SL vs BAN Stats : Sri Lanka will take on Bangladesh in the first Test match at Pallekele Stadium in Pallekele from 21 to 25 April. Sri Lanka is coming with a 0-0 drawn series against West Indies while Bangladesh is coming with a series losses in New Zealand.
Sri Lanka have been average in this format for a long time as recently they lost home Test series to England and then couldn’t win a Test in West Indies either but it’s a good opportunity for them to come back to winning ways as they will face struggling Bangladesh side. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne, inform Lahiru Thirimane, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, new comer Pathum Nisanka and all rounder Dananjay de Silva will have to step up with the bat and then in bowling the likes of Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara and spinners Wanindu Hasaranga and Ramesh Mendis will be the key bowlers.
On the other side, Bangladesh who have been abysmal across formats for the last six months need to do much better in this series. Their senior players Mushfiqur Rahim, Mominul Haq, Tamim Iqbal, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam will have to step with bat and ball. Last time they won a Test in Sri Lanka and that will give them some confidence. Although they are without Shakib al Hasan who is playing in IPL.
A list of all the major stats and records ahead of the First Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Pallekele.
Head to Head in Test Cricket : Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have played 20 Test matches so far.
SL vs BAN in Test Cricket :
Matches – 20
SL won – 16
BAN won – 1
Drawn – 3
1 – Sri Lanka have won only 1 of their last 11 Test matches and the win came against Zimbabwe last year.
1 – At Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele Sri Lanka have only one win from 7 Tests. Three Tests were drawn and in three Tests Sri Lanka suffered defeat.
1 – Bangladesh’s only Test win against Sri Lanka came in their last Test series in Sri Lanka back in March 2017.
77.7 – Dinesh Chandimal’s batting average against Bangladesh in Tests. He has 700 runs in 8 Tests with 4 hundreds against them.
411 – Lahiru Thirimane has scored 411 runs at 51.37 in his last 8 Test innings with 1 hundred and 3 fifties.
895 – Mushfiqur Rahim has scored 895 runs at 42.61 in 24 innings with 1 hundred and 6 fifties against Sri Lanka in Tests.