by Renee Israel
The India versus Sri Lanka ODI Cricket Series is important
not only for the competing countries, but also for the cricket fraternity around
This is because the ICC T20 World Cup is being held in Sri Lanka from
September 2012. Therefore any matches played in Sri Lanka provide an opportunity
for all cricket teams to gauge the pitches and other conditions at the various
India and Sri Lanka have a live opportunity to assess their players. At the
start of the series, the Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene said, "We need to
take the team forward. We have brought in a few new players for the one-day
side, and we have to think about the World Twenty20 and which of these players
will be suitable for that competition."
India versus Sri Lanka ODI Cricket Series Fixtures
The first two games of the India versus Sri Lanka ODI Series are over with
the two teams sharing the honours. The remaining three games are scheduled as
3rd OD1 on July 28 at Colombo
4th OD1 on July 31 at Colombo
5th OD1 on August 4 at Pallekele
At the beginning of the ODI series India had to win all five games in order
to reach the top of the ICC ODI rankings. With the loss in the second ODI that
dream is over, but there is still plenty to play for.
Online Betting on India versus Sri Lanka ODIs
Most UK white-listed online betting sites offer comprehensive markets on the
India versus Sri Lanka ODI cricket series. This shows the kind of following that
this series has in Britain. Of immediate interest to punters is the 3rd
ODI to be played on July 28. Despite the drubbing India got in the second ODI,
it holds the edge with the handicappers at Bet365 online. The odds at this
online betting site are 1/1 for Sri Lanka and 4/5 for India.
Punters who like to bet on longer odds can try out the top run scorer
markets. Bet365 online has posted odd of 3/1 for Sangakkara and 15/4 for Dilshan
from the Sri Lanka camp. The shortest odds for the top Indian run scorer are
Kohli at 3/1 and Gambhir at 7/2.
Bet365 online also offers markets for the India versus Sri Lanka ODI series
outcome. The odds for Sri Lanka winning are 11/10, while the odds for India
winning are 8/11. In the series correct score market the shortest odds of 6/4
are for India winning with 3-2.