BAN vs SL Fantasy Prediction: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI – 23 May (Dhaka). Shakib al Hasan and Danushka Gunathilaka will be the players to look out for in this game.
Hosts Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI match of the three-match ODI series. Bangladesh would want to get to winning ways on their home soil
Bangladesh lost the ODI series in New Zealand, and they would want to stage a comeback. The experience of Tamim and Mushfiqur will be vital in batting, whereas the arrival of Shakib is a big boost. Mustafizur Rahman will lead the bowling line-up, whereas Saifuddin and Taskin will assist him.
The Sri Lankan team has done a lot of changes in their side, and this is a new beginning for them. Kusal Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka are their leading batsmen, whereas the form of Mendis will also play a part. Udana and Hasaranga are their lead bowlers, whereas Chameera would want to continue his good form.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the last 5 ODI games played here is 198 runs. This pitch should assist the spinners in this game.
Last 5 ODI Games; Bat 1st Won: 1; Bat 2nd Won: 4
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed.
Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First ODI Match
Date and Time: 23 May, Sunday – 12:30 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib al Hasan, and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, and Dhananjaya de Silva.
Death Over Specialists
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Isuru Udana
BAN vs SL Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Mushfiqur Rahim and Kusal Perera will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Rahim has scored 6344 ODI runs at an average of 36.25, whereas Perera has scored 2825 ODI runs at 30.71. Both of them are experienced campaigners, and they will play a big role in this game.
BAN vs SL Fantasy Batsmen
Tamim Iqbal will be our batsman from Bangladesh. Iqbal has scored 7452 ODI runs at an average of 36.89, whereas he has scored more than 2000 runs on this ground.
Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis will be our batsmen from Sri Lanka. Gunathilaka has scored 1436 ODI runs at an average of 36.82, whereas he has scalped seven wickets in bowling. Mendis has scored 2167 ODI runs at an average of 30.52, and he is a top-order batsman. Both of them are technically skilled players.
BAN vs SL Fantasy All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga and Isuru Udana will be our all-rounders from Sri Lanka. Hasaranga has scalped 18 ODI wickets, whereas Udana has scalped 16. Both of them are handy with the bat, whereas the variation of leg-spin and the left-arm pace is always a big threat.
Shakib al Hasan will be our all-rounder from Bangladesh. Shakib has scored 6346 ODI runs, whereas he has 266 wickets under his belt. He scored 113 runs and scalped six wickets in the last ODI series against West Indies.
BAN vs SL Fantasy Bowlers
From Bangladesh, the duo of Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan Miraz will make it into our team. Rahman has scalped 118 ODI wickets in 64 games, whereas Hasan has 47 ODI scalp in 47 games. Both of them are wicket-takers, whereas Miraz can also contribute with the bat.
Dushmantha Chameera will be our bowler from Sri Lanka. Chameera has scalped 21 ODI wickets at an economy of 5.33, whereas he bowled well on the last West Indies tour.
Match Prediction: Sri Lanka are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Shakib al Hasan and Danushka Gunathilaka
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Tamim Iqbal and Kusal Perera
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