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Sri Lanka versus England Betting Tips and Preview

Test (2018-11-23) Colombo (SSCG)

Highlights
  • England won 6 of the last 12 matches between these two sides.

  • Sri Lanka have won 4 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • England have won 7 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • England are rated 14 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings.

  • 5 out the last 5 non-draw matches played at Colombo (SSCG) have been won by the team batting first.

Betting Tips
  • Back Sri Lanka to win with full stake (odds at time of writing 3.1 on Betfair).

Head to Head

Sri Lanka and England have played each other 12 matches since 2010. England won 6 times and Sri Lanka 2 times.

England won the last series between these two teams 2-0 earlier this year.

Pitch Analysis

Colombo (SSCG) has hosted 8 Test matches since 2010. The next section will examine those matches.

The average first innings score at Colombo (SSCG) is 404 in Test matches. 338, 622 and 355 were the last 3 first innings scores here.

48% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. This is below the global average of 51% of runs in Tests since 2010 being scored in boundaries. Batsmen at Colombo (SSCG) strike at 52.6 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 50.3 against spin.

The team batting first won the last 5 out the last 5 non-draw matches played at Colombo (SSCG).

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Sri Lanka Overview

Sri Lanka have won 4 of their last 10 Test matches. They lost to England in their last match.

The top order batting options for Sri Lanka are Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis. Dimuth Karunaratne has batted well in the year averaging 44.5. His overall test average is 37.3 with a strike rate of 49.0. Kusal Mendis has a an average of 35.4 with a strike rate of 58.0. He has performed better last year averaging 40.3. Danushka Gunathilaka has batted well in the year averaging 30.1. His overall test average is 25.9 with a strike rate of 55.0.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Malinda Pushpakumara, Niroshan Dickwella and Dilruwan Perera. Angelo Mathews has a an average of 43.7 with a strike rate of 50.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 36.0. Roshen Silva has a an average of 41.6 with a strike rate of 44.0. Dhananjaya de Silva has scored at a strike rate of 57.0 per 100 balls and averages 36.6. Niroshan Dickwella has a an average of 24.4 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 30.4. He has a strike rate of 70.0. Dilruwan Perera has scored at a strike rate of 49.0 per 100 balls and averages 20.3. Malinda Pushpakumara has a an average of 2.5 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 9.4. He has a strike rate of 28.0.

The pace bowling options for Sri Lanka are Suranga Lakmal and Angelo Mathews. Suranga Lakmal has a an taken 121 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.19. Angelo Mathews has an economy rate of 2.72 and has taken 33 Test wickets.

The spin bowling options for Sri Lanka are Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Malinda Pushpakumara and Dhananjaya de Silva. Dilruwan Perera has a an taken 139 Test wickets and conceeded 3.18 runs an over. Lakshan Sandakan has an economy rate of 3.61 and has taken 30 Test wickets. Malinda Pushpakumara has an economy rate of 3.84 and has taken 9 Test wickets. Dhananjaya de Silva has a an taken 7 Test wickets and conceeded 3.66 runs an over.

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England Overview

England have won 7 of their last 10 Test matches. They beat Sri Lanka in their last match.

The top order batting options for England are Rory Burns, Keaton Jennings and Joe Root. Joe Root has a an average of 41.0 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 50.8. He has a strike rate of 56.0. Rory Burns has a an average of 33.5 with a strike rate of 60.0. Keaton Jennings has a an average of 28.2 with a strike rate of 46.0.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid and Ben Foakes. Ben Foakes averages 76.0 and has scored at a strike rate of 59.0. Jonny Bairstow has a an average of 30.3 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 37.2. He has a strike rate of 55.0. Jos Buttler has a an average of 45.3 in the last year. This exceeds overall test average 36.6. He has a strike rate of 60.0. Ben Stokes has a an average of 33.3 with a strike rate of 59.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 24.3. Moeen Ali has batted less well in the year averaging 15.9. His overall test average is 31.0 with a strike rate of 51.0. Adil Rashid has a an average of 19.3 with a strike rate of 41.0.

The pace bowling options for England are Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes. Stuart Broad has a an taken 409 Test wickets and conceeded 2.95 runs an over. Ben Stokes has an economy rate of 3.38 and has taken 113 Test wickets.

The spin bowling options for England are Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jack Leach. Moeen Ali has a an taken 159 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.61. Adil Rashid has an economy rate of 3.73 and has taken 55 Test wickets. Joe Root has a an taken 20 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.01. Jack Leach has a an taken 15 Test wickets with an economy rate of 2.5.

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The Verdict

England are rated 14 points ahead of Sri Lanka in the Cricsq ratings. They have 109 points whereas Sri Lanka have 95.

At the time of writing England are favorites on Betfair at 2.06. Sri Lanka are 3.1.

England are rightfully favourites and are the most likely team to win this match. But I suggest backing Sri Lanka to win this match.At the prices England are too short to bet on and Sri Lanka represent the value.

Sri Lanka Squad
Dimuth Karunaratne

Current Form:

Dimuth Karunaratne has played in 53 Test Matches. He has scored 5 fifties and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3692 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 37.3. He has a strike rate of 48.8. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Karunaratne has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.04 runs per over.

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Danushka Gunathilaka

Current Form:

Danushka Gunathilaka has played in 5 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 259 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 25.9. He has a strike rate of 54.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 57.4 and against pace it is 53.0.

Gunathilaka has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.46 runs per over.

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Dhananjaya de Silva

Current Form:

Dhananjaya de Silva has played in 19 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1281 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 36.6. He has a strike rate of 56.7. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 59.6 and against pace it is 52.9.

Silva has taken 7 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.66 runs per over.

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Kusal Mendis

Current Form:

Kusal Mendis has played in 31 Test Matches.

He has scored 2126 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 35.4. He has a strike rate of 58.3. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 64.9 and against pace it is 52.8.

Mendis has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.23 runs per over.

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Angelo Mathews

Current Form:

Angelo Mathews has played in 77 Test Matches. He has scored 4 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 5286 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 43.7. He has a strike rate of 49.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 53.3 and against spin it is 46.5.

Mathews has taken 33 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.72 runs per over.

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Roshen Silva

Current Form:

Roshen Silva has played in 9 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 583 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 41.6. He has a strike rate of 43.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 47.6 and against pace it is 36.3.

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Malinda Pushpakumara

Current Form:

Malinda Pushpakumara has played in 3 Test Matches.

He has scored 47 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 9.4. He has a strike rate of 27.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 33.8 and against pace it is 5.4.

Pushpakumara has taken 9 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.84 runs per over.

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Niroshan Dickwella

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Niroshan Dickwella has played in 24 Test Matches.

He has scored 1309 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 30.4. He has a strike rate of 69.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 72.3 and against pace it is 66.3.

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Dilruwan Perera

Current Form:

Dilruwan Perera has played in 33 Test Matches.

He has scored 1036 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 20.3. He has a strike rate of 49.3. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 53.3 and against pace it is 42.1.

Perera has taken 139 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.18 runs per over.

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Lakshan Sandakan

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Lakshan Sandakan has played in 10 Test Matches.

He has scored 108 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 12.0. He has a strike rate of 47.4. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 77.3 and against spin it is 34.8.

Sandakan has taken 30 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.61 runs per over.

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Suranga Lakmal

Current Form:

Suranga Lakmal has played in 51 Test Matches.

He has scored 637 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 11.2. He has a strike rate of 48.3. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 55.6 and against spin it is 42.5.

Lakmal has taken 121 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.19 runs per over.

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England Squad
Rory Burns

Current Form:

Rory Burns has played in 2 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 134 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 33.5. He has a strike rate of 59.8. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 61.7 and against pace it is 51.2.

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Keaton Jennings

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Keaton Jennings has played in 14 Test Matches. He has scored 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 705 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 28.2. He has a strike rate of 45.7. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 51.7 and against pace it is 40.2.

Jennings has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.25 runs per over.

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Joe Root

Current Form:

Joe Root has played in 81 Test Matches. He has scored 2 hundreds in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 6455 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 50.8. He has a strike rate of 55.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 59.9 and against pace it is 52.9.

Root has taken 20 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.01 runs per over.

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Moeen Ali

Current Form:

Moeen Ali has played in 59 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2637 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 31.0. He has a strike rate of 51.4. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 52.9 and against spin it is 49.2.

Ali has taken 159 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.61 runs per over.

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Jonny Bairstow

Current Form:

Jonny Bairstow has played in 64 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3571 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 37.2. He has a strike rate of 55.5. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Ben Stokes

Current Form:

Ben Stokes has played in 48 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2867 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 33.3. He has a strike rate of 59.4. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 61.2 and against spin it is 56.6.

Stokes has taken 113 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.38 runs per over.

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Jos Buttler

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Jos Buttler has played in 31 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1464 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 36.6. He has a strike rate of 60.4. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 62.1 and against pace it is 59.1.

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Ben Foakes

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Ben Foakes has played in 2 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 228 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 76.0. He has a strike rate of 59.4. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 76.3 and against spin it is 56.3.

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Jack Leach

Current Form:

Jack Leach has played in 3 Test Matches.

He has scored 53 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 13.3. He has a strike rate of 41.1. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Leach has taken 15 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.5 runs per over.

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Adil Rashid

Current Form:

Adil Rashid has played in 22 Test Matches.

He has scored 482 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 19.3. He has a strike rate of 41.3. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 50.1 and against spin it is 37.3.

Rashid has taken 55 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.73 runs per over.

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Stuart Broad

Current Form:

Stuart Broad has played in 123 Test Matches.

He has scored 3063 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 19.5. He has a strike rate of 65.2. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 75.3 and against spin it is 47.8.

Broad has taken 433 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.98 runs per over.

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