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Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20 Betting Tips - West Indies backed to claim series in Pallekele

Russell and Simmons backed in the run scoring markets against Sri Lanka
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West Indies have won their last 3 T20 matches against Sri Lanka (Getty Images)

Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20 Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Sri Lanka meet West Indies in the 2nd T20 requiring a victory to level the series. The West Indies' power batsmen gives them the edge with Lendl Simmons and Andre Russell backed to perform.

Sri Lanka Form


Sri Lanka came unstuck by 25 runs against West Indies in the 1st T20 in Pallekele. The visitors are a vastly different beast in the T20 format and Sri Lanka know that now.

The West Indies dominated with the bat, scoring 196 in the 1st T20 to which Sri Lanka had little response. Kusal Perera put in a decent performance scoring 66 runs but only one other batsman managed more than 11 runs – Wainindu de Silva with 44 runs.

Sri Lanka are priced at 2.10 for the win but they’ll need a couple of big players to step up to achieve that victory.

Sri Lanka News


Shehan Jayasuriya did not take his chance in the 1st T20 and was dismissed for a first ball duck. With theT20 Cricket World Cup creeping ever closer Sri Lanka will want to find their form players which could mean Niroshan Dickwella comes in for Jayasuriya.

West Indies Form


West Indies were brilliant in the 1st T20 as their T20 specialists came to the fore. Lendl Simmons top scored with 67 runs, Andre Russell played a blinder scoring 35 runs off 14 balls. The West Indies went on to total 196 runs in Pallekele.

Lendl Simmons
Lendl Simmons is tipped to continue his fine form in the 2nd T20 against Sri Lanka (Getty Images)

Oshane Thomas then took 5-28 as the West Indies bowled Sri Lanka out for 171 runs to win by 25 runs. It was a lot more convincing than the 25 runs suggests as Sri Lanka were never really in the chase.

Lendl Simmons is backed in the best batsman market after an fine innings in the 1st T20 while Andre Russell should be looked at in the over/under market. The Windies are backed at 1.72 to claim victory.

West Indies News


It is unlikely that the West Indies will change much unless pitch conditions force it.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Head to Head


Sri Lanka have won six of their 10 T20’s against the West Indies but it is the Windies who have won the last three matches. Their last match ended in a 25-run win for the West Indies in Pallekele.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Betting Odds


Sri Lanka are underdogs at 2.10 with the West Indies priced at 1.72 to win. Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera ire favoured in the best batsman market for the hosts at 4.50, followed by Angelo Mathews at 5.00.

For the West Indies Lendl Simmons is tipped to top score at 4.00 while Andre Russell is valued at 7.00. Russell offers value at 1.83 to past the 20.5 run mark.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Match Up


West Indies have a number of T20 specialists in their line-up with Andre Russell being their biggest trump card. He hardly plays any other format as he is one of the most sought after players in the world for T20 leagues.

That gives the West Indies the edge for me while Sri Lanka have a number of reliable players, but few that can take the shortest format of the game by the scruff of the neck. Most of their best players, Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews are in the latter stages of their careers.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell smashed the Sri Lankan bowlers to all corners during the 1st T20 (Getty Images)

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Stats


  • West Indies’ Lendl Simmons scored 67 runs in the 1st T20 against Sri Lanka.
  • West Indies’ Andre Russell scored 35 runs in the 1st T20 against Sri Lanka.
  • West Indies won the 1st T20 against Sri Lanka.

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 T20 being played?

The Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20 is being played at the in Pallekele, Sri Lanka.

When is the Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20 being played?

The Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20 is being played on Friday 6 March 2020 at 13:30 GMT.

What is Sri Lanka's recent T20 form?

Sri Lanka lost the 1st T20 against the West Indies.

What is the West Indies' recent T20 form?

West Indies won the 1st T20 against Sri Lanka.

What is Sri Lanka vs West Indies head to head?

West Indies have won their last 3 T20 matches against Sri Lanka.

Verdict

West Indies had far too much quality for Sri Lanka in the 1st T20 and are backed to win again. Andre Russell is backed to score over 20.5 runs while West Indies opening batsman Lendl Simmons can top score once again.

Best Bet: West Indies Win Win Market @1.72 at bet365 - 5 Units
To Score Over 20.5 Runs Tip: Andre Russell Over/Under Runs Market @1.83 at bet365 - 3 Units
Best West Indies Batsman Tip: Lendl Simmons Best West Indies Batsman Market @4.00 at bet365 - 2 Units

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Post bet analysis

A 4 unit win on the match after Andre Russell smashed 40 runs to see the West Indies win the match by seven wickets. Lendl Simmons failed, scoring only 9 runs.
06 Mar 2020

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