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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, ICCWCT20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Toss Winner - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets

Sri Lanka aim to continue their winning ways against Bangladesh at Sharjah

  • In their previous game, Sri Lanka registered a comfortable win over Netherlands.
  • In their previous match, Bangladesh registered a comprehensive win over Papua New Guinea.
  • Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah put in excellent performances for Bangladesh in the previous game against Papua New Guinea.

Expect Sri Lanka to register a hard-fought win over Bangladesh.

Tournament: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates | Toss: To Bowl

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Sri Lanka will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on Bangladesh in the 15th match of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at Sharjah on Sunday.

In their previous match, Sri Lanka registered a thumping win over Netherlands, courtesy excellent performances from Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga and Mahesh Theekshana. Captain Dasun Shanaka will be hoping that the side can continue their unbeaten streak against Bangladesh.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will be looking to make significant improvements to challenge Sri Lanka in this fixture. After completing comfortable wins over Oman and Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh secured their place in the Super 12 stage of the competition.

Sri Lanka Preview

The Islanders will stick to the same combination that featured in the previous game against Netherlands. The big positive for Sri Lanka has been their excellent performances in the round 1 of the competition.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Charith Asalanka to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous encounter, wicket-keeper Kusal Perera found form with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 33 not out off 24 balls with the help of six fours.

In the bowling department, the onus will be of Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Mahesh Theekshana and Lahiru Kumara to provide crucial breakthroughs.

In the previous game against Netherlands, pacer Lahiru Kumara and leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga bowled exceedingly well and picked three wickets apiece. Besides Kumara and Hasaranga, Mahesh Theekshana picked up two wickets in his one over bowled against Netherlands.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Dasun Shanaka (captain), Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
K Perera
33
24
6
0
137.5
C Asalanka
6
10
1
0
60
A Fernando
2
4
0
0
50
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
L Kumara
3.0
1
7
3
2.33
W Hasaranga
3.0
0
9
3
3
M Theekshana
1.0
0
3
2
3

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Binura Fernando, Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanidu Hasaranga, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne

Bangladesh Preview

Mahmudullah and co. will be keen to deliver their best cricket against in-form Sri Lankan team. In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Naim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the previous game, Skipper Mahmudullah was the star of the show with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 50 off 28 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Shakib Al Hasan, who chipped in with 46 runs off 37 balls with the help of three sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the experienced trio of Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin to make crucial breakthroughs. Taskin Ahmed and Mahedi Hasan are other prominent bowling options for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

Mahmudullah (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, , Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Bangladesh Key Players From Previous Game Of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021

Batsmen
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B
4s
6s
SRs
M
50
28
3
3
178.57
S Al Hasan
46
37
0
3
124.32
L Das
29
23
1
1
126.09
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Al Hasan
4.0
0
9
4
2.25
M Saifuddin
4.0
0
21
2
5.25
T Ahmed
3.3
1
12
2
3.43

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Mohammad Saifuddin, Liton Das, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah

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W. direction
Clouds
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27
0 mm.
1.17 k/h
From: NNE
0%
03h
28
0 mm.
1.75 k/h
From: SSW
0%
06h
29
0 mm.
2.35 k/h
From: WSW
0%
09h
30
0 mm.
5.63 k/h
From: WNW
0%
12h
31
0 mm.
6.3 k/h
From: WNW
0%
15h
29
0 mm.
3.58 k/h
From: W
0%
18h
29
0 mm.
2.16 k/h
From: SW
0%
21h
28
0 mm.
2.52 k/h
From: SSW
0%

Weather Conditions

With Sunday’s forecast being sunny and dry, the wicket is expected to be sluggish in nature in the first half. Spinners will have a huge role to play in the outcome of the match.

Venue Details

Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah is going to host the 15th match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bowl first on a slow pitch. The side batting second will have a considerable advantage at Sharjah.

Based on current form, Sri Lanka will be slight favorites to win their game against Bangladesh. The likes of Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga and Mahesh Theekshana are young players, who have put in match-winning performances for Sri Lanka in the round 1 of the competition.

Expect Sri Lanka to register a hard-fought win over Bangladesh.

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Author: Shoaib Z.