The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming three-match T20I and the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka next month. Right-arm spinner Aliss Al Islam earned his maiden call-up to the national T20I squad. Additionally, veteran all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad returns to the T20I lineup based on his recent strong performances. Aliss’ inclusion was a surprising move, as he only scalped 19 wickets in 24 T20s. Overlooking spinners like Mehdiy Hasan Miraz or Tanvir Islam for T20Is was also a head-spinning decision. BPL 2024: Jacks Scores Century, Moeen Takes Hat-trick as Comilla Dominate Chattogram Afif Hossain and Shamim Hossain were also overlooked from the T20I side. They were part of the team in the last T20I series against New Zealand. The Sri Lanka series begins on March 4th with the first T20I at Sylhet International Stadium. The remaining two T20I matches will take place at the same venue on March 6th and 9th. The first two matches will start at 6 pm, while the third will begin at 3 pm. The series then shifts to Chattogram for the ODIs, with matches on March 13th, 15th, and 18th. The first two ODIs will start at 2:30 pm, and the third at 10 am. Mahmudullah included, Tamim axed from BCB's new central contracts Following the white-ball matches, the teams will compete in a two-match test series. The first test will begin on March 22nd in Chattogram, and the second test will commence on March 30th in Sylhet. T20I squad: Najmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Litton Das, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mohammad Naim, Tawhid Hridoy, Soumya Sarkar, Mahedi Hasan, Mahmullah Riyad, Taijul Islam, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, and Aliss Al Islam Shanto named Bangladesh captain in all formats ODI squad (for the first and second matches): Najmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Soumya Sarkar, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, and Mustafizur Rahman.
The President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Mahbubul Alam invited Sri Lankan businessmen and investors to invest in the Special Economic Zones (SEZ). The FBCCI President made this call during a courtesy meeting with the high commissioner of Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Dharmapala Weerakkody at FBCCI’s Gulshan office on Sunday afternoon. Daraz launches Bangladesh’s first-ever free delivery festival Mahbubul said the government has been establishing 100 special economic zones in Bangladesh with All kinds of facilities including oil, gas, and electricity for the investors. Besides, one-stop service, e-platform, and many other attractive incentives are on offer to facilitate business and investment in Bangladesh. Sri Lankan businessmen can be benefitted by setting up industry here on their own or in joint ventures, he said. Bangladesh’s journey: From ‘basket case’ to aspiring economic powerhouse He said garments, pharmaceuticals, eco-tourism, hospitality, etc. are some of the potential sectors in Bangladesh. If Sri Lankan investors want to invest in Bangladesh, FBCCI will provide all-out support. Speaking at the meeting, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner Dharmapala Weerakkody said that Sri Lanka has many business entrepreneurs who are interested in doing business in Bangladesh. Huawei offers 3-day free tour to MWC in Barcelona Besides many potential sectors, Sri Lanka receives a large number of tourists from Bangladesh every year. He said it is time to increase bilateral trade between the two countries. FBCCI president praised the Sri Lankan Central Bank's role in overcoming the economic challenges. Commercial Counselor of the Sri Lankan High Commission Srimali Jayarathna, FBCCI Vice-President Shomi Kaiser, Rashadul Hossain Chowdhury (Ronni), Secretary General Md. Alamgir, among others, were present at the meeting.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are poised to face each other in their ICC World Cup encounter on Monday amidst concerns about the poor air quality in Delhi. Bangladesh has already been eliminated from the race for the semifinals with six defeats in seven matches so far. In contrast, Sri Lanka has won two matches out of seven and still holds some mathematical chances. India wins toss and opts to bat against South Africa in table-topping Cricket World Cup match Alongside Bangladesh, the current World Champions, England, have also been eliminated from the race for the semifinals. The hosts, India and South Africa, have qualified for the semis. Bangladesh had to cancel their practice session on Friday due to the poor air quality in Delhi. The next morning, only 13 players were present at the morning practice session, with lower attendance in the afternoon session. On Sunday, only eight players showed up for practice, while others remained in the hotel due to concerns about the poor air quality. Women's ODI Series: Pakistan take lead beating Bangladesh by 5 wkts Bangladesh’s coach, Chandika Hathurusingha, spoke to the media on Monday and mentioned that the players who suffer from asthma did not participate in the last practice session ahead of the match. Chandika stated that the conditions are not ideal for cricket, and he added that the players should be cautious about the potential long-term health problems that this condition may pose. ICC World Cup 2023: Zaman ton leads Pakistan home vs New Zealand According to reports, the air quality may affect the match on the day of the game. However, the final decision will be made based on the guidelines of the ICC and the on-field umpires.
