On Tuesday, Bangladesh will square off against the struggling Sri Lanka team during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Both come into the match on the back of mixed results and an abandoned game for the Lankans.
The two teams have met on three occasions and the Lankan Lions have won all 3 matches. They also lead in the highest score score tally with a score of 332 to Bangladesh’ 240. Sri Lanka also leads in the lowest score tally, with 126 to 112.
Predicted Playing 11
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal.
Weather and pitch report
Tuesday’s match will be held at Bristol County Ground in Bristol. The forecast could be rather gloomy as there is a threat of rain, which could wash out the match. It will likely remain cloudy for the entire duration of the match and temperature will be fairly low.
Prediction for match result
Since Sri Lanka have arguably, one of the weakest teams, the edge should ideally go to Bangladesh. What, also works in their favour is the fact that Sri Lanka have played one less game, since their third match was abandoned. Bangladesh got a scare when Shakib Al Hasan went for a scan on Monday for a quad injury. According to reports, he picked it up during the match against England on Saturday.
In conclusion, this Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game should be unpredictable. Will Sri Lanka manage to get out of their rut and register a win over Bangladesh? Or will the Tigers finaly score their first ICC Cricket World Cup win over the Lions?