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Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd ODI Betting Tips - Hope can score big again

West Indies tipped to level series at Hambantota
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West Indies can level the series after a narrow 1st ODI defeat (Getty Images)

Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd ODI Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and West Indies takes place at Hambantota on Wednesday. The West Indies are backed to level the series at 1-1 after a very tight 1st ODI. 

Star West Indies batsman Shai Hope is tipped to back up is 115 runs in his last match with another big performance. Dimuth Karunaratne can be looked at in the best batsman market after top scoring in the 1st ODI for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Form


Sri Lanka won the 1st ODI in Colombo by one wicket. After the West Indies scored 289 runs Dimuth Karunaratne top scored with 52 runs and Avishka Fernando scored 50 runs.

A late batting collapse almost cost Sri Lanka victory but they got home with five balls to spare and a wicket in hand. 

Karunaratne isn’t your typical ODI batsman but he showed in scoring at almost a run a ball that he is capable of playing in the format. His form in all forms of cricket has been superb over the last few months so I’m backing him to get among the runs again.

Sri Lanka News


Sri Lanka are likely to select the same line-up despite some batsmen struggling. Angelo Mathews is fit to play after some concerns after the 1st ODI.

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Dimuth Karunaratne top scored for Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI and is tipped to do the same again (Getty Images)

West Indies Form


The West Indies won’t be too disappointed with defeat in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Shai Hope scored a magnificent 115 runs as West Indies posted 289 runs batting first. Considering the pitch it was a par total.

It was a slow start for the West Indies bowlers as Sri Lanka responded well but the visitors pulled it back brilliantly to almost take victory. In the end they lost by one wicket.

Shai Hope deserves to be backed after his 115 runs and in truth he’s been the Windies most consistent batsman over the last year. Despite defeat there was enough to convince me that the West Indies can level the series with a win.

West Indies News


West Indies are still without Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis but the other batsmen did well without them.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Head to Head


Sri Lanka have won seven of the last eight ODI matches against the West Indies. The 1st ODI of this series went the way of Sri Lanka in Colombo by one wicket. It was a fortunate win for the hosts and West Indies will take plenty of confidence from it.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Betting Odds


Sri Lanka are favourites at 1.66 to win with the West Indies valued at 2.20. Kusal Mendis is priced at 4.33 to be the hosts best batsman while Dimuth Karunaratne will pay 4.50.

For the West Indies Shai Hope can be backed in the best batsman market at 3.50 while Dwayne Bravo is at 4.50. The man of the match market has plenty of value on offer with Shai Hope and Kieron Pollard paying 11.00 and Kusal Mendis 12.00.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Match Up


After a cracking 1st ODI Sri Lanka and West Indies have shown that they are very evenly matched. Shai Hope will be key to the West Indies chances but just as important will be his dismissal to Sri Lanka.

The team whose bowlers pull through best in this encounter will go on and win it. The hosts will hope that their spinners can make more of an impression but the West Indies have shown that they are capable of dealing with them on the sub-continent.

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Shai Hope scored 115 magnificent runs in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka (Getty Images)

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Stats


  • Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne scored 52 runs in his last ODI innings.
  • West Indies’ Shai Hope scored 115 in his last ODI innings.
  • West Indies have won 7 of their last 10 ODI matches.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies FAQ

Where can you watch Sri Lanka vs West Indies live stream online?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the Sri Lanka vs West Indies live stream online.

Where is the Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd ODI being played?

The Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd ODI is being played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantotota, Sri Lanka.

When is the Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd ODI being played?

The Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd ODI is being played on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 09:00 GMT.

What is Sri Lanka's recent ODI form?

Sri Lanka have lost their last two of their last three ODI matches.

What is West Indies recent ODI form?

West Indies have won seven of their last 10 ODI matches.

What is Sri Lanka vs West Indies head to head?

Sri Lanka have won seven of their last eight matches against the West Indies.

Verdict

West Indies are tipped to win against the odds and level the series. Opening batsman Shai Hope is backed to be their best batsman at 3.50. Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne top scored with 52 runs in the 1st ODI and is valued at 4.50 to do the same again.

Best Bet: West Indies Win Win Market @2.20 at bet365 - 5 Units
West Indies Best Batsman Tip: Shai Hope West Indies Best Batsman Market @3.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Sri Lanka Best Batsman Tip: Dimuth Karunaratne Sri Lanka Best Batsman Market @4.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Post bet analysis

Sri Lanka thrashed West Indies by 161 runs but unfortunately Dimuth Karunaratne was dismissed early for 1 run. Shai Hope saves some blushes with 51 runs to lessen the blow.
26 Feb 2020

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