri Lanka 2023, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will square off in a 50 over brawl. The match will be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota on June 4. The kick-off time of this fixture is 10:00 AM IST. I have taken the opportunity to assort three of the best money making tips for you from the SL vs AFG head-to-head contest.
The visitors, Afghanistan clinched a 6 wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the opening game of the series. According to the oddsmakers they were the underdogs but for someone who has watched the 1st ODI, he would wonder why. Afghanistan were in control of the game throughout and they finished the match with more than three overs to spare. Sri Lanka will play the World Cup qualifiers in a week’s time and they were without three of their first choice bowlers in the last game. The hosts will aim to level the series while the visitors will be aiming to wrap up the series in the second ODI itself. As we gear up for this intriguing contest, let us have a look at our top team & player betting tips from the SL vs AFG encounter.
I have picked two of the best player betting tips from the SL vs AFG match prediction.
Ibrahim Zadran made his List-A debut pretty early in his age and gained an experience of 35 List-A fixtures where he scored 1490 runs at an average of 51.37. It was a matter of time since his first call for the national team in 2019 but could not deliver an impactful innings. He has played a total of 9 ODIs in his career where he scored 531 runs at an average of 66.37. He played 7 games in 2022 where he smashed 431 runs at an average of 71.83. In the first ODI game of the series, Zadran top-scored for his side and just his century by two runs. His last five scores in the format read 8, 106, 10, 162 & 98 runs. This makes him a promising batting prospect from the SL vs AFG match prediction. He played four games against Sri Lanka in his career where he posted the scores of 106, 10, 162 & 98 runs respectively. That sums up to 376 runs in 4 games, averaging at 94.00 right inside Sri Lanka’s backyard. He is coming from batting in the Green Afghanistan One Day Cup where he amassed 182 runs in 5 games at an average of 45.50. Looking at his explosive batting form, he should be able to muster over 19.5 runs in the upcoming SL vs AFG head-to-head encounter. 1XBET offers the odds of 1.8 for Ibrahim Zadran to score over 25.5 runs and you should take it for a heavy payday.
Pathum Nissanka made his ODI debut in 2021 and since then he has been a constant performer for Sri Lanka in all three formats of the game. He has batted in 24 ODI games and scored 753 runs at an average of 32.73. He could only gather a single century and sixf half-centuries. While opening for SL in the first game, Nissanka scored 38 runs in his 59 ball stay at the crease, hitting five boundaries. Coming into the series, Nissanka played three ODIs against NZ and scored 66 runs(the most by a Sri Lankan player) in two games. From averaging 49.10 last year in ODIs, Nissanka is averaging 44.00 this year. He has scored 176 runs in four matches. The youngster has impressive numbers vs AFG in the format. He has scored 161 runs at an average of 53.66 against them in four games. He has spent the majority of his career playing at home conditions and averages almost 48.09 in Sri Lankan soil. His last five scores in the format read 35, 72, 9, 57 & 38 runs. In four out of these five games, Nissanka managed to surpass the 27 run mark, entailing a 80% success rate. This should make it a safe betting tip from the SL vs AFG encounter. 1XBET offers the odds of 1.832 for Pathum Nissanka to score under 27.5 runs in the SL vs AFG contest and you should pick it in order to ensure a bonus.
Let us have a look at our top team betting tip from the SL vs AFG encounter.
Ibrahim Zadran’s 98 run knock and Rahmat Shah’s fifty guided Afghanistan to a 6 wicket victory over Sri Lanka. This was their second highest successful chase in the format. Almost all Afghan batters performed brilliantly and the team managed to hit 25 fours in the process. Opener Zadran scored 11 fours alone while skipper Shahidi and Nabi scored 4 fours each. In the last five ODIs, Afghanistan scored 26, 12, 29, 30 & 25 fours respectively. In four of their last five games, Afghanistan managed to surpass the 22.5 four mark, entailing a 80% success rate for something similar to happen in the forthcoming contest as well. In the last five meetings with Sri Lanka, Afghanistan scored 19, 14, 29, 30 & 25 fours respectively. In three out of these five games, AFG managed to score over 22 boundaries. In the 2020-23 cycle of the ICC Men’s CWC Super League, Rahmat Shah has scored the most number of boundaries for AFG(60) followed by Rahmanullah Gurbaz & Ibrahim Zadran who scored 49 & 45 fours respectively. Coming to their opposition for tomorrow, Sri Lanka conceded 26, 32, 20, 18 & 25 fours respectively in their last five ODIs. Once again, in three of their last five games, they conceded well over 22 fours against the opposition they faced. This works well in favour of this betting tip, making it a safe and a reliable one for this game. The last five games at this venue has seen teams scoring 24.30 fours on an average. In six out of his last ten innings, the teams that played scored well over 22 boundaries. The pitch has been on the slower side 280 has been a par score here. All that said, we expect Afghanistan to accumulate over 22 fours in this contest. 1XBET offers the odds of 1.832 in AFG’s favour from the SL vs AFG encounter.
Ibrahim Zadran to score over 25.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Pathum Nissanka to score over 27.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Afghanistan to score over 22.5 fours @ 1.832 (1XBET)