Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Bangladesh won the first match of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka by 33 runs, defying a strong resistance from Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The Tigers won the toss and posted 257 runs for six after choosing to bat first. In reply, Sri Lanka started well as Danushka Gunathilaka and captain Kusal Perera added 30 runs in the first wicket stand. Just when they started building a solid foundation, Mehidy Hasan Miraz struck. Mehidy, the number five bowler in the ICC ODI ranking, took four wickets conceding 30 runs in 10 overs. Sri Lanka showed some resistance in the sixth and seventh-wicket stands, posting 47 and 62 runs. However, Hasaranga posed the strongest challenge to the Tigers, scoring 74 off 60 balls with six sixes and three fours. The right-handed batsman was guiding the Lankans to a victory which seemed unlikely before he took the field. Hasaranga finally fell prey to Mohammad Saifuddin when Sri Lanka needed 47 runs to win in six overs. The Lankans eventually managed to score 224 for 10 in 48.1 overs. Saifuddin took two wickets while Shakib Al Hasan bagged one and it was his 1000th wicket in the recognised cricket. Earlier, despite losing four wickets for 99 runs, Bangladesh posted 257 runs for six wickets in 50 overs in the first innings after choosing to bat first. Mushfiqur Rahim was the highest run-getter in this game who scored 84 off 87 balls with four fours and one six. Tamim Iqbal hit 52 while Mahmudullah Riyad posted 54 to help the Tigers post a challenging total. In the fifth wicket stand, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah added 109 runs off 122 balls – the highest partnership in Bangladesh's innings. After 40 overs, Bangladesh were batting at 193 for four. They needed to come up with some big shots in the last 10 overs, but the dismissals of Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah made it difficult for the hosts. In the sixth and seventh-wicket stands, Bangladesh added 22 and 27. In the end, Afif Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin remained unbeaten for 27 and 13 off 22 and 9 balls. Both Liton Das and Mohammad Mithun got dismissed for a duck in this game. For Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva was outstanding with the ball. He bagged three wickets with two-in-two conceding 47 runs. Dushmantha Chameera, Danushka Gunathilaka and Lakshan Sandakan took a wicket each. This series is a part of the World Cup Super League. Bangladesh have already played six matches of this event and won three. The top seven teams of this event will directly qualify for the World Cup 2023. Sri Lanka played three matches of the World Cup Super League and lost all. The remaining matches of the series will take place on May 25 and 28 at the same venue.
The bilateral series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka cannot be taken lightly since this ODI series will have a direct effect on the ICC ODI Super League points table. Every match in this series carries equal importance. Bangladesh would be in a strong position in the ICC ODI Super League if the series is won 3-0. Even after winning the contest, Bangladeshi players would have to play more energetically in order to complete the series with a total of 30 points. The significance of Sri Lanka series for Bangladesh's 2023 World Cup Berth is discussed in this article. Importance of the Sri Lanka series for Bangladesh Apart from the ICC One-Day International Super League, the Sri Lanka series is crucial for Bangladesh for a number of reasons, this includes the following: Tamim Iqbal should use the series to further his development as a captain and to assess the team's strength in order to build a strong squad for the next World Cup. The result of the series could help improve Bangladesh's position in the One-Day International format, and will give them a genuine chance to win an ODI series against Sri Lanka for the first time. The series will also be a litmus test for Coach Russell Domingo, who is currently dealing with a lot of pressure. Bangladesh will have the opportunity to overtake each team in the ICC ODI CWC Super League points table and take the no.1 position. Team tigers' will be the CWC Super League's topside for the first time if they simply win the contest against the Lankans. Bangladesh can also close the gap with sixth-ranked Pakistan in the ICC One-Day International team rankings. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will enter into the CWC Super League points table if they win a match against Bangladesh. The Lankan national side will also narrow the gap with seventh-place Bangladesh in the ICC One-Day International team rankings. Read: Bangladesh and Sri Lanka all set to face off in an ODI Series Required points for Bangladesh ensure 2023 World Cup Each competing team will play a total of 8 series, both at home and abroad, with every series consisting of three matches. As a result, each team will play a total of 24 matches, giving them the opportunity to win a total of 240 points. Apart from host India, the top eight teams in the league will be guaranteed a place in the World Cup 2023. Many believe that if a team gets at least 150 points, they can easily make the top eight, but some believe that each team would require 170 points to qualify for the World Cup directly. If Bangladesh win the series 3-0 against Sri Lanka, they will have 60 points. In other words, Bangladesh will be guaranteed a place in the 2023 World Cup if they win 9/10 of the 15 matches in the next five series. Bangladesh have six scheduled matches against England and South Africa in the remaining ODI Super League series. On the other hand, nine matches will be played against Afghanistan, Ireland, and Zimbabwe. The schedule indicates the significance of the series against Sri Lanka for Bangladesh. Read: Babar, Boult, and Shakib Lead ICC ODI Player Rankings in May 2021 Top 8 teams of ICC ODI CWC Super League (as of May 22) Position Team Pld W L Pts 1 England 9 4 5 40 2 Pakistan 6 4 2 40 3 Australia 6 4 2 40 4 New Zealand 3 3 0 30 5 Afghanistan 3 3 0 30 6 Bangladesh 6 3 3 30 7 West Indies 6 3 3 30 8 India 6 3 3 29 Bottom Line The Sri Lanka series is important in order to build a strong position in the ICC ODI Super League for Bangladesh's 2023 World Cup Berth. Furthermore, winning this series would propel Bangladesh to the top of the ICC One-Day International Super League for the first time, which would be an amazing achievement. So, this contest between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is crucially significant. