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2018 Sri Lanka England 3rd Test Odds Reflect Performance

It had been quite the lengthy drought without a test win abroad for England. Their victory in the second of three against Sri Lanka was warmly celebrated. The 2018 Sri Lanka England 3rd Test odds are thus weighted towards the visitors. BetRally are offering just 20/21 on the tourists whilst the home side barely scrapes up 19/10, but is that fair?

Joe Root
England's victory in the second of three against Sri Lanka was warmly celebrated.

Test Cricket 2018

  • Sri Lanka vs England
  • 23rd November
  • 3rd Test (of 3)
  • Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
  • Colombo

I think we have probably played better than anticipated.” Said England Captain Joe Root after their victory in the 2nd test sealed a series win. “We have read the situations in the game very well. The guys have worked extremely hard. We’ve planned very well. We stuck to our guns. That’s probably the most pleasing thing.” Although, he might be even more pleased with the 2018 Sri Lanka England 3rd test odds on offer, right now.

I couldn’t be more proud. We were very good for the whole game, at times under pressure. We’ve come out saying we wanted to play some bold, courageous cricket.

Root enthused reminding fans this is a team very much still under development, “We’re not the finished article.” However, the 2018 Sri Lanka England 3rd test odds by BetRally seem to suggest that this unfinished team will still be victorious.

Are England Rooted In Exciting Cricket?

Of course, part of the reason the why the odds lean so heavily towards the series winners is that the host side has been wayward in performance. Especially in Kandy where the absence of their captain Dinesh Chandimal through injury seemed to tell on proceedings. It’s not that his replacement Suranga Lakmal didn’t do his best. However, the team lacked a cohesion that saw them fail to capitalize on circumstance, especially in their second innings.

Meanwhile, England took spin bowling to new heights. The test produced the highest number of spin bowled wickets than any other game ever: 38. Perhaps Moeen Ali taking Niroshan Dickwella on day five of the 2nd test at a decisive moment was the most notable.

2018 Sri Lanka England 3rd Test Odds At BetRally:

  • Sri Lanka – 19/10
  • Draw – 3/1
  • England – 20/21

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