Ranked at 8th and 9th places, Sri Lanka and England, respectively, are gearing up to face each other with the intent of strengthening their campaigns in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Both teams find themselves in a must-win situation as they go head to head in the 25th match of the 2023 World Cup on Thursday, October 26, at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time. This crucial showdown will take place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru in India. England vs. Sri Lanka ODI in ICC Men’s World Cup 2023: Match Preview England Team’s Performance in the World Cup So Far The England team is facing significant challenges. Having managed to secure just one victory out of their four matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 group stage, the defending champions are on the edge of a potentially embarrassing elimination. This disappointing turn of events has left fans disheartened. England, however, is not alone in their struggles. Just slightly ahead of them in the standings due to a better net run rate, Sri Lanka is sharing the bottom spot with England. The 2023 tournament began on a sour note for England as they suffered a defeat against New Zealand. They appeared to regain their footing by defeating Bangladesh in the next match. Nevertheless, a surprising loss to Afghanistan halted England's resurgence, and a significant defeat at the hands of South Africa landed them in the ninth position in the league standings. Jos Buttler's team suffered their most substantial ODI loss ever against South Africa, effectively signaling the demise of England's weak defense of their World Cup title at the Wankhede Stadium. The Proteas exhibited ruthless efficiency against an underwhelming England bowling unit, scoring 399 runs on the scoreboard in their allotted 50 overs, with Heinrich Klaasen demonstrating a brilliant display of aggressive batting. In reply, Buttler and his team struggled, and it was only a partnership between Mark Wood and Gus Atkinson that prevented England from facing complete humiliation. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets: How to Buy Online, Booking, Prices, Starting Dates and Timings Performance of the Sri Lanka Team in the World Cup So Far On the other hand, Sri Lanka commenced their campaign with three high-scoring matches, although they concluded with losses to South Africa, Pakistan, and Australia. A crucial win against the Netherlands injected some momentum into the Sri Lankan challenge. However, Sri Lanka's batting has generally been sharp, with scores exceeding 300 in two matches against South Africa and Pakistan and a successful chase of 253. However, their bowling has been somewhat inconsistent, particularly when facing stronger opponents. This is an area that England will likely aim to capitalize on, while the Lankans aim to capitalize on the confidence they gained from a win over the Netherlands. When it comes to their team selection, England has already utilized all 15 players they brought along, leaving them with limited options. However, there is a remaining hope that Brydon Carse, who is set to join the team, can have a similar impact to Liam Plunkett, bolstering their performance in the middle overs. The batting department has underperformed, with only one century and four fifties so far, but they might find some comfort in facing a Sri Lankan bowling attack that initially struggled by conceding scores of 428 for 5 and 345 for 4 in the tournament. Regarding Sri Lanka's aspirations, securing a spot in the top four is a tough challenge, especially with upcoming matches against India and New Zealand. Nevertheless, they have displayed flashes of their potential, primarily through Kusal Mendis, who has taken on the captaincy in addition to his wicketkeeping duties, and Sadeera Samarawickrama's batting performances. Additionally, Dilshan Madushanka has demonstrated his wicket-taking skill with the ball. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: How and Where to Watch all matches Online ENG vs. SL Head-to-Head Records in ODI In ODI cricket, England and Sri Lanka have played a total of 78 matches. Out of these 78 games, England emerged as winners in 38, while Sri Lanka won 36 matches. Three matches concluded without a result, and one match ended in a tie. Table: England vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Matches England Won Sri Lanka Won No Result Tie 78 38 36 3 1 Predicted Playing XI for England Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (capt, wk), Harry Brook, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood. Predicted Playing XI for Sri Lanka Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (capt, wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha/Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Team List English Players to Watch Dawid Malan Dawid Malan's remarkable innings of 140 against Bangladesh paved the way for England's only victory in