Colombo, December 13, Thursday at 09:45 AM IST
Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by 84 runs in the last group encounter on Sunday to secure a place in the semi-finals. They will now lock horns with the hosts Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in the first semi-final to book a place in Saturday’s final.
In the second semi-final, India and Pakistan will be locking horns at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo.
After facing a shocking 97 runs defeat in the opening encounter against the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh came back strongly and registered two consecutive wins against Hong Kong by 28 runs and Pakistan by 84 runs to book a spot in the preliminary final. With two wins in three encounters, Bangladesh finished second in the Group with 4 points. They finished just behind table-topper Pakistan due to net run rate difference.
Joint hosts Sri Lanka started off well against Oman and registered a thumping 109 runs win in the opening encounter. They face some difficulty against Afghanistan but eventually turned out to be the winner by 1 wicket. In their third and last group encounter, Sri Lanka faced India and got a drubbing by 4 wickets while defending 250+ on board.
A total of eight teams including Sri Lanka, Oman, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and UAE took part in the tournament in two groups A and B led by Sri lank and Pakistan respectively. Pakistan hosted UAE, Hong Kong and Bangladesh at Karachi in Group B while Sri Lanka welcomed India, Afghanistan and Oman at Colombo in Group A. The tournament final will be played R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on December 15.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for-
BD-U23 Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Nurul Hasan (c )
Batsmen – Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Yasir Ali, Mizanur Rahman, Zakir Hasan,
All-rounder – Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain,
Bowlers – Shafiul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Tanvir Islam, Shoriful Islam
SL-U23 Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sandun Weerakkody
Batsmen – Asela Gunaratne, Hasitha Boyagoda, Shammu Ashan, Avishka Fernando
All-rounder – Charith Asalanka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Kamindu Mendis
Bowlers – Asitha Fernando, Shehan Madushanka (Lasith Ambuldeniya/Jeffrey Vandersay)
Bangladesh – Shafiul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Nurul Hasan (c), Mosaddek Hossain, Yasir Ali, Zakir Hasan (wk), Saif Hassan, Nayeem Hasan, Qazi Onik, Tanvir Islam, Mizanur Rahman, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shoriful Islam, Afif Hossain, Mohor Sheikh
Sri Lanka- Nishan Madushka, Asitha Fernando, Sandun Weerakkody (wk), Shehan Madushanka, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Charith Asalanka (c), Shammu Ashan, Hasitha Boyagoda, Lasith Ambuldeniya, Avishka Fernando, Jehan Daniel, Nishan Peiris
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The Sri Lankan keeper -Sandun Weerakkody comes to open the innings. On contrary, Nurul Hassan comes down the middle order and hasn’t produced any significant knock.
Fantasy pick: Sandun Weerakkody will be the right pick
Mizanur Rahman, Yasir Ali, and Nazmul Hasan Shanto are the key batters for Bangladesh.
In three innings, M Rahman has scored 76 runs, N H Shanto has scored 95 runs and Yasir Ali has scored 121 runs.
Avishka Fernando scored the crucial 80 runs against India in the last game while scored a fifty in the first game against Oman.
Asela Gunaratne returned unbeaten on 67 against India in the last game.
Fantasy picks- Zakir Hasan, Yasir Ali, A Fernando and A Gunaratne
After returning for duck in the first game, Mossadek Hossain scored a century against Hong Kong and returned unbeaten on 85 against Pakistan in the last game.
Kamindu Mendis has scored two fifties so far in the tournament. he is also the leading wicket-taker for Sri Lanka with 7 scalps in his bag
Fantasy picks: Kamindu Mendis and Mossadek Hossain
Asitha Fernando has four wickets in three innings for Sri Lanka
Shoriful Islam has 6 scalps in his bag and is the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh
With 5 wickets in the bag in two innings, Khaled Ahmed is the second leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh.
Fantasy picks- Asitha Fernando, Shoriful Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Shehan Madhuska
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