SL vs BAN Fantasy Prediction: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test – 21 April (Pallekele). Mehidy Hasan Miraz is going to be a key player in this game.
Hosts Sri Lanka will take on Bangladesh in the 1st test match of the two matches series. The Sri Lankan team would want to prove their dominance on home soil.
Sri Lanka will welcome Angelo Mathews in this series, whereas Lasith Embuldeniya misses out due to an injury. Bangladesh are missing the service of Shakib al Hasan, whereas Soumya Sarkar also misses out in this series. The spinners of both teams are going to make an impact in this series.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 245 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. Spinners will enjoy bowling on this track.
We can expect rain to interfere in the game throughout.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sri Lanka – Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Wanindu Hasaranga, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal.
Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Shuvagota Hom, Mehidy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed.
Two Match Test Series
Match: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh First Test Match
Date and Time: 21 April, Wednesday – 10:00 am IST
Venue: Pallekele International Stadium, Pallekele
Where to Watch: Live on Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, and Angelo Mathews.
- Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Mominul Haque.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Dhananjaya de Silva and Suranga Lakmal
- Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam
Note:- The Stats mentioned are of Test Matches.
SL vs BAN Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Chandimal has scored 4158 runs at an average of 39.98, whereas Dickwella has scored 2311 at an average of 31.66. Both of them are genuine run-scorers, whereas Dickwella scored 148 runs at an average of 49.33 in the last series.
SL vs BAN Fantasy Batsmen
Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim will be our batsmen from Bangladesh. Iqbal has scored 4508 runs at an average of 38.20, whereas Rahim has scored 4537 at an average of 36.30. Both of them are the most experienced players of the side.
Pathum Nissanka will be our batsman from Sri Lanka. Nissanka has scored 163 runs in just a couple of games, whereas his average has been 54.33. He is a talented young batsman.
SL vs BAN Fantasy All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga and Dhananjaya de Silva will be our all-rounders from Sri Lanka. Silva has scored 2044 runs at an average of 35.24, whereas he has scalped 22 wickets in bowling. Hasaranga has scalped four wickets in his short career, whereas he has scored 320 runs with the bat.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz will be our all-rounder from Bangladesh. Miraz has scalped 100 test wickets in 24 games, whereas he has scored 836 runs with the bat. He is the ace all-rounder of the side.
SL vs BAN Fantasy Bowlers
From Bangladesh, Taijul Islam and Nayeem Hasan will make it into our team. Islam has scalped 126 wickets in 31 matches, whereas Nayeem has scalped 25 in seven games. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers.
Suranga Lakmal will be our bowler from Sri Lanka. Lakmal has scalped 162 wickets in 64 games, whereas he scalped 11 wickets in the last series against West Indies.
Match Prediction: Sri Lanka are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Dhananjaya de Silva
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Taijul Islam and Pathum Nissanka
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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