South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test match odds 26.12.20
SriLanka tour of South Africa starts with a test series, the 1st test between Sri Lanka vs South Africa will start from 26th December 2020. Both teams are already in the practice sessions and are very much ready to get into the mix of things. It’s been a while since the lankan team made a white jersey appearance and both teams have made a lot of changes since their last tour.
Quinton De Kock vs Dimuth Karunaratne, the youngsters will take on each other in the first test. The odds are from one of the best Cricket betting sites in India and from a bookie which has been leading as the no.1 sports betting site since two decades i.e bet365 India. let’s go and find the odds for the same.
SAvsSL 1st test match odds
Sri Lanka First tour to overseas after a long gap and most of the Sri Lankan squad are fit and in form from the recently concluded LPL 2020. But how they will be accustomed to the Test format is the key for their higher chances to win. Couple of players for South Africa are not playing due to personal reasons and will impact the side strength, some debut players will be joining the side. So compared to both sides, Sri Lanka looks much more experienced.
For South Africa it will be Temba Bavuma, Quinton De Kock, Aiden Markram and Faf du plessis are the key batsmen. For SriLanka it is Kushal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis and Nirsohan Dickwella are the key batsmen. Coming to bowlers SriLanka has Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, and they have already 5 more pacers in their squad, where as South Africa will look up to Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Migael Pretorious.
bet365 odds: SAvsSL
- SA: 1.90
- SL: 2.10
Head to Head Stats: SAvsSL
- Overall: 29
- SA: 14
- SL: 9
- Draw: 6
Our Word: Sri Lanka has more chances
South Africa batting is strong compared to Sri Lanka batting side. Yes, the last time SriLanka toured South Africa they won 2-0 and now they are with same squad and even more experienced players too. But considering the form South Africa batsmen are in will be a good thing to watch. The Head to Head results are in favor of South Africa team.
The problem for South Africa therefore would be they miss the services of the greats like Morne Morkel, K Rabada, Dale Steyn etc, which makes South Africa bowling weaker compared to Sri Lanka, which has come up with full pack of 21 members squad included 8 fast bowlers. The good thing and the x-factor for the Lankan team is they have 80% of allrounders by their side, which will be crucial in test matches. It will be a great game for Sri Lankans.