the 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup as of the time of writing. Teaming up with Jonny Bairstow as an opening batsman, Malan has displayed occasional brilliance but has also struggled with consistency. However, his explosive potential is evident when he is at his best. Adil Rashid Once again, the ever-reliable Adil Rashid has been England's primary choice to stop the opposition's batting aggressiveness and capture key wickets, particularly during the crucial middle overs. Rashid has notched up six wickets in four matches in this World Cup and stands as the second most prolific bowler for the reigning champions, trailing only behind the injured Reece Topley. Gus Atkinson Gus Atkinson, who played only one match and bowled for nine overs, managed to take two wickets but gave away 60 runs in the process. He might be the solution to England's bowling needs. His upcoming contest against the effective Sri Lankan batters on Thursday could determine how the important game unfolds. Sri Lankan Players to Watch Dilshan Madushanka To stop the English batsman from scoring, Sri Lanka is expected to bring in Dilshan Madushanka as their bowler. This left-arm fast bowler has been performing well in the tournament so far, taking 11 wickets in four matches, which is the second-best performance. In one of the matches, he took four wickets for 50 runs when they played against the Netherlands. Sadeera Samarawickrama Sadeera Samarawickrama has been performing really well. The 28-year-old has had a standout tournament, scoring a total of 230 runs in four games. Notably, he scored 91 runs in one match against the Netherlands and 108 runs against Pakistan. So, he can replicate this against England. Kusal Mendis Mendis played a crucial role in Sri Lanka's first two games. He scored 76 runs off 42 balls in a challenging chase against South Africa and followed that with a hundred in just 65 balls against Pakistan. It's worth noting that he's one of the four remaining players in the Sri Lankan team who were part of the squad that caused an upset by defeating England at Headingley in the 2019 World Cup. Final Words October 26’s ODI match between England and Sri Lanka is expected to be a closely fought contest, as both teams have been dealing to uplift their ranking in the points table. As both teams have had their moments of success in the past, any of them can win the match. Not to mention, the ENG vs SL ODI match in the ICC World Cup 2023 would be quite interesting and is full of possibilities. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Shakib leaves team in India for personal practice sessions in Dhaka
Netherlands captain Scott Edwards won the toss and elected to bat against last-place Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup at Lucknow, India on Saturday. It was the first of two matches Saturday. Defending champion England played South Africa in a later game at Mumbai. The Dutch have momentum on their side after they stunned high-flying South Afric a by 38 runs at Dharamsala for their first points in the tournament four days ago. The men in orange rode on a brilliant half century from Edwards to rack up 245-8 against the Proteas in a rain-curtailed game. World Cup 2023: Clinical Australia see off Pakistani challenge to enter top 4 The Netherlands then bowled out South Africa for 207 to record one of the biggest upsets in the history of World Cup as the seamers and spinners were well supported by some brilliant fielding. Edwards hoped his unchanged side from the last game will put up another challenging total and put pressure on Sri Lanka, which made two changes from its last game. Allrounder Dushan Hemantha replaced young left-arm spinner Dunith Wellalage while fast bowler Kasun Rajitha returned in place of Lahiru Kumara. World Cup 2023: Marauding opening stand sees Australia set formidable target for Pakistan Sri Lanka lost captain Dasun Shanaka early in the tournament due to a thigh injury and is in last place after suffering three heavy losses against South Africa, Pakistan and Australia. It is the first time since 1987 that Sri Lanka has lost its opening three games at the World Cup. Without key legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga, a weakened Sri Lanka bowling was smacked for 428 by South Africa in the opening game. Pakistan chased down a World Cup-record of 345 to beat Sri Lanka at Hyderabad and then Australia romped to five-wicket win over with 88 balls to spare. Sri Lanka has a 5-0 record against the Netherlands and most recently beat the Dutch twice in World Cup qualifying in July. ___ Preview of ENG vs. SA ODI in ICC World Cup 2023 Lineups: Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (captain), Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren. Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (captain), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
