Cricket World Cup 2019 Betting Match 16: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Ed Hawkins

Monday, June 10, 2019 8:11 PM UTC

Monday, Jun. 10, 2019 8:11 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says the weather could shorten proceedings in Bristol and punters can take advantage.
<div><h2>Bangladesh v Sri Lanka</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank">10:30 AM - Tuesday 11<sup>th</sup>, June 2019</a></p><p>After another washout in the South Africa-West Indies contest at Southampton on Monday, there are fears that rain is going to have the final say on the make-up of the semi-finals. Rain is expected in Bristol for the <a href="" target="_blank">Bangladesh-Sri Lanka clash</a> but there neither team can be under pretension they are genuine last-four candidates.</p><p>The forecast is good enough – just – to ensure there should be a game, possibly of 20 overs a side. If that is the case, then 50-over form becomes irrelevant. Not that we’re particularly enamoured by either outfit in the longer form, with Bangladesh’s South Africa win devalued by the day it seems.</p><p>There is a school of thought which suggests that the underdog is more likely to have its day in a thrash-and-bash. And we often subscribe to that thinking. After all, it only takes one or two players to have a good six-ball spell and the game is up.</p><p>For that reason, Bangladesh could be worth taking on at short prices. They are 4/6 (1.67) <a href="" target="_blank">across the board with Sri Lanka</a> biggest at 5/4 (2.25) with <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfair</a>. Sri Lanka are rated above Bangladesh in the official ICC rankings with two places separating the pair. In ODI, Bangladesh are rated two spots above. The two met four times in T20 last year with two wins apiece. There’s a case for suggesting Lanka are the value in the T20 context.</p><p>The moisture around the place might make batting tricky, despite the surface being reliable for runs in the past. The likes of Bangladesh seamer Mustafizur Rahman and Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga will look for deviation. Wickets could be cheap when the ball is new. A slow start, then, could make for circumspection by the batters as they look to rebuild.</p><p>This could play into our hands on a couple of markets. Ladbrokes go 5/6 (1.83) the pair for over and under 12.5 sixes. That could be a short. The 10/11 (1.91) that <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Bet365</a> offer that no hundred is scored also fits the bill. When you consider that <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Coral</a> and <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a> go as short as 8/13 (1.62), Bet365 are going out on a limb. That could be the best wager of the day.</p><h2>Best Tips for the Match</h2><p>No century to be scored 10/11 <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Bet365</a></p></div>
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