South Africa tour of Sri Lanks, 2018
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st Test|SL vs SA WHO WILL WIN
The Big Picture
South Africa will start their month-long sojourn of Sri Lanka when take on the island nation in the first of the 2-match series at Galle, starting on Thursday.
A new era beckons for South African cricket post the retirements of Morne Morkel and their talisman AB de Villiers, leaving a humongous void in their line-up. But it will provide an opportunity for some of their youngsters in Bavuma, Aiden Markram and spin-duo of Shamsi and Maharaj to emerge as the spearheads for the Proteas in the new era. Last time South Africa were in Sri Lanka, Dale Steyn (13 wickets) and Hashim Amla (197 runs) were the chief architects in their 2-1 win.
Venue:- Galle International Stadium, Galle
Match Timings:- Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:00 AM IST
This time too Dale Steyn returns to Sri Lanka with a record in sight. Over 1000 days since he eclipsed the 400-wicket barrier, persistent injuries have derailed the talismanic’s surge to Shaun Pollock’s record of 421 wickets. But their campaign will certainly be decided as to how their spin twins in Shamsi and Maharaj perform. Shamsi claimed 5-45 in the tour game and will lay claim to the spot in the first Test, while Temba Bavuma, who scored a fifty will want to make the spot vacated by AB his own.
Theor opponents in Sri Lanka are coming off a 1-1 draw against the Windies and would be without their regular skipper, Dinesh Chandimal following the impending decision of the ICC on the ball-tampering row. While Angelo Matthews returns to the side, the hosts have a plenty of headaches at their disposal with fitness concerns looming for Herath and Kushal Perera. So, who will win SL vs SA, 1st Test? Let us delve into the betting odds, as part of our SL vs SA Today match prediction.
SL vs SA WHO WILL WIN
So, who will win SL vs SA? As per Bet365, the odds in favour of Sri Lanka winning the encounter are 10/3, meaning a return of Rs 433.33 over 100 while that of South Africa winning it is 6/5, implying a return of Rs 220 over a stake of 100. The chances for Draw are 13/8, i.e a return of Rs 262.5 over 100
PREDICTION:- Though Sri Lanka has the home advantage, looking at the current form, South Africa will start as favourites.
Bangladesh tour of Windies, 2018
Windies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test|WI vs BD TODAY MATCH PREDICTION
After suffering a chastening defeat in the first Test, a beleaguered Bangladesh unit will look for a much-improved performance when they take on hosts Windies in the second and final Test of the series on Thursday.
Bangladesh’s batting came in for a harsh treatment in the first Test at Antigua as they were bundled out for a mere 43 in the first innings courtesy Kemar Roach’s barely believable spell of 5-8 in the opening session of the game.
Venue:- Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Match Timings:- Thursday, July 12, 2018, 08:30 PM IST
Windies, thanks to a patient hundred by Kraigg Brathwaite (121 off 291 balls) scored 406 in their first innings and bowled the visitors out yet again in the second innings (144 all out in 40.2 overs) to inflict a defeat by an innings and 219 runs. Can the visitors bounce back in Windies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test? Let us delve into the betting odds, as part of our WI vs BD Today match prediction.
WI vs BD TODAY MATCH PREDICTION
As part of our WI vs BD Today match prediction, the odds in favour of WI winning the encounter are 4/11, meaning a return of Rs 136.36 over 100 while that of BD winning it is 9/2, implying a return of Rs 550 over a stake of 100.