Bangladesh play Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2022 on Thursday, September 1, at the Dubai International Stadium from 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Bangladesh cricket team lost to Afghanistan by seven wickets in their first game of Asia Cup 2022. Batting first, Shakib Al Hasan’s side put on just 127 runs in the first innings. The Afghans chased down the target with nine balls and seven wickets to spare. Mosaddek Hossein was the top-scorer for Bangladesh with an unbeaten 31-ball 48 knock. Bangladesh have struggled in T20Is in recent times having lost 1-2 against Zimbabwe in their last T20I series. Before losing to Zimbabwe, Bangladesh also lost 0-2 to the West Indies in T20Is.
The Sri Lankan cricket team have had a similar journey in Asia Cup 2022 so far. They lost to Afghanistan by eight wickets in their opening game of the tournament. The Lankans failed with the bat and could only manage 105 runs as Afghanistan pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi picked three wickets with the ball. The Afghan batters chased the target down comfortably with 59 balls to spare. The Lankans come into the Asia Cup having lost 1-2 to Australia in their last T20I series. Sri Lanka are eighth on the ICC Men’s T20 team rankings while Bangladesh are ninth.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Bangladesh: 2.50, Sri Lanka: 1.54
Bet365 odds: Bangladesh: 2.50, Sri Lanka: 1.53
Betwinner odds: Bangladesh: 2.525, Sri Lanka: 1.525
10CRIC odds: Bangladesh: 2.52, Sri Lanka: 1.51
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka head-to-head in T20Is
Bangladesh have emerged victorious four times while Sri Lanka have won eight out of the 12 T20Is played between the teams.
In their last five matches against each other in this format, Sri Lanka have won three while Bangladesh have won twice.
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by five wickets in their last encounter in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Charith Asalanka scored a match-winning 80 runs off 49 balls.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 squads
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Mohammad Naim.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal (wicketkeeper), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwanidu Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushanka, Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Pathum Nissanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka probable playing XI
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Sabbir Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wicketkeeper), Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 combined fantasy XI
Sabbir Rahman, Dinesh Chandimal (wicketkeeper), Kusal Mendis, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman.
Bangladesh top picks vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022
Shakib Al Hasan: The Bangladesh captain has scored 2,021 runs at an average of 22.96 in T20Is and has also picked 122 wickets with the ball. He has been a pivotal part of this Bangladesh side for over a decade now and his experience will come into play in a must-win game for Bangladesh.
Mustafizur Rahman: The left-arm pacer is one of the finest T20 bowlers going around in world cricket. The 26-year-old has picked 91 wickets in just 70 T20I matches at an economy of 7.72. He has picked 11 wickets against Sri Lanka in eight T20Is and will be an important bowler for Bangladesh in the death overs.
Sri Lanka top picks vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2022
Wanindu Hasaranga: The 25-year-old has picked 63 wickets at an economy of 6.60 and scored 384 runs in his T20 international career so far. Hasaranga has been successful in slowing down the opposition's run rate in the middle overs with his variations and has also provided the big shots for the Lankans in the final overs. Hasaranga’s performance could very well be the deciding factor for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh.
Dinesh Chandimal: The wicketkeeper-batter is one of the most experienced players in the Sri Lankan side right now and will be an important player at the top of the order for the Lankans. The 32-year-old has scored 1062 runs in T20Is at a strike rate of 103.60. Chandimal has had success in patches in his career but his experience could make a big difference for Sri Lanka in the upcoming fixture.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 prediction
Sri Lanka have done well against Bangladesh in this format and will have an edge going into the upcoming fixture.
Bangladesh have a talented squad and can beat any team on their day. However, their recent form has not been great and they are likely to struggle against Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 32°C
Wind: 24 km/h