Cricket betting is the most popular form of sports betting on the sub-continent. And the upcoming cricketing Test series between Sri Lanka and England is sure to draw in the crowds. Top UK online bookmaker 888sport has geared up for these upcoming Test matches with the most generous range of betting odds. A history of the competition between these rival teams has both camps eager to kick off the 2012 Test series in Sri Lanka. Punters can select three potential outcomes, Sri Lanka, a Draw or England. The betting odds are listed as follows:
• England to win at odds of 6:4 (a $100 bet yields $250)
• A Draw at odds of 2:1
• Sri Lanka to win at odds of 15:8 (a $100 bet yields $287)
Based on the ICCs International Cricket Ranking schedule, the following rankings are listed:
1. England is on 4830 points with a rating of 118
2. South Africa is on 3277 points with a rating of 117
3. India is on 5111 points with a rating of 111
4. Australia is on 4655 points with a rating of 111
5. Pakistan is on 3781 points with a rating of 108
6. Sri Lanka is on 3426 points with a rating of 98
Based on the aforementioned table, Sri Lanka has the most to gain from the 2 Test Match Series. A history of their performances against England will give fans reason to cheer. South Africa however, is nipping at England’s heels and if they rout New Zealand in their upcoming Test Series (3-0) then they will replace England as the number 1 Test Team in cricket. 888sport is the leading UK online bookmaker and players can expect top predictions, top betting odds, top software and selections ahead of the upcoming cricket Test match fixtures.
The Schedule of Cricket Test Match Fixtures at 888sport
Cricket betting aficionados can enjoy a delightful entrée with the upcoming Tour Match between the England XI at Colombo and the Sri Lanka Board XI. The tour match is slated to take place between the 15th March and the 17th March 2012, at 10:00 local time. Pundits can enjoy another classic warm up fixture between the Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI and the England XI in Colombo from the 20th March through to the 22nd March 2012. That match is scheduled for a 10:00 start. But the big contests begin on the 26th March through to the 30th March 2012 with the 1st Test Match. Sri Lanka takes on England at Galle, from 10:00 local time. The 2nd fixture takes place from the 3rd April through to the 7th April 2012 in Colombo. Again, players and bettors can expect to receive the finest betting odds, predictions, selections and free bet options from 888sport. As the leading Internet bookmaker, 888sport prides itself in providing punters with the history, fixtures and results of all the cricket Test matches taking place.