After winning the T20I series 2-1, Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 2 wickets (DLS method) in the first ODI on Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series. The second match will also be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday, June 16. The action will shift to Colombo for the remaining three ODIs on June 19, 21 and 24.
Australia are surely going to take these matches seriously as the 50-over World Cup will be held under similar conditions in India in 2023. Sri Lanka will also look to bounce back after below-par performances in the T20Is. Overall, Australia and Sri Lanka have played a total of 98 ODIs against each other. While Australia have emerged victorious on 62 occasions, Sri Lanka have won 32 times. Also, Australia have won each of their last five matches against Sri Lanka. Australia haven't lost an ODI match against Sri Lanka since August 2016.
As we gear up for the second ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the SL vs AUS 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the SL vs AUS head-to-head contest.
The ODI opening pair of David Warner and Aaron Finch is one of the best in the world. They hold the record for the 16th highest partnership by an opening pair. In a January 2020 match against India at the Wankhede Stadium in India, the duo had partnered for 258 unbeaten runs. They are also the eighth most successful opening pairs in the history of the game. The duo has scored 3643 runs at an average of 52.04. Finch has a strike rate of 88.34 in the format, whereas Warner boasts of a strike rate of 95.48. The two finished as the top two run-getters in the recently-concluded T20I series as well. Warner scored 130 runs at an average of 65 and strike rate of 149.42, while Finch amassed 114 runs at an average of 57 and strike rate of 156.16. In the presence of Warner and Finch scoring 49.5 overs will not at all be a difficult task. The next batters walking in are - Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne - and considering their current forms, the run-rate is not expected to take a hit. Smith scored a fifty in the first ODI.
Ahead of the first ODI we had predicted that Australia would score over 49.5 runs. The Aussies did not disappoint and they ended up scoring 57 runs for the loss of one wicket in the first 10 overs. Before the series started, Australia had played their last ODI match against Sri Lanka in 2019, The match had seen Australia score 53/0 in the first 10 overs. Overall, Australia have now scored 57/1, 31/3, 65/1 and 72/0 in the first 10 overs of their last four ODIs.
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva is the only impactful Sri Lanka bowler for now. He scalped four wickets in the first ODI, but Australia could still chase down the reduced target of 282 in just 42.3 overs. Australia won the match by two wickets and 9 balls remaining (DLS method). The not so lethal Sri Lankan bowling line-up will further help Australia who are well accustomed to the conditions by now. Also, Australia have now won all their three ODI matches at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Going by the current form of Australia batters and the team's record at the ground, Australia should easily score over 52.5 runs in the first 10 overs.
If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match to grab the odds of 1.90 and place your bet on Australia to score over 52.5 runs in the first ten overs from the SL vs AUS head-to-head encounter.
Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis are my top two player betting tips for the SL vs AUS 2nd ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Australia captain Aaron Finch was the second highest run-scorer after David Warner in the recently-concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka. From the three matches, Finch accumulated 114 runs at an average of 57 and strike rate of 156.16. The 35-year-old scored 61*, 24 and 29 in the three outings.
In his last seven ODIs, Finch has scored 44, 0, 0, 23, 75, 60 and 114. Finch has played ten ODI matches against Sri Lanka and scored 386 runs at an average of 42.88. He has one hundred against Sri Lanka. In his last ODI against Sri Lanka before the start of the 5-match series, the Victoria-born scored 153 runs at the Oval in England. In his first ODI innings at the Pallekele on Tuesday, Aaron Finch scored 41-ball 44 to give a brisk start to his team despite David Warner's departure for a duck in the second over. It's very likely again that Finch, who has played 136 ODIs and scored 5299 runs at an average of 41.07, will score over 32.5 runs in the second SL vs AUS ODI on Thursday.
If you feel the same, proceed to Pari Match and pick the odds of 1.87 for Aaron Finch to score over 32.5 runs from the SL vs AUS head-to-head encounter.
Glenn Maxwell set the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on fire with his stunning 51-ball 80 not out in the first ODI on Tuesday. Given a reduced total of 282 runs in 44 overs, Australia were reduced to 189 for 5 in 30 overs. However, the breathtaking blitz from Maxwell, saw them score 93 runs in the next 12.3 overs. Australia won the match with two wickets and 9 balls remaining.
The last seven has seen the 33-year-old score 80*, 59, 63*, 45, 108, 1 and 77. Glenn Maxwell's record against Sri Lanka is also impressive. From the seven matches he has played against the Island nation, the right-hander has scored 282 runs at an average of 56.40. Overall, he has featured in 117 ODI matches and scored 3310 runs at an average of 35.21. Maxwell scored 16 and 19 runs in the preceding T20I series and failed to get going after an IPL 2022 which saw him score 301 runs in 13 matches at an average of 27.36. However, the hard-hitting batsman is looking set to make amends. Expect him to score over 24.5 runs in the second ODI. If you feel the same, proceed to Pari Match and pick the odds of 1.87 for Glenn Maxwell to score over 24.5 runs from the SL vs AUS head-to-head encounter.
Australia to score over 52.5 runs in first 10 overs @ 1.90 (Pari Match)
Aaron Finch to score over 32.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Glenn Maxwell to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
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