BAN vs SL Dream11 Prediction: The second warm-up match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on 12 October (Tuesday) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This will be the opening warm-up games for both these teams and an important chance to prepare themselves and pick out the best possible permutations and combination before Round 1 of the mega event.
Both these sides are coming into this game after performing really well in their previous assignments. Bangladesh have done really well in the shortest format of the game in the recent while having defeated quality teams like Australia and New Zealand at home. On the other hand, Sri Lanka are coming off a brilliant T20I series whitewash over Oman and also defeated India at home.
This will be a big opportunity for both these teams to prepare well for the T20 World Cup. Bangladesh are placed at the 6th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 241 rating and 6259 points. On the other hand, Sri Lanka occupies the 10th spot in the ICC Rankings with a total of 5048 points. Both these teams will also play the Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Fixture Name: Match 2, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Competition: World T20 Warm-up Matches
Date: 12 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, the captain winning the toss should choose to bowl first. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Avishka Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Chandimal, Mushfiqur Rahim
BATSMEN: Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Liton Das
ALL-ROUNDERS: Dasun Shanaka, Mahmudullah, Wanindu Hasaranga
BOWLERS: Akila Dananjaya, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman
Bangladesh will start as the favourites to win this match due to their stunning performance against Australia and New Zealand at home. Also, the Bangladesh side will have that boosted confidence before the all-important ICC T20 World Cup 2021 set to be played in similar conditions. On the other hand, Sri Lanka also have the ability to surprise their opponents and put up an impressive show. It is expected to be an exciting T20 contest.
The Bangladesh team will be hoping to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball before the start of the mega T20 tournament. The trio of Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin and Nasum Ahmed will form part of the bowling attack and they will be looking to pick wickets on regular basis.
For Bangladesh, wicket-keeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim will be hoping to bring in his year of experience into play in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. The right-hander has amassed nearly 4600 runs in the shortest format of the game at a strike-rate of 126.52. He has played a total of 220 T20 matches and has smashed a total of 27 half-centuries.
Bangladesh’s left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman has been a regular wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game. He was also in an impressive form with the ball for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League Phase 2. Mustafizur has taken a total of 211 wickets at an average of 20.06. He has an excellent economy rate of 7.23. He will once again be a key performer for his team in this warm-up match.
BAN Playing 11 (likely)
The Sri Lankan side will be aiming to do well both with the bat and ball. The Sri Lankan team management would want the likes of Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Dinesh Chandimal to take the responsibility in this game. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya and Maheesh Theekshana have been really good with the ball and they would want to continue the good work.
Sri Lanka leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga had delivered remarkably well with the ball in the recent home limited-overs series against South Africa. Wanindu has taken 3 wickets in 2 matches, however, he has not got much of support from the batsmen. He is currently the No.2 ranked T20I bowler in the ICC T20I Rankings. Wanindu Hasaranga was also the Player of the Series during the last T20I series against India at home.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka has sensational capabilities to contribute well both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The power hitting all-rounder has scored more than 2500 runs in the shortest format of the game so far at a phenomenal strike-rate of 145. He has also taken as many as 34 wickets at an economy of 8.64. Dasun Shanaka has also been an important performer for Sri Lanka in limited-overs cricket.
SL Playing 11 (likely)
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Watch Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka World T20 Warm-up match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these international teams, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well these warm-up matches before the start of the mega event.
The Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka World T20 Warm-up match will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports 3 channel from 7:30 PM IST. The Star Sports Network are the official television rights holder for this year’s ICC T20 World Cup. The viewers will get to listen to expert comments and detailed pitch report alongwith live ball-to-ball commentary on the Star Sports Network and the Hotstar app.
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