IND vs SL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 06, 2022
India finds itself in a position where it cannot afford to lose any more matches in Asia Cup 2022. A narrow loss to Pakistan means that it must win its remaining matches to have a shot at qualifying. Sri Lanka pulled off a record chase at Sharjah against Afghanistan and will be quietly confident of causing an upset. It is easily the underdog at every cricket betting site in the world but that will not matter much to it.
As bettors, we can find some value in this match. Let us have a look.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for India vs Sri Lanka Super Four Asia Cup 2022. The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on the 6th of September 2022.
IND vs SL Team Previews
India batted with intent and posted a stiff target of 182 to Pakistan. The start was electric as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul set the tone with Virat Kohli showing signs of getting back to his best as well. The finishing kick from SKY, Pant, Hooda, and Pandya did not come and that was where India fell short.
Still, this India middle-order has proven itself to be very strong in the past and we would not lose faith in it just yet. We do not expect any changes in the team for this next match.
India's batting is strong but its bowling lacks teeth. Arshdeep Singh bowled decently in the previous match, as did Ravi Bishnoi, but the rest of the bowlers all suffered. Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Bhuvenshwar Kumar in the death were disappointing.
India's bowling can be put under pressure and that is what bettors must account for. Defending a total can be tricky against a strong Sri Lankan batting lineup as well.
India Playing 11
Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, V Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, RR Pant, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, YS Chahal.
Sri Lanka batted with intent and pulled off a fantastic win against Afghanistan in its previous match. Kusal Mendis led the way but cameos from Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Pathum Nissanka were crucial as well.
With Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Chamika Karunaratne all in the lineup, Sri Lanka has a lot of batting depth. It is more than capable of getting the better of a weak Indian bowling attack on its day.
Sri Lanka's bowling has been quite poor and that is where it will have to improve dramatically. Wanindu Hasarnaga and Dilshan Madushanka seem like the only bowlers that pose threats on a regular basis. The match-up of Maheesh Theekshana against the Indian Top-3 is favorable on paper and if he can pick up some early wickets, Sri Lanka could be in the game.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka.
IND vs SL Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will field first. That should be seen as a big advantage to have. All but one match played in Dubai in Asia Cup 2022 have been won by the chasing team. The only exception was India vs Hong Kong.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch has been quite good for batting. It has had a bit of grass to ensure the ball comes on to the bat nicely and a few bare patches in between where the ball can just stop a bit. We saw well over 350 runs scored in the previous match and the bowlers struggled to find a way to keep the batters in check.
Another high-scoring match is likely.
IND vs SL Betting Tips
We are going to bet on India to win. India has a stronger batting lineup and while its bowling lineup is not the best, Sri Lanka's batters may struggle to take the full toll of the weaknesses. The odds are shorter than what we would have liked to see but India is still the team to back.
Bet on India to win.
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There is something about playing Sri Lanka that really gets Rohit Sharma going. He feasts on their medium pacers and if can get past the initial spin-attack, he will make them pay. We think Over 23.5 is the way to go here.
Dubai's batting strip is quite good and players have been able to hit through the line. There were 10 sixes hit in the previous match even though India's lower order never really got going. With the bowling quality lower in this contest, more sixes could be on the cards. Over 11.5 Sixes seems like the way to go.
The odds are a bit low but the Over/Under line is so favorable that you should not let go of this opportunity. India's approach to the match will be to stay aggressive from the start and that should help them coast past the 43.5 mark in the powerplay.