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Five Memorable Match-Winning ODI Performances
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will take on each other in a three-match ODI series starting from Sunday. Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will return to international cricket with this series. As a result, Tamim Iqbal will lead Bangladesh to a full-strength Bangladesh team. Tamim and Shakib are on the verge of reaching personal milestones, that's why the series is significant for the two best cricketers of the tigers'. Bangladesh will be slightly ahead in terms of strength, but the Lankans are not far behind. Both teams are ready for the battle and all set to face off in an ODI series from May 23. Tamim and Shakib can achieve unique milestones in the series Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan have a lot of personal records. In reality, these two hold the majority of Bangladesh's records. Tamim and Shakib have the chance to shatter two more records in the series against Sri Lanka. Tamim would become the first Bangladeshi cricketer to reach the 14,000-run mark at the international level if he gets 59 runs in the series. Pushing Mashrafe Mortaza behind, Shakib will be Bangladesh's top wicket-taker in the ODI format if he takes three wickets in the series. Furthermore, Shakib would become the third Bangladeshi to reach 12,000 runs in international cricket if he gets 67 runs. Tamim and Shakib will be able to break all of these records in the opening match if they play at their best. Moreover, Bangladesh will have a better chance of winning the series if these two are on fire. Read: Babar, Boult, and Shakib Lead ICC ODI Player Rankings in May 2021 Strengths and weaknesses of Bangladesh team In comparison to the two teams, Bangladeshi cricketers have more experience than Sri Lankan cricketers, thus the experience is the biggest strength of the current Bangladesh team. The team includes senior cricketers like Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim. Some cricketers in the Bangladesh squad have been with the national squad for six or seven years. The squad also includes a group of young cricketers. Overall, Bangladesh has assembled a strong team in a combination with young and senior players. Bangladesh will be the favorite in this series against Sri Lanka since it will be played at home. Because, based on Bangladesh's recent performance, we can tell that they perform well at home, and defeating them in their own backyard is a difficult task. On the other side, Bangladesh's fielding is now its weakest point. Bangladesh's fielding has been substandard in every series since last January despite spending a lot of money on a fielding coach. So, everyone is expecting better performance in fielding from the Bangladeshi players in this series. Probable Playing XI for first ODI Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarkar, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam Strengths and weaknesses of the Sri Lanka team There are a few promising cricketers on the Sri Lankan team, those who have the potential to be a real match-winner on any given day. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has named a new captain and co-captain for the series. The Sri Lankan cricketers are expected to thrive in the series with the new leadership. The desire to do well maybe a useful tool for this youth-oriented squad. Sri Lanka have a chance to surprise the host Bangladesh if they follow the appropriate strategy during the contest. Sri Lanka's lack of experience may prove to be a disadvantage in this series. Because success in ODI cricket requires a thorough understanding of the formula for success in this format, which the present Sri Lankan team lacks. Probable Playing XI Kusal Perera (capt, wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Chamika Karunaratne Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Five Memorable Match-Winning ODI Performances Toss Prediction and Weather Forecast The best option would be to win the toss and bat first at Mirpur's wicket. According to the weather forecast, the first two matches are expected to be sunny, but the third match may be rained out. Verdict Every match of this contest is crucial for ICC’s ODI World Cup super league. Therefore, Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are all set to face off in an ODI series in order to improve their position in the points table. Bangladesh will take advantage of the fact that they will be playing at home. As a result, Bangladesh are hoping to win the series for the first time against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, Sri Lanka would aim to win at least one match even if they fail to win the series. Overall, it will undoubtedly be a tough battle. Read: UEFA Euro 2020: All you need to know
