Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Prediction
England own by 31 runs (D/L method)
- Date: October 13, 2018
- Time: 09:45 AM IST
- Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
SL vs ENG 2nd ODI Betting Odds
Sri Lanka – 2.87 Bet INR 100 to win INR 287 if Sri Lanka wins
England – 1.40 Bet INR 100 to win INR 140 if England wins
- Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow share odds of 4.50 to be top scorer for England (you can win INR 450 by betting INR 100) while Upul Tharanga is expected to be Sri Lanka’s top scorer with odds of 4.33 (win INR 433 by betting INR 100). BET NOW
- England have odds of 1.36 for hitting most sixes in the game (win INR 136 betting INR 100) while Sri Lanka’s odds is 3.80 (win INR 380 by investing INR 100) for the same market BET NOW
- England has odds of 1.66 (you can win INR 166 betting INR 100) for highest opening partnership while Sri Lanka’s odds in the same market is 2.10 (you can win INR 210 betting INR 100) BET NOW
- Adil Rashid with odds of 4.00 (you can win INR 400 betting INR 100) is leading the race for England’s best bowler while in Sri Lanka’s case Akila Dananjaya leads it with odds of 4.50 (win INR 450 by betting INR 100) BET NOW
- Joe Root is the frontrunner for Man of the Match award with odds of 8.00 (you can win INR 800 betting INR 100 if he does so) followed by and Jonny Bairstow who has odds of 9.00 (you can win INR 900 betting INR 100) BET NOW
Our Prediction for Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI
England is likely to win the 2nd ODI
The weather gods seem to show no mercy to the English side in their tour of Sri Lanka. After their first practice game had to be curtailed due to rain and the second one completely washed away the 1st ODI of the 5-Match series had to be abandoned after just 15 overs were bowled in the game. Some are even questioning the scheduling of the series at a time of the year when it rains in the island nation. With very little to comment about the two team’s performance in the opening encounter they would meet again at the same venue for the 2nd ODI of the series. The crowds at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium would hope to see the two sides battle it out their full quota of overs in the upcoming game.
In the 15 odd overs the side bowled in the 1st ODI they looked much better than their recent run of form in this format. While there wasn’t much to boast about for Dinesh Chandimal side in his comeback game as captain of the team he would have been pleased with the fact that his side didn’t allow the all-dominating English openers to run away with the game. But there are problems that remain for the side especially with their batting and of course the belief that they can win against formidable sides even at home. Their record in ODIs in the last 24 months has been anything but good that would excite their fans and the cricket board.
It would have been interesting to have seen the Sri Lankan batting in those 15 overs as it has repeatedly failed in the recent times with the bat. Upul Tharanga and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella have to give the team good start to win this game. The likes of Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Perera shall need to get over their poor run of form but Chandimal’s return adds to the strength of their batting. Sri Lanka’s bowling looks better in comparison but Lasith Malinga’s poor outing in the last game would cause worry for his captain. Nuwan Pradeep though bowled a tight line and it will be Akila Dananjaya and Lakshan Sandakan who have to make good use of these conditions for the side to pose a formidable challenge to the Englishmen.
Eoin Morgan finds himself in the best position he can be as a skipper with one of the best ODI batting line-ups in the history of English cricket as his disposal. The way the English openers had started their innings in the 1st ODI would have given the skipper lot of confidence. The only completed practice game that they have been part of in this series would have sent out a strong message to the Sri Lankan squad that they are up against the #1 ODI side in the world and even change of conditions seems to have little effect on their approach to the game. If weather gods show some mercy Morgan would like to go one up in the series in their upcoming game.
The English batting line-up is strong, and unlike English teams of the past plays a different brand of cricket taking on bowlers from the word go. In Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy the side has a destructive opening pair especially the former who has the range of shots to score at will. In the middle order the likes of Joe Root, Morgan himself along with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are a formidable batting unit. The fact that England bats low shall work to its advantage in these conditions. Switching over to bowling Chris Woakes is expected to cause trouble in the initial overs for the opponents and along with Stokes and newcomer Olly Stone they are a good pace attack. But it is Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid who would look forward to exploiting the conditions.
England would start as favourites in the 2nd ODI given their form and momentum and hosts Sri Lanka will need to come up with something special to pose a challenge.