It’s obvious that we like our cricket betting here as there are so many options to consider before staking your money. Perhaps more than any other sport, cricket offers the chance for the student of the game to look through form and statistics and to really use their judgement before placing a bet.
With the English ‘summer’ slowly drifting away, if you’re a cricket betting enthusiast, there’s no need to worry as markets are now opening up all over the world starting with this test series in Sri Lanka.
Both sides were fairly evenly matched in the recent one day encounters so how are the odds for a test series win shaping up?
At the time of writing, betting on Australia to win overall will return a best price of 15/8 with Stan James while a gamble on Sri Lanka to take the series outright is available at 2/1 with either Coral or Betfair. If you’re thinking of betting on a stalemate, Bet Fred will offer you 9/4 for betting on a drawn series.
Those odds back up most opinions that suggest this is going to be close to call. Both sides are suffering after the loss of key personnel and while Sri Lanka are really missing Murali, Australia have yet to adequately replace those legends of the game, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.
With home advantage, Sri Lanka may just edge this but it’s going to be tight. Our advice therefore is to take the 15/8 price but if you want to extend those odds further, why not look at betting on a 1-0 series win for the home side which is available at 4/1 with most bookmakers.