Bangladesh finished second in Group B of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2021 qualifying phase. Therefore, team Tigers will play in Group 1 in the Super 12 Round. Bangladesh will play five matches in this round in order to qualify for the semifinals. Sri Lanka will be Bangladesh's first opponent in the Super 12. The match will begin at 4 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time) on October 24 (Sunday). The match preview of Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup 2021 is discussed in this article.
Notable T20I Record between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
The following are the significant Bangladesh-Sri Lanka T20I records.
Bangladesh's openers failed in the qualifying round. The primary focus for Bangladesh team management would be to find the right opening combination. Another disadvantage is that the team lacks a well-known big hitter. Besides, will Bangladesh deploy three spinners against Sri Lanka? So, the head coach Russell Domingo and captain Mahmudullah Riyad need to make important decisions on a number of issues. Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman are two of the team's most reliable players. Their contributions will be important to the success of the team tigers.
Three impactful players of Bangladesh
Mahmudullah Riyad: T20I: 105 | Runs: 1,861 | HS: 64* | SR: 119.90 | Wkts: 33 | BBI: 3/18 | SR: 23.90
Shakib Al Hasan: T20I: 91 | Runs: 1,871 | HS: 84 | SR: 121.02 | Wkts: 115 | BBI: 5/20 | SR: 17.60
Mustafizur Rahman: T20I: 55 | Wkts: 82 | BBI: 5/22 | Econ: 7.54 | SR: 14.70
Predicted Playing XI:
Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (captain), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wicket-keeper), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
Sri Lanka Team
Sri Lanka came out on top in their group in the qualifying phase. The players have a lot of faith in each other. The Lankan team has some outstanding T20 players on their squad and can surprise any side in the world at any time. Sri Lanka are in fantastic form and will be the favorite to win the match against Bangladesh.
Three impactful players of Sri Lanka
Kusal Perera: T20I: 55 | Runs: 1,460 | HS: 84 | 50s: 12 | SR: 132.24
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva: T20I: 28 | Runs: 271 | HS: 71 | SR: 116.30 | Wkts: 42 | BBI: 4/9 | SR: 13.60
Dasun Shanaka: T20I: 52 | Runs: 632 | HS: 54 | SR: 107.66 | Wkts: 15 | BBI: 3/16 | SR: 16
Predicted Playing XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (wicket-keeper), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
Group 1 of the Super 12 seems to be the most difficult on paper. Because each team has an equal chance of reaching the semifinals. There will be no room for error in the bid for the first knockout round. Both teams will be hoping to get off to a good start in this round. Furthermore, maintaining momentum will be crucial in the late stage of the Super 12 round.
Bangladesh have had a decent record against Sri Lanka in recent years. As a result, this Bangladesh team will be much more confident in their ability to overcome the Sri Lankans. Bangladesh's team management must prepare a strategic plan for the main event of the T20 World Cup 2021. Otherwise, they wouldn't be able to show their full capabilities against bigger opponents.