Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, BAN vs SL, Today Match Prediction

25 May 2021 | 12:30 | Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
246/10 in 48.1 5.11 winner
141/9 in 40.0 3.52

Toss Winner - Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 105 runs

Will Sri Lanka level or Bangladesh triumph in the second ODI match?

  • Bangladesh is in a 7-match winning streak in their home soil after their victory in the first ODI.
  • Sri Lanka are the last position(12th) in ODI Championship points table with -2 points (negative) while Bangladesh is fourth with 40 points so far.
  • Bangladesh ended their 10-match losing streak across formats with a win in the last match. 

Sri Lanka will win the match & level series 1-1

  • Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2021
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Toss: To Bat

ban vs sl Match Prediction & Analysis

Bangladesh won the first ODI match comfortably by 33 runs margin and are 1-0 up in the 3-match series. Despite their victory, Bangladesh is left with few questions in their batting line-up and will look to correct them in this match. They will look to continue their dominance over the opposition in this match and seal the series. Sri Lanka did not have a good outing to starts off the tour but will expect a little more fight from their batting line-up. They must win this match to stay alive in the series else they might end up losing their first bi-lateral series against Bangladesh.

Teams Preview

Bangladesh Preview

Bangladesh was the led by the fifties from Tamim Iqbal (54 runs), Mushfiqur Rahim (84 runs), and Mahmudullah (54 runs) to take their team to a good total of 257 runs on this tough track. Afif Hossain (27* runs) and Mohammed Saifuddin (13 runs) scored some quick runs in the end overs. Liton Das is under pressure to prove himself and might lose his spot in the playing XI.

Mehidy Hasan was the star with the ball as he picked up 4 wickets and had bowling figures of 10-2-30-4 opening the bowling. Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammed Saifuddin provided good support to him with 3 & 2 wickets respectively. Taskin did not have a good outing last night but will look to improve his performance in this match.

Players to watch out for:

Shakib Al Hasan: Shakib had a decent outing with bowling figures of 10-0-44-1 & just 15 runs but we expect him to play a big role with the bat at No.3 position. Shakib is the No.1 ranked all-rounder in the ICC rankings currently.

Mehidy Hasan: Mehidy Hasan picked up 4 of the top-6 batsmen in the opposition team. He unsettled the opposition batting unit and will look to continue his supreme form with the ball in this match too.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das/Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Bangladesh Key Players From Previous Game Of Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Rahim 84 87 4 1 96.55
M 54 76 2 1 71.05
T Iqbal 52 70 6 1 74.29
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Hasan 10.0 2 30 4 3
M Rahman 9.0 0 34 3 3.78
M Saifuddin 10.0 0 49 2 4.9
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Hasan 10.0 2 30 4 3
M Rahman 9.0 0 34 3 3.78
M Saifuddin 10.0 0 49 2 4.9

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Mahmudullah, Shoriful Islam, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Afif Hossain

Sri Lanka Preview

Sri Lanka`s top order failed to apply themselves and kept losing wickets at regular intervals and their scoreboard read 102/6 in 27 overs. Wanidu Hasaranga played a fighting knock of scoring 74 runs off 60 balls with some support from Isuru Udana (21 runs) and Dasun Shanaka (16 runs) but was not able to take them across the line.

Dananjaya De Silva was the pick of the bowlers with bowling figures of 3/45. Chameera, Sandakan, and Gunathilaka chipped in with a wicket each in the match. Isuru Udana was expensive but they will go in with the same bowling attack in this match too.

Players to watch out for:

Kusal Perera: Perera had a good start scoring 30 runs off 50 balls but failed to make it count. He will look to make a big score in this match and lead his team from the front. 

Wanidu Hasaranga: Hasaranga had a superb match with economical bowling figures of 10-0-44-1 & superb knock of 74 runs. He will look to continue his all-round performance in this match too.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Kusal Perera (c & wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
W Hasaranga 74 60 3 5 123.33
K Perera 30 50 1 0 60
K Mendis 24 36 2 0 66.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D de Silva 10.0 0 45 3 4.5
D Chameera 8.0 0 39 1 4.88
D Gunathilaka 2.0 0 5 1 2.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D de Silva 10.0 0 45 3 4.5
D Chameera 8.0 0 39 1 4.88
D Gunathilaka 2.0 0 5 1 2.5

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Ashen Bandara

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 27 0.68 mm. 2.96 k/h From: ENE 75%
03h 28 0 mm. 2.46 k/h From: ESE 83%
06h 29 1.61 mm. 4.29 k/h From: SE 91%
09h 32 0.63 mm. 6.55 k/h From: SSE 86%
12h 28 0.24 mm. 6.58 k/h From: SSE 88%
15h 28 0 mm. 5.51 k/h From: SE 98%
18h 27 0 mm. 5.57 k/h From: ESE 97%
21h 27 0.10 mm. 6.21 k/h From: ESE 100%

Weather Conditions

Dhaka will have a hot and humid weather on the match day and players might sweat it out in these testing conditions. Dew might settle down slightly in the second innings.

Venue Details

Dhaka pitch was not easy to score for the batsmen as it was slow and had variable bounce. Batsmen will be needed to apply themselves on this pitch and spinners might enjoy bowling here. We expect the scores to be around 250-260 runs in this match too.

Toss: To Bat

The pitch slowed down as the match progressed and both captains will look to bat first here as the ball will not come onto the bat in the latter stages of the match.

BAN vs SL Winning Prediction

Bangladesh has the upper hand with the win in the first match and they also have a good record in their home matches off late. They have a good depth and balance in their playing XI with many all-rounders, Sri Lanka will need to bat responsibly at the top and put more runs on the board. Their bowlers did a good job last game. They must win this match to kep the series at stake going into final game. We expect Sri Lanka to win this match and level the series 1-1.

Sri Lanka will win the match & level series 1-1

Author: Dhinesh Kumar