The two Asian teams Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will come into Match 16 of the 2019 ICC World Cup at the Country Ground, Bristol on Tuesday (June 11) with an aim to get their campaign back on track.
Series: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue: County Ground,Bristol Date & Time: Jun 11, 10:30 AM LOCAL
Bangladesh began the tournament with a bang, beating South Africa by 21 runs before going down to New Zealand and England by two wickets and 106 runs respectively.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, come into the fixture on the back of a rained out game against Pakistan at the very same venue. Having arrived early, they will hope to assess conditions as quickly as possible to get a head start.
The deck at the Country Ground, Bristol hasn’t quite been the best batting wicket as we saw from the first game between Afghanistan and Australia.
In the game seen so far at Bristol, the pacers did the most of the damage and both teams might want to add an extra pacer if the conditions warrant. If not, Bangladesh might look to replace Mohammed Mithun with Sabbir Rahman.
While the injury to Nuwan Pradeep may force the Islanders to make a forced change to their side. Kasun Rajitha who is traveling with the team should replace Pradeep if the latter is ruled out of the tournament. The game could see Jeevan Mendis return to the side.
Given the brand of cricket that Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have played so far in this competition, it is confused that the Sri Lankans are in reality above Bangladesh in the standings. They have both played three matches, both won one each yet while Sri Lanka’s washout against Pakistan gave them a point for a no-result, Bangladesh have lost their last two matches in spite of playing some venturesome cricket. Sri Lanka have been definitely not venturesome in their presentations.
Their triumph over Afghanistan in Cardiff seven days prior was one they basically needed to get anyway it came and surely they got it, in spite of the fact that in an a long way from persuading design, losing seven wickets for 36 keeps running in about 11 overs when they batted. It is the batting breakdown of the competition up until this point, an honor they won’t appreciate. Their bowlers, especially Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga, uncovered them an opening, however, and verified the success yet it wasn’t the certainty instigating execution that they would have sought after their first game misfortune to New Zealand. The less said about that pounding the better.
Bangladesh, then again, have played some great cricket in each of the three of their matches up until now. The thrashing of South Africa at The Oval was a triumph and execution of gigantic criticalness. Annihilations to New Zealand and England since have been a descended yet against New Zealand, they pushed through the whole distance, nearly grabbing a triumph. The 106-run rout against England was a baffling appearing however Shakib Al Hasan’s fine hundred was a notice of the ability Mashrafe Mortaza’s group host in their get-together.
They will be especially hoping to focus on the shortcoming of the Sri Lankan batting line-up. Their breakdown against Afghanistan was dynamite however New Zealand bowled them out for 136 in their first match, as well. Sri Lanka’s showcases in the warm-up diversions didn’t move much certainty either and it has been a long haul issue which they still can’t seem to determine. Over the most recent a year, they have been bowled out for under 200 in excess of a fourth of their ODI innings. By and large, they have lost each of the ten wickets inside the 50 overs in 13 innings out of 22 in that time. They have passed 300 on only four events. At this World Cup, just Afghanistan’s is a more fragile batting line-up.
The type of Angelo Mathews is a worry. He has two ducks from two innings and in spite of the fact that he scored keeps running in the warm-up match against South Africa, his group needs unquestionably more from one of their accomplished players, especially given the maddening choice to leave Dinesh Chandimal, a standout amongst their best batsmen, at home. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has put his head down and Kusal Perera played an average hand against Afghanistan however beside those two, the remainder of the request has been woeful. The establishments of Sri Lanka’s batting are non-existent.
For all their great work so far this competition, Bangladesh need a triumph. The annihilation of South Africa appears some time prior now and to hold sensible aspirations of a semi-last compartment, they should beat groups like Sri Lanka. After annihilations against two of the more grounded groups in the competition, they will positively not need a washout against one of the more fragile sides which could be on the cards given the critical gauge.
The ongoing straight on between the different sides has been more even than their separate benefits may propose. They played each other multiple times a year ago, winning two each. In the Asia Cup in September, their last gathering, Bangladesh pounded Sri Lanka with Mushfiqur Rahim scoring a century. However, in three matches in a tri-arrangement toward the beginning of 2018, Sri Lanka doled out two or three hammerings of their own. A ton of water has streamed under the scaffold from that point forward however and given the groups’ particular ongoing structure, a Sri Lankan triumph would be a staggering inversion.
At the point when: Tuesday June 10, 2019. 10:30am Local Time.
Where: The County Ground, Bristol.
What’s in store: The gauge is appalling for the match, with the estimate 24 hours before the begin anticipating a 90% possibility of downpour for the vast majority of the day. On the off chance that that transforms into the real world, odds of any play are negligible, especially with the downpour that has fallen in the south-west in the course of recent days. On the off chance that the groups do jump on the field, the crease bowlers will presumably discover things exactly as they would prefer.
Nuwan Pradeep dislocated a finger in training on Sunday and will miss the match as he recovers. In the absence of another fast-bowler in the squad, he could be replaced by spin bowling all-rounder Jeevan Mendis, who played against New Zealand. Kusal Perera, who scored 78 opening against Afghanistan after batting at three against New Zealand, is expected to do the same again.
Possible XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga
Bangladesh could replace Mohammad Mithun with Liton Das in the middle order. In addition to that, they could include seamer Rubel Hossain in place of Mehidy Hasan, if opting for three seamers, or Mohammad Saifuddin. Hossain averages just 13 with the ball against Sri Lanka since the last World Cup and Saifuddin conceded 78 runs from nine overs against England although he has picked up six wickets in the three games to date. Shakib could also be a doubt with a quad strain but indications are he will play.
Possible XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.
Did you know
Bangladesh have won the only ODI they have played in Bristol while Sri Lanka have no wins in three attempts here
Post 2015 World Cup, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have a 3-3 head-to-head, with one no-result
Mashrafe Mortaza’s bowling figures in the last five ODIs read: 35-0-224-1
Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Jayed
Sri Lanka (From): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Avishka Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana