Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test Betting Tips & Predictions

Dave Kuzio:

Sri Lanka are back on home soil when they take on Bangladesh in a two-Test match series. Will the hosts record a series win, or will the tourists create a massive upset?

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test Betting Tips & Predictions: Match Winner

Sri Lanka return to home soil following their recent drawn Test series against West Indies, and they will be eager to get back to winning ways when they take on Bangladesh in a two-Test series. Bangladesh, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 Test series defeat against West Indies back in February. Sri Lanka versus Bangladesh is not really seen as a marquee Test match, but this series is very important to the hosts. Defeat on home soil for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh would be seen as a major upset, so I am backing the hosts to dig deep and get the job done.

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test Betting Tips & Predictions: Sri Lanka Top Scorer

Getting off to a good start in Test cricket is crucial, so you need to ensure your openers are up for the task. Niroshan Dickwella is expected to open the batting for Sri Lanka, and if he gets set early on, then he is capable of putting a lot of pressure on the Bangladesh bowlers. The 27-year-old has scored 2311 runs in 43 Test matches, with his highest score being 96. I am backing him to unleash on Bangladesh and top score for the hosts, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he managed to claim his maiden Test century in this Test match.

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 1st Test Betting Tips & Predictions: Bangladesh Top Scorer

Bangladesh are not really seen as a major Test nation. They are never going to win a series against the likes of England, New Zealand or Australia, but they show plenty of heart and will battle on until there is nothing left in the tank. During their Test series lost against West Indies, Liton Das was their top scorer with 200 runs from the two matches. The 26-year-old has hit 1059 runs in 22 Test matches, and I am backing him to show a lot of spirit with bat in hand, and top score for the tourists.