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2012 Sri Lanka Premier League Cricket Predictions

The 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League will be finally starting tomorrow after a lengthy delay. The inaugural tournament was initially supposed to be played in 2011 instead of the Inter-Provincial Twenty20, but it was postponed until 2012. International players will be playing in the tournament, but Indian players won’t be playing in the 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League.

2012 Sri Lanka Premier League Outright Winner Betting Odds

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• Wayamba United 4.75
• Uva Next 5.50
• Ruhuna Royals 5.50
• Basnahira Cricket Dundee 6.00
• Kandurata Warriors 6.00
• Nagenahira Nagas 8.00
• Uthura Rudras 8.50

2012 Sri Lanka Premier League Betting Preview

There are only seven teams in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League tournament, but it couldn’t be harder to predict. There is little separating the seven squads in this year’s tournament and anyone could realistically win due to the format. Since this is the first time that this twenty20 cricket tournament will be played I’ll explain the tournament format quickly.

During the round robin stage of the tournament, which starts tomorrow (Saturday August 11th 2012) each of the seven teams will play against each other once. The top four teams after the round robin stage advance to the semi-finals and the winner of those two matches will play in the inaugural 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League Twenty20 Championship match.

The two teams to beat are Wayamba United (4.75) and Ruhuna Royals (5.50). Picking between these two teams is tough, but in the end I’ve gone with the favourites Wayamba to win the 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League. Wayamba United has always played well in the Inter-Provincial Twenty20. The team has 3 championships and 1 runner-up finish in the L4 years.

Last year in the 2011 Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Wayamba lost in the finals to Ruhuna. Both teams have solid squads with depth, which is going to be important in a grinding tournament like this. Mahela Jayawardene is the captain on Wayamba and is also the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He’ll provide a lot of runs for his team, as he’s an excellent batsman.

Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mahmood will be doing a lot of the bowling for Wayamba United. The team has excellent international talent on the squad and the only question is how well the domestic players will perform as batsmen. If a couple of the domestic Sri Lankan players can bat well this month I don’t think Wayamba United should taste defeat at all.

The Ruhuna Royals are a team to fear as well although I think they finish runner-up in 2012. Ruhuna is led by Lasith Malinga (C), but most cricket fans will be cheering on legendary Shadid Afridi. It’s hard to say Afridi struggles at anything when it comes to cricket, but it’s safe to say that his performance in Twenty20 matches has been poorer than other matches.

Uva Next was a popular pick heading into the 2012 SPL, but I want to warn bettors that Uva Next is now going to be playing in this tournament without star cricketer Chris Gayle who has had to back out late with a groin injury. Gayle is a great batsman in Twenty20 matches and he will be sorely missed by his team mates.

2012 Sri Lanka Premier League Predictions

• Wayamba United 4.75

Our pick to win the 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League is Wayamba United. The team is presented well internationally and as long as one or two of the domestic batsmen get going I’m confident they should win. You can wager on every cricket match during the 2012 SPL using one of the mobile gambling sites we recommend at MSB.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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