BAN vs SL Dream11 : Sri Lanka look to seal the series today as they look to build on the momentum amassed from the series opener.
Our first international series after the Cricket World Cup is underway, brining the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. After having wiped apart Bangladesh by 91 runs in the first ODI, SL will be stepping out today with one eye on sealing the three match series in their favour today itself.
For Sri Lanka, who are playing for the first time since their debacle at the CWC, the win in the previous match was as clinical as they come. Piling on a humongous 314-8 while batting first with Kusal Perera going onto score 111, Sri Lanka’s bowling performance complimented the batsmen’s sublime display to perfection. They ended up bundling out Bangladesh for just 223 as Malinga went onto claim 3-38 in his final match for Sri Lanka along with Nuwan Pradeep.
And that exact performance is what Sri Lanka will be looking to repeat today when they take on Bangladesh once again. The side will be looking to build on the platform set in the previous encounter, one where the entire batting line-up and bowling unit stood tall and intertwined in unison to pull off a staggering win in their favour.
Given the way Sri Lanka ended up crumbling Bangladesh in the previous encounter, especially after Bangladesh had gone onto claim they were firm favourites for the series, we see Sri Lanka pulling off another win here. Not only do they have a better knowhow of the conditions but more importantly were relentless in their approach, not allowing Bangladesh to settle at any time in the encounter.
Expect this to be another win for Sri Lanka and for them to go on and make It 38 wins against Bangladesh in 47 ODIs.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With overcast conditions making way for relatively clearer skies, today’s playing conditions should be fully conducive in favour of the batsmen. The side batting first’s record stayed intact in the previous encounter and expect the side winning the toss to bat first again and pile on a big total.
Probable Playing 11
- SL: With Lasith Malinga having retired after the first match, Isuru Udana is expected to play this encounter in his place.
Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara
Tamim Iqbal (c), Soumya, Mohammad, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
3 Match ODI Series
Match: Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh
Date And Time: 28th July, Sunday- 2:30pm IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for BAN vs SL Dream11
After his 111 in 99, Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera comes into our second without any further discussions. The number three bat utilised the pristine batting conditions to perfection with his ability to play according to the situation of the game making for brilliant viewing.
He decided to keep his intent in check in the opening part of his innings before eventually finding the boundary with will as he settled into his groove and we see his doing the same today as well. We also have Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim selected for this one after he scored 67, a long and arduous innings but one that saw him get points in Dream 11.
Batsmen for BAN vs SL Dream11
With us having talked out the pitch so much and how it’s going to play heavily in the batsmen’s favour, we are roping in all the star performers for this in the batting order. Sri Lanka’s captain and opener Dimuth Karunaratne has to stay in our side after the kind of World Cup he had.
Kusal Mendis is picked up by us as well and the third player to enter our side becomes opener Avishka Fernando. We contemplated picking up Angelo Matthews as well after his 48 run innings in the previous match and his ability to always performance against Bangladesh but with 284 runs in the last 6 ODIs which include one 50 and one 100 each, we are going to be sticking with Fernando.
From Bangladesh we are opting for Sabbir Rahman with him being in good form recently, scoring runs in both the last encounter and his time with Bangladesh A against Afghanistan A.
All-Rounders for BAN vs SL Dream11
Only the one all-rounder for us in this encounter with Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya de Silva coming in. He’s bound to get a few overs to come and bat in and long with him being used for all 10 overs in the spin department, the offspinner is bound to add to the two wickets he picked up last time around.
Bowling Order for BAN vs SL Dream11
With Lasith Malinga no longer a part of Sri Lanka’s squad, we have Isuru Udana come in his place along with Nuwan Pradeep who picked up three wickets to leave Bangladesh in disarray. From Bangladesh we have both their pacers come in as well after they managed to get 5 wickets between them with Mustafizur Rahman and Shafiul Islam our picks for this one.
They both will come out to bowl in the death overs, a period where Sri Lanka will be looking to up the ante and are bound to lose wickets in a flurry.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have made Kusal Perera our captain for today’s match while Dimuth is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, toss and pitch conditions.