BAN vs SL Dream11 : Sri Lanka look to complete a sweep over lacklustre when the two sides play in the culminating ODI of the series today.
A long wait finally came to an end for Sri Lanka in the previous ODI of the three match series when the side ended up defeating Bangladesh by 7 wickets. The win coupled with their comprehensive and clinical performance in the opening ODI saw the side seal a series win in their favour, something the side have had to wait for 27 months to see at home.
Not only did the series win help erase an unwanted record at home for the side but also helped ease away the horrid showings the side had put up at the World Cup. And expect the side to be relentless today when they step out for the third and culminating encounter of the series as they look to complete a sweep against a opponent they have ended up making light work of.
Elsewhere for Bangladesh, nothing has gone right for the side who claimed they were the fir favourites heading into this series. Had it not been for a 84 run partnership between Rahim and Mehidy Hasan in the previous encounter, the side would have failed to cross even the 200 run mark with Sri Lanka consistently picking away at wickets.
In the end, even the 238-8 that Bangladesh managed to put on the scoreboard hardly perturbed Sri Lanka with the side going onto get past the target with 5.2 overs to spare as Avishka Fernando went onto score a match winning innings of 82. It was a clinical performance from Sri Lanka, one the side will be looking to emulate today as they look to trounce Bangladesh once again.
Given how the series has shaped out for Sri Lanka and the void Bangladesh are facing owing to the absence of Shakib Al Hasan and other players, Sri Lanka should go onto register another win here. It’s not only the batting department where they outshone Bangladesh with the bowling unit complimenting it to perfection.
Sri Lanka should in the end win this encounter with ease and go onto win the series 3-0.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We had rain interrupt proceedings the last time around and there is a likelihood of the same happening today. While this pitch is always one where the side winning the toss looks to bat first, Si Lanka managed to register a win while chasing and if the likelihood of rain increases prior to the start of the encounter, expect the side winning the toss looking to chase here.
Overall, it should be a good wicket for batting with the pacers getting purchase with the new ball but the surface settling down after that.
Probable Playing 11
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (WK), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara Nuwan Pradeep
Tamim Iqbal (C), Soumya, Mohammad, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam
3 Match ODI Series
Match: Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh
Date And Time: 31st July, Wednesday- 2:30pm IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for BAN vs SL Dream11
We have picked up two wicket-keepers for this match with Mushfiqur Rahim from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera both coming into our side. Rahim scored 98 in the previous match and could find himself get some runs in this one as well while Perera continues to stay in our playing11.
He failed to convert his innings into a big score the last time around, falling to a soft dismisal but is set to go on and capitalise on a dwindling Bangladesh bowling unit today.
Batsmen for BAN vs SL Dream11
A man of the match innings of 82, one which ensured his side got past the finishing line without any jitters, sees Avishka Fernando come into our side. We have Kusal Mendis come in as well with his ability to find the boundary bringing in not only the runs points but the vital additional points offered for boundaries as well.
Angelo Matthews comes in as well owing his form against Bangladesh which extended in the last match as well as he went onto score a 50. It was a decision between him and Dimuth Karunaratne but we have decided to leave out Sri Lanka’s captain for this one with him failing to impress
From Bangladesh we are going in with only one bat in the form of Sabbir Rahman for this encounter.
All-Rounders for BAN vs SL Dream11
Sri Lanka’s spinning option, Dhananjaya de Silva is the only viable option in this segment. He wasn’t amongst the wickets the last time around and didn’t get a chance to bat either but registered a good showing in the series opener.
Bowling Order for BAN vs SL Dream11
Bangladesh’s highest wicket taker this series, Mustafizur Rahman is our pick for this encounter with him looking as the bowler capable of picking up wickets for the side across the course of the last two encounters. Spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz is picked dup by us only due to the fact that he managed to get some runs in the last match, something he could repeat in this match as well.
Elsewhere given the lapses shown by Bangladesh in their batting unit, we have pacers Nuwan Pradeep and Isuru Udana come into our side.
Captain And Vice-Captain for BAN vs SL Dream11
We are picking out Kusal Perera to be our captain for this match while Avishka is the 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. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your side which include the best performers for each side with players being roped in based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with the pitch conditions, toss and recent performances.