Australia and Sri Lanka aim to secure their first victory in the 2023 Cricket World Cup as they meet in match 14 at Ekana Sports City in Lucknow on Monday, October 16, at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time. After losing the first two matches, both teams understand the imperative nature of the situation, treating each subsequent game as a virtual knockout match to revive their World Cup campaign. Preview of Australia vs. Sri Lanka ODI in the 2023 ICC World Cup Team Australia did not start the competition well. They lost their first game to India, and it wasn't a good sign. But things got worse in their second match against South Africa. They didn't play well and lost by a huge margin of 134 runs. The main problem for Australia has been with their batting. None of their main players have given their best yet. Surprisingly, no one from the team has scored fifty runs in any match so far. Now, they are facing Sri Lanka, a team that beat them 3-2 the last time they played in June 2022. Looking at how Australia has played in the first two games, they really need to step up their game. If they don't give their best against Sri Lanka, their chances of moving to the next round might be in trouble even before the middle of the competition. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets: How to Buy Online, Booking, Prices, Starting Dates and Timings On the other hand, even though Sri Lanka lost their first two matches in the tournament, it's worth acknowledging their efforts. In the first game, they faced a strong South African team that set a new record for the highest score in the ICC World Cup history, reaching 428/5 in 50 overs. Although Sri Lanka couldn't chase down this huge score, they managed to score 326 runs, which would have been a winning total on most other days. Three days later, on October 10, Sri Lanka faced Pakistan and played excellent with the bat again, setting a target of 345. However, Pakistan managed to chase it down. Although Sri Lanka has been strong with their batting, they need to do better when it comes to bowling. They have only taken nine wickets in their last two matches. Sri Lanka beat Australia in June 2022, and considering Australia's current struggles, Sri Lanka believe they have a good chance of winning this match and getting their first victory in the tournament. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Team List Team News It's fair to say that Australia hasn't been the same without Usman Khawaja opening the innings. Trying Mitchell Marsh in that role hasn't worked well, as he has only scored seven runs in the competition so far. Because of this, Cummins might be thinking about bringing in Travis Head. This change could allow Marsh to move to the middle order, where he has performed well in recent months. Further, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and David Warner have had decent starts in the last two matches and are likely to stay in the team. However, the pressure is on them to score big in this upcoming game. On the other hand, Sri Lanka has felt the absence of leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, who couldn't play in the World Cup due to a hamstring injury. In the last match, Matheesha Pathirana gave 90 runs in his nine overs. Because of this, Dasun Shanaka might consider giving Kasun Rajitha a chance as the first change bowling option in the upcoming game. Australia vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head Records in ODI So Far Australia and Sri Lanka have played each other in 103 ODI matches. Out of these, Australia has won 63 times, while Sri Lanka has emerged victorious on 36 occasions. Additionally, 4 matches concluded without a result. Table: Australia vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Matches Australia Won Sri Lanka Won No Result 103 63 36 4 Probable Playing XI for Australia David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (capt), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Australia Men's ODI Squad Analysis Probable Playing XI for Sri Lanka Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (capt, wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka. Key Australian Players to Watch Marnus Labuschagne Even though he's not in his best form, Marnus Labuschagne was the highest scorer with 46 runs for Australia in the last game and has the potential to play a substantial innings in the upcoming match. In India, Marnus has an average of 40 runs, showcasing his ability to adjust to challenging conditions. Moreover, he has scored 30 or more runs in five out of the last eight matches. Mitchell Starc Mitchell Starc remains one of the premier ODI bowlers globally, known for his lethal toe-crushing yorkers and challenging left-arm swing that troubles batsmen. Against Sri Lanka, the fast bowler maintains an average of taking two wickets per match. He has played 14 matches against Sri Lanka and grabbed 27 wickets. Starc has a remarkable record in World Cups, being a specialist in the format, having secured an impressive 52 wickets in 20 tournament matches on the grandest stage. Adam Zampa Adam Zampa is the only designated spinner in Australia's World Cup squad. Since the tournament is taking place on spin friendly pitch, Australia’s performance will highly depend on Zampa’s bowling. