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Sri Lanka versus South Africa Betting Tips and Preview

T20I (2018-08-14) Colombo (RPS)

Highlights
  • South Africa won 5 of the last 9 matches between these two sides.

  • Sri Lanka have won 3 of their last 10 completed T20 matches.

  • South Africa have won 5 of their last 10 completed T20 matches.

  • South Africa are rated 38 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings.

  • The team batting second won the last 16 out the last 29 completed matches played at Colombo (RPS).

Betting Tips
  • Back Sri Lanka to win with full stake (odds at time of writing 2.34 on Betfair).

Head to Head

Sri Lanka and South Africa have played each other 9 times since 2010. South Africa won 5 times and Sri Lanka 4 times.

Sri Lanka won the last series between these two teams 2-1 in 2017.

Pitch Analysis

There have been 30 T20 matches since 2010 at Colombo (RPS). We will now examine some more details from the matches.

158 is the average first innings score at Colombo (RPS) in matches where the full 20 overs were available. Over 200 has scored twice in T20s here since 2010. The last 3 first innings scores here were 166, 159 and 176.

54% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. This is below the global average of 55% of runs in T20s since 2010 being scored in boundaries. Batters at Colombo (RPS) strike at 125.9 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 109.8 against spin.

The team batting second won the last 16 out the last 29 completed matches played at Colombo (RPS).

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Sri Lanka Overview

Sri Lanka have won 3 of their last 10 completed T20 matches.

They lost to Bangladesh in their last match. They batted first and scored 159 for 7. Their bowlers then failed to defend this score.

Kusal Perera was the top run scorer with 61 off 40 balls. Thisara Perera scored 58 off 37 balls. The next highest score was 11 by Kusal Mendis.

Amila Aponso was their best bowler. He took 1 for 19 off 3.0 overs. Jeevan Mendis went for 6.0 an over. Nuwan Pradeep took 0 wicket and had an economy rate of 10.0.

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South Africa Overview

South Africa have won 5 of their last 10 completed T20 matches.

They lost to India in their last match. They bowled first and conceeded 172 for 7. They then failed to chase this score down. They reached 165 for 6 in their reply.

Jean-Paul Duminy was the top run scorer with 55 off 41 balls. Christiaan Jonker scored 49 off 24 balls. The next highest score was 24 by David Miller.

Aaron Phangiso was the pick of the bowlers. He took 0 for 13 off 2.0 overs. Tabraiz Shamsi also bowled well. He went for 7.75 an over. Jean-Paul Duminy took 0 wicket and had an economy rate of 7.33.

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The Verdict

South Africa are rated 38 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings. They have 105 points whereas Sri Lanka have 67.

At the time of writing South Africa are favorites on Betfair at 1.73. Sri Lanka are 2.34.

South Africa are rightfully favourites and are the most likely team to this match. But I suggest backing Sri Lanka to win this match. They are currently 2.34 on Betfair. At the prices South Africa are too short to bet on and Sri Lanka represent the value.

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