BAN vs SL Match Preview

Shakib Al-Hasan has assumed leadership of the team from Tamim Iqbal, and will be guiding the ODI team for the first time since 2017. As a premier all-rounder in the ODI format, he will play a pivotal role in the team's success. Tanzid Ahmed is expected to make his debut in this tournament, replacing the injured Tamim Iqbal.

Shakib Al-Hasan will be supported by experienced campaigners such as Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, and Mushfiqur Rahim. Additionally, Shamim Hossain, Mohammad Naim, and Towhid Hridoy have demonstrated impressive performances in white-ball cricket in recent months, earning their place in the squad.

Bangladesh's batting may struggle in high-scoring venues, as it is not particularly dynamic. However, they excel in conditions where the ball keeps low.

Regarding the bowling department, Mahedi Hasan Miraz will bolster the spin attack and provide depth to the batting lineup. The pace attack will consist of Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, and Hasan Mahmud. 

One of the primary concerns for Sri Lanka pertains to the numerous injuries that have afflicted a significant number of its players. Among those affected are Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, and Dushmantha Chameera. Fortunately, the batting line-up has not been significantly impacted, and the anticipated names are included in the squad.

Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, and Sadeera Samarawickrama are expected to feature in the top and middle order, while all-rounders Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya De Silva, and Charith Asalanka provide additional depth to the batting.

Regarding the seam attack, Matheesha Pathirana and Kasun Rajitha are likely to commence proceedings with the new ball, while Maheesh Theekshana will lead the spin department, alongside Dunith Wellalage and Dushan Hemantha. 


Weather Report

The weather is likely to remain overcast and we can expect some interruptions due to rain. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at Pallekele is balanced and provides the batsmen as well as the bowlers plenty of opportunities to showcase their talent. The average first-inning total on this ground is around 250, but the team batting first will look to score at least 280 runs here. The surface is on the drier side and the spinners will get some turn.

Notable stats

Mushfiqur Rahim: Serious ODI Players

Mushfiqur Rahim is known for his aggressive style of batting. He has scored 426 runs in his last 10 matches at an average of 71.00 and a strike rate of 101.67.

Team News

Both teams have fully fit squads at their disposal. 


BAN vs SL Probable 11

BAN Playing 11

  • Litton Das
  • Mohammad Naim
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk)
  • Shakib Al-Hasan (C)
  • Towhid Hridoy
  • Afif Hossain
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shoriful Islam

SL Playing 11

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Mendis (WK) (Wk)
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Dasun Shanaka (C)
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Matheesha Pathirana
  • Pramod Madushan
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing Sri Lanka to win this match. They have a good record against Bangladesh and have won their last 4 home matches against them. The last time that SL lost against Bangladesh in a home match was back in 2017 and we expect them to maintain a good record. 


Top Picks

Shakib Al-Hasan: Shakib Al-Hasan is the top-ranked all-rounder in ODIs according to latest ICC ranking. He has scored 7211 runs in his ODI career and has also picked up 305 wickets.

Dimuth Karunaratne: Karunaratne is in brilliant form with the bat of late. He has scored 477 runs in the last 9 matches at an average of 68.14 and a strike rate of 91.20.

Pathum Nissanka: Nissanka has a good record on this ground, scoring 339 runs in 8 innings. His knocks include 4 half-centuries. 


BAN vs SL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Das, M Rahim, K Mendis

Batters: P Nissanka, D Karunaratne

All-rounders: S Al Hasan (C), M Hasan Miraz, D de Silva (VC)

Bowlers: M Theekshana, T Ahmed, M Pathirana

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