ICC Men's T20 World Cup: AUS vs SL Betting Tips

October 28th 2021, 12:59pm, By: Mr.Cricket

Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 Betting Tips

Australia continue their T20 World Cup campaign on Friday morning with a blockbuster clash against Sri Lanka from 1.00am. Either the Aussies or Sri Lanka can join England at the top of Group 1 with a 2-0 record, so there is a lot on the line here. 

As always, Mr.Cricket has you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the clash below and remember to check out our Cricket Tips page for regular updates throughout the T20 World Cup and the Australian summer of cricket!

Australia vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

Dubai International Stadium, Friday 29th October, 1.00am (AEDT)

Australia 

Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa

Australia crawled over the line in their Game 1 win over South Africa. Bowling first, they put in an oustanding performance with the ball to hold the Spring Bok to just 118 runs off their 20 overs. In reply, Australia lost a steady flow of wickets throughout their innings that hindered them from really attacking the small total. In the end, they won the game with just two balls to spare, having lost five wickets in the chase. 

As is was in the warn up game, Steve Smith played the steady hand in the middle order after the openers failed to get going. Smith is capable at going at a run a ball while practically taking no risks, so once again I love the value for him to top score for the Aussies. 

The form of the openers has been the main concern for Australia at the moment. Could we see a change? The most likely change looks like sending Marcus Stoinis to the top of the order to replace David Warner, then slotting Ashton Agar in at No.7 to give them another spinning option. 

Sri Lanka 

Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando

Sri Lanka went undefeated in the qualifiers with wins over Namibia, Ireland and the Netherlands to breeze through to the main tournament. They are 1-0 in the group stage as well, after capturing a solid win over Bangladesh in their opening game. 

Bowling first, the Sri Lankans might have been a little disappointed with their effort as they allowed Bangladesh 171 off their 20 overs. The Sri Lankans made light work of the run chase though, winning with seven balls to spare as Charith Asalanka belted 80 off just 49 balls. 

There's no doubt that Sri Lanka's damaging top four is their strength, with Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka and Avishka Fernando all capable of taking the game away from an opponent in quick fashion. Perera has been the quietest of the pack throughout qualifying and their first group stage game. I like the value for him to find some form against the Aussies here. 

Match Prediction

I had some real reservations about the Aussies before their opening game against South Africa, particularly in their top order. Those reservations are still clear and present. Unless the selectors have the guts to drop David Warner, I can see them getting off to a slow start with the bat once again. 

on the contrary, the Aussies bowling attack is capable of picking up the slack. Josh Hazlewood might be the best bowler in the world at the moment, regardless of format. Because of that fierce bowling attack, the Aussies start as massive $1.35 favourites. A same game multi with the Aussies to win and Smith to score 10+ runs is my play here. 

 

TIPS

Big Bash League (BBL11): Thunder vs Heat Betting Tips

Night two of BBL11 takes us to Canberra, as the Sydney Thunder host the Brisbane Heat. The Heat knocked out the Thunder in last season’s finals, so there will be plenty of feeling in this clash! We’ve got you covered with a preview and tips for Monday night’s Big Bash action. read more

Horse Racing Tips: Saturday, December 4th

We’ve got a massive day of racing all around the country today with quality meetings at Rosehill and Pakenham to get stuck into. Pakenham will play host to their annual Cup and it looks a good day to have a punt! Billy Bestford has cast his eye across the meetings and has found his best bets to help you have a fill up this Saturday. read more

2021-22 NBA Betting Tips: Saturday 4th December

To kick off the first weekend in December we have a big nine-game slate of NBA action on Saturday. Here, we run you through our best spread and player prop bets for the day! read more

Big Bash League (BBL11): Sixers vs Stars Betting Tips

The 2021-22 Big Bash League season kicks off this Sunday with a massive clash between two title hopefulls in the Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars! The clash gets underway at 7.35pm from the SCG and we have you covered with a full preview and betting tips here read more

ARTICLES

Picklebet Promotions, Promo Code & Exclusive Offers

Picklebet is a market leader in esports betting in Australia, but they also offer excellent value for money with quality products and a great offering of daily promos. Find out more about the Picklebet promotions and Picklebet promo code to sign up right here. read more


Palmerbet Promotions, Promo Code & Exclusive Offers

Palmerbet is one of the leaders in the Australian online betting scene when it comes to range of sports and racing promotions on offer. Find out more about Palmerbet promotions, and if you need a Palmerbet promo code, here. read more


BetDeluxe Promotions, Promo Code & Exclusive Offers

BetDeluxe have been a fantastic addition to the Australian sports betting scene with some innovative offers and daily promos that all punters can enjoy. Read on to learn more about daily BetDeluxe promotions and offers, as well as details about a BetDeluxe promo code. read more


WinnersBet Promotions, Promo Code & Exclusive Offers

WinnersBet have a fantastic range of both daily and seasonal promotions available to all customers! Sign up to WinnersBet today and use promo code VIPOFFERS when you join! read more


BLOGS

Bet on Sports at Picklebet!

Picklebet is well know as being one of Australia's leading esports betting companies, but did you know that they also offer a wide range of traditional sports betting markets as well? Fine out more about the sports betting offerings at Picklebet here. read more


Big Bash League Teams 2021-22: BBL11 Squads

The 2021-22 Big Bash League is fast approaching! As always, we run you through the full list of squads, with all of the ins, outs and international signings for every club ahead of BBL11 kicking off on the 5th of December. read more


2021-22 NBL Fixture

The 2021-22 NBL fixture has been released! The season will open up on Friday, the 3rd of December with a headline clash between the brand new expansion team, the Tasmania JackJumpers taking on the Adelaide 36ers! See the full schedule here read more


2021 AFL Brownlow Medal: Team Voting

The Brownlow Team Votes markets are one of the first to be released across the major sports betting sites, and there's some early value around for sharp punters. Don't bother paying for Brownlow tip packages when we have all the information you need for free! read more


WinnersBet

BetDeluxe