Bangladesh And Sri Lanka Face Off for Asia Cup Survival
In Colombo, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka aim to secure a win in their second Super 4 match of the Asia Cup today, Saturday, at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium.
Bangladesh, who suffered a heavy defeat to Pakistan in their Super 4 opener, find themselves in a must-win situation against Sri Lanka. Another loss could potentially spell the end of their campaign in this intercontinental competition.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka, dealing with injuries, is on the brink of achieving an impressive ODI record. If they manage to outperform Bangladesh in their Asia Cup Super Four game, they will hold the second-longest winning streak in ODI history.
The pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium is slow, and the weather forecast suggests a high chance of rain throughout the day.
Historically, Sri Lankan pacers have been more effective against Bangladesh than their spinners, accounting for 41 wickets.
– Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Litton Das, Afif Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud.
– Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (C), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana.