South Africa vs Sri Lanka Third ODI: Cricket Betting Preview


South Africa face Sri Lanka at the Wanderers in Johannesburg in the third match of the five-match ODI series. South Africa have won the first two matches rather comfortably. Sri Lanka need to win this match to keep the series alive. The match coincides with Sri Lanka’s 69th independent day. They need a real uncontrolled surge of nationalism to improve their game. Unless something unnatural like that happens, they will fold once again against the far superior South African side. South Africa are the favourites in online betting. It will not be wise to bet against them in this series.

Preview – South Africa

South Africa have everything going for them. Their batsmen are scoring quick hundreds. Bowlers are making lives difficult for the Lankan batsmen. And the fielders are plucking spectacular catches in almost every match. Their only concern is that David Miller, centurion in the last match, is out with an injury. The batting is still strong – in fact scarily strong: Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and JP Duminy. South Africa will be playing in pink uniform to raise the awareness about breast cancer. Remember what happened last time they played in pink? AB de Villiers slammed the fastest hundred against West Indies. Sri Lankan bowlers must be afraid, very very afraid. And you must be afraid to wager against South Africa in online betting.

Preview – South Africa

Nothing seems to be going in favour of Sri Lanka. Their batsmen are struggling like novices. Some of them are inexperienced. However, one would expect the likes of Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal and even Kusal Mendis to step up. The bowling looks unthreatening. Lakshan Sandakan seems to be the only bowler to trouble the opposition batsmen.


Every analysis will lead to a South African win. Unexpected can happen in cricket. But it is better to stay away from any cricket betting adventure in this match.


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