A blend of patience in Test cricket and aggression in the T20 format is required in order to succeed in the One Day International cricket. Players must have tremendous battling spirit and variation in order to achieve consistent success and for a long-lasting career in the limited over format. Bangladesh have played 48 One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka, and we've seen some outstanding individual performances in those matches. We're still moved by the players' remarkable performances in some contests. This article highlights the five memorable match-winning ODI performances between Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka. Let's take a look at those performances in more details. Outstanding individual performances in ODI BAN v SL ODI matches There have been many game-changing individual ODI performances between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, but identifying the best is always challenging. We've compiled a list of some of the most memorable cricket performances between these two teams. 5) Aftab Ahmed: 1/24 & 32* (ShaheedChandu Stadium, Bogra,2006) Bangladesh won their first-ever ODI against Sri Lanka in the second match of the bilateral series in 2006. Bangladesh stunned the Lakans after winning the match by four wickets in Bogra. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 212 runs while batting first. In response, Bangladesh reached the winning target with two overs to spare. Bangladesh's all-rounder Aftab Ahmed had a strong showing in this match. Apart from taking 1 wicket with the ball, he played a key role in Bangladesh's victory by playing an unbeaten 32 * off 21 balls knock. Unsurprisingly, Aftab won the player of the match award. Read: Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Combined ODI XI 2021 4) Tamim Iqbal: 127 (RangiriDambulla International Stadium, Dambulla, 2017) Bangladesh toured Sri Lanka for a bilateral series in 2017. They also played a three-match ODI series in addition to the Test series. Bangladesh got off to a great start in the limited-overs series, beating Sri Lanka by 90 runs in the opening match. Veteran opener Tamim Iqbal made a significant impact with the bat. After batting first, Bangladesh scored 324 runs for the loss of 5 wickets thanks to his prudent 128-run innings. In response, Sri Lanka were all out for 234 with 29 balls to spare. As a result, the visitors took a 1-0 series lead. Tamim Iqbal was awarded the best player of the match prize for his sensible batting performance. 3) ThisaraPerera: 52 (Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, 2017) Bangladesh had a 1-0 lead at the end of the first two matches of the 2017 bilateral series. Therefore, Sri Lanka needed to win the last match in order to level the series. All-rounder ThisaraPerera was instrumental in this do-or-die contest. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 280 runs in their allocated 50 overs. In the death overs, Perera took charge of the situation with the bat. The hosts were able to score big thanks to his 52 from 40 balls knock. In response, Bangladesh were knocked out for 210 with 33 balls to spare. Sri Lanka's victory in the match was undoubtedly aided by Thisara's knock. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2021: ODI Series Preview 2) Shakib Al Hasan: 2/56 & 56 (SBNCS, Mirpur, 2012) The match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was the last match of the 2012 Asia Cup group stage. Bangladesh had to win that match to secure the Asia cup final for the first time. So, Bangladesh was aggressive from the beginning. In a rain-affected match, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets. All-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan was impressive with both bat and ball. Besides taking 2 wickets, Shakib contributed significantly to the team's victory by scoring 56 runs with the bat. 1) Mushfiqur Rahim: 144 (Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 2018) One of the most famous moments in Bangladesh cricket history came during the opening match of the Asia Cup 2018. Several memorable incidents occurred during that match, the two most notable ones are: Tamim Iqbal came out to bat with a fractured wrist in the death overs of the innings and Mushfiqur Rahim played his career-best 144 runs knock. Because of their efforts, Bangladesh managed to score 261 runs to defend. Team tigers' eventually won the match by 137 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim was named player of the match for his superb performance with the bat. Bottom Line The above performances by these two Asian teams are among the best in the ODI format to date and have earned a spot among the five memorable match-winning ODI performances between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Let's hope that the players from both sides will put up even greater displays in the upcoming series. Read: Ban vs SL 2021: How Bangladesh can clinch the ODI series against Sri Lanka
Bangladesh national cricket team will play an intrasquad game Friday in Savar's BKSP – the only practice game to be played by the hosts ahead of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka which starts on May 23 in Dhaka. The visitors will also play a practice game at the same venue on Friday. Bangladesh started preparing for this series on May 18. However, most parts of the first-day practice session got interrupted by the rain. However, the Tigers had a full-day practice Wednesday at the outdoor and indoor of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. In the intra-squad match, Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal will lead the BCB Red against T20 captain Mahmududllah Riayd's BCB Green. The match will start at 9:45am Thursday. Tamim's team includes Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman. Mahmudullah's team contains the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar and