India will engage Sri Lanka in the first T20I of the three-match series and this upcoming game is scheduled to be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on February 24, Thursday. I have managed to assort three of the top betting tips from the IND vs SL 1st T20I match prediction.
Sri Lanka will commence their India tour with a three-match series T20I, followed by two Test Matches. After playing the first T20I match of the series at Lucknow, the series will then move to Dharamsala for the second and third T20Is between the two nations. Sri Lanka did manage to pull off one victory in the three-match T20Is when India had toured Sri Lanka in July 2021. On the head to head count, the Men In Blue are ahead of the Lankans by quite a distance. Till date India and Sri Lanka have played a total of 21 T20I matches against each other. Out of the 21 matches played so far, fourteen have been won by India and Sri Lanka have managed to win seven. The two nations have played some remarkably closer and intense matches across formats. The island has failed to stand tall against the might of India's depth in all three formats. The Men in Blue is coming off a 3-0 series sweep over West Indies at home over the past week which has taken the side to number 1, in the ICC T20I team rankings. Sri Lanka on the other hand lost by 4-1 to Australia in their five-match T20I series when they toured Australia earlier this month. It will be interesting to watch if the visitors can challenge the Indian outfit or will the Rohit Sharma-led side prove too good for the neighbours.
The players market is a pandora box hence the players bet is the correct way to go forward. Considering the Indian side is better of the two we have picked Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma as our top picks for the side, while Pathum Nissanka is our pick among the Lankans batsmen. Read along to place your bets in the IND vs SL player betting tips.
The Indian Skipper, Rohit Sharma is our first pick from the IND vs SL head to head match. Sharma is one of the most successful batsmen across the globe in the shortest format of the game. Rohit Sharma had handed India 1-0 lead in the first of the three match T20I series played against West Indies. Sharma's 40 off 63 balls helped his side take a lead in the series. What makes this bet even more lucrative is the fact that the Indian skipper has the highest runs while playing against the Lankan Squad being 118 runs. Over the last one year, Sharma has notched the highest runs among the Indian batsmen in the 20 overs game. He has played 14 innings and mustered 490 runs from them at an average of 35.00. Widely known as the Hitman, Rohit Sharma has played 122 T20 matches internationally to amass 3263 runs from them at an average of 32.95. He has featured in 15 matches against the Lankans in the shortest format to rack 289 runs. Sharma has an impeccable record while playing at the Lucknow stadium. The then stand-in captain had a 100 in this venue, a 111 not out against West Indies which India won by 71 runs. He has successfully captained his side in 25 T20I games to accumulate 937 runs at an average of 40.73. He has opened for his side in 69 matches and scored over 2200 runs from them which average 34.36. The skipper will be looking to open the series on a positive note and take an early lead in the series. For now, Pari Match is offerring odds of 1.87 for Sharma in the IND vs SL team betting tips.
India’s new wonder all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer has stepped up big time in white-ball cricket. He was simply outstanding in that Indian lower-middle-order. He finished with scores of 24*, 33 and 35* against the West Indies. In 6 matches so far in his career, the attacking right-handed batter has scored 128 runs at an impressive average of 42.66. In the absence of Suryakumar Yadav from this Indian T20I setup against Sri Lanka, much can be expected from the bat of Venkatesh Iyer. He burst into the scene with a fantastic IPL season for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2021. In 10 matches for the two-time champions, Iyer racked up 370 runs at an average of 41.11. He even scored four half-centuries in as many innings. Overall, the lad from Madhya Pradesh has featured in 59 T20 games in his career and has scored 1377 runs at an average of almost 40.00. Keep an eye out on the Pari Match website as they usually come up with odds for Venkatesh Iyer from the IND vs SL match prediction.
Lastly let us shift our focus to the Lankan batsman who has the highest runs for his side in the T20I format having debuted in just 2021 against the Windies. Over the last one year, Pathum Nissanka has managed to put together 486 runs from the 16 innings played and averaged 30.37. The 23-year-old batter also topped the runs chart in the recently concluded five match T20I series against Australia. The Sri Lankan opener had amassed 184 runs in the five innings played with an average of 36.80. His scores in the five matches read - 13, 46, 16, 73 and 36 respectively. This makes him one of the best picks against the Indian bowling attack. This will also be Nissanka's debut game against the Indian outfit. While playing away from home, Nissanka has accumulated 265 runs from the eight games played with an average of 33.12. Under the captaincy of Shanaka, the 23-year-old has played 14 matches and racked 405 runs at 31.15. These numbers speak for themselves and makes him one of the best picks from the forthcoming game. Pari Match has offerred odds of 1.87 for Pathum Nissanka in the IND vs SL match prediction.
Rohit Sharma To Score Over 24.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Venkatesh Iyer To Continue With His Form
Pathum Nissanka To Score Over 19.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
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