Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2023: Head-To-Head, Pitch Report, Predictions, Playing 11, Squads And Other Details

Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2023: Head-To-Head, Pitch Report, Predictions, Playing 11, Squads, And Other Details: The Asia Cup arch-rivals, co-host Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will square off in their inaugural campaign on August 31, 2023, at Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka will be seeking to defend their championship on home soil, while Bangladesh will be looking to get off to a good start in the competition. Bangladesh will be without one of its senior players, Tamim Iqbal, owing to injury, and will be led by experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in both the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup 2023.

Sri Lanka is the only team that has not announced their squad for Asia Cup 2023. But according to reports SL squad will be without their pace spearhead Dushmantha Chameera at the Asia Cup, while their in-form all-rounder Wannindu Hasaranga will also miss the opening two games due to injury. Notably, the match between the Asian Giants is likely to be high-octane, with both sides looking to start the campaign on a strong note.

Also Read: Asia Cup 2023: Bangladesh Team Players List, Full Squad, And Their ODI Stats

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match Details

Match: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd match Asia Cup 2023

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Time: 03:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Pallekele Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Broadcast: Star Sports, DD Sports

Live stream: Disney+Hotstar

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Head-To-Head

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have met 15 times in the history of the Asia Cup, with the Lankan Tigers holding a commanding advantage. Sri Lanka has defeated Bangladesh 12 times, while Bangladesh has only won three times. The most recent match between them came in the Asia Cup 2022, in which Sri Lanka won by two wickets.

Also Read: Asia Cup 2023 India vs. Pakistan: Who Will Win On 2 Sep?- Predictions

Pallekele International Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at Pallekele Stadium is often favorable to hitters. The surface is unlikely to provide much assistance to the bowlers.  Batters will find it easy to feel comfortable here, and once they do, they might score a lot of runs. The surface tends to dry up as the game proceeds, making it perfect for spinners. It would not be shocking if the spin departments of the teams competing in the Asia Cup on this ground made game-changing performances.

Match Predictions

The match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh has always been interesting and entertaining, nearly to the point where no one knows who will win. The rivalry of these two teams peaked back in the 2018 Tri-series with the ” Nagin Dance” controversy. However, in Asia Cup, Sri Lanka held the upper hand. Given the present situation, Bangladesh may have a balanced roster with talented all-rounders, but Sri Lanka may win because they are playing at home and have a decent record.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Probable Playing 11

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (C), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Litton Das, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mutafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud

Sri Lanka Yet to announced their squad

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Full Squad

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Litton Kumer Das, Towhid Hridoy, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Naim Sheikh, Afif Hossain Dhrubo