Taskin Ahmed. Shakib and Mustafizur are set to return to the national side with the three-match ODI series. They last played for the Tigers in New Zealand earlier this year. After that, the players missed out on the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka as they took part in the Indian Premier League. While the first match of the ODI series will take place on May 23, the remaining matches will be played on May 25 and 28. All the matches will be hosted at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will play in the ODI series against Sri Lanka that means a full-strength Bangladesh team will play in the upcoming 3-match ODI series, which will not be pleasant for the opponents. Because Sri Lanka lags behind Bangladesh in terms of strength in limited-overs cricket. In addition, Bangladesh are a difficult opponent in their own backyard. However, Sri Lanka are gaining confidence as a couple of senior players will make a comeback to the squad. Overall, cricket fans are waiting for a thrilling contest. This article discusses how Bangladesh can clinch the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Here are five things Bangladesh need to do to win the series against Sri Lanka The 3 matches ODI series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will start later this month. The first match will be held on May 23 at the SBNCS, Mirpur and the rest of the matches will take place at the same venue on May 25 and May 28 respectively. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI series 2021: Expected personal milestones to Reach Veteran Tamim Iqbal's visionary captaincy Tamim Iqbal is still learning the ropes as a leader. He needs more time in order to mature as a captain. Tamim should not be afraid to make critical decisions when needed. Tamim Iqbal is a reserved person, but he needs to be more constructive if he is to lead the team. He must inspire the bowlers and extend his decision-making, especially when fielding. The captain's personality may have an impact on the team's performance. That's why the emphasis should be on his efforts that motivate the team to succeed. Tamim Iqbal will advance one step further in his captaincy if Bangladesh win the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Making an effective plan for each match Having a proper game plan and using an effective strategy is important in ODI cricket. To succeed in the limited-overs format, you must first understand the opponent's weaknesses before putting together the best playing 11 for the contest. Bangladesh have a very strong spin attack and Sri Lankan spinners are equally good as well. In that situation, the tigers' team management must formulate a coherent strategy to defeat the Lankans. Bangladeshi pacers have lately performed better than spinners, which is great news for the team tigers'. They now have a lot of options for pace bowling. It is possible to do well in the ODI series against Sri Lanka if the strategy is properly implemented. In this case, the commitment of the players is important, and the team manager must assume responsibility. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka series 2021: ODI Ranking Prediction Forming big partnerships for a winnable total After scoring a half-century, Bangladeshi batsmen usually lose focus. It is extremely disappointing that cricketers have yet to develop the mentality of playing long innings. Big partnerships will be vital if Bangladesh want to whitewash Sri Lanka for the first time. Players should not be content with just a fifty. They must concentrate on making a score of a hundred or even a hundred and fifty. If Bangladesh bat first, they should aim to score high. The opposition team will be under pressure if Bangladesh post a huge total to defend. Batsmen must improve their fighting instinct, particularly when they are under extreme pressure. Then we can expect positive outcomes from the match. Focus on getting all the wickets of the opponent A team must be capable of taking all ten wickets to win ODIs on a regular basis. Thankfully, Bangladesh are now one of the toughest one-day international sides in the world, with enough quality bowlers to threaten any batting line-up. Spinners typically have the advantage on subcontinent pitches. Therefore, the Bangladeshi spinners must bear most of the responsibility in the series against Sri Lanka. Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, and Mahadi Hasan all can put the Lankan batters under a lot of pressure. Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, and Taskin Ahmed are all capable pacers who can put the Lankan batsmen on the back foot. Therefore, picking up all ten wickets would not be a difficult task if Bangladesh bowlers play to their full ability. Minimize fielding errors Bangladesh's fielders have been underwhelming since resuming international cricket in January. Players are now making a lot of errors in ground fielding, they are dropping catches, and sometimes appearing uninterested at times. All of these are worrying matters, particularly when playing international cricket. At any level of cricket, players must keep their attention on fielding. They must always be proactive on the ground because one massive mistake could cost them the match. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Key ODI Records Bottom Line Bangladesh are now one of the strong ODI teams in the world. Bangladesh have been doing well in the limited-overs home series as well as in major ICC events. Every match is very important as the series against the Lankans is part of the ICC ODI World Cup Super League. Not just Bangladesh can clinch the ODI series against Sri Lanka, they will even try to whitewash the Lankans as each match is worth ten points. So, we can expect every match will be exciting.
