Different Bets You Can Place On Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka ODI Series
Bangladesh are currently hosting Sri Lanka for a quick three match ODI series. This will be a quick series as all three ODIs are set to take place in Dhaka as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wanted to limit the amount of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first ODI takes place on 23 May, followed by the second on 25 May and the final ODI will take place on 28 May. Indian cricket fans will be keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka’s performance as the Indian team will have to Sri Lanka in July 2021 to take part in an ODI and T20 series.
Bangladesh Go In As Betting Favorites
Bangladesh has lost their last 10 international games in a row but still go into this ODI series as the betting favorites. While Bangladesh 10 match losing streak is a cause for concern, all 10 losses came at the hands of the New Zealand in New Zealand. The Bangladesh cricket team are a lot more dangerous when they play in their own backyard and given that the Sri Lankan cricket team are in a rebuilding phase, it is no surprise that Bangladesh go in with the edge.
Bangladesh has odds of 1.72 to win the first ODI while Sri Lanka are the underdogs with odds of 2.10. The betting odds for the second and third ODI will change, based on the outcome of the first ODI.
We take a look at the different types of bets Indian punters will be able to make during this series.
Outright Winner: This is the most popular bet for cricket punters who need to pick a winner between the two teams for each game. While a win and loss are the two most obvious outcomes, there is also a slim possibility of a draw.
Live Play Betting: If you do not want to make a pre-match bet, you can head over to a sportsbook that offers live play on in match betting. This will allow you to place a wager while the game is in progress. The odds may not be as attractive when you bet on a live game but the chances of you winning, definitely increase as you are making a punt based on the current situation of the game.
If you are taking part in live play betting, make sure you are getting real time information either online or via television. If you have a delayed feed, you could end up betting wrong and losing.
Player of the Match: Punters have the option of betting on which player they think will influence the outcome of the game and win the man of the match award. Given that Bangladesh are favorites to win, it makes more betting sense to put your money on a Bangladeshi player. Some of the top players to watch out for are captain Tamim Iqbal, top all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman who is great at bowling at the death.
If you are backing Sri Lanka to win, then some of the players who can help them win a match include Kusal Perera, young Ashen Bandara and Dhananjaya de Silva.
Top Bowler: Punters have the option to back which bowler they think will finish with the most number of wickets when the series is over. To get this right, you need to pick which bowler you think will be able to play all three games and be very effective. Given the fact that wickets in Bangladesh tend to favour the spinners, you have a better chance of winning when you back a spinner.
However, fast bowlers who have a good yorker and a chance of pace can also pick up a handful of wickets. Some of the players you should watch out for include Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman for Bangladesh and Akila Dananjaya and PWH de Silva for Sri Lanka.
Top Batsman: The top batsman option allows punters to bet on which batsman they think will finish with the most number of runs in the series. Once again, you want to look at batsmen you think will not only play all three ODI games but also get as much time as possible out in the middle.
You should keep your eyes out on Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal for Bangladesh and Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera for Sri Lanka.
Win The Toss: The betting odds for winning the toss starts out at 1.90 for each team. Punters need to guess which team will win the toss for each of the ODI games. The result of the toss is always based on luck and hence if you are feeling lucky, go ahead and place a bet on which team you think will win the toss.