Match 16 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 pits Bangladesh against Sri Lanka. The Tigers have had an up and down time, winning just one match and losing the other two. Sri Lanka on the other hand, have won one match, lost another, and hand a 3rd match abandoned due to rain.
Sri Lanka is arguably one of the weakest teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, but they will be eager to turn things around. Bangladesh, on the other hand, slumped to two straight losses after stunning South Africa in their first game.
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
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.
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.
In the Dream 11 team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match, Mushfiqur Rahim goes up against Kusal Perera. Rahim has scored a total of 141 runs with a high score of 78, at a strike rate of 85.45. Perera on the other hand has 107 runs, also with a high score of 78 at a strike rate of 101.90.
Three batsmen find themselves on this Dream 11 team for this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar and Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne and Dimuth Karunaratne are represented here.
Lahiru Thirimanne has notched up 29 runs at a strike rate of 80.55. Teammate, Dimuth Karunaratne has smashed a high score of 52 runs at a strike rate of 63.56. Soumya Sarkar in the meantime chalked up 69 runs at a strike rate of 109.52.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 BAN vs SL Dream 11 team also consists of two all-rounders, namely Shakib Al Hasan and Mossadek Hossain.
Shakib Al Hasan has picked up 121 runs at a strike rate of 95.94 and 3 wickets at an economy of 5.60. Mossadek Hossain, meanwhile, has a high score of 26 runs at a strike rate of 108.62 with no wickets at an economy of 5.93.
The ES ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Dream 11 team finishes the lineup with a quartet of bowlers, namely Suranga Lakmal and veteran, Lasith Malinga for Sri Lanka, and Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman for Bangladesh.
So far, Suranga Lakmal has picked up no wickets, but did have an economy of 5.50. His teammate Lasith Malinga has picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 7.28. Meanwhile, Mohammad Saifuddin has picked up 6 wickets at an economy of 7.33, and Mustafizur Rahman has 4 wickets at an economy of 7.26.
Captain and vice captain
Dimuth Karunaratne and Mashrafe Mortaza lead Sri Lanka and Bangladesh respectively in this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. Both players are desperate for wins and to get their teams higher in the table.
However, for ES’ ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Dream 11 team, Shakib Al Hasan is chosen to lead, while Kusal Perera will be handed vice-captain duties.