Live on Skysports 1: Thu 08.30: Sri Lanka are 1/16 (Stan James) to beat Zimbabwe and Sangakkara is eyeing an illusive century.
Kumar Sangakkara was denied a potential century against Australia as rain washed out the match in Colombo as he was on 73.
After an opening match 92 and no chance to really get going against a low Kenyan score, Sangakkara is itching for a century. He sits with the 3rd best average and 3rd best runs total in the World Cup and can be backed at 4.5 (7/2) with Stan James to grab the top score while 888sport go 11/2 for him to get to treble figures, not a bad price as long as the Sri Lankans bat first.
Paddy Power reckon 2/5 that Sri Lanka get the best opening partnership.
Zimbabwe have performed reasonably well this tournament, thrashing Canada and scoring well against the Aussies but a massive defeat to NZ will be harmful to morale. At 12/1 (Sportingbet), there won’t be a lot of support for them here.
Wicket keeper Tatenda Taibu would be a sensible shout for top batsmen, he is a decent 4/1 with Ladbrokes to follow up a wonderful 98 against Canada with another top score.
Sri Lanka really need to nail this one down to state some intent for the tournament and the lethal Maling is just 15/8 (888sport) to get the most wickets.