Cricket Betting: Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Preview

February 20, 2017 by Posted in Cricket Tips

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There is the Indian Premier League players’ auction that just ended in and the high voltage Test series against India scheduled to start on Thursday. Amidst all this, the Australian T20I players will strive to avoid whitewash at the hands of a confident Sri Lanka side as the two sides face off in the final match of the series at Adelaide on Wednesday, February 22.

Nothing working for Finch!
Aaron Finch’s luck seems to have deserted him as his Big Bash proven stars are struggling to show consistency and cohesion. While batting has mainly revolved around Finch and Michael Klinger, bowling remains a worry. Adam Zampa’s exclusion remains a surprise as the hosts are finding the going tough.

With the series already lost, Finch wouldn’t want to end up with the ignominy of being whitewashed. Big hitters like Ben Dunk and Travis Head should fire in the final overs for once while bowling needs to find more control.

Can Sri Lanka be stopped?
That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the Islanders have seamlessly transitioned from defeating South Africa to defeating Australia – both away from home. They are now a highly confident side that will take some doing to stop!

The star of the show so far has to be Asela Gunaratne with the hard-hitter winning both the games single handedly for his side. With the ball, the return of Lasith Malinga has worked perfectly as the Aussie big-hitters are all kept under check.

Odds
Australia lost all three T20Is played at this venue – the last two coming under the captaincy of Finch himself. Though the situation doesn’t make good reading, the prospect of a whitewash should spur the hosts to a win. A win for the Aussies is offered at odds of $1.53 (William Hill) while the same for a Sri Lankan win are $2.75 (bet365). Back the hosts to win the match.

Klinger’s form with the bat has been steady without being spectacular. The opener needs to push further and make a big score. Back him at odds of $4.50 (Ladbrokes) to be the best batsman for the Aussies. With the ball, it has to be Andrew Tye at odds of $4.50 (William Hill) for Australia and Malinga at odds of $4 (William Hill) for Sri Lanka.

TIP: Australia to win – $1.53 at William Hill

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