Bangladesh will host Sri Lanka for an ODI series later this month. The series is also part of the ICC ODI WC Super League. The first match will be held on May 23 at SBNCS, Mirpur, and the rest of the two matches will take place at the same venue on May 25 and May 28 respectively. Bangladesh have a better ODI record against Sri Lanka than the other two formats and they would be eying to dominate in this contest. In addition, players can reach individual landmarks, therefore this article discusses expected personal milestones that can reach during the series. Expected personal milestones to achieve in BAN vs SL ODI series 14K International Runs Bangladesh’s ODI captain Tamim Iqbal needs only 2 runs to complete his 14,000 international runs. So far, Tamim has scored 13,998 runs across all formats in the international arena. 14K runs for Bangladesh Dashing opener Tamim Iqbal can also become the first player to score 14,000 runs for Bangladesh in the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka. He has scored 13,941 runs in 351 international appearances for the tigers’. Tamim only requires 59 runs to reach the 14,000 runs landmark for Bangladesh. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka series 2021: ODI Ranking Prediction 12K runs for Bangladesh The world’s greatest all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will become the third Bangladeshi player after Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim to score 12,000 runs for Bangladesh if he scores 67 runs in the 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. So far, Shakib has scored 11,933 runs for Bangladesh across all formats. 3K International Runs Stylish wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das will most likely complete his 3,000 international runs for Bangladesh in the series. He has scored 2,935 runs in 98 appearances for Bangladesh and needs only 65 runs to complete the milestone. 3K International Runs If selected, all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain will get a chance to score his 1,000 international runs for Bangladesh in the upcoming series. Mosaddek has scored 909 runs in 53 matches and requires 91 runs to reach the milestone. 2K ODI Runs Soumya Sarkar can complete his 2,000 ODI runs if he plays a couple of good knocks in the series against Sri Lanka. The left-hander has 1,768 ODI runs to his name and needs 232 runs to reach the milestone. Most ODI Wickets for Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan can overtake Mashrafe Mortaza's 269 wickets to become Bangladesh's most successful ODI bowler in the series against Sri Lanka. To achieve that feat he only needs 3 more wickets. Read: Manchester City vs Chelsea: Who will win the Champions League 2021? 200 International Wickets Right-arm medium pacer Rubel Hossain needs 7 more wickets to complete his 200 international wickets for Bangladesh. Rubel has picked 193 wickets in 159 appearances for Bangladesh. 50 ODI Wickets Right-arm medium pacer Taskin Ahmed requires only 2 more wickets to reach the 50 ODI wickets milestone. Taskin has bagged 48 ODI wickets in 36 appearances for Bangladesh. 50 ODI Wickets Right-arm off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz needs 3 more wickets to complete his 50th ODI wicket haul. Miraz has picked 47 ODI wickets in 47 matches for Bangladesh. 100 International Catches Shakib Al Hasan is 7 catches away to complete 100 international catches for Bangladesh. He has taken 93 catches in 342 matches for the tigers’. 50 International Catches Liton Das needs 4 more catches to complete 50 international catches for Bangladesh. 100 International Appearances Liton Das will play his 100 international matches for Bangladesh during the ODI series against Sri Lanka. He needs to play 2 more matches to achieve that feat. 50 ODI Appearances Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz can complete his 50 ODI appearances for Bangladesh if he plays all three matches against Sri Lanka. Read: Who will host the T20 World Cup and the rest of IPL 2021? 9K International Runs Dinesh Chandimal needs to score 276 more runs to complete his 9,000 international runs for Sri Lanka. He has scored 8,724 runs in 268 international appearances for the Lankan side. 6K International Runs Sri Lankan captain Dimurth Karunaratne has scored 5,943 runs in 106 international appearances. He needs 57 runs to complete 6,000 international runs for Sri Lanka. 6K ODI Runs Veteran Angelo Mathews needs 165 runs to complete his 6,000 ODI runs for Sri Lanka. So far, he has scored 5,835 runs in 218 ODI matches for the Lankan national side. 4K ODI Runs Dinesh Chandimal needs to score 302 more runs to complete his 4,000 ODI runs for Sri Lanka. He has scored 3,698 runs in 149 ODI matches for Sri Lanka. 3K ODI Runs Kusal Perera is 175 runs shy to complete his 3,000 ODI runs. He has scored 2,825 runs in 101 matches for Sri Lanka. 1000 ODI Runs Dimurth Karunaratne will complete his 1,000 ODI runs if he scores 233 runs in upcoming Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI series. Read: Shakib Al Hasan vs Mustafizur Rahman: Who is the most successful player in IPL? 200 International Wickets Angelo Mathews needs 9 more wickets to reach the 200 international wickets milestone for Sri Lanka. 150 International Wickets Nuwan Pradeep requires 6 more wickets to complete his 150 international wickets. 150 International Catches Angelo Mathews is 5 catches away to complete 150 international catches for Sri Lanka. Bangladesh. He has taken 145 catches in 386 matches for the Lankans. 100 International Appearances Dhanajaya De Silva will play his 100 international matches for Sri Lanka if he plays all 3 matches in the upcoming series. 150 International Appearances Kusal Mendis can complete his 150 international appearances for Sri Lanka if he takes part at least one match in the series. 150 ODI Appearances Dinesh Chandimal needs to play one more ODI to complete his 150 One-Day International appearances for Sri Lanka. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Key ODI Records Bottom Line The series victory should be the primary target for both teams in this series apart from reaching expected personal milestones. In total, the two teams have played 48 ODIs. Sri Lanka won 39 games, two had no results, and Bangladesh won seven. Bangladesh are a better ODI team than Sri Lanka at the moment. In that context, Bangladesh have a decent chance of winning this limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.
