SL Playing 11 for Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Match 2 of Asia Cup 2023; Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips for BAN vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction
Updated on: Sep 1, 2023 11:11 am IST
Sri Lanka are all set to begin the defence of their Asia Cup crown as they will take on Bangladesh in the 2nd game of the Asia Cup 2023. The game will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday at 3:00 PM IST.
Sri Lanka have already qualified for the ODI World Cup 2023 by winning the qualifying tournament and they will now look to finalize their preparations by putting up a strong show in the Asia Cup. They are placed in a relatively easy group alongside Bangladesh and Afghanistan and would not want any slip-ups on their way to the Super-4.
Sri Lanka Playing XI Team News
- Sri Lanka have been dealt a body blow as their star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has been ruled out with a grade two strain in the thigh.
- Their bowling stocks have been depleted further as the experienced duo of Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera have also been ruled out of the competition courtesy of their respective injuries.
- In addition to that, youngster Dilshan Madushanka will also miss out because of an oblique tear.
SL Playing 11
- Pathum Nissanka
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Kusal Perera
- Kusal Mendis (WK)
- Sadeera Samarawickrama
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Dasun Shanaka (C)
- Dushan Hemantha
- Maheesh Theekshana
- Kasun Rajitha
- Matheesha Pathirana
Sri Lanka Squad
Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis (VC), Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Binura Fernando, and Pramod Madushan.
SL vs BAN Dream11 Prediction
In the absence of their key bowlers, Sri Lanka’s batting will have to carry the burden of scoring big runs to give their bowlers breathing space. In such a case, Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne will be their key players against Bangladesh.
Here are the best fantasy cricket picks for the match from Sri Lanka
Dimuth Karunaratne Stats in ODI
|Matches||Runs||Last 5 performances in ODI||Last 4 performances against Bangladesh||Best Batting Figures in ODI|
|44||1248||83, 30, 33, 7, 103||46, 15, 36, DNB||103|
Kusal Mendis Stats in ODI
|Matches||Runs||Last 5 performances in ODI||Last 5 performances against Bangladesh||Best Batting Figures in ODI|
|106||2945||43, 34, 25, 10, 1||22, 15, 24, 54, 41*||119|
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