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Asia ODI Series 2023, Match 2: BAN vs SL, Group B Fantasy Prediction and Preview

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Asia ODI Series 2023

Match 2- BAN vs. SL

 

Preview

The 2nd match of the Asia ODI Series 2023 will be played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on August 31 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.

Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the previous edition of the Asia T20 Series to be crowned the Champions of the Asian Continent. 

They have a collective unit of ferocious batters and cunning bowlers. They have a fabulous form in the One-day format of cricket. Their stellar performance in the Men’s Cricket World Championship Qualifiers made them the champions in the tournament while also remaining unbeaten.

On the other side, Bangladesh are playing below par as seen in their recent One Day International matches. They are coming off a loss in a 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan by 2-1.

Before that, they emerged victorious against Ireland in a 3-match series but lost to England in March this current year by a margin of 2-1.

 

Match Details

Match: BAN vs. SL, 2nd Match, Group B, Asia ODI Series 2023

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

 

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The pitch at Pallekele Stadium assists spinners. Batters will face challenges on this surface. The outfield will also be slow due to rain, hence favouring the bowlers. The skipper winning the toss will choose to bat first as chasing on this ground is a bit difficult.

The weather is not ideal for a cricket match, as there is a 40% chance of rain. The temperature will be around 29°C with a humidity level of 68% and a wind speed of 13 kmph.

 

BAN vs. SL Squads

BAN: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Tanzid Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Afif Hossain, Anamul Haque, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

SL: Kusal Mendis (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Kusal Perera, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Binura Fernando

BAN vs. SL Probable Playing XIs

BAN: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mohammad Naim, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

SL: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana

 

Match Prediction

Bangladesh has a strong team but the side doesn’t perform collectively as a unit. They previously failed against Sri Lanka in multilateral tournaments. They don't have a good track record of playing on Lankan soil either. On the other side, the Sri Lankans have injury issues that’s right but they are tough to defeat at their base and also have performed brilliantly in the ODI format in recent times. Hence we predict the co-host Sri Lanka to start the tournament with a win.

 

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