SL Playing 11: In their first Super 12 fixture of T20 World Cup 2021, Sri Lanka will face the Bangladesh team. The team won all their group stage matches to qualify for this stage.
In the last fixture, the bowlers put up a splendid show to dismiss the Netherlands team for a score of 44. This was due to the performances of Theekshana, Kumara, and Hasaranga. While the batters led by Kusal Perera easily chased down the total in 7 overs, and will look to keep up the same momentum and attitude going into this tough game.
The Sri Lanka team produced clinical performances in the group stages to make it to the Super 12 stage. Their performances were top notch in the last game against Netherlands. The bowlers put up a splendid show, with Chameera and Kumara firing with yorkers and bouncers. While Hasaranga and Theekshana were impressive with their execution to dismiss the top order.
The batters like Kusala Perera and Avishka Fernando would look to provide good start to the team. While Shanaka and Karunaratne have the responsibility to finish the innings well. The Playing 11 is expected to be the same for the fixture against Bangladesh.
SL Playing 11 (likely)
Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.
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1. Avishka Fernando
The top order batsman has been impressive in his short career, but will need to be consistent to display his fine talent in the form of his stats. He played well in the warmup matches, and need to trust abilities and play his natural game. In 65 T20Is, he has 1531 runs.
2. Kusal Perera
The wicket keeper and the most experienced batsman of the Sri Lanka team will look to continue the same momentum as of the last league match, where he hit 33* off 24 balls. He is a proven performer in the limited overs format with fine ball striking capabilities.
3. Wanindu Hasaranga
The player who made his debut in the IPL for RCB will be one of the best picks for this match. In the last fixture, he took 3 wickets in 3 overs and only gave away 9 runs. While, Hasaranga proved himself with the bat by scoring 71 against Ireland and will be a vital player.
4. Maheesh Theekshana
The mystery spinner has taken the most wickets for the Sri Lanka team in this T20 World Cup campaign (including warmup matches). In the last fixture, he took 2 wickets in a single over and would look to keep the form same to help the team in getting a winning start.
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