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Venues: Cities and Stadiums in India Key Sri Lankan Players to Watch Kusal Mendis Kusal Mendis is currently in the best form of his career for Sri Lanka, scoring 122, 76, and 17 runs in his last three ODI innings. As a star player at the number three position, Mendis excels in the white ball format, displaying a skill for constructing his innings. His record for playing against Australia is evident, boasting an average of 50.33 runs across 11 matches against them. Dilshan Madushanka In the process of developing his career, Dilshan Madushanka is demonstrating notable consistency for the Sri Lankan team, securing two wickets in each of their World Cup games thus far. As a pace bowler, Madushanka possesses the ability to generate swing on the ball even during the latter part of the innings. Despite being underrated, he has maintained an average of two wickets per match over the past year in ODI. Final Words Australia has been in poor form, losing seven out of its last 10 ODI matches. They now face Sri Lanka, who have emerged victorious in three of the last five meetings between the two teams. While Sri Lanka have a good chance of winning this match, considering Australia's inconsistent form, it might be safer to consider the AUS vs. SL World Cup 2023 match is likely to be a closely contested match. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: How and Where to Watch all matches Online
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are scheduled to compete in the 8th match of the ICC 2023 Cricket World Cup match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, India. The match will be held on October 10 at 2:30 pm Bangladesh. This will be the second match for both teams, where Pakistan is coming with a win, and Sri Lanka lost their first match against South Africa. Preview of Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka ODI Match in the 2023 ICC World Cup Pakistan started their World Cup journey with an 81-run victory over the Netherlands. However, they encountered some challenges in batting against the Dutch bowlers. Nevertheless, Pakistan's strong bowling unit, led by Haris Rauf, ensured a comfortable victory. Ranked 2nd in ODIs, Pakistan is determined to clinch another win and strengthen their standing in the tournament. It's important to highlight that the upcoming match will be held at the same venue where Pakistan competed last week, potentially giving them an additional advantage. Given that both teams experienced being bowled out on that particular day, the venue might favor the bowlers, making the choice for the Player of the Match likely to be influenced by bowling performances. This year, Pakistan played 17 ODI matches so far and won 11 of them, while one match outcome was no result. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets: How to Buy Online, Booking, Prices, Starting Dates and Timings Table: Pakistan's performance in ODI matches in 2023 So far Matches Win Loss No Result 17 11 5 1 Ranked 8th in ODIs, Sri Lanka experienced a challenging defeat in their first World Cup match against South Africa on October 7, 2023, conceding a record number of runs. The Lankan bowling unit, affected by injuries, struggled to contend with the challenges posed by Quinton de Kock, Rassie Vander Dussen, and Aiden Markram, who each notched up centuries. In contrast, the batsmen delivered an impressive performance, with Kusal Mendis showcasing his batting skills with a dazzling 76 off 42 balls. Additionally, Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka contributed significantly, both reaching half-centuries. Sri Lanka is eager to rebound and deliver an improved performance against Pakistan. With a historical reputation for competitiveness in World Cup matches, the team aims to rediscover their form in this crucial encounter. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Venues: Cities and Stadiums in India In the current year, Sri Lanka has participated in 23 ODI matches, emerging victorious in 14 of them. And they lost 9 matches in 2023. So, the Lankans have a good record so far, and they can give a good fight against Pakistan. Table: Sri Lanka's performance in ODI matches in 2023 So far Matches Win Loss No Result 23 14 9 0 Stats of Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the ICC ODI World Cups So far Pakistan has taken part in a total of 13 ICC World Cups, including the ongoing 2023 tournament. Notably, their standout performance was in 1992, when they clinched the World Cup title. In 1979, 1983, 1987, and 2011, Pakistan reached the Semi-Finals, while in 1999, they secured the runner-up position. However, their journey concluded in the group stage in 2003, 2007, and 2019. