Match 8, ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan v Sri Lanka. Odds, Tips and Promotions

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Tournament2023 Cricket World Cup
Timetable10th October at 09:30 GMT
PredictionPakistan to win
OddsPakistan to Win @ 1.44
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Odds : 1.42
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The 8th match of the Cricket World Cup will see Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in an all-Asia clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The scheduled start of play is 09.30, and there should be no bad weather around to delay it. In this prediction, I will have a look at some of the top ante post odds that quality Irish betting sites are currently offering, and will also give you some of my tips for this match.

💯 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Betting Odds

Cricket is increasing in popularity among Irish bettors, so Irish bookmakers, both old and new, will make sure that they offer a variety of cricket markets and betting odds. In the tables below, you can find the odds that top Irish bookies are offering their punters for three quality markets.

Match Winner Odds: Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Below you can see the match winner odds for this Pak vs Sri Lanka betting guide:

Sri Lanka2.752.602.662.552.55

Top Batsman Odds: Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Cricket bettors in Ireland have many different markets to choose from, and one of my favourites is the top batsman one. With such a market, you need to try and predict the batter that will score the most runs for their country. This is a hard market to get right, but if you like to take a bit of a risk, then below you can find the top batsman odds for three batsmen from each team:


Babar Azam3.
Fakhar Zaman4.334.204.204.504.50

Sri Lanka:

Pathum Nissanka4.504.204.104.304.30
Dimuth Karunaratne5.
Kusal Mendis5.

Top Wicket Taker Odds: Pakistan v Sri Lanka

If you are not entirely sure as to which batter you would like to bet on for the top batsman market, then you might want to try and predict the top bowler instead. With such a market, you have to guess the bowler that will pick up the most wickets - if your selected bowler finishes with the same number of wickets as another, then the tie-break is the economy.

Below I have provided you with the top wicket taker odds for three bowlers from each team:


Haris Rauf4.333.603.603.753.75
Shaheen Afridi4.333.503.503.503.50
Hasan Ali7.004.504.604.404.40

Sri Lanka:

Maheesh Theekshana3.504.334.303.503.50
Matheesha Pathirana3.753.403.353.753.75
Dilshan Madushanka4.503.753.704.004.00

All of the above odds were correct at the time of writing. For any changes, visit their respective sites.

🔍 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Match Winner Prediction

So, who do I think will win this Pak vs SL match? Well, it is fair to say that Pakistan head into this match with more confidence than their opponents as they ended up with a pretty comfortable win against Afghanistan in their opening match of the competition. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, were put to the sword by South Africa, losing the match by 102 runs after having conceded 428.

The odds are favouring Pakistan, and I am going to agree with those odds. I feel that Pakistan have the better overall team, and will be pretty disappointed if they do not come away with the points. Sri Lanka will not be as poor as they were against South Africa, but I do not think that they will have what it takes to beat a talented Pakistan team. However, as always, it is a complete mystery as to which Pakistan team will turn up on the day.

My Pakistan v Sri Lanka Winner Prediction: Pakistan to Win

✔️ Pakistan v Sri Lanka CWC Betting Tips

Let me now give you some of my betting tips for this PK vs SL match.

Match Winner: Pakistan to Win

Pakistan will be hoping that the Sri Lanka bowling attack that was dispatched all over the stadium by South Africa will turn up again on Tuesday. I do not think that this will be the case, but I do not think that they will be able to restrict the talented Pakistani batting line-up. Overall, these two teams have played 155 times in this format, with Pakistan having won 92 to Sri Lanka's 58.

Pakistan have one of the best bowling units in the competition and will cause the best batting line-ups a host of issues. This Sri Lanka team is definitely not one of the better batting units in the World Cup, so I can see them struggling against the likes of Afridi and Rauf. Taking all of the above into consideration, my money is on Pakistan to win this match.

If you want to put your money on Pakistan to win, then TonyBet are offering odds of 1.46.

Pakistan's Top Batsman Winner: Babar Azam to Win

Babar Azam struggled in the first match against the Netherlands, scoring just 5 runs from 18 balls, but you cannot keep a quality batsman down for a long time. He will probably still be thinking about his performance the other day, and he will be eager to make amends, which does not bode well for the Sri Lanka bowling unit. He is the prized wicket in the Pakistan batting line-up, and Sri Lanka will want to see the back of him quickly.

If you want to bet on Azam to top score for Pakistan, then BoyleSports are offering odds of 3.25.

Sri Lanka's Top Batsman Winner: Kusal Mendis to Win

Kusal Mendis has always been one of my favourite Sri Lankan batsmen, and it was a joy to watch him smash 76 from 42 balls against a very good South Africa bowling unit. He averages just under 36 from the 95 ODIs that he has played in, which is a pretty decent average in my opinion. Pakistan will know that if they bowl poorly at him, he will knock up a big score, and I feel that he is the best-equipped Sri Lankan to deal with Pakistan's bowling attack.

If you would like to put cash on Mendis top scoring for Sri Lanka, then BoyleSports are offering odds of 5.00.

Pakistan's Top Wicket Taker: Haris Rauf to Win Top Wicket Taker

Pakistan have so many quality bowlers that it is never easy to try and predict the top bowler for them. However, for their second match, I am tempted to put my money on Rauf. He has the pace to trouble the best batsmen in the world, and the Sri Lanka batsmen would much prefer pace off the ball. He has played just 29 ODIs for Pakistan, but he already has 56 wickets at an average of 23.78.

If you want to bet on Hauf to be the top wicket taker, then BoyleSports are offering odds of 4.33

Sri Lanka's Top Wicket Taker: Dilshan Madushanka to Win Top Wicket Taker

The Sri Lanka bowling unit will never want to think about their opening match ever again as they were destroyed by some quality South African batsmen. In my opinion, they have one of the weakest bowling units in the competition, especially with the absence of Hasaranga, and this will have a negative impact in each match that they play. Madushanka was the best of a poor bunch last week, so I would put money on him being the top bowler once again.

If you think the same and want to bet on Madushanka, then BoyleSports are offering odds of 4.50.

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📰 Team News for Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Ahead of this all-Asian match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, find out more information by having a look at the following Twitter pages:

☪️ Pakistan News

🦁 Sri Lanka News

📺 Previous Pakistan v Sri Lanka Highlights

Below are highlights from the last time that these two teams met in this format:

⚡ Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Prediction Overview

1️⃣ When is This Game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka?

This Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match will take place on the 10th of October at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The scheduled start of play is 09:30 GMT.

2️⃣Who is My Pakistan v Sri Lanka Winner?

I think Pakistan are better than Sri Lanka in both the batting and fielding departments, so I think they will go on and win this match.

3️⃣ Where Can I Place Cricket Bets?

Irish cricket bettors have a number of quality sites that they can register with to place cricket bets. Some of the best ones are BoyleSports, Palm Slots, TonyBet, LeoVegas, and Unibet.

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✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

This Pakistan vs Sri Lanka prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a tipster and betting expert from the United Kingdom who has a passion for a whole range of sports, particularly football, rugby, and cricket. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, so feel free to feel a bit of pity for him. He has been involved in the online gambling industry for a number of years now and has written a large number of predictions for a variety of sports including GAA, so he has built up a lot of sporting expertise over the years.

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