The ODI series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has sparked the interest of tiger cricket fans as for the first time Bangladesh can reach the top in the ICC ODI World Cup Super League if they can whitewash Sri Lanka. Bangladesh will not face a significant challenge in facing Sri Lanka at home, and the expectation is that the Tamim-led team will sweep the Lankans in the series. The series result will have an impact on the ICC rankings as well. This article elaborates on the ODI ranking prediction of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the end of the series. Ranking Scenario: BAN vs SL ODI Series 2021 Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play a three-match One-Day International series starting from May 23. The remaining two matches are scheduled for May 25 and May 28, respectively. Match Venue Time (Bangladesh Standard Time) 1st ODI Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 2.30 pm 2nd ODI Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 2.30 pm 3rd ODI Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 2.30 pm Sri Lanka lost their last ODI series against the Windies away from home. The host Windies whitewashed the Lankans in that series. So, Sri Lanka will be under pressure to show some effort in the upcoming series which will be really difficult as Bangladesh are a very competitive side in their own backyard. Interestingly Bangladesh whitewashed the Windies in their last ODI series at home despite the fact that they were humiliated by the Kiwis in an ODI series in New Zealand last March. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Key ODI Records The bilateral One-Day International series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be crucial for both teams since the points from each match will be added to the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup super league. The outcome of the series would have an effect on the ICC rankings, especially in the bottom half of the first ten. Sri Lanka will go up to seventh place in the rankings if they win all of their matches against Bangladesh. According to the latest ICC rankings updates, Sri Lanka is ranked 9th with 79 points, while Bangladesh is ranked 7th with 90 points. If Sri Lanka do well in the series, they will be able to step up in the ICC rankings, while Bangladesh's rankings will not change even if they win all of the matches. However, if the tigers show poor performance against Sri Lanka, they could suffer a drop in the rankings. It is true that Bangladesh's ranking will not improve if they win the series against Sri Lanka, but they will earn some rating points. Let’s take a look at ICC’s rankings prediction at the end of Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka bilateral ODI series 2021. Read: Shakib Al HasanvsMustafizur Rahman: Who is the most successful player in IPL? Bangladesh and Sri Lanka's likely ICC One-Day International rankings Bangladesh win by 3-0 Bangladesh will gain four points and their total would be 94, three points behind Pakistan and 12 points ahead of the Windies, who are currently in eighth place. Bangladesh will remain in seventh place. While Sri Lanka's position will remain unchanged, with the exception of a five-point deduction from their rating points. Bangladesh win by 2-0 Bangladesh's ranking will remain unaffected, but they will gain three rating points. On the other side, Sri Lanka's ranking will remain unchanged but they will lose four important rating points. Bangladesh win by 2-1 Bangladesh's ranking and ratings will remain unchanged. On the other hand, Sri Lanka's ranking will stay intact, but one rating point will be deducted. Series draw 1-1 If the series ends 1-1, there will be no change in the rankings of the two teams. However, one rating point of Bangladesh would be deducted and one point will be added to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka win by 3-0 Sri Lanka's ICC ODI ranking will improve if they whitewash Bangladesh in the series. Leaving Bangladesh and the West Indies behind, they will move up two places and rise to the seventh position with 86 rating points. On the other hand, Bangladesh would drop to the eighth position after losing seven points. Sri Lanka win by 2-0 Sri Lanka will leapfrog the Windies into eighth place if they win the series 2-0 against Bangladesh. While Bangladesh will lose 5 valuable rating points. Sri Lanka win by 2-1 The ranking of the two teams will not change. However, Bangladesh will lose 3 points and Sri Lanka will get 3 rating points. Read: Who will host the T20 World Cup and the rest of IPL 2021? Bottom Line While this ICC ODI ranking prediction may not bring joy to Bangladesh cricket fans but a Banglawash against the Lankans will ensure the top spot in ICC ODI World Cup Super League points table. In that sense, this limited-over contest will be crucial for the team tigers' and they must give it their all to win the series.