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Team List Sri Lanka has also made appearances in 13 World Cups. They secured the World Cup title once in 1996 and finished as runners-up on two occasions in 2007 and 2011. Table: Pakistan and Sri Lanka Stats in ICC ODI World Cups Team Appearances Total Matches Played Wins Losses Tie No Result Pakistan 13 times 80 45 32 0 3 Sri Lanka 13 times 83 38 39 1 5 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Pakistan and Sri Lanka have contested each other in a total of 156 matches. Out of this tally, Pakistan emerged triumphant in 92 encounters, while Sri Lanka secured victories in 59 matches. Additionally, four matches concluded without a result, and one match ended in a tie. Read more: Shakib's wife Shisir posts emotional message of support on Facebook Table: PAK vs. SL Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Matches Pakistan Won Sri Lanka Won No Result 156 92 59 40 Probable Pakistan XI Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf. Probable Sri Lanka XI Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dushan Hemantha, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: India ODI Squad Analysis Pakistani Players to Watch Babar Azam Babar Azam, the team captain and ICC's top-ranked ODI batter, is set to play a crucial role as the main man of Pakistan's batting order. Although he could not do well (scored 5 runs only) against the Netherlands, Babar might emerge as a mighty batter in the next match. This year, Babar played 17 matches so far and scored 750 runs, which consists of two centuries and six centuries. Haris Rauf Haris took three wickets in the last match against the Netherlands, and he has been one of the most prominent bowlers of Pakistan. This year, he played 14 ODIs and grabbed 27 wickets. So, he might lead the Pakistani bowling lineup in the next match against Sri Lanka. Shaheen Afridi In the ODIs of 2023, Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi has showcased an outstanding performance, proving to be a tough force with the ball. In 13 matches, he has taken an impressive 25 wickets at an economical rate of 5.30. Afridi's bowling average stands at 22.64, reflecting his effectiveness in consistently breaking through opposition batting line-ups. He took one wicket in the last match. Read more: Analysis of Bangladesh Squad for ICC World Cup 2023 Sri Lankan Players to Watch Charith Asalanka Charith Asalanka holds a significant role for Sri Lanka, currently standing as their highest-ranked ODI batsman. His noteworthy performance against South Africa in the last match, where he emerged as the top scorer, reflects his excellent form. Considering these achievements, he might be the savior for Sri Lanka in the next match. Matheesha Pathirana Emerging as one of the standout talents in Sri Lankan cricket over the last year, Pathirana has made a significant impact since his ODI debut in June. In the span of 11 matches, he has claimed 16 wickets. Drawing inspiration from the distinctive sling round-arm fast-bowling style of Lasith Malinga, Pathirana has proven adept at curbing opposition scoring rates, showcasing his ability to be a valuable asset in the bowling department. However, Pathirana had a poor performance in the last match, taking one wicket at a 9.5 economy rate. Final Words Pakistan has a good chance to win the PAK vs. SL match on October 10’s ICC World Cup match, because they have been really successful in past Cricket World Cup matches. They have got a superstar player, Babar Azam, who is excellent at batting, and their fast bowlers are tough to beat. So, Pakistan looks like they might come out as a winner in this match. Read more: Bangladesh's Fixtures for ICC World Cup 2023
Sri Lanka has reached the Asia Cup 2023 final after dramatically knocking out Pakistan on Thursday night. In the exciting final, Sri Lanka will compete against India on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 3:30 pm. The IND vs SL match will be held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Preview of IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 Final Match India secured their spot in the top two by winning a thrilling match against Sri Lanka in the Super Fours. This victory also ended Bangladesh’s hopes of reaching the Asia Cup Final 2023. The defending champions, Sri Lanka, managed to defeat Pakistan in a rain-affected Super Fours game, earning their place in the final as well. However, India’s loss to Bangladesh in the last match of the Super Four Round might reduce their confidence a bit. But, some of the game changers of India, such as Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kuldeep Yadav, were on rest to give their best in the final. So, India will surely come back stronger with the top players. In the last match of the Super Four Round, India won the toss and sent Bangladesh to bat first. Bangladesh set a target of 266 runs for India. Chasing a target