This edition of my T20 World Cup betting tips will put the spotlight on a Group A qualifier game between Sri Lanka vs UAE. Prospective punters can benefit by using these tips to bet at the best T20 betting sites.
The teams will battle it out as they target a spot in the Super 12 group stage. I predict that Sri Lanka will beat UAE in this crunch match. That said, UAE have some very talented players who could rise to the occasion.
|Match||Sri Lanka vs UAE (World Cup Qualifier, Group A)|
|Where||Kardinia Park, Geelong|
|When||18 October 2022|
|Start Time||19:00 (Local Time)|
Sri Lanka vs UAE Prediction & Tips
My article on Sri Lanka vs UAE predictions and tips begins with a review of the likely playing elevens of the match. Next up is a preview of players who are likely to shine in the game.
Predictions galore follow, including ones relating to top scorer, highest wicket taker, highest number of sixes, and most catches. I have devised these Sri Lanka vs UAE tips to help punters make educated betting decisions.
Sri Lanka Team Review
I continue my T20 cricket world cup predictions for Sri Lanka vs UAE with a preview of the likely playing eleven of Sri Lanka. I will hand the wicketkeeper’s spot to Kusal Mendis. However, I will also select Dinesh Chandimal for his batting ability. Other top order batters in the squad will be Rajapaksa, Asalanka and Nissanka.
While Hasaranga and Shanaka are automatic choices in the all-rounder category, I would reserve a third spot for Karunaratne. That leaves three bowling slots to be filled. I would allot those spots to Vandersay, Theeksana, and A Fernando.
UAE Team Review
The next part of my T20 World Cup betting tips is dedicated to naming UAE’s probable eleven. Vritya Anand is an automatic choice for the wicketkeeper’s position. Chirag Suri and Muhammed Waseem in the opening slots will be followed by C Rizwan.
I will give the next batting slot to S Ali. Two all-rounders in the form of R Mustafa and Basil Hameed select themselves. A trio of seamers, K Meiyappan, J Siddique and A Raza, will be joined by left arm orthodox spinner A Lakra to complete the playing eleven.
Sri Lanka vs UAE Head-to-Head
In my Sri Lanka vs UAE predictions, I also consider the head-to-head comparison between the two sides. Interestingly – as at the time of writing this article — they have only met once in a T20I game. Sri Lanka emerged victorious in that one-off game.
Sri Lanka vs UAE Last Meeting
In their only past encounter, Sri Lanka and UAE met in the second match of the Asia Cup in Mirpur on 25 February 2016. UAE won the toss and chose to field. Dinesh Chandimal and Dilshan opened the innings and gave Sri Lanka a brilliant start. They were involved in a 68-run stand before Dilshan lost his wicket in the 10th over.
UAE fought back to take wickets at regular intervals. In the bargain they restricted Sri Lanka to a modest 129/8 in their allotted overs. Chandimal (50 from 39 balls) and Dilshan (27 from 28) were the only batters to make substantial contributions. For UAE, Amjad Javed took 3/25 to emerge the most successful bowler. Md Naveed and Md Shahzad chipped in with two wickets each.
In their reply, UAE got off to a horrific start, losing opener Rohan Mustafa’s wicket on the first ball. Regular wickets left them hobbling at 47/6 in the 10th over. However, a rear-guard action led by Swapnil Patil (37 from 36) helped UAE to fight back. In the absence of a substantial partnership, the innings came to an end at 115 for 9. While Swapnil top scored with the bat, Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga returned match-winning figures of 4/26. He enjoyed great assistance from Nuwan Kulasekara (3/10) and Rangana Herath (2/22).
Sri Lanka vs UAE: Players to Look Out for
In this section of my Sri Lanka vs UAE betting tips, I turn to considering who will be the best performers of the game. Among the UAE players, allrounder Hameed, and spinner A Lakra are worth keeping an eye on. Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal is arguably the most accomplished batter on display. I also expect Rajapaksa and Shanaka to shine with the bat. Hasaranga will probably be more than a handful for the UAE batters. Karunaratne adds great value down the order with his ability to add valuable runs in the death.
Sri Lanka vs UAE: Toss Prediction
I now focus my Sri Lanka vs UAE betting tips on predicting the toss winning team. I predict that UAE who lost three T20I tosses in a row in the Asia Cup qualifiers will win the toss against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka vs UAE: Highest Scorer
Which batter will make the most runs in the World Cup qualifier group game between Sri Lanka and UAE. That is the question I will answer in this part of my Sri Lanka vs UAE betting tips, I predict that in-form Dinesh Chandimal will be the highest scorer of the match.
Sri Lanka vs UAE: Highest Wicket Taker
In the continuing predictions via my World Cup betting tips 2022, I now foresee the highest wicket taker. Sri Lanka’s W Hasaranga will take the most wickets in his side’s qualifier game versus UAE. Hasaranga is inarguably the best bowler that the upcoming match has to offer.
Sri Lanka vs UAE: Highest Sixer Hitter
I now make a prediction as to who will hit the most sixes, in my World Cup betting tips 2022. I foresee Muhammed Waseem registering the most sixes in the match. The UAE opener is a naturally aggressive player who has a rare penchant for plonking the ball over the fence. That talent will help him greatly against Sri Lanka’s average new ball attack.
Sri Lanka vs UAE: Most Economical Bowler
Next, I use my World Cup betting tips 2022 to predict who the most economical bowler will be. For this prediction, I have only looked at bowlers who are likely to bowl a full quota of overs. I foresee that Sri Lankan all-rounder Hasaranga will concede the least number runs in his quota of overs.
Sri Lanka vs UAE: Most Catches
Punters reading my statistical World Cup betting tips 2022 can learn my prediction as to who will take the most catches. I predict that Sri Lankan keeper Kusal Mendis will take the most catches in the game against UAE.
Sri Lanka vs UAE: Dream 11 Predictions
In the last part of my World Cup betting tips 2022 I choose the players that will comprise my Dream 11. The following players feature in my Dream 11 fantasy cricket team for the UAE vs Netherlands game. As readers can see, my Dream 11 squad has 4 players from UAE and 7 from Sri Lanka. Note: I intend this only as a rough guideline. I might decide to make some changes to the Dream 11 as we get closer to the World Cup event.
- Wicket keepers: Dinesh Chandimal, Vritya Aravind, Kusal Mendis
- Batters: Asalanka, Rajapaksa, Chirag Suri
- All-rounders: Basil Hameed, Hasaranga, Shanaka
- Bowlers: Lakra, Theeksana
The captain of my Sri Lanka vs UAE Dream 11 team is Sri Lanka all-rounder Hasaranga. I have handed the vice-captain of my Dream 11 to Sri Lankan keeper Dinesh Chandimal.