Sri Lanka will take on Bangladesh in the second match of the Super Fours. The last time these two teams met in the league stage it was Sri Lanka who emerged victorious by five wickets. Bangladesh lost the first match of the Super Fours against Pakistan and will be keen to bounce back. This promises to be a thrilling match.
When: 9 September, 3:00 PM IST
Where: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TV Channel, Live Streaming: Star Sports
The surface here usually helps the spinners a lot and will be tough for batting. But with consistent rains in the last week it will be interesting to see how the pitch plays out. Both teams will prefer chasing considering the weather forecast which shows plenty of showers could interupt the game.
Charith Asalanka Stats in ODI
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Runs vs Bangladesh||Batting Average|
|36||1155||62, 36, 2, 63, 38||106||42|
Maheesh Theekshana Stats in ODI
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performance||BBM||Bowling Average|
|23||38||2/19, 4/31, 4/34, 4/ 25, 3/31||4/25||21|
Shakib Al Hasan Stats in ODI
|Matches Played||Runs||Batting Average||Wickets||Bowling Average|
Taskin Ahmed Stats in ODI
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performance||Wickets vs Pakistan||Bowling Average|
|61||86||4/44, 6/19, 2/52, 1/37, 2/48||3 wickets in 3 matches||29.51|
Wicket-keepers: Mushfiqur Rahim
Batsmen: Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Litton Das, Charith Asalanka
All-rounder: Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Taskin Ahmed
Captain, Vice Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Shakib Al Hasan, Kusal Mendis
Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League: Maheesh Theekshana, Taskin Ahmed
Sri Lanka are expected to win this match
Sri Lanka has won Asia Cup six times while Bangladesh are yet to win it a single time.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have faced each other in 52 matches in ODI. Out of these 52 games , Pakistan have won 41 whereas Bangladesh have come out victorious on 9 occasions .
The last time these two sides met Sri Lanka won by five wickets