SL vs BAN Dream11: We witnessed a batting masterclass from either side in the first Test at Pallekelle, which resulted in a high-scoring draw. The two teams will now square off in the same venue for the second and final Test.
Talking about the last encounter, it was a match-up between two talented batting units who displayed their skills on a relatively flat batting track. Opting to bat first, the Mominul Haque-led visitors scored a mammoth 541-7 (declared) after batting for two days and a session. Najmul Hossain Shanto (163) and skipper Mominul (127) scored brilliant centuries, whereas veteran Tamim Iqbal scored a sumptuous 90 off 101 deliveries.
The hosts gave a befitting reply to Bangladesh’s score and went on to post a gigantic 648-8 (declared). Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne led from the front with a crafty 244, whereas, all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva scored a ravishing 166. The duo added 345 runs for the fourth wicket before Dhananjaya was cleaned up by Taskin Ahmed. With the two sides batting for 4 days in their respective first innings, the match ended up in a draw with nothing to choose between the two.
After the performance both teams have put up in the opening fixture, we could expect a result in this game. A cracker of a Test match awaits one and all at the Pallekele International Stadium.
SL vs BAN Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 2nd Test, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
Competition: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Test
Date: 29th April 2021
Time: 10:00 AM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Stadium, Pallekele
We are hoping for a better surface for the second Test at Pallekele. After a flat deck in the first Test, expect some dryness in the wicket so that the spinners could come into play.
(last five completed games)
Sri Lanka: LLDDD
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: Lahiru Kumara is the only injury concern in the camp for this SL vs BAN Dream11 team prediction match.
Expected changes and team combination: After a dapper of an effort with the bat, changes in the batting unit are almost negligible. However, with Lahiru Kumara unavailable, they would be looking to bring in someone like Lakshan Sandakan or Ramesh Mendis as the surface is expected to assist the spinners.
BAN Playing 11 (Likely):
Dhananjaya de Silva
Ramesh Mendis/Lakshan Sandakan
Injury update, unavailability: There are no injury concerns in the camp for the visitors.
Expected changes and team combination: Despite having n ordinary outing last time around, Saif Hassan will be keeping his place in the eleven assured by coach Russell Domingo.
Changes are unlikely to take place in the batting unit. However, among the bowler, they might look to bring in Shoriful Islam for Abu Jayed.
BAN Playing 11 (probable):
Najmul Hossain Shanto
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Shoriful Islam/Abu Jayed
With the surface expected to assist spinners, the home spinners will be relishing the opportunity to bowl here. Therefore, We are backing Sri Lanka to register a win in this SL vs BAN Today Match Prediction fixture and clinch the series 1-0.
Angelo Mathews: 515 runs from the last 5 Test matches at an average of 78.25.
Dimuth Karunaratne: 440 runs from the last four Tests including a century and a double century.
Mominul Haque: 585 runs from the last 7 Test matches at an average of 48.75.
Mushfiqur Rahim: 576 runs from the last 6 Test matches at an average of 53.28.
Taijul Islam: 23 wickets from the last 7 Tests at an economy of 2.94.
Tamim Iqbal: 308 runs from the last 4 Tests averaging 47.
WK: N Dickewella/L Das
BAT: D Karunaratne, M Haque, P Nissanka, M Rahim, T Iqbal
ALL: W Hasaranga, A Mathews
BWL: T Islam, T Ahmed, S Lakmal