Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Betting Tips & Prediction – 3rd T20I Match

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
Prediction SL vs NZ 3rd Match

Betting Tips for Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

SL won by 37 runs

Winner Odds

Sri Lanka – 2.04 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.204 if Sri Lanka wins) BET NOW
New Zealand – 1.78 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.178 if New Zealand wins) BET NOW

More Odds & Betting Tips

  • Kusal Mendis leads to be the top batsman for Sri Lanka with odds of 3.6 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.360). Kusal Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka follow with 4.32 and 4.5 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.450) odds respectively. BET NOW
  • Colin Munro and Martin Guptill have odds of 3.24 and 3.5 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.350) in top batsman 2nd team market. Ross Taylor follows with odds of 4 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.400) in the same market. BET NOW
  • Special Bets market offers odds of 1.2 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.120) for Any Player to Score 50 or more runs in the match – Yes betting option. While the odds for the first dismissal method to be caught are set at 1.44 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.144). BET NOW
  • Colin Munro and Martin Guptill share odds of 5 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.500) each to be Top Batsman of the Match. BET NOW

SL vs NZ Match Odds by 22Bet & Betway


Squad Comparison

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka batted first in both the T20I matches so far in the series and failed to defend 174 and 161 runs. Avishka Fernando and Niroshan Dickwella steadied the innings in the 2nd T20I after two early setbacks. Shehan Jayasuriya perished soon after his 20-runs innings with 2 sixes and 1 four. It seems Sri Lanka depends on their top order to play a longer inning while the middle-order finished on a high in the death overs.

In the 1st T20I, Isuru Udana and Dasun Shanka gave a good finish with good innings towards the end. While Akila Danajaya picked 3 wickets defending 161 runs, he was expensive conceding runs at 9 r.p.o. Their main bowler Lasith Malinga was most expensive and wicketless for his 0 for 39 in 4 overs. Sri Lanka will need Malinga, Wanidu Hasaranga, and Isuru Udana to stay economical given they will be bowling at crucial stages and most overs. If two of the pacers along with Akila Dananjaya are expensive, Sri Lanka would be struggling to restrict the New Zealand batsmen.

New Zealand

New Zealand’s must be happy camp given their 2nd T20I win even without Ross Taylor in the playing XI. Scott Kuggeleijn picked 2 for 38 and later was out for 8 runs batting at number 3. While Colin de Grandhomme didn’t bowl a single over, he scored valuable 59 off 46 balls at number 4. Tom Bruce was the second batsmen in the line-up to score a fifty for Blackcaps in the 2nd match. This was Grandhomme’s second consecutive inning that was a major contribution to New Zealand’s win.

He had partnered with Ross Taylor in the first match after New Zealand had lost 3 wickets for 38 chasing 175 runs. While Tim Southee, Seth Rance, and Scott Kuggeleijn are the top wicket-takers, Rance and Kuggeleijn will be expected to improve on their economies. Santner and Ish Sodhi need to contribute either with wickets or tight economies if the Blackcaps look to finish a clean sweep.

Our Prediction for Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

New Zealand is favorites to win this match

New Zealand middle-order is in great form and it is about time one of their top-order batsmen gets going too. If that happens, New Zealand will be even tougher batting unit to bowl to and restrict. Sri Lanka could plan their innings well to get to a bigger total targeting the weak links in NZ bowling attack. In conclusion, it promises to be an exciting game of T20 cricket and punters would have many opportunities to get the best returns on their predictions on top betting sites.