Sri Lanka will be playing against England in their 1st Test of a two-match series at the Galle International Stadium in Galle, Sri Lanka on 14th January, Thursday.
The England tour of Sri Lanka is underway, and the World Test Championship is nearing its end. England can still be contenders for the top place, if only by a slim margin, if they beat Sri Lanka in both matches. That is easier said than done, even if England are on a high after their win against Pakistan at their home ground in England, whereas Sri Lanka is coming back from a loss against South Africa while playing in Africa. This tour was originally scheduled to take place last year in March, but that’s when the pandemic hit and it got delayed. The last time England toured Lanka they won all 3 matches, and absolutely dominated Sri Lanka at Galle. I have picked the top player bets, for you to make a winning from the match.
Let's start with an easier bet. The English Opener has a career average of 38.11 from 12 matches and has racked up 686 runs in his 2 year Test career. While this is the first time Dominic Sibley is going to come out to bat in Sri Lanka, or against the Lankan team, his performances with the bat have been pretty consistent and somehow even better when he is playing at away grounds. When England toured South Africa last year, Sibley managed to score 324 runs from 4 matches, at an average of 54.00, which is quite terrific. Sibley has an average of 36.62 from the 12 1st innings he has come out to bat. LeoVegas.com has offered odds of 1.86 for Dominic Sibley to score over 23.5 runs from his 1st innings
I have another consistent English batsman for you to bet on. The skipper of the team is formidable on the pitch with his piece of willow. He has played 97 matches in his career and from the 177 innings, he has scored a total of 7823 runs at an average of 47.99, which is an impressive stat already. What is even more impressive is the consistency of his game. If we look at the last 10 innings he has come out to bat, he has scored a total of 341 runs from them, at an average of 42.63. Joe Root has come out to play against Sri Lanka in 8 matches, and scored a total of 575 runs from the 14 innings, at an average of 44.23. In the 1st team innings, Joe Root has a career average of 57.83 and he scored 35 runs in the 1st innings at his only match in Galle. LeoVegas has offered odds of 1.86 for Joe Root to score over 31.5 runs in the 1st innings and I think you should definitely make this bet.
This is yet another winning bet. Dimuth Karunaratne has been a solid performer for the Sri Lankan cricket team. In his Test career, he has scored a total of 4657 runs from 68 matches at an average of 36.66. He has played 8 matches against England, and he has scored a total of 512 runs from the matches, at an average of 34.33. He has played 11 matches at Galle in his career, with his debut for the team being at Galle in 2012. In the last three matches he played at Galle, he managed to score a total of 409 runs, at a massive average of 81.8. He has played 6 matches for the World Test championship so far, and he has an average of 43.63 runs per match in the series. LeoVegas.com has offered odds of 1.86 for Dimuth Karunaratane t score over 28.5 runs.
Dominic Sibley to score over 23.5 runs in the 1st innings - @1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
Joe Root to score over 31.5 runs in the 1st innings - @1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
Dimuth Karunaratane to score over 28.5 runs in the 1st innings - @1.86 (LeoVegas.com)