While England are setting about restoring some pride in their ODI series against Pakistan, after getting whitewashed in the Test series, also coming up this week in cricket betting is the mouth watering ODI clash of Sri Lanka v Australia betting. Firstly, England have hit back after their Test embarrassment to take the first two ODI matches against Pakistan, and the revival has firmly been led by Alastair Cook and the surprise man to many, Ravi Bopara. There are two matches left in the series, on February 18th and 21st, before the two sides come together in a T20 three match series. If there were any doubts about Alastair Cook’s ability, then he has laid it all to rest with two great performances, leading from the front.
But some attention will have to be shifted to Sri Lanka v Australia ODI Cricket betting, because that should be an almighty clash in the Commonwealth Bank series. This is a three team contest, which started back at the beginning of February, with Australia, Sri Lanka and India battling for a place in the final. As things have gone so far, the top two could already be decided unless Sri Lanka come up with something big against Australia in the next match. Sri Lanka have yet to win a match after their three appearances so far, so if they are going to make up the seven point deficit between themselves and second placed Australia, then they are going to need to make something happen now. They threw away a big chance in their last match, where they were held to a draw by India, to get their first victory under their belt. As it was, it was two points in the bag, and it could be the start of a run at the finals.
Australia though, earned a tight victory over Sri Lanka on home turf back on February 120th, with the Aussies taking the match by five runs. But there is still time for Sri Lanka to mount a response, with four points for a victory, plus an extra one available for a bonus point. So even if Sri Lanka can pick up four points, then they will be hot on Australia’s heels in the race for the finals. There is also a T20 Series happening between New Zealand and South Africa, so there is plenty of Cricket betting around to enjoy at the moment.
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Just some quick stats to help your Top batsman cricket betting. The top scorers in the Commonwealth Bank Series are India’s Gautam Gambhir, Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal and Australia’s David Hussey. In the Pakistan v England ODI series, Alastair Cook is clear top scorer with 239 from two matches, Ravi Bopara is on 108, while Misbah-ul-Haq is top scorer for Pakistan with 61.
February 17th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions