Sri Lanka will square off against West Indies in the first T20 international of the two-match series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Having whitewashed West Indies 3-0 in the ODI series, a rampant Sri Lankan side is all set to add to their winning momentum in the T20I series as well. However, when it comes to T20I cricket, there are not many nations who are as threatening as West Indies. Now that they have been reinforced with the veterans like Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo, they are expected to reign supreme in this format of the game. As thrilling as it sounds, I have more good news for you as I found a way to make a lot of cash from the game. No need to worry as I have everything ready for you - three of the best markets to bet on with elaborate explanations. What are we waiting for? Let’s get started already:
You must be wondering why am I suggesting to bet against West Indies and that too in T20 cricket? I have all the reasons to substantiate my claim and after I state them, you will probably end up placing a decent amount on this market. I won’t be beating around the bush so let me come straight to the point and tell you that Sri Lanka and West Indies have collided nine times in the past in T20 internationals, the former have had the last laugh on six out of those nine occasions. Sri Lanka and West Indies have played twice at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and on both occasions, the former has emerged victorious and that too with flying colours. West Indies are yet to win a T20 series against Sri Lanka despite being a powerhouse in T20 cricket. The last time, West Indies registered a win over Sri Lanka was back in the 2015-16 T20 series at the R Premadasa Stadium in the Lankan Island. And with the 3-0 drubbing in the ODI series, Sri Lanka are definitely the better side on the field than on paper and that is what matters at the end of the day. With Royal Panda offering odds of 2.02 for a Sri Lankan victory, I am very much interested in doubling my investment.
Sri Lanka have made quite an impact during the ODI series and they are likely to emulate their performances in the upcoming T20 series as well. Emulation will only be possible if the execution is on point and when it comes hitting boundaries, Sri Lanka are definitely having their noses ahead in this contest. Sri Lanka have managed to clobber 40 fours in their last four T20 international matches and, on the other hand, West Indies have managed to hit only 23 of them.
In the last five head to head encounters, Sri Lanka have managed to smash 59 fours, whereas West Indies have only managed to hit 39 boundaries. The difference of boundaries at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is even more startling as Sri Lanka have smashed 40 fours in two head to head clashes at this venue. While West Indies have managed to send the ball to the boundary ropes 21 times in as many matches against Sri Lanka at this venue. With Bet 365 offering us odds of 1.90 for Sri Lanka to hit more fours in the match, I don’t think we should be waiting any further.
It looks like the hosts are going to make a lot of cash on the hump day of the week! Why not delve deeper into it and make the most of this opportunity? What do you say? Let’s do this then! In the last five head to head encounters, Sri Lanka’s first wicket partnership has averaged 36.2, whereas West Indies was averaging 25.2. As you already know that these two sides have clashed at this venue twice, Sri Lanka have got the better off West Indies in terms of highest opening partnership as well in those two meetings. While Sri Lanka’s first wicket partnership average is 56.5 in those two matches, West Indies could only manage an average of 8.0. However, in the last three individual matches, Sri Lanka has averaged 15.33 for the first wicket partnership, while West Indies have managed to maintain an average of 60 in as many matches. And in these individual matches, Sri Lanka had to take on the likes of India, while West Indies was playing against Ireland, so you know the reason for that steep average. Bet 365 is offering odds of 1.90 for Sri Lanka to have a better opening partnership than West Indies and I don’t see any reason not to bet on this market.
Kusal Perera had a rather quiet ODI series against West Indies but he is someone who doesn't like to stay that way for long. The flamboyant left-hander is expected to play a crucial role with the bat in the forthcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka. Perera has played 45 T20Is and scored 1212 runs averaging 27.54 including 11 half centuries. As of now, he has only played three T20 international matches against West Indies, having maintained an average of 26.00. When Perera is playing in home conditions, he averages 27.04 and has scored 568 runs including six half centuries. Ever since he has batted in the number three position, Perera has averaged 37.15 and has piled up 483 runs in 13 matches with six fifties under his belt. When he features in a two-team series, Perera averages 25.97 in which he scored 883 runs including seven half centuries. The left-handed wicketkeeper batsman has played seven matches at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and scored 190 runs at an average of 27.14 including two fifties to his name. The last time he played against West Indies at this venue, he added 40 runs to the scoreboard. Now, I don’t see any reason why you won’t go to Royal Panda and place your bet on this market as they are offering odds of 1.87 for the same!
The T20I specialist Andre Russell is back in the West Indies T20I squad and their fans could not have been happier. We are all aware of the havoc that Russell can cause and the kind of impact he usually makes in this particular format of the game. Therefore, without any further delay, let me tell you how ‘Muscle Russell’ will make you money. In the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League season, Russell made his presence felt with the bat as he scored 225 runs in 13 matches at an incredible average of 56.25 clobbering 12 fours and 21 sixes. Believe it or not, Russell has featured in 319 T20 games and has scored 5290 runs at an average of 26.71 including 18 half centuries and two hundreds. The big Jamaican averages 21.33 against Sri Lanka and that is what we need him to maintain in order to make us money tomorrow. When Russell is playing under the lights, he has scored 279 runs at an average of 25.36. In his last 10 T20 knocks, Russell has scored 20 or more runs in six occasions. I could not find a better market for you than this to make easy money as Royal Panda is offering odds of 1.87 for Russell to score more than 20.5 runs.
The swashbuckling left hander has a lot more to offer in cash than you expected; so why not cash in on that opportunity and make the most out of it! Perera has clobbered 115 boundaries in 44 T20 international innings and that is an average of 2.61 fours per game. He has managed to hit 10 fours in three matches against West Indies and that is an average of 3.33 boundaries per match. When he is playing at home, the left hander has smashed 65 fours in 21 matches, which is an average of 3.09 boundaries per game. While batting at the number three position, Kusal Perera has clattered 40 boundaries in just 13 matches and that is an average of 3.07 fours per game. Bet 365 is offering the best odds of 1.83 for Kusal Perera to hit more than 2.5 fours in the first T20I game of the series in Pallekele tomorrow. I am surprised you haven’t placed your bet yet!