In the 16th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, two of the struggling teams Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will clash against each other at the County Ground in Bristol on June 11. BAN vs SL match preview.
Bangladesh started off their world cup campaign on a high note by defeating the Proteas in their world cup opener. But after that match, Bangladesh has faced two consecutive losses. Bangladesh was thrashed by England in their previous encounter. England scored the highest total in World cup history (386-6) against them which Bangladesh failed to chase miserably.
Except for Shakib Al Hasan, none of the Bangladeshi players is able to show consistency. Tamim Iqbal hasn’t performed according to the expectations, Mahmudullah, except for his inning against SA, hasn’t contributed anything. Mushfiqur Rahim looked good but failed to play a big inning. If Bangladesh wants to repeat what they did in their opening game then their other experienced players need to take responsibility. To give strength to the bowling department, Rubel Hussain might come in, in place of Saifuddin.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s previous game was abandoned against Pakistan due to rain without any ball being played and one point each was shared between SL and PAK. With the kind of form SL is in, they must be happy with the one point.
The main problem with the Sri Lankan team is that none of their batsmen is able to play a very big inning. Moreover, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, and Angelo Mathews all have failed to perform miserably. In the bowling department, their striking bowler, Suranga Lakmal, has failed to take wickets at the crucial moments. Sri Lanka needs someone to step up and take the charge and other needs to play around that batsman.
Finally, let’s look at the probable playing 11 and best dream11 picks ahead of the BAN vs SL match.
BAN vs SL probable playing XI: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 – 11th June 2019
BAN playing 11 today: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hussain, Rubel Hussain / Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman.
Also, Bench: Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Rubel Hussain / Saifuddin, Abu Jayed.
SL playing 11 today: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Ishuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.
Also, Bench: Avishka Fernando, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay.
World Cup Head to Head Statistics
BAN vs SL rivalry has taken place 3 times in World Cup and SL have won all the three times. But the situations have changed now, BAN has the capability to make it 3-1.
ICC World Cup 2019: Best Dream11 picks for BAN vs SL match – Dream11 points
Kusal Perera – Wicket-Keeper Batsman (SL)
Dream11 points – 69.5 points
Tamim Iqbal – Batsman (BAN)
Dream11 points – 41.5 points
Kusal Mendis – Batsman (SL)
Dream11 points – 2 points
Shakib Al Hasan – All-rounder (BAN)
Dream11 points – 198.5 points
Lasith Malinga – Bowler (SL)
Dream11 points – 40 points
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Team no. 1
BAN vs SL dream11 team today: Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (vc), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehidy Hasan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Team no. 2
BAN vs SL dream11 team today: Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (vc), Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Saifuddin / Rubel Hussain, Nuwan Pradeep.
What is the timing of the match?
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka fixture will start at 3:00 pm IST.
Where can I watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live on TV?
The match will broadcast on Star Sports Network in both standards as well as in HD format and in different languages including English & Hindi.