Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (November 27, 2022) shared that after helping Sri Lanka with a currency swap, many countries communicated with her to get the same kind of assistance from Bangladesh. “We have assisted Sri Lanka from our (forex) reserve. After that, I have received requests from many countries,” she said. The prime minister said this while delivering her introductory speech at the Secretaries’ Committee Meeting, held at the PMO. Read more: No problem with movement, but don’t go for violence: PM Hasina warns BNP In May 2021, Bangladesh cleared a USD 200 million currency swap for Sri Lanka, to help boost its economy. It was the first-ever loan to any country from Bangladesh, given under the currency swap agreement inked by Bangladesh Bank and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, on August 3. “Many government heads have called me and I have talked to them. I have described to them the ground reality. We are formulating our budget, taking budgetary support from other sources. At this time, it will not be possible for us to give any kind of assistance,” she said. Read more: ‘Why did Bangladesh not see development in 29 years?’ – PM Hasina asks She mentioned that it means many countries across the globe are facing forex reserve crisis. “… We must practice austerity with urgency,” she said. Read more: Karnaphuli Tunnel first such project in South Asia: PM Hasina
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Friday. In the meeting, the visiting minister stressed the shipping and air connectivity between the two countries to boost trade relations and enhance people-to-people contacts, said a press release of PMO press wing. The prime minister thanked him for attending the 22nd Ministerial Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) held in Dhaka. Hasina wished good luck and speedy economic recovery of Sri Lanka. Read more: PM rules out Sri Lanka-like crisis in Bangladesh While discussing regional and multilateral cooperation, Hasina pointed out that the prolonged presence of more than one million forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar poses a serious threat to the overall socio-economy, environment, and security architecture in Bangladesh and the entire region. She sought Sri Lanka’s support for the sustainable, safe, and voluntary repatriation of these forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, Rohingyas, to their ancestral land in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The PM also discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the regional economy. The Sri Lankan foreign minister expressed his admiration for the charismatic leadership of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and commended recent socio-economic development and stability achieved by Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He underscored that Sri Lankans are interested in investing in Bangladesh and invited investment from Bangladesh. Ali Sabry conveyed an invitation on behalf of his government to the prime minister to visit Colombo at a mutually convenient time. Read more: Comparing Bangladesh with Sri Lanka is unfortunate: Principal Secretary The meeting ended in a positive tone with a pledge to continue the friendly cooperation between the two countries in the days ahead.
Bangladesh has stressed on direct shipping connectivity with Sri Lanka and resumption of negotiations for early conclusion of preferential trade agreement (PTA) between the two countries. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ali Sabry on Wednesday evening, on the eve of the 22nd Ministerial Meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). The two foreign ministers discussed the wide spectrum of bilateral relations and expressed hope to work closely for their countries and inclusive development of the region. Read more: IORA ministers meet Thursday, Momen for making the best use of sea Momen requested to boost trade relations between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka through increased export of agricultural products and pharmaceuticals from Bangladesh at an affordable price. The foreign minister of Sri Lanka assured that his country is also looking forward to working together with Bangladesh. The two leaders agreed to expedite forming an institutional platform to hold regular and comprehensive dialogues between the countries at the foreign minister level. The issue of mutual support for each other’s candidature at various international fora was also discussed with due importance. Foreign Minister Momen also sought support of Sri Lanka in repatriating the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals. Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Ali Sabry arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon to attend the 22nd ministerial meeting of IORA. Earlier, he also met the state minister for shipping. Read more: IORA Meetings to focus on undertaking larger projects Ali Sabry is expected to call on the prime minister of Bangladesh along with other ministerial delegation from other member states of IORA and leave Dhaka on November 26.
