Bangladesh will face the Lankan Team in clash number sixteen of ICC cricket world cup 2019. The contest will be held at County Ground, Bristol on June 11. Sri Lanka is likely to win this match as they have immense exposure of World cups. Sri Lanka has always surprised their fanatic of cricket as recently they have announced the man Dimuth Karunaratne as the captain of Lankan Team for the coming world cup 2019.
What makes this decision a big surprise is Dimuth played his last ODI in 2015 and now ready to make a comeback in Lankan side as a captain and the news was almost a wave of a shock for the whole cricket Nation. However, the skipper Murtaza will be leading Bangladesh for the first time in the world cup.
The Timing of the Match?
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
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Both the Teams are undergoing some poor from which will be a serious threat to their world cup preparations. Sri Lankan Team has been playing the world cups since the first edition which was held in 1975, whereas Bangladesh appeared first time in the world cup in 1999. The entry was alarming for all the Teams as they had done their first upset in their first cricket world cup. they got the popularity when they defeated Pakistan in the world cup 1999.
None of the fanatics of cricket was expecting Pakistan to have such a humiliating defeat by Bangladesh. However, they were quite inexperienced which restricted them to go ahead in the world cup. later in the world cup 2007, and 2011 Bangladesh has once again proved their potential as they made several upsets in these couple of world cups.
Bangladesh will be chasing their first world cup title again in the coming world cup. their past victories in the world cups declare them a quite dangerous and unpredictable Team to make a lot more upsets. However, it will be the test of the grit for Bangladeshi young guns as they have to face top class teams on the tough English Conditions.
Recently they toured New Zealand in order to take on kiwis in ODI, TEST and T20 series, as usual, the fast bowling Track proved horrible for Bengal Batsmen and they could not perform really up to the mark all through the series. Although the pitches and conditions of England are quite different in England, they have a little bit similarity which may inhibit Bangladeshi Team to splinter the opponents. another thing they need to seriously focus on is their fast bowling unit which seems to have come under pressure over the absence of a match winner pacer.
Whereas, their batting line-up is in great touch and this can be their only strength which may formidable their chances of doing something exceptional all through the world cup.
Sri Lanka here is leading with a world cup title as they have won the title in 1999 when ARJUNA RANATUNGA led the Lankan Team but Unfortunately, Lankan Team could not repeat the history again. However, they progressed to the final of the world cup 2007 and 2011 consecutively and got defeated by Australia and India respectively.
Recently they toured South Africa and despite having great and historic victory in Test series they could not carry their momentum ahead in the ODI series and got crumbled by South Africa.
These consistent defeats have demolished the actual potential they once had. since the departure of so many promising players including Dilshan, and Jayawardene Sri Lanka has been struggling to acquire the natural talent due to which they had to face a major defeat in previous Asia cup when they surrendered before Afghanistan and lost the match.
However, Team management is very much optimistic upon the selected players for the world cup as they recalled some experienced players for the world cup squad. The only concerned which requires a lot of attention is their spin bowling unit.
Although they have acquired some young guns in their squad still they are in a dire need of a quality spin bowler to spend the middle overs effectively. They also have a lack of leg spinners as the other teams do have. Apart from all these mishaps still Lankan Team has the potential to perform above the expectations in the coming world cup.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh H2H World Cup Record
Both the Teams have faced each other three times in the history of ICC cricket world cup.
|Sri Lanka||Bangladesh||Margin||World cup|
|Won||Lost||By 10 wickets||2003|
|Won||Lost||By 198 runs||2007|
|Won||Lost||By 92 runs||2015|
Bangladesh Squad for world cup 2019
- MASHRAFE MURTAZA
- TAMIM IQBAL
- LITON DAAS
- SOUMYA SARKAR
- MUSHFIQUR RAHIM
- SHAKIB AL HASSAN
- MOHAMMAD MITHUN
- SABBIR RAHMAN
- MOSADDEK HOSSAIN
- MOHAMMAD SAIFUDIDIN
- RUBEL HOSSAIN
- MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN
- ABU JAYED
- MEHIDY HASAN
Sri Lanka Squad for world cup 2019
- DIMUTH KARUNARATNE
- ANGELO MATHEWS
- LASITH MALINGA
- KUSAL JANITH PARERA
- LAHIRU THIRIMANNE
- AVISHKA FERNANDO
- KUSAL MENDIS
- DHANANJAYA DE SILVA
- JEFFERY VANDERSAY
- THISARA PARERA
- ISURU UDANA
- SURANGA LAKMAL
- NUWAN PRADEEP
- JEEVAN MENDIS
- MILINDA SRIWARDANA
If you look at the results of previous encounters, you will find Lankan Team as a clear favorite to take this match away easily. But what makes it difficult for the Lankan Team is they are the quite inexperienced side with young skipper Dimuth Karunaratne. There may