India takes on Sri Lanka at the Oval in the eighth match of the ICC Champions Trophy. India won their opening match against Pakistan, while Sri Lanka lost their first match of the tournament, against South Africa. India could move to the next round with a win, while Sri Lanka need to win this match to stay alive in the competition. Based on the performances of these teams in recent times, India will be the overwhelming favorites for cricket betting. It looks like only rain can bring a point for Sri Lanka from this match.
India – Preview
India appeared intimidatingly strong in their match against Pakistan. The top four batsmen scored fifties. The bowlers were at their miserly best. There is no obvious weakness in the team. There are class batsmen who can build the innings and explode later. There are hard-hitters who can start hitting sixes from the first ball. And there are handy lower-order batters who can string together a decent partnership or two, if the need arises. In bowling, they have the variety and accuracy to force mistakes from the batsmen. And they have the brashness and confidence, derived from playing the IPL and achieving almost impossible things in cricket. Back them in cricket betting, especially against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka – Preview
Sri Lanka look incapable of challenging India in any of the cricket disciplines. Neither their batting nor their bowling looks strong enough to rattle India. It is almost impossible for their bowlers to stop India. Their hopes will rest on the individual brilliance of their batsmen. If Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella find form and score big, the team has a fair chance of winning. If that does not happen, Sri Lanka’s chances of winning are quite bleak.
Prediction for cricket betting: India have fond memories of walloping Sri Lanka in England. It is all set to continue. India look poised to beat Sri Lanka comfortably.
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