Bangladesh lost the two-match Test series to Sri Lanka (1-0) after losing the series decider match by a huge 209-run margin on Sunday at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy. Bangladesh showed no aggression against the hosts during the second match. Both Shakib and Mustafizur were unable to play in the Test series because of their commitments to the IPL 2021. Bangladesh had struggled against the Lankans because of their absence, but the rest of the players should have taken more responsibility in order to clinch the series. Here is the Bangladesh team report card at the end of the BAN v SL Test series. Bangladesh team performance breakdown against Sri Lanka Test series 2021 Batting/Top order Saif Hassan and Najmul Hossain were inconsistent in batting The experienced opener Tamim Iqbal was consistent with the bat, but the other two top-order batsmen Saif Hassan and Nazmul Hossain Shanto were not consistent at all. Nazmul Hossain provided a glimpse of hope by scoring 163 runs in the first innings of the first Test, but he went on to score 0, 0, and 26 in the next three innings.On the other hand, young opener Saif Hassan made just 60 runs in 4 innings. Despite the fact that two young batsmen were unable to take advantage of Pallekele's batting-friendly wicket, but veteran Tamim was successful with the bat. Tamim hit a half-century in the first three innings of the series. Twice he was out in the nervous 90. His lowest score on the tour was 26 in the last innings of the second Test. Tamim scored the second-highest 260 runs at an average of 93.33 in 4 innings.Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored the most 428 runs in the series. Even though Tamim got runs, Bangladeshi fans are disappointed with his overall batting performance. Because Bangladesh campaign expects big innings from experienced cricketers like Tamim. In both matches, Kandy's wicket was helpful for the batters and Tamim should have played a big innings on such a pitch. But he failed to play a big knock despite starting well on at least two occasions, which was unacceptable. Read: BAN v SL ODI 2021: How Bangladesh Can Rank Top in ICC ODI Super League Batting/Middle-Order Captain Mominul was the only consistent performer in the middle order Aside from Captain Mominul Haque, no Bangladeshi middle-order batsman performed well in the series. He scored the third most 231 runs at an average of 77 in this series. Skipper Mominul played an effective 127-run knock in the first innings of the first Test. Mr. Dependable Mushfiqur Rahim batted for one innings in the first Test. In that innings, he was unbeaten on 68 *. But Mushfiqur was unable to play a big knock in both innings of the second Test. There was a lot of expectation from a batsman like him at the crucial stage, but he couldn't deliver. Wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das also struggled with the bat. He scored 75 runs in 3 innings. Read: Bangladesh’s Greatest XI in Test cricket based only on Stats Bowling/Pace Pacer Taskin Ahmed back to his best Taskin Ahmed's return to his former glory was the biggest success in this series for Bangladesh. In both games, he was at his best. Bangladesh fielders missed several opportunities of Taskin's deliveries but he did not give up. The right-arm medium pacer tried again and again in the hopes of success. As a result, he finished the series with the most wickets among Bangladeshi bowlers. Taskin took 8 wickets in 3 innings and his best bowling figure was 4/127. After such a performance, fans can expect to see Taskin in the Bangladesh Test XI on a regular basis. Although Taskin did well, Bangladesh's other fast bowlers were disappointing in the series. Both Abu Jayed Rahi and Ebadot Hossain were ineffective. Debutant young left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam bowled 30 overs in his first match and took one wicket for 99 runs at a 3.30 economy rate. Read: Potential Young Players Who Could Rule World Cricket This Decade Bowling/Spin Taijul Islam was the only Bangladeshi bowler to take five wickets in an innings in this series Bangladesh's spin bowlers were relatively quiet in this series. Miraj had a total of four wickets in three innings, with an economy rate of 3.19. On the other side, like pacer Taskin, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam took a total of 8 wickets in the series. He is the only Bangladeshi bowler in the series to take five wickets (5/62) in an innings. He accomplished this feat in the first innings of the second Test. Besides that, Taijul Islam was the most economical (3.10) among Bangladeshi bowlers. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Five Times When Bangladesh Stun Sri Lanka Fielding Bangladesh's fielding did not improve much in the Test series against Sri Lanka. Missed catches and misfielding were usual scenarios in the series. Cricketers must improve their physical fitness in order to play five-day cricket. Otherwise, it's impossible to expect better outcomes in ground fielding. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Top five memorable performances in Test Cricket Bottom Line The Bangladesh team report card reveals that, with the exception of a few players, none of the other players had satisfactory performances in the series. Prior to the series, it was expected that Mominul Haque-led Bangladesh team would perform well, but their overall performance, especially in the second match was utterly disappointing. They should have played much better this series to regain confidence in the Test format. Bangladesh's next series will be at home against Sri Lanka. Team Tigers' will play 3 ODIs against Sri Lanka which is also part of ICC's World Cup ODI Super League.
