SL vs BAN Match Preview

Despite the absence of some of its key players due to injuries, the home team has demonstrated remarkable resilience and has emerged victorious even in challenging situations. This was evident in the recent match against Afghanistan, where Sri Lanka maintained composure under pressure and secured a thrilling win, thereby securing a place in the Super 4s.

In the previous match, Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka established a 63-run partnership for the opening wicket, thereby contributing significantly to the team's success. With Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, and Sadeera Samarawickrama performing well in the tournament, Sri Lanka will aim to post a substantial total in the event of batting first.

However, Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva have not been consistent in the lower order, and this is an area that the team needs to address. Kasun Rajitha and Matheesha Pathirana have performed exceptionally well with the new ball, with Pathirana being a genuine wicket-taker. However, he needs to be more disciplined with his line. Maheesh Theekshana and Dunith Wellalage have a talent for taking crucial wickets during the middle overs and will be the key bowlers for the team.

The injury sustained by Najmul Hossain Shanto has dealt a significant blow to the Bangladeshi batting unit. Despite the replacement of Litton Das, his contribution in terms of runs scored has been limited. Furthermore, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who continued to open the batting after a remarkable century against Afghanistan, was unfortunately dismissed for a golden duck.

Regrettably, Towhid Hridoy has been unable to replicate his form from the Bangladesh Premier League in the international arena. Consequently, there is added pressure on Shakib Al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to score runs. Their crucial partnership against Pakistan was the only real highlight of the game when Bangladesh appeared competitive.

Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam have performed admirably with the ball, amassing a total of 11 wickets between them. However, the bowling during the middle overs has been suboptimal, as Mehidy Hasan and Shakib have failed to apply the necessary pressure on the opposition's batting.

Bangladesh has struggled against Sri Lanka in the past, and despite some closely contested matches, it appears that Bangladesh is the clear underdog in this encounter.

Weather Report

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


Pitch Report

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. 


Notable stats

Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s: All Rounder of Note

Mehidy Hasan Miraz has scored 662 runs and picked up 40 wickets in the last 12 months, becoming only the 3rd player to score 500 + and take 40+ wickets in the given timeframe.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


SL vs BAN Probable 11

SL Playing 11

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Kusal Mendis (Wk)
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Dasun Shanaka (C)
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Matheesha Pathirana
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Dunith Wellalage
  • Kasun Rajitha

BAN Playing 11

  • Litton Das
  • Mohammad Naim
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk)
  • Towhid Hridoy
  • Shakib Al-Hasan (C)
  • Shamim Hossain
  • Afif Hossain
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Hasan Mahmud
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 been clinical in their performance over the last few months and have built a good momentum. Despite missing some of the key players, the home team has done well as a unit and we expect them to continue doing well. 


Top Picks

Shakib Al-Hasan: Shakib can contribute to all aspects of the game. In this tournament, he has scored 90 runs and picked up 2 wickets.

Dimuth Karunaratne: Karunaratne has scored 514 runs in this calendar year at an average of 51.40. His knocks include 1 century and 5 half-centuries.

Matheesha Pathirana: Pathirana has picked up 5 wickets in 2 matches at a strike rate of 21.20 and an average of 19.00. 


SL vs BAN Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rahim, K Mendis

Batters: D Karunratne, C Asalanka

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

Bowlers: T Ahmed, M Theekshana, S Islam, M Pathirana

SL vs BAN Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction