SL vs BAN Dream11 AFTER TOSS: In the Match 15 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, Sri Lanka will be locking horns with Bangladesh at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on 24 October (Sunday). These two teams are placed in the Group 1 that comprises of Australia, West Indies, England, South Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Both these sides are coming into this Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup after performing really well in the last few outings. Sri Lanka were by far the best team in the Group A of the Qualifiers as they registered three comprehensive wins against Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia. On the other hand, Bangladesh started off their T20 World Cup campaign with a disappointing loss against Scotland, however, they came back strongly with victories against Oman and Papua New Guinea.
Sri Lanka are currently placed at the 10th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with a rating of 229 and 5048 points. On the other hand, Bangladesh occupies the sixth spot with a total of 6259 points. In the 11 T20I matches played between these two teams, Sri Lanka have dominated the proceedings with as many as 7 wins while Bangladesh have emerged victorious on 4 occasions.
Fixture Name: Match 15, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 24 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium are once again expected to favour the bowlers. 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.
Toss Update: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first.
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 Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Kusal Perera
BATTERS: Mahmudullah, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando
ALL-ROUNDERS: Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka
BOWLERS: Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Lahiru Kumara
Sri Lanka will definitely start as the favourites in this match as they have always dominated Bangladesh in T20I games. The Lankan side also ended up winning all of their three matches in the Round 1 of this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 by convincing margins. On the other hand, Bangladesh will also be much high on confidence after wins in their last two matches and they will be tough side to beat in these slow and dry conditions in the UAE.
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, Kusal Perera and Dinesh Chandimal to take the responsibility in this game. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara and Chamika Karunaratne have been really good with the ball and they would want to continue the good work.
Sri Lanka’s key wicket-taking leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been the best bowler for his team in T20I cricket in the recent while. Wanindu picked up three vital wickets in the last win against Netherlands. He is currently the No.2 ranked T20I bowler in the ICC T20I Rankings. Wanindu Hasaranga was also the Man of the Series during the previous T20I series against India at home.
Sri Lanka’s current most experienced batter Kusal Perera in the T20I format will be an important player to watch out for. Although, he has not played a lot of competitive cricket in the recent while due to injury, but the left-hander is someone who can provide a solid foundation at the top. Perera has smashed more than 1400 runs while playing in a total of 54 T20I matches. He also has a fine strike-rate of 132.25.
SL Playing 11 (likely)
The Bangladesh team will be hoping to play the same form of cricket both with the bat and ball as they did in the qualifying stage. The likes of Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah will have to play a significant role in the batting department. On the other hand, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan will have to play an important role with the ball.
For Bangladesh, experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan looked in a phenomenal touch both with the bat and ball in the Round 1 matches of the T20 World Cup. He has taken as many as 9 wickets with the ball and also scored 108 runs in the three matches so far. However, considering his amazing record in T20I cricket, he will definitely want to come up with a better performance and in a winning cause for Bangladesh. Shakib has scored more than 1800 runs and taken a total of 115 wickets in 91 matches.
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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 82 wickets at an average of 20.06. He has an excellent economy rate of 7.49. He finished with two vital scalps in the opening encounter against Scotland.
BAN Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Shakib Al Hasan
Watch the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 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. While following all the Covid-19 norms and regulations, crowds will be allowed in this edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and exclusive video analysis will be available by expert commentators.
India & rest of the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka): Star Sports
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 9
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland: Sky Sports
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
United Arab Emirates: Etisalat Criclife
USA & Canada: Willow TV
New Zealand: SKY Sport
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan
South East Asia: Fox Networks Group
Pacific Islands: Digicel
MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia: Yupp TV
Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong: Star Cricket
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