Three weeks after the Test series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ends, the ODI series between the two teams will begin. The schedule for this three-match One-Day International series has been released, and BCB has already announced their preliminary squad. All the matches will take place at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh have a chance to finish first in the current ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points table if they win this series. But in that case, Bangladesh have to do something extraordinary in this series. This article discusses, how Bangladesh Can Rank Top in ICC ODI Super League? How Bangladesh can reach top of ICC ODI Super League The 3-match ODI series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will begin on May 23. The rest of the two matches will be played on May 25 and May 27 respectively. Match Venue Time (Bangladesh Standard Time) 1st ODI SBNCS, Mirpur 9 AM 2nd ODI SBNCS, Mirpur 9 AM 3rd ODI SBNCS, Mirpur 9 AM Read Also: Bangladesh’s Greatest XI in Test cricket based only on Stats After losing the Test series by a 1-0 margin against the host Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have a chance to take avengewhen the Lankans ODI side visits Bangladesh this May to play a 3-match limited over series. Bangladesh will focus entirely on the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka. In fact, Bangladesh will have a chance to leapfrog every team in the ICC ODI World Cup Super League points table and take the top spot. The Tigers can also narrow the gap with Pakistan, which is ranked sixth in the ICC ODI rankings. If Bangladesh completes a 3-0 clean sweep over Sri Lanka, the team Tigers' will occupy the top spot of the CWC Super League. Thus, the Tamim Iqbal-led team will have a golden opportunity to climb to the top of the ICC CWC ODI Super League points table. Meanwhile, if Sri Lanka wins by the same 3-0 margin against Bangladesh, then they will open their account in the Super League as well as move into the top eight in the points table. The Sri Lankan team will also close the gap with Bangladesh in the ICC One-Day International rankings. Read Also: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Test 2021: The specific roles to perform by Bangladeshi players Bangladesh fell to sixth place in the CWC Super League after losing the New Zealand series 3-0. Bangladesh came close to defeating New Zealand in the second One-Day International but ultimately fell short. They would have advanced into the top three positions in the current standings if they had won a game in New Zealand. However, it is a fact that the Bangladesh team will not have a smooth task ahead of them, as Sri Lanka is still a competitive ODI side. But their recent ODI record is poor. Sri Lanka's last limited-overs series against the Windies ended in a 3-0 loss. In that case, they will undoubtedly be anxious heading into the Bangladesh series. On the other side, Bangladesh are in excellent form in the One-Day International format. They thrashed the Windies in their last one-day international series at home. Besides that, two main players of Bangladesh, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman will be available for the series. They were unable to play the Test series against the Lankans due to their involvement in the ongoing IPL. The series will feature a full-strength Bangladesh team.For that reason, Bangladesh will be the favorite to win the contest and the hosts can even hand a 3-0 clean sweep to Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series. The BCB has named a preliminary squad of 23 players for the Sri Lanka series, and the players who didn't take part in the Test series have already begun training in Mirpur. Read Also: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Series 2021: First Test Player Ratings Bangladesh's preliminary squad for the Sri Lanka series Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim, ImrulKayes, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, MahediHasan, MehidyHasanMiraz, Taijul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Shohidul Islam. Verdict Bangladesh Can Rank Top in ICC ODI Super League for the first time if they can whitewash Sri Lanka in the ODI series. But Bangladesh must first focus on winning the series against Sri Lanka in order to improve their place in the ICC Super League for the direct 2023 World Cup berth. In addition, Bangladesh need to treat every Super League match equally because each is worth ten points. Read Also: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Five Times When Bangladesh Stun Sri Lanka