Match of the Asia Cup 2023 will feature a clash between Bangladesh (BAN) and Sri Lanka (SL) at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, in Kandy, on Thursday, August 31. The game will be the first match of their respective Asia Cup campaigns for both sides, and they will be keen on getting off to a good start.
It is worth noting that Sri Lanka will go into the tournament missing several of their key players due to injury. As a result, at this juncture, Bangladesh will look to get the upper hand of a depleted opponent. Hence, it will be interesting to see how both teams will fare in their first game of the tournament.
BAN vs SL Match Details:
Match: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Match 2, Asia Cup 2023
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Date & Time: Thursday, August 31, 03:00 PM IST
Live Streaming Details: Star Sports Network, Disney+Hotstar app and website
Also Check: Live Cricket Score – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Match
BAN vs SL Pitch Report:
The surface at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is one that is heavily preferred by the batters. With little to no assistance available for the bowlers in the initial stages of the game, the batters will look to dominate the game. However, as the match progresses, the pitch will get slower, providing something for the spinners. Hence, opting to bowl first could be a viable option at this venue for the skipper winning the toss.
BAN vs SL Head-to-Head Record
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BAN vs SL Probable Playing XI
Afif Hossain, Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan
Sri Lanka (SL):
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Matheesha Pathirana
Probable Best Performers:
Probable Best Batter-
Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka):
Sri Lanka’s batter, Pathum Nissanka, could prove to be the best batter in the side’s first game of the Asia Cup 2023 against Bangladesh. It is worth noting that Nissanka has been in sensational form as of late, and with a record of 511 runs in his last 10 matches, Nissanka could be a big threat for Bangladesh.
Probable Best Bowler-
Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka):
Star bowler Maheesh Theekshana would be expected to be at the top of his game at the Asia Cup 2023. With 23 wickets in his last 10 games, Theekshana could be the ace up Sri Lanka’s sleeve in the upcoming tournament.