BAN vs SL Dream11 Prediction: Two teams lower down the ODI rankings but equally matched, will take on each other in the first ODI of the series here at Dhaka. Led by Tamim Iqbal, hosts Bangladesh will be happy to play the format that they prefer the most and have done well in the last few years. The return of Shakib Al Hasan provides them the balance that they need. The middle order has the experience and it’s time they lead the way for the youngsters here. Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed looked excellent in the recent Test series and he will be expected to form a good combination with Mustafizur Rahman.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have a task cut out. With a new captain, they will need to adjust quickly against an opposition which is difficult to beat at home. They have plenty of young talented batters but lack of experience may hurt them. Players like Gunathilaka and Nissanka will be crucial as a lot is expected from them. In the bowling department, Hasaranga will be the one to watch out as he has been excellent in this format.
Fixture name: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI
Series: Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2021
Date: 23 May, 2021
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
BAN (recent last) W W L L L
SL (recent last) W W L L L
Ground: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Bangladesh 149/3 (33.2 overs) beat West Indies 148 all out (43.4 overs) by 7 wickets.
Pitch Report: Normally, this is a slow scoring ground and aids the spinners. Teams batting second have the advantage as the ball comes better on to the bat under lights. In the last 5 matches, teams batting first have lost 4 of them. The temperature will be around 36 degrees for the match.
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BAN vs SL Playing 11
BAN Team News
Injury update, unavailability
BAN Playing 11 (likely)
Tamim Iqbal (C)
Shakib Al Hasan
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
SL Team News
Injury update, unavailability
SL Playing 11 (likely)
Kusal Perera (C) (wk)
Dhananjaya de Silva
Who will win today match?
The match will be between two captains of attacking mindset. Defeating Bangladesh at home in the ODI format is not an easy job in cricket world and Sri Lanka will know that. Bangladesh has an experienced batting order and they also bat deep. Sri Lanka though, has revamped their eleven with several experienced players out of the team. The appointment of Kusal Perera as captain gives a signal that they will look to play an attacking brand of cricket. Bangladesh has lost its last 10 international matches but they will start the match as favorites in the BAN vs SL Dream 11 Today Match Prediction as they are playing with full strength.
Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick
Shakib Al Hasan- In these conditions, Shakib will be the most important player for Bangladesh. He is likely to bat at No.3 at which he has a good record. With his allround abilities, he will be a straight forward captain pick in the fantasy team.
ODI Career: Runs 6436, Bat Avg. 38, Wkts 266, Bowl Avg. 29
Shakib vs SL: Runs 607, Bat Avg. 33, Wkts 15, Bowl Avg. 52
Pathum Nissanka- Nissanka has had a terrific start to his career in West Indies. With several players dropped, he will be a crucial player in this batting order. He is an excellent player of spin which will be important in these conditions.
ODI Career: Runs 42, Avg. 14
Tamim Iqbal- The skipper looked at his fluent best in the Test series against the same opposition. He will look to fancy his good form and lead the team from the front.
ODI Career: Runs 7452, Avg. 36
Tamim vs SL: Runs 666, Avg. 30
BAT: T Iqbal, Mahmudullah, D de Silva, P Nissanka
WK: M Rahim, K Perera
ALL: S Al Hasan, W Hasaranga
BOWL: M Rahman, D Chameera, M Saifuddin