BAN vs SL Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match 16 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.
The 16th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at The County Ground, Bristol today. While Bangladesh had received a heavy drubbing against the red-hot tournament favourites and Hosts England, Sri Lanka’s previous match versus Pakistan was washed out due to rain.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are placed at 8th and 6th place respectively in the points table after the South Africa and West Indies encounter on Monday. While the former has lost 2 of its 3 matches, the latter has had all the three results possible in a game of Cricket in its 3 matches.
The match today at Bristol is likely to be marred by heavy rain throughout the day. The weather forecast predicts 90% chances of rain for most part of the day. Thus, we are likely to have a significant reduction in the number of overs, if at all we have one.
Thus, we should pick our teams accordingly with batsmen likely to come in early and the strike bowlers dominating our team combination for today.
BAN vs SL Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for BAN vs SL Dream 11
I have picked two wicket-keepers in my Playing 11 for today’s match. While it is Kusal Parera from Sri Lanka, the other wicket-keeper is Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim.
Rahim is one of the most experienced players in the Bangladesh side. He has also looks in good touch with the bat in the recent past. His 44 off 50 balls against England in a testimony of the fact.
Kusal Parera, on the other hand, is perhaps one of the very few Sri Lankan batsman who has had a fair bit of success off-late. Moreover, he is more likely to open the innings, in case of a rain-curtailed match, courtesy the hitting prowess he possesses. His 78 runs against Afghanistan was the match-defining innings for Sri Lanka the other day. Thus, he is an automatic selection as the second wicket-keeper in my squad.
Batsmen for BAN vs SL Dream 11
A rain-affected match would require batsmen who can up the ante, and score at a brisk rate right from the word go. There aren’t many players from either teams who can do the aforementioned job. Thus, there are only 3 batsman who can have a go in my Playing 11.
From Bangladesh it will be the Southpaw- Soumya Sarkar who becomes an automatic selection. Tamim Iqbal, with his experience would have been a better option, but he looks really off-colour at the moment. His 42 off 30 deliveries against South Africa was as fluent an innings as one would ever see.
The other two batsmen are Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne and skipper Dimuth Karunartne. Although Thirimanne has not been in prime form, the fact that he bats at the top 3 coupled with his experience, makes him a crucial part of my team.
Karunaratne, on the other hand has been, apart from Kusal Parera the only batsman who has been amongst runs in the ongoing World Cup. His scores of 52 and 30 in the tournament so far makes him my best best on the batting front.
All-rounders for BAN vs SL Dream 11
I have gone in with 3 all-rounders in my team viz. Shakib-Al-Hasan, Thisara Parera, and Mosaddek Hossain.
Shakib-Al-Hasan has been one of the stalwarts of Bangladesh Cricket and has gone on from strength to strength over the years. His 121 off 119 balls against England just the previous match, makes his inclusion in my team by default. He is no mean feat with the ball to and can bowl well with all his years of experience at trying conditions as well.
Thisara Parera walks into my team courtesy his brilliant power hitting ability. In case of a 10-over or even lesser duration match, he will surely be promoted up the order and can come up with some mighty blows. There is perhaps no other batsman in the Sri Lankan line-up who can do what he can with the bat.
A budget constraint has led me pick the all-rounder from Bangladesh- Mossadek Hossain. But, he might as well prove to be a wonderful pick. He has the ability to hit the long ball, and bowls some lovely off-spinners. He has been a regular feature in the side for some purpose.
Bowlers for BAN vs SL Dream 11
Sri Lanka’s initial and death overs specialist- Lasith Malinga becomes an automatic selection in my team. Sri Lanka’s World Cup hopes rely a lot on their old war-horse. His figures of 6.4-0-39-3 against Afghanistan was instrumental in defending a low-total of 187 after their batters disappointed them once again.
The other pacer is Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman. He can alone rattle up the low-in confidence Sri Lankan batting order, especially with his well disguised off-cutters and skiddy nature while the batsman is looking to go after him. He is a real threat to any batting order currently and becomes an impromptu pick.
My third and final bowler might come as a surprise for most of you. Considering that Mohammad Saifuddin has not had a decent outing in the first three matches for Bangladesh, the experienced pacer Rubel Hossain might well feature in today’s clash against Sri Lanka.
Rubel Hossain in fact averages just 13 against Sri Lanka since the 2015 World Cup. He might be roped in considering the experience he has. And a bowler of his calibre, doesn’t deserve to be warming the benches on the sidelines for long. He will complete my Playing 11 for today’s clash.
Captain: Shakib- Al- Hasan
Vice- captain: Kusal Parera