SL vs BAN Dream11: Two teams who are looking to find their mojo in every facet of the game will be squaring in a two-Test match series commencing from 21st April in Pallekelle.
Inconsistency has been a long-time friend for both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and both teams would be looking to settle down to something substantial when they kick off the test series from Wednesday. Bangladesh was pummeled mercilessly in the tour to New Zealand across the limited-overs format, whereas, Sri Lanka after losing a home Test series against England, drew level in the two-match Test series against West Indies at home.
A win is something both teams have been eluded in recent times and some potholes across departments will be witnessed when the two sides take the field on Wednesday. In the context of lost form, we could witness a thrilling series, however, if you witness some batting flaws, inconsistent bowling, dropped catches, there’s nothing to get surprised. How the two teams fare off in for the first Test remains interesting to see.
SL vs BAN Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 1st Test, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
Competition: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Test
Date: 21st April 2021
Time: 10:00 AM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Stadium, Pallekele
You will get surprised to know that the surface at Pallekele is offering greenery. This could mean seam, swing, and bounce could be evident at least with the new ball in the first two days. A change in nature of the wicket as days progress is expected.
(last five completed games)
Sri Lanka: LLLDD
Bangladesh Won: 01
Sri Lanka Won: 02
Where to watch SL vs BAN live: You can WATCH Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh on Sony Ten 1 and stream live on the Sony Liv app.
Injury update, unavailability: There are no injury concerns in the hosts camp for this SL vs BAN Dream11 team prediction match. The entire squad is fit to feature.
Expected changes and team combination: Skipper Dimuth Karunratne will be opening the innings alongside another left-hander Lahiru Thirimanne. Pathum Nissanka who has been praised highly by coach Mickey Arthur will be there in the middle-order along with some familiar names like Angelo Mathews, and Oshada Fernando.
It remains interesting to see if Dinesh Chandimal gets a chance here after an ordinary outing in the series against West Indies. With the pitch likely to offer pace and bounce, we could see as many as three quicks making it to the eleven in the form of Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, and Suranga Lakmal.
BAN Playing 11 (Likely):
Dhananjaya de Silva/Pathum Nissanka
Injury update, unavailability: There are no injury concerns for the visitors. However, with the absence of Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman due to their IPL commitments, the management would find it tough to form an eleven.
Expected changes and team combination: Opening slot has been a concern for the Bangladesh Tigers. With the omission of Soumya Sarkar from the squad, Tamim Iqbal and Shadman Islam are expected to open the innings. Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim will form the base of the middle-order. In the bowling department Taskin Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz will be the key figures.
BAN Playing 11 (probable):
Najmul Hossain Shanto
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Taskin Ahmed/Abu Jayed
Ebadat Hossain/Taijul Islam
Owing to home advantage, the first Test is actually tilted in the favor of Sri Lanka. Therefore, we are backing Sri Lanka to register a win in this SL vs BAN Today Match Prediction fixture and go 1-0 up in the two-match Test series.
Angelo Mathews: 490 runs from the last 4 Test matches at an average of 81.67.
Suranga Lakmal: 21 wickets from the last 5 Tests at an economy of 2.14.
Mominul Haque: 490 runs from the last 7 Test matches at an average of 37.69.
Mushfiqur Rahim: 531 runs from the last 6 Test matches at an average of 53.10.
Lahiru Thirimanne: 459 runs from the last 5 Test matches at an average of 45.90.
WK: L Das/M Mithun
BAT: D Karunaratne/P Nissanka, M Rahim, L Thirimanne, M Haque
ALL: W Hasaranga, A Mathews, M Hasan Miraz
BWL: N Hasan, V Fernando, S Lakmal