Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match Prediction
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka meet in the first of three ODIs in Mirpur on Sunday. The hosts have played two ODI series already this year, winning 3-0 at home against West Indies before losing 3-0 in New Zealand. Sri Lanka also went down 3-0 in their only ODI series in 2021, returning empty-handed from the Caribbean. Read on as we preview this ODI. The game will get underway at 13:00 local time.
Bangladesh will come into this series expecting to win in spite of their 3-0 reverse in New Zealand. They have never won a game in any form against the Black Caps in New Zealand and will be far happier in home conditions. Indeed, they won convincingly in all three home ODIs against West Indies.
Sri Lanka will be far more comfortable in the conditions in Mirpur compared to those they faced in Antigua earlier in the year. They also beat Bangladesh 3-0 in the last ODI series between the sides in 2019 which came after their 2019 World Cup meeting in Bristol was abandoned.
Date -23 May 2021
Time -12:30 IST / 7:00 GMT
Venue -Shere Bangla National Stadium – Dhaka, Bangladesh
Winner- Sri Lanka
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match Toss Prediction
Batting second tends to be the preferred method of attack in limited overs games in Bangladesh. Sri Lanka batted first in all three defeats against West Indies so may well be looking for a new approach.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match Pitch Report
West Indies were well beaten on both occasions in Mirpur in the ODIs earlier in the year. Expect the pitch to be responsive to spinners but provide good value for batsmen who get in.
High of 33 with some cloud cover in Mirpur throughout Sunday
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
Tamim Iqbal (c) , Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (c) (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Asith Fernando, Shiran Fernando
BAN vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Tamim Iqbal, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka
- All Rounder:Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Wicket Keeper:Kusal Perera, Liton Das
- Bowler:Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz