After an engrossing test series, in which Bangladesh registered their first ever test win in Sri Lanka to tie the series 1-1, the teams are locking horns in the ODI format. The first ODI starts tomorrow in Dambulla. Bangladesh players are well-suited to excel in the slow and low pitches of Sri Lanka. Furthermore, Sri Lanka are a side still in transition. So this will be a battle of equals. The match will be exciting and cricket betting odds on the match will be even more exciting.
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Sri Lanka does not have their regular skipper Angelo Mathews. Upul Tharanga will lead the team. The batting line-up is full of promise, but does not have confidence of been there and done that. Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, and Dinesh Chandimal are all exciting prospects. But they have not yet established themselves as match winners. The bowling is actually leaderless. None of the bowlers will cause headache overly for the Bangladesh batsmen. If you want to see any advantage for Sri Lanka to back them, familiarity with the home conditions and crowd support are the main things.
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Bangladesh will be brimming with confidence following the test win. Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman – all of them are capable of turning the game on its head, especially in limited overs cricket, in subcontinent and against weak bowling. The bowling too has been strengthened by the inclusion of spinner Mehedi Hasan. Don’t be surprised if they continue their winning streak.
Both the teams are evenly matched. Bangladesh look hungrier of the lot. Check out the odds for a Bangladesh win for match winner odds bet.