Match date · 7 Jan 2020 · 19:00 IST
IND vs SL prediction
  • Virat Kohli has been the top batsman in all four matches he played against Sri Lanka.
  • India has hit more boundaries than the other team in four of their last five matches.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal’s was the top bowler in the last two matches he played against Sri Lanka.
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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I match prediction

India is set to play Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20 International at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, in Indore, this Tuesday evening.

After a rain-marred T20I in Guwahati which was abandoned without a ball being bowled, the two teams will now lock-horns in Indore this Tuesday. While both India and Sri Lanka will utilise the series as a potential preparation ahead of the World T20 later this year, the ‘Men in Blue’ will definitely start as the favourites. Not wasting any time, let’s get to the point. Tuesday evening is going to be a golden opportunity for punters like us to make use of the best bets from the market, win and make our wallet heavy by midweek. Read through my article and everything will fall in place.

Ind is set to play Sri in the T20 International at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, in Indore

Top batsman for 5th time in a row

Virat Kohli to be India’s top batsman @ 3.25

India playing in coloured outfits and Virat Kohli starring with the bat has been a regular phenomenon for the past few years. With odds of 3.25 provided by Bet 365 for this bet, you are just moments away from tripling your investment, but let me give you facts on why you should go for it. Kohli has played only 4 matches against Sri Lanka, with scores of 82, 56, 77 and 68, averaging an astounding 94.33. He was the top scorer in each of the four matches, proving his dominance against the neighbours.

In the last five T20Is, Kohli’s scores are 70, 19, 94, 9, 72 (264 runs at an average of 52.8) and was the best batsman on two of those occasions. The past year has been exceptionally good for the right-hander, having played 10 matches and scored 466 runs at a rate of 77.66 runs per innings. Out of the 30 matches he played at home, he maintains an average of 53.20 including 9 fifties. It’s pointless to back anyone else apart from the Indian skipper for the upcoming T20I.

India has hit more boundaries than the other team

India to hit more boundaries @ 1.50

Now, this might be a bit tricky one, but I have the numbers which will give you no other option but to invest in the bet. India, one of the best sides in the T20 format, of late, have an outstanding record when it comes to hitting boundaries. In the last five matches, the Indians have sent the balls to the ropes more times than their opponents in four occasions, having piled up 73 fours (14.6 per innings) and conceded 65 (13 per innings). On the flip side, Sri Lanka have outnumbered their opponents just once in the last five matches. The Lankans have struck just 51 boundaries (10.2 per innings) and shipped 71 (14.2 per innings) in the same time frame.

If we look at the last 5 H2H matches, India have had the upper hand on 3 occasions with a tally of 75 fours (15 per innings), while letting in 49 (9.8 per innings). In the last five matches at home, India have hit a whopping 76 boundaries (15.2 per innings) while conceding just 43 (8.6 per innings). India have once played Sri Lanka at the Holkar Stadium, in which India hit 21 fours compared to the latter’s 11. Do I need to give more reasons? Just go for this bet.

Strong bowler for final bet tip

Yuzvendra Chahal to be India’s top bowler @ 3.75

Chahal has been India’s strike bowler in T20s for the past three years and he will be more than determined to perform well and cement his spot in the playing XI ahead of the World T20. On top of that, his recent form has been remarkable, having scalped 14 wickets in the last five H2H matches.

His figures - 1/34, 2/37, 4/52, 4/23, 3/43 - speak volumes of his capabilities. Not only that, the leggy was the pick of the bowlers in three of the above mentioned matches, with them serving as an icing on the cake. Chahal has been particularly effective at home, with an incredible record to back up the claims.

In the last five matches played in India, the spinner has taken 7 wickets and has been the top bowler for his team on a couple of occasions. His figures in the last two head to head matches read 4/52, 4/23. The only match he played against Sri Lanka at the Holkar Stadium, he picked up four wickets for 52 runs. This looks like a full-proof bet which should bring you money by Tuesday night.

Jackpot combination

All the three bets look quite sensible and there’s no reason why you should not win from each and every one of them. Wagering $100 for each bet would fetch you $850 ($325 + $150 + $375), but the amount will increase an unimaginable rate if you parlay the three bets with odds of 18.28

As per our current situation, we invest the entire $300 on the parlay, the return is going to be $5484!

Place your cricket bets wisely!