of 266 runs, India were bowled out for 259 runs with 1 ball to spare. They needed 12 runs in the last over with 1 wicket in hand. But they could not reach the target. Bangladesh beat India by 6 runs on Friday at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, secured the final by beating Pakistan in their last Super Four Round match. Sri Lanka won the breathtaking ODI match in the last ball. Because of rain, the game was shortened to 42 overs. Pakistan batted first and managed to score 252 runs while losing 7 wickets. In reply, Sri Lanka reached victory by losing 8 wickets. Now, the defending champions and India are waiting for Sunday’s final. So far in this tournament, India lost one match, and that was against Bangladesh. On the other hand, Sri Lanka lost one match against India in the Super Four. It is expected that both teams will join the final with their best players, as there is no injury report. Read more: Tigers aim for a memorable end to their Asia Cup campaign by facing India Predicted XI for India Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj Predicted XI for Sri Lanka Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, and Matheesha Pathirana. India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Final Head to Head This is not the first time that India and Sri Lanka are meeting in the Asia Cup Final. Previously, they met 7 times in the final in 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2008 and 2010. Among these seven appearances, India won four times in 1988, 1990-91, 1995, and 2010. Sri Lanka won three times in 1997, 2004 and 2008. India vs Sri Lanka Overall ODI Head to Head In ODI cricket, India and Sri Lanka have played against each other 166 times. Out of these 166 matches, India has won 97 times, while Sri Lanka has won 57 times. There were 11 matches that didn’t have a clear result, and 1 match ended in a tie. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-up Schedule: Full fixture list, match timings and venues Key Indian Players to Watch in Asia Cup Final 2023 Shubman Gill Shubman Gill has been consistent throughout this Asia Cup and finally got his desired century against Bangladesh. He scored 121 runs from 133 balls in a critical situation for India. This week, Indian opener Shubman Gill has moved up two spots to reach the second position in the ICC Men’s ODI rankings for batters. He earned this recognition for his outstanding batting performance during the Asia Cup 2023. Shubman scored 275 runs in five innings with an impressive average of 68.75. This includes two half-centuries and one century in his name. So, India will greatly depend on his batting knock in the Final. KL Rahul Rahul made a comeback to the Indian team after being sidelined for almost three months due to multiple injuries. After his return, he scored a century in his first appearance in the Asia Cup against Pakistan in Super Four. After that, Rahul scored 39 runs against Sri Lanka and 19 runs against Bangladesh. It seems the long absence from the field did not hamper his performance, and he came back stronger. So, we may see a better performance this time against Sri Lanka. Kuldeep Yadav Kuldeep was the top bowler against Sri Lanka in the last match. He took four wickets with a 4.52 economy rate. Seemingly, his bowl worked better at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, as he also took five wickets at the same venue against Pakistan. Since the final will be at the same venue, we may see another brilliant performance from Kuldeep. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: India ODI Squad Analysis Key Sri Lankan Players to Watch in Asia Cup Final 2023 Kusal Mendis Kusal has scored 253 runs from five innings in this Asia Cup and has two centuries and a half century. However, Kusal scored 15 runs against India in the Super Four round match. So, this time, Kusal should be looking to put his best in the final. Moreover, he is also incredible in wicketkeeping, as he took 8 catches. Sadeera Samarwickrama Sadeera Samarwickrama is currently the third highest run-scorer in the tournament, with a total of 215 runs in five innings. However, in the match against India, he only scored 17 runs. So, Sadeera is surely looking for a great knock in the final. Overall, Sadeera has played in 22 matches and has scored a total of 615 runs. His highest score is 93, which came against Bangladesh in this Asia Cup. He has an impressive strike rate of 90.57 in this tournament. Matheesha Pathirana This 20 year old wonder is the top wicket taker in this Asia Cup. So far, he took 11 wickets. He got at least one wicket in each match of the tournament except against India. In his appearance against India, Matheesha bowled 4 overs with a 7.75 econ rate, which resembles an average performance from him. He might be looking for a better performance in the final and remain the top wicket takers. Read more: Bangladesh's probable squad for ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Final Words India seems to have an advantage over Sri Lanka on paper because they have a stronger team with better players. However, India should not underestimate Sri Lanka as in the previous encounter in the Super Four stage of the tournament, India were very close to losing against the Lankans. While both teams are strong contenders, India still has a better chance to win the IND vs SL Asia Cup Final 2023. Read more: Bangladesh beat India in Asia Cup after 11 years
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming Asia Cup 2023: Where and How to watch live streaming, Probable Playing 11
Sri Lanka will face Bangladesh in their Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s clash at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday, September 9. Sri Lanka topped Group B with four points, while Bangladesh finished second with two points after upsetting Afghanistan in the final group stage game on Tuesday. Bangladesh have already played 1 game in the Super 4 round and they tasted defeat in that game. Shakib Al Hasan and co. suffered a 7-wicket defeat at the hands of Pakistan on 6th September 2023. Head-to-Head Records Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have faced each other in 52 ODI matches. Out of these 52 games, Sri Lanka have won 41, whereas Bangladesh have come out victorious on nine occasions. Two matches had no results. Read more: Asia Cup 2023: Six Players in Bangladesh ODI Squad to Watch Where and How to watch Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka livestream Asia Cup 2023 for free Here is the list of live streaming and broadcasting details in other countries: Pakistan: PTV Sports and Ten Sports Bangladesh: Gazi TV, T- Sports and Star Sports-1 United Kingdom: TNT Sports app Australia: Fox Sports and FOXTel app South Africa: SuperSport SRI vs BAN live streaming will take place on Disney+ Hotstar for free in India. Read more: Predictions: Who will win Asia Cup 2023? Asia Cup Cricket will be telecast live on Toffee Toffee, the digital entertainment platform of Banglalink, has acquired the rights to live stream the Asia Cup 2023. Where can watch the live stream of BAN vs SL Asia Cup 2023 match in USA? Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2023 match will be streamed live on Willow TV. Live streaming will also be available on ESPN+ and Disney Bundle. Read more: Preview of Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI in Asia Cup 2023 How to watch Asia Cup 2023 online for free? Viewers can witness the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh match online for free on the Hotstar App mobile version. When will the BAN vs SL, Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s match take place? The Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will take place on Saturday, September 9 from 3:00 PM IST onwards. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-up Schedule: Full fixture list, match timings and venues Where will the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s match take place? The Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will take place at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Probable Playing 11 Sri Lanka Playing XI Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha/Matheesha Pathirana Bangladesh Playing XI Litton Das, Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan When the two sides had met in the group-stage round in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, Sri Lanka had emerged out victorious in the game. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: India ODI Squad Analysis
Sri Lanka has repaid $50 million to Bangladesh, an official of Bangladesh Bank has said. Bangladesh had earlier lent $200 million amid economic crisis in the island nation. Also read : Ambassador Fick to visit India, Sri Lanka from August 17 to 23 Md Mesbaul Haque, Executive Director and Spokesperson of the central bank, told UNB: “Out of the $200 million loan given to Sri Lanka, we have received an installment of $50 million. Another installment is due later this month. We expect them to repay the loan in full within this year.” Sri Lanka took the loan in 2021 under the currency swap system with the condition of repayment within three months. Also read : French President Macron visits his counterpart in Sri Lanka But it failed to repay the loan on time and the island nation wanted an extension of time due to political chaos amid domestic financial turmoil. Bangladesh had extended the deadline for several times. Also read : Bangladesh will never be like Sri Lanka: MA Mannan According to BB, Bangladesh released 50 million dollars in the first phase on August 19, 2021. The second round of $100 million was given on October 30 of that year. Then $50 million dollars was given in November. Under an agreement, the money was supposed to be returned with interest between August, October, and November last year. But the country failed to repay the loan on time.