Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: The second match of the Asia Cup 2023 is between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and we anticipate a thrilling match. Bangladesh lost the most recent ODI series against Afghanistan at home and will attempt to recoup its losses under an experienced captain. Despite having a number of injuries before the tournament, Sri Lanka will attempt to capitalize on playing at home and secure its first victory in the tournament.
In one-day internationals, Bangladesh has a bad record versus Sri Lanka; in the Asia Cup, it is even worse. The fact that they have only twice defeated the Lankans in the Asia Cup will be on the players’ minds. Although Sri Lanka is currently batting with injuries, they are playing at home. We anticipate this game to be close because both teams want to get off to a strong start in the tournament.
The 2nd ODI match between Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka will take place on August 31, 2023, at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka.
Match Details to Note:
Match: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI
Date: August 31st, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka.
Shakib al Hasan will try to overcome their bad track record against Sri Lanka and begin the competition with a victory. He will try to take the initiative as the most seasoned player on the side. The Bangladeshi captain would like to make the most out of their opponents’ injury problems in this game.
Mohammad Naim and Litton Das will be expected to bat well as the team looks to build a sizable partnership. In good form, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy will try to direct the middle-order innings. This batting lineup is strengthened by Mushfiqur Rahim Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who will try to perform well in this match.
The Sri Lankan hitters will be aggressive against Hasan Mahmud and Mustafizur Rahman in this game, thus they must ball skillfully. The most skilled bowlers, Shakib and Mehidy Hasan Miraz must use their abilities to contain the Lankans. To help the team win, Ebadot Hossain and Shoriful Islam will try to perform well in supporting roles.
Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzid Hasan, Tanzim Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Shamim Hossain
Players to watch out for:
Rahim is in the best form of his career and will give his best in the Asia Cup 2023. In 251 ODI games, he has scored 7257 runs at an average of 37.21 and a strike rate of 79.71. In his career, he has scored 45 half-centuries and 9 centuries in total.
Mustafizur showed his class in the last Asia Cup 2018. He took 10 wickets in just 5 matches. Formerly known as the “Fuzz” is capable of swinging the ball and deep cutters in the crucial overs. He will be the bowler to watch out for.
Possible Playing XI:
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mohammad Naim, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Injuries are a problem for Dasun Shanaka’s team going into this match. Due to injury, the team’s balance has been harmed by the absence of at least four players from this competition. But Shanaka and his team are playing at home and have a winning record against Bangladesh. The Lankan captain hopes that his team will draw motivation from previous victories and perform well in this match.
Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne, who both recently performed well, will need to get the team off to a strong start. In the middle order, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, and Charith Asalanka will try to form alliances. Bangladeshi bowlers will put Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva through their paces in the bottom middle order, so they must score quickly.
Due to the strong performance of the Bangladeshi openers, Kasun Rajitha and Dunith Wellalage must bowl precise lines with the new ball. The team will require strong spells from Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana in the middle overs as a result of Wanindu Hasaranga’s absence. In the supporting position, Dhananjaya de Silva and Shanaka must perform well.
Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushan Hemantha.
Players to watch out for:
In Sri Lanka’s qualifying match against the hosts Zimbabwe, Pathum Nissanka hit an unbeaten 101 as Sri Lanka secured a spot at the 50-over Cricket World Cup in India with a convincing nine-wicket victory. He will be the player to watch out for.
Theekshana was selected for Sri Lanka’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against South Africa as a result of his impressive showings in the SLC Invitational T20 tournament. He played his first ODI for Sri Lanka against South Africa on September 7, 2021. He took a wicket in the ODI cricket match with his first ball. He contributed 4 wickets for 37 runs to Sri Lanka’s 2-1 series victory.
Possible Playing XI:
Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Head to Head:
51 ODI games have pitted Bangladesh and Sri Lanka against one another. Out of these 51 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka games, Sri Lanka has won 40, while Bangladesh has triumphed nine times.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Toss Prediction:
The game Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka could need to be shortened because of the unfavorable weather forecast. In these circumstances, the team that is trying to score always has the advantage. Therefore, we anticipate that the team who wins the toss will exploit this by bowing early and limiting the opposition to a low total.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Pitch Report:
Pallekele will have a cloudy sky; rain may cause game disruptions. The weather will favor bowlers on this particular day. However, the area where the ball contacts the bat is flat. To feel secure, the team that bats first needs 280 runs or more on the scoreboard.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction:
Despite having a quality team, Bangladesh has struggled in multilateral events when facing Sri Lanka. They have a poor history when playing in Sri Lanka. To succeed in this game, the team must leave the surprises of the past behind them. Despite their injury problems, the Sri Lankans are difficult to defeat at home. Although we anticipate a competitive contest, the Lankans have a tiny advantage.
We predict Sri Lanka to win the match Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at the odds of 1.55
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka The Most Recommended Player To Bet:
In Sri Lanka’s qualifying match against the hosts Zimbabwe, Pathum Nissanka hit an unbeaten 101 as Sri Lanka secured a spot at the 50-over Cricket World Cup in India with a convincing nine-wicket victory. He will be the player to bet on in the match Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka.