2018 Sri Lanka England 1st Test Odds Close After ODI Washout

Posted: October 25, 2018

Updated: October 25, 2018

The visitors were roundly beaten by the hosts in the final ODI match in Colombo and although the tourists take the series 3-1, going into the 2018 Sri Lanka England 1st test odds are the home team are a little more optimistic, even if they are only getting 9/5 to win their first encounter at BetRally, one of the best online betting sites in Sri Lanka right now. After all, the English side gets 33/20 which is almost insulting given just how much better they should be as a team.

1st Test Odds

  • Sri Lanka – 9/5
  • England – 33/20
  • Draw – 23/10

“Our fielding was extremely poor,” Admitted England captain Eoin Morgan after the worst loss for the side in ODI history. Having given away 366 for 6 Morgan, who’d left himself out of the side, had watched as his team barely got 132 for 9. The rain at the end of the day bringing Duckworth-Lewis to bear, but to little significance, the 2018 Sri Lanka England 1st test odds already adjusting to this new evident fragility of English cricket, especially in their mindset.

“Our attitude? Very poor.” Agreed Morgan. “And that has to be addressed. We didn’t take our game forward, actually, there are areas where it went backwards.” Which under the circumstance can only be seen as massive understatement. The reason the 2018 Sri Lanka England 1st test odds aren’t far more favorable to the visitors is that they looked like a bunch of amateurs, and made taking advantage of Sri Lankan gambling laws to back them a riskier bet.

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“We are a young team, we keep improving.” Said a satisfied Dinesh Chandimal, “We need to put in consistent performances going forward. Consistency is the main thing and that is what we are looking at. It has been hard work from everyone. Finally it paid off.” The question being will it translate into the longer game? Certainly the bookies seem to worry it might, that 9/5 price they garner way shorter than you’d reasonably expect 2018 Sri Lanka England 1st test odds to be now.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan

It’ll have been the useful performances from Dickwella and Sadeera, who put on 137 before Kusal Mendis decided to put an end to his dire recent form and smack 56 off 33 balls, including a fab six sixes, that’ll worry the bookies, especially as Rajitha and Chameera demolished the visitors at the crease so easily, that’s why the 2018 Sri Lanka England 1st test odds only give the better side that 33/20 chance, and if you like to bet on sports in Sri Lanka that’s an opportunity.  

The Best 2018 Sri Lanka England 1st Test Odds At BetRally

2018 Test Series

  • Sri Lanka vs England
  • 1st Test – Nov 6th – Galle
  • 2nd Test – Nov 14th – Kandy
  • 3rd Test – Nov 23rd – Colombo

The tourists should trounce the hosts so those long 2018 Sri Lanka England 1st test odds the visitors are getting are a good wager that might make you a bob or two at sites like BetRally, but do be aware that the opposition isn’t the only thing that could spoil it. The thunderstorm that struck Colombo was utterly torrential and entirely normal for the time of year, and chances are the test won’t go without its share of showers, that’s why BetRally are giving 23/10 on a draw.

Should you take advantage of that price? Probably not. Whilst anyone in Sri Lanka gambling news of the victory in Colombo will have rocked the selectors nerves might be on the money, the actual side that’ll take to the field on November 6th is probably far less shaken. Having rested their core, and already won the series, England fell victim to apathy not incompetence and those 2018 Sri Lanka England 1st test odds on the visitors are really an early Christmas present for you.

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