T20 World Cup 2022, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Live Streaming: Check full details on when, where, and how to watch SL vs NZ Live Online and on TV. New Zealand-NZ will play against Sri Lanka in the 27th Match of Group 1 (N) in Sydney on October 29, 2022, in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. New Zealand-NZ’s last match against Afghanistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain. Sri Lanka lost to Australia by 7 wickets in their last match. New Zealand-NZ had beaten Australia by 89 runs in the first Super 12 match while Sri Lanka beat Ireland in their first Super 12 match by 9 wickets. Where and how to watch the live stream of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup ? New Zealand vs Srilanka T20 world Cup live from Bangladesh In Bangladesh, Gazi TV, T Sports, and BTV will broadcast the matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Read More: T20 World Cup 2022: Tigers aim to make a comeback against Zimbabwe Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Live T20 world Cup from Sri Lanka In Sri Lanka, Siyatha RV will present the live-action of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. T20 World Cup Live Streaming: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand watch live from India Star Sports channels will broadcast all the matches of the tournament in India. The live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hoststar, where fans with subscriptions can enjoy the matches. Watch Live T20 World Cup: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka watch live from Pakistan In Pakistan, PTV Sports and Ten Sports will present the tournament to viewers. Live Streaming T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand watch live from Afghanistan In Afghanistan, RTA Sports and Ariana TV will broadcast ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Live T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand watch live from Nepal In Nepal, Star Sports will broadcast the tournament. Watch T20 World Cup: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka watch live from Australia In Australia, Kayo Sports and Foxtel will present the live telecast and live stream of the tournament. T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand watch live from New Zealand Sky Sports will present the live telecast of the tournament. T20 World Cup: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka watch live from South Africa In South Africa, Super Sport will present the live-action of tournament. Live Cricket: T20 World Cup: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka watch live from the United Kingdom In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports Cricket will present the live telecast of the tournament. Live T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand watch live from the Caribbean (West Indies) In the Caribbean region (West Indies), ESPN will present the live-action of tournament. Watch live T 20 World Cup on TV: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka watch live from the United States Willow TV and Willow Xtra will present the live streaming and live telecast of the matches of the tournament. T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand watch live from Canada Willow TV Canada will present the tournament in Canada. T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand watch live from UAE and Middle-East In UAE and Middle-east, BeIN Sports will present the live action of the tournament. T20 World Cup: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka watch live from Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore Astro Cricket will present the live telecast of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Yupp TV will present the live streaming in Hong Kong while Singtel will present the live streaming in Singapore. Different Facebook Pages and Youtube channels will also broadcast live Sri Lanka vs Netherlands T20 world cup 2022 match Where will New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match be played? Sri Lanka vs New Zealand World Cup match will be played at Simonds Stadium in Geelong. What time will Sri Lanka vs New Zealand T20 World Cup match start? Sri Lanka vs New Zealand World Cup match will start at Match Timings- 2:00 PM IST. Read T20 World Cup: Australia-England match also washed out due to rain Playing Combinations for Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Sri Lanka Playing XI: Team Squad for T20 world cup 2022 vs New Zealand Sri Lanka Probable XI: Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Pramod Madushan Netherlands Playing XI: Team Squad for T20 world cup 2022 vs Sri Lanka New Zealand Probable XI: Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult. Read T20 World Cup 2022: Current scenario of Super 12s points table
Marcus Stoinis hit Australia's fastest T20 fifty off just 17 balls to propel the defending champion to a seven-wicket win against Sri Lanka at the Twenty20 World Cup on Tuesday. Australia scored 158-3 in the Super 12 game in response to Sri Lanka’s 157-6 to win with 21 balls to spare. Australia overcame a spot of bother at 89-3 in the 13th over as Stoinis came to the rescue with 59 not out — including six sixes and four fours — off just 18 balls. He shared an undefeated 69-run stand for the fourth wicket with skipper Aaron Finch (31 not out). Stoinis humbled the much-vaunted Sri Lankan spin attack with legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga conceding five sixes and costing 53 runs in three overs. It was a brilliant display of power hitting by the Australians after an 89-run thrashing by New Zealand in the tournament opener. Australia will now play rival England in a crucial game on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Sri Lanka was asked to bat first on a lively pitch, got off to a slow start and managed just 63 runs in the first half of the innings before picking up momentum in the second to post what it hoped would be a competitive total. The Australian trio of Josh Hazlewood (1-26), Pat Cummins (1-36) and Mitchell Starc (1-23) pegged down Sri Lanka's top order with relentless pace. Cummins got rid of danger batter Kusal Mendis (5) in the second over when the opener skied a catch to Mitch Marsh. A 69-run stand between opener Pathum Nissanka (40) and Dhananjaya de Silva (26) anchored the top order. Charith Asalanka (38 not out) and Chamika Karunaratne (14 not out) shared 37 runs for the seventh wicket. The pair took 20 runs off Cummins in the last over. Asalanka was the most enterprising of the Sri Lankan batters, hitting three fours and two sixes in his 25-ball knock. The entire innings produced two sixes and 12 boundaries as the Sri Lankan batters struggled to clear the big boundaries unlike the Australians. Sri Lanka won its first game against Ireland by nine wickets.
Karthik Meiyappan made history against Sri Lanka when he became the first player to claim a hat-trick for the UAE in T20Is. It was also the first hat-trick of the T20 World Cup 2022. But his glorious feat went in vain as the UAE lost to Sri Lanka by a big margin of 79 runs on Tuesday in Geelong. Sri Lanka displayed the strength of their bowling and wrapped up the UAE only for 73 and pulled off a big win. This win will surely help Sri Lanka to come out of the frustration that they got after the first defeat to Namibia. Pathum Nissanka guided Sri Lanka to 152 for eight when they batted first. Pathum hit 74 off 60 runs while Dhananjaya de Silva posted 33 off 21 deliveries. Kusal Mendis was the only other Sri Lankan batter to reach a double-digit total. He made 18 of 13. During the 15th over of Sri Lanka’s innings, Meiyappan removed Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka and captain Dasun Shanaka in three consecutive balls to complete the first hat-trick of the tournament. In reply to Sri Lanka’s 152, the UAE tumbled for 73 in 17.1 overs. None of their batters was able to offer some resistance to Sri Lanka’s bowling line. Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga bagged three wickets each conceding 15 and eight runs respectively. Sri Lanka XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana. UAE XI: Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Kashif Daud, Vriitya Aravind, Aryan Lakra, Basil Hameed, Chundangapoyil Rizwan(c), Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan.
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first against Namibia in the opening match of the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday. The Netherlands will play United Arab Emirates in the second match of the qualifying tournament, also in Geelong, which will determine four teams to advance to the main event starting later this week. Sri Lanka, the T20 World Cup champions in 2014, sustained a big blow on the eve of the tournament when left-arm fast bowler Dilshan Madushanka was ruled out with a quadriceps injury. Lineups: Namibia: Divan la Cock, Michael van Lingen, Stephan Baard, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus (captain), Jan Frylinck, J.J. Smit, David Wiese, Zane Green, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo . Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Where to watch live in Bangladesh via TV, OTT, and apps Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madushan. Umpires: Joe Wilson, West Indies, and Rod Tucker, Australia. TV umpire: Paul Reiffel, Australia; Match Referee: Andy Pycroft, Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka have outclassed Pakistan with the bat, outsmarted them with the ball, and outdid the Green Shirts in the field in Dubai to win the Asia Cup for the sixth time. Batting first, Sri Lanka lost a few quick wickets before Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga came to their team's rescue. It was the fourth Asia Cup final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. In the last three, Sri Lanka won twice. Chasing Sri Lanka's 170, Pakistan were bowled out for 147. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftekhar Ahmed tried their best, but the other batters failed to do enough. Rizwan hit 55 and Iftikhar 32. But the only other batter who reached double-digits was Haris Rauf, usually a bowler. He made 13. For Sri Lanka, Pramod Madushan, the right-arm pacer, took four wickets for 34 runs in four overs. Hasaranga picked up three and Chamika Karunaratne two. Pakistan were never in a position to win the match after the first few overs of the match. They picked up some quick wickets, but Sri Lankan batting slowly crawled back to life after being temporarily frozen. Earlier, Rajapaksa smashed an outstanding 71 off 45 balls to power Sri Lanka to 170 for six. Put in to bat first, Sri Lanka lost five wickets in just 58 runs. Pakistan made a great start by sending three Sri Lankan batters back to the dressing room inside the powerplay. Naseem Shah picked up Kusal Mendis in the first over. Kusal made a golden duck. Sri Lanka also lost Pathum Nissanka (8), Danushka Gunathilaka (1) and Dasun Shanaka (2) in quick succession. Dhananjaya de Silva scored 28 to bring Sri Lanka back on track after the initial blow. Rajapaksa and Hasaranga scored 58-run on the sixth wicket. Hasraranga fell prey to Haris Rauf for 36 off 21 balls. Chamika Karunaratne's 14-run cameo also helped the Lankans put up a good total on board. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf bagged three wickets conceding 29 runs while Naseem, Shadab Khan and Iftikhar took one wicket each.
The fifteenth edition of the Asia Cup is all set to end on Sunday (September 11) with a final match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Both teams started their Asia Cup Cricket 2022 campaigns with a defeat before winning three consecutive matches to earn a spot in the final. Pakistan and Sri Lanka met each other on Friday, which was considered a dress rehearsal for the championship match. The Lankan side won the contest quite comprehensively by 5 wickets with 18 balls remaining and completed their four wins on the trot. The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka championship match preview in Asia Cup 2022 is discussed in this article. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: H2H Twenty20 International Statistics Pakistan and Sri Lanka have often played against each other in the T20 format. Both sides have met each other on 22 occasions in the twenty20 format so far. Pakistan have led head-to-head contests with 13 wins, while Sri Lanka have won 9 matches. Overall, Pakistan have won four bilateral series, while Sri Lanka have won only one in 2019 and two ended in a draw. Let’s have a look at some notable Twenty20 International records between these two sides. Read Asia Cup 2022: SWOT Analysis of Bangladesh National Men’s T20 Cricket Squad Noteworthy Pakistan vs Sri Lanka T20I statistics (as on September 9, 2022) Pakistan Sri Lanka Matches (22) 13 9 Most Matches Shoaib Malik (16) Tillakaratne Dilshan (14) Most Runs Shoaib Malik (397) Tillakaratne Dilshan (323) Highest Score Shoaib Malik (57) Kusal Perera (84) Most Wickets Saeed Ajmal (14) Lasith Malinga (16) Best Bowling Figure (BBI) Umar Gul (4/13) Kaushalya Weeraratne (4/19) Most Catches Mohammad Hafeez (6) Tillakaratne Dilshan (8) Most Dismissals Kamran Akmal (5) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (5) Kumar Sangakkara (12) Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read Bangladesh women's team to play T20 World Cup qualifiers in UAE Asia Cup Cricket 2022 Final: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Match Preview Prior to the Asia Cup 2022, India and Pakistan were overwhelmingly favourites to be the finalists. Despite a dominant start to the tournament, India failed to live up to the expectations in the Super Four Round and finished third in the points table with one win. Pakistan, on the other hand, have shown good performances in the competition and secured a place in the final by winning two matches in the Super Four. However, Sri Lanka have surprised everyone with their consistency and improvement since losing horribly to Afghanistan in the tournament opener. The Lankan side have remained undefeated in their last four games and finished first in the points table with three wins. The Asia Cup Cricket 2022 final match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will start at 8 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time) on Sunday (September 11) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams have played plenty of matches at this venue and have decent records. Read Serena Williams: From reigning the court to leaving tennis as a winner Pakistan and Sri Lanka’s T20I records at the DICS (as on September 9, 2022) Pakistan Sri Lanka Matches 31 7 Win 17 4 Loss 13 3 Highest Score 187 211 Lowest Score 74 105 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read: Asia Cup: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in dead rubber before final Pakistan Captain Babar Azam’s form has been the major concern for the Pakistan campaign. His last five innings were 10,9,14,0, and 30. Because of Babar's poor form with the bat, Mohammad Rizwan is carrying extra responsibility in the top order. The Pakistan captain looked solid against Sri Lanka in the last match of the Super Four round, but the strike was very poor. Besides, except for Mohammad Nawaz, Pakistan’s middle order hasn’t performed well so far in the competition. They need to find a solution to deal with the Lankan spinners in the middle-overs in the final match. Pakistan's bowling has been impressive and contributed significantly to most of the team’s wins. Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Nawaz have all done their jobs properly and will be eager to continue their good work in the championship contest. Probable Playing XI Top-Order: Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Middle-Order: Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Lower-Order: Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah. Read Asia Cup 2022: Live streaming TV channels, online platforms to watch from Bangladesh Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan team looked vulnerable in their opening match of the Asia Cup Cricket 2022. However, they made a strong comeback in their second encounter against Bangladesh to earn a place in the Super Four round. Since then, the Lankan players have shown magnificent consistency in their performances. Apparently, no major issue has appeared to be solved on the Sri Lankan side. However, they need to be aware of the fact that Pakistan is a very dangerous limited-overs side and have the ability to destroy any opposition on their day. Sri Lanka is unlikely to make any changes for the championship game. Probable Playing XI Top-Order: Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Middle-Order: Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka (captain,), Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Lower-Order: Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka. Read Asia Cup: Pakistan choose to bowl against Afghanistan in 'anybody's game' The Weather and Pitch Report for the Asia Cup 2022 Final Dubai's weather will be hot and sunny on Sunday, with a probability of temperatures reaching close to 40 degrees Celsius. The toss-winning captain is anticipated to chase in the championship match because fielding first has recently benefited by winning the majority of T20I matches in Dubai. Verdict The Sri Lankan team at the moment has the confidence in themselves to go out and perform to defeat Pakistan in the Asia Cup Cricket 2022 championship game. The Pakistani team, on the other hand, is just as competitive and capable of competing bravely against the Lankan team to win the fifteenth edition of the Asia Cup. Overall, the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka final match on Sunday in Dubai promises to be an exciting one.
Sri Lanka stunned India with aggressive batting and recorded a six-wicket win in the Asia Cup Super 4 on Tuesday. Half centuries by opening pair of Kusal Mendis (57) and Pathum Nissanka (52) led Sri Lanka to 174-4 for its third straight successful run-chase of 170-plus in the tournament. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma turned around his below-par batting form with 72 off 41 balls to anchor his team to 173-8 after Virat Kohli was bowled by Dilshan Madushanka (3-24) for zero. Read:India, Sri Lanka face off in a crucial encounter in Asia Cup 2022 The right-armed Madhushanka reined in Indian power-hitters in his return spell with the wickets of Rishabh Pant and Deepak Hooda after Sharma holed out in the 13th over off medium fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne. Mendis and Nissanka raised Sri Lanka’s best opening partnership in a T20 against India when they racked up 97 runs in 11 overs. India came back through spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s (3-34) triple strike in his last two overs. But captain Dasun Shanaka made an unbeaten 33 off 18 balls and Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 25 not out as Sri Lanka reached home with a ball to spare.