SL vs BAN Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 09, 2023

Bangladesh will be looking to bounce back as it faces Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage in the ongoing Asia Cup at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 52 ODIs till now. Sri Lanka has won 41 of those matches, while Bangladesh has won just 9. 2 matches ended without a result.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


SL vs BAN Team Previews

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has been in sensational form in the ODIs and has won each of their last 12 matches. As they enter an important phase in the tournament, the hosts will look to extend the winning momentum.

Despite missing some of its key players due to injuries, the home team has shown remarkable resilience and snatched victories even in tricky situations. Like in the match against Afghanistan earlier this week, Sri Lanka held their nerve under pressure and clinched a thrilling win, while also booking a spot in the Super 4s.

Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka managed to get some runs under their belt in the last match as they put up a 63-run partnership for the opening wicket. With Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, and Sadeera Samarawickrama all doing well in this tournament, Sri Lanka will look to post a big total in case they bat first.

Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva haven’t been that consistent lower down the order and that will be something that the team needs to work on. Kasun Rajitha and Matheesha Pathirana have done an excellent job with the new ball.

Pathirana in particular is a genuine wicket-taker but needs to be a bit more disciplined with his line. Maheesh Theekshana and Dunith Wellalage have a knack for picking up wickets at crucial junctures and will be the key bowlers during the middle overs. 


Sri Lanka Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana.


Bangladesh has been rather inconsistent in this tournament. After losing to Sri Lanka during the group stage, the team staged a massive comeback against Afghanistan to become the first team from Group B to book a place in the Super 4s. However, they were completely outplayed by Pakistan on Wednesday.

The injury to Najmul Hossain Shanto has been a big blow to the batting unit. Litton Das, who was brought in as a replacement, couldn’t do much in terms of runs scored, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who continued to open the batting after a stunning century against Afghanistan, was out for a golden duck.

Towhid Hridoy too has been unable to replicate his form from the BPL in the international arena. This will add pressure on Shakib Al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to score runs. Both of them had a crucial partnership against Pakistan and that was the only real part of the game when Bangladesh looked competitive. 

Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam have done an excellent job with the ball, picking up 11 wickets between them.

However, the bowling during the middle overs has been far from ideal as Mehidy Hasan and Shakib haven’t been able to build the necessary pressure on the opposition's batting. Bangladesh has struggled against Sri Lanka in the past and although there have been some close matches, it definitely looks as if Bangladesh is the clear underdog here. 



Bangladesh Playing 11

Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Mehidy Hasan, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud.

SL vs BAN Toss Prediction

In the 155 ODIs played here, the team batting first has won 84 matches, as against 61 by the chasing team. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will likely opt to bat first. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium is on the slower side, and the bounce is also a bit low. The batsmen will need to settle down before they start playing the big shots. The average first-inning score on this ground is 232 runs. However, the team batting first will look to set a target of over 270 to give the bowlers some extra room.

The sky is expected to remain overcast and there is a good chance that we might have some interruptions due to rain. 


SL vs BAN Betting Tips

While Bangladesh is often known to spring up with surprises, they haven’t been at their fluent best on this tour. The batting has been especially vulnerable after the departure of Shanto. On the other hand, Sri Lanka has an excellent momentum with them and the home conditions give them an edge.

Bet on Sri Lanka to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Highest opening partnership

    Sri Lanka (1.70)


Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka are one of the most successful opening pairs for Sri Lanka in recent times, and average 74.36 over 12 matches. We are therefore backing them to put up a good performance in this match.

  1. 1xBet


    Any player to score a century

    No (1.70)


While none of the Bangladeshi players have managed to reach triple digits on this ground in the past, only two from the current crop of Sri Lankan players have managed to do so. As both teams have a relatively strong bowling attack, we are unlikely to see a century being scored.

  1. Satbet


    Maheesh Theekshana to take 2+ wickets



The pitch at the Premadasa Stadium is on the slower side and will aid the spinners. Theekshana is in good form of late and has taken 7 wickets in his 4 appearances on the ground. We are backing him to bowl a good spell here.

Today Match Prediction

Sri Lanka To Win the Match, 2.16

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Who will win SL vs BAN

Sri Lanka 78.77% (115)
Bangladesh 21.23% (31)
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