The first T20I between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be played on Thursday, February 15 at Mirpur in Dhaka. Latest Bangladesh v Sri Lanka betting tips & predictions for this first T20I can be found below.
After having won the ODI tri-series and clinching the Test series 1-0 against Bangladesh, it will be the turn of the T20Is and Sri Lanka will kick start this series as favourites. One of the chief reasons behind this is the absence of Shakib al Hasan who is injured and will be missing from action.
Sri Lanka could also be without Angelo Mathews but even without him, they have shown enough strength in the recent past to suggest they have the team to test out Bangladesh in these two T20Is, even at home.
One of the biggest markets worth considering in these two T20Is is the win market – I expect Sri Lanka to win at least one of these two games if not two and I will be putting my money on them in both the games till they win one. So if I put 1 unit on Sri Lanka for the first game at 17/20, then I will put 2 units in the next IF THEY LOSE, to back my theory that they look favourites to win at least one match.
This is also in line with the 5-2 head to head record that Sri Lanka have over Bangladesh in the seven games they have played between each other
The other market that interests me for this first T20I is the team to score most sixes – which I think Sri Lanka have a whole load of good batsmen to win, given their odds of 5/4.
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Betting Tips for 1st T20I:
Sri Lanka to win: 17/20 (BetFair)
Most Sixes in the game – Sri Lanka: 5/4 (BetFair)