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Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh Playing 11s, Key players, Pitch Report and Win Prediction

Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh Playing 11s, Key players, Pitch Report and Win Prediction

The 2nd match of the Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled between defending champions Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This clash marks the opening game for both teams, taking place at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on August 31.

Match Stats between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh:

 In their history, they’ve played 51 matches in ODI format against eachother. Out of these, Sri Lanka has won 40 times, and Bangladesh has won 9 times.

Bangladesh has won three out of their last five ODIs, while Sri Lanka has won all of their last five ODI matches.This sets the scene for an exciting match full of competition on the cricket field.

Amidst injuries affecting Sri Lanka’s squad, Bangladesh seems to have an advantage. Discover the predicted playing 11s, insights into key players, and match details.

Also visit: Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh Live Score and Updates in Asia Cup 2023

Pitch Report:

At the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, a balanced wicket awaits, offering support to both batting and bowling. Spinners are likely to play a significant role during the middle overs of the match.

Injury Update:

Kusal Perera was selected in the Sri Lankan squad but he suffered from Covid 19. He can take part in the tourna meant after he gets medically fit.

Liton Das, the key player for Bangladesh got viral fever. He is out of the tournament which is a big loss for his team. Anamul Haque has taken his batting position.

Predicted Playing 11 – Bangladesh:

  1. Towhid Hridoy
  2. Mohammad Naim
  3. Najmul Hossain Shanto
  4. Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
  5. Shakib Al Hasan (c)
  6. Afif Hossain
  7. Shamim Hossain
  8. Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  9. Taskin Ahmed
  10. Shoriful Islam
  11. Hasan Mahmud

Predicted Playing 11 – Sri Lanka:

  1. Pathum Nissanka
  2. Dimuth Karunaratne
  3. Kusal Mendis (wk)
  4. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  5. Charith Asalanka
  6. Dhananjaya de Silva
  7. Dasun Shanaka (c)
  8. Dushan Hemantha
  9. Maheesh Theekshana
  10. Matheesha Pathirana
  11. Kasun Rajitha

Win Prediction:

The pitch is spin supportive and a close match can be predicted between these two Asian giants. Following the previous stats, toss play a pivotal role in the victory of the teams who chose to bowl first.

Bangladesh’s winning stats are quite less against Sri Lanka. That is why, Sri Lanka is  favourite to win the match to day.

Stay updated with the live scores and exciting moments as these two Asian cricket powerhouses battle it out in the Asia Cup 2023 match.

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