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T20 World Cup Tips & Previews, Thursday 28th October

Our cricket analysts run their eyes over the T20 World Cup fixture between Australia and Sri Lanka

Our cricket analysts run their eyes over the T20 World Cup Super 12 fixture between Australia and Sri Lanka. 

The best bets from a head to head, top batsman and top bowler have now landed. 

Australia vs. Sri Lanka

October 29th 1:00am

Australia finds itself in winning form when it faces Sri Lanka in the second of its Super 12 T20 World Cup contests.

The Aussies landed their first win in this phase of the tournament after chasing down a 118-run target with two balls to spare against South Africa in its opening contest after all-rounder Marcus Stoinis steadied the ship with the willow late in the piece. 

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, comes into this fixture with winning momentum after staving off Bangladesh to win by five wickets with seven balls in hand. 

The big area for opportunity from an Australian perspective is the bowling attack. 

Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa were all super with the white ball against South Africa and will need to be at their best against a strong Sri Lankan batting line-up that was brilliantly led Charith Asalanka against Bangladesh. 

Asalanka bashed home 80 unbeaten runs off 49 balls to ensure Sri Lanka brought up their first victory of the Super 12 phase. 

From a market perspective, Australia has been installed as at the $1.32 favourite which looks a very short quote. 

Sri Lanka represents good value in this match. 

Suggested Bet: Sri Lanka head to head at $3.24

Top Batsman

A. Finch/C. Asalanka

Aaron Finch will open the batting for Australia and has the ability to find boundaries and maximums with ease when he gets into his groove.

He has been in poor form with the bat of late, but he has too many credits in the bank as a premium T20 batsman to be left alone when such good odds. 

With the trust going into Finch, we have to give respect to the in-form batsman of the two teams. 

Charith Asalanka scored runs with ease in the first contest against gun T20 nation Bangladesh. 

Shocked to see him double-figure odds in the market with an Australian batting line-up who is prone to a collapse and can be unreliable. 

Suggested Bets:
Aaron Finch top batsman at $6.5
Charith Asalanka top batsman at $10

top bowler

J. Hazlewood

Very confident Josh Hazlewood scores as the top bowler in this game.

He returned to the Australian squad in the first game against South Africa and managed two wickets for only 19 runs as he restricted the South African batsman like a boa-constrictor. 

He bowls the perfect line and length for all formats of the game and can mix his pace to cause issues for the Sri Lankan batsman. 

Suggested Bet: Josh Hazlewood top bowler at $7

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