Our ODI betting tips are that South Africa is set to take the ODI series in style and win it 5-0.BET NOW
What a performance it has been by the Proteas. After suffering a setback in the Test series, South Africa bounced back strongly in the ODI series and has won four games on the trot. Sri Lanka who stunned the cricketing world when they became the first Asian country to beat South Africa at their home has been a shadow of the team that dominated the Test series. With the Cricket World Cup only a couple of months away, Sri Lanka will need to up the ante if they are to have any chance of moving forward in the tournament. At Premium Cricket we provide you with South Africa vs Sri Lanka cricket betting and now we are back with our ODI betting tips prediction for the fifth and final match. Visit regularly here to get ODI betting tips cricket match prediction and much more!
Faf du Plessis would be happy with the form of his side. His team has comfortably won the series and now they are looking in perfect shape for the upcoming World Cup. What would make the skipper really proud is the form of the key players in the squad. Everybody has done well with the bat and the ball in the series so far and this adds immense confidence ahead of the World Cup. A 5-0 win will soothe the miserable loss the side suffered in the Test series and the skipper wouldn’t want to drop his guard down for the upcoming game.
South Africa’s dominance in the ODI series continued as they were big winners once again thanks to a dominant display from their bowling attack that reduced Sri Lanka to just 189 runs. JP Duminy will be happy with his effort on his first return to the side, scoring an unbeaten 31 from 21 balls to help his side to their total whilst Dale Steyn took a wicket in his first appearance of the series but Hashim Amla wasn’t selected although he should come into the side in the final game. Quinton de Kock is having a dream run in this series but the only worry for the side has been the form of Reeza Hendricks who is struggling at the moment. Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, and Jean-Paul Duminy complete a strong batting line-up for the side. With someone like Andile Phehlukwayo towards the end, the batting order looks set to destroy the Sri Lankan attack. Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi bowled well in the last game and Kagiso Rabada who has terrorized is expected to return for the last game. With Phehlukwayo and Tabraiz Shamsi in the side, the bowling attack will make it tough for the Sri Lankans.
Skipper Lasith Malinga finds himself in a pathetic situation ahead of the World Cup. once again as their sorry effort in this ODI series has left big questions over how they are going to challenge at the upcoming World Cup just a few months away.
His side just doesn’t look good enough to compete at the top level. If it hadn’t been for Isuru Udana scoring 78 having come in to bat at nine, the Sri Lankans would have struggled to score three-figures with only three other players managing to score in the 20s. More than the skills it is the temperament of the side that is letting it down. Few players in the side might even have the belief that they can win against a top side in the world. The last game’s performance bears testimony to the fragility in the side. With one game to go Malinga would be hoping for some of his players to play out of their skins and win the game for them.
Avishka Fernando and Upal Tharanga the new opening pair failed to impress in the last game and the side might go back to Niroshan Dickwella for the next game. In the middle order, the likes of Kusal Mendis, Priyamal Perera, and Kamindu Mendis are looking uncomfortable and need to do well in the next game. Isuru Udana played a brilliant knock in the last game and it boosted the morale in the dressing room. The bowling attack has looked ordinary in the series so far with Dhananjaya de Silva and Malinga being the exception in the last game. The likes of Akila Dhananjaya and Thisara Perera need to do well for the side to win in the next game.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Upul Tharanga, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Priyamal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga (c), Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha
South Africa is set to bring home the series in style This has not been a close series by any stretch of the imagination with South Africa able to dominate their opponents and now hold a 4-0 lead heading into the fifth and final game with the Proteas eager to secure a whitewash as the race for World Cup places becomes all the more competitive. The hosts have been too good and should have little problem earning their fifth win of the series but will want to do it in style and expect their batsmen to put on a show with the bowling unit able to get on top of their opponents once again too.