India Vs Sri Lanka Third One Day International Predictions

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After the disappointing defeat against New Zealand in the much hyped World Test Championship, Team India is now in action against Sri Lanka. While the first team is still in England for the One Day series there, the ‘B’ team, led by Shikhar Dhawan, is touring Sri Lanka to play an ODI series as well as a T20 series. This ‘B’ team however, is loaded with talent, a testament to the strength in depth available at Team India’s disposal.

India has already wrapped up the series 2-0, after a stunning victory from the jaws of defeat in the previous match, and will now be looking for a 3-0 whitewash under the guidance of the legendary Rahul Dravid, who has been given the coaching duties for this tour. 

India vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

Our top India vs Sri Lanka betting tips for the third ODI are:

  • India to win this match @1.20
  • India to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.66
  • Chahal to be India’s top bowler @4.25

Q1. Why should I bet on India to win this match @1.20 ?

India are brimming with confidence after another brilliant win in the second match of this series. Shikhar Dhawan looked to be in top form and if ably supported, he can help India make or chase some huge scores. India are looking strong enough for another series whitewash.

Q2. Why should I bet on Chahal to be India’s top bowler @4.25?

 Chahal has troubled the Lankan batsmen throughout the series, and was the top bowler in the previous match as well. Even for Lanka, their spinners have been more prolific than the pacers, and thus we expect India’s key spinner to emerge as the top Indian bowler at 4.25.

Who will win the match Ind VS SL?

We expect India to win this match, as they seem confident now after another huge series win with two dominating victories already. The batting order looks strong while the bowlers did well to restrict Sri Lanka after a shaky start. Odds of an Indian win are just 1.20, while SL to win are 4.00, highlighting the dominance of the visitors. 

SL vs Ind - What to bet on?

Following are the top SL vs Ind cricket betting markets that you can bet on, with odds provided exclusively by LeoVegas.

Top Batsman

Captain Shikhar Dhawan has been leading from the front and has been India’s top batsman in this series, and his the favourite to be the top scorer again with odds of 3.00. He is followed by the explosive Prithvi Shaw who has given some great starts but hasn’t carried on with a big innings yet, at odds of 4.33.

Avishka Fernando is the favourite from SL to be the top scorer at odds of 4.33, after his half century in the previous match. He is followed by Rajapaksa and Bhanuka at 5.50 each.


Top Bowler

Kuldeep Yadav is the new joint favourite to be the top bowler, along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar at 3.75. Chahal is next at 4.25, while last match’s man of the match Deepak Chahar is at 5.00.

For the hosts, Chameera and Hasaranga are joint favourites to be the top bowlers at 3.75 each, followed by Rajitha at 4.50.

Highest Opening Partnership

India are likely to persist with Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, which looks like a very solid combo, hence they are favourites at 1.66 to have the highest opening partnership. Sri Lanka have been struggling to get good starts in front of the Indian bowling attack and that looks set to continue.  


Ind vs SL - Individual Player Betting

  • Shikhar Dhawan to score more than 39.5 runs has odds of 1.87, which is a tempting bet as he is the top scorer in this series so far. Avishka Fernando to score more than 39.5 runs has odds of 1.97, which is an attractive market as he is incredibly consistent as an opener in ODIs and gave a quickfire start in the previous match.
  • Chahal to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.75, which is very tempting as he is in good form after picking up 3 wickets in the previous match. Hasaranga to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 3.25, which is also attractive he has troubled the Indian batsmen many times, and took 3 wickets in the previous game as well.


India vs Sri Lanka Betting Tips

Our top India vs Sri Lanka betting tips for the third ODI are:

  • India to win this match @1.20
  • India to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.66
  • Chahal to be India’s top bowler @4.25

Ind vs SL Head to Head In One Day Internationals

These two giants of the game have met 159 times in One Day Internationals before this match, with India winning 91, and Sri Lanka winning only 56. Their most famous ODI encounter was the 2011 World Cup final, where India triumphed in a spirited fashion to win their 2nd ICC ODI World Cup trophy.

In the first match of this series, Sri Lanka fought bravely to put up a score of 262-9 in their 50 overs. However, the Indian top order made short work of that run chase with a comfortable victory, as Shikhar Dhawan top scored with 82, ably supported by Shaw and Kishan either side.  

In the second match, Sri Lanka again posted a decent total of 275, and at one stage looked set to win the match as India were struggling at 116-5 and then 193 for 7, with no recognized batsman left to take them to victory. However, strike bowler Deepak Chahar had other ideas, and he forged a brilliant partnership with Bhuvi Kumar to take India across the victory line and was left unbeaten on 69.

Ind vs SL Live Streaming

The Indian Tour Of Sri Lanka is being broadcast by Sony Ten, on their various channels on DTH set top boxes. Their online partner is Sony LIV, which needs a subscription to access Ind vs SL live streaming of the matches. The Live Score of this match can be tracked on Cricbuzz.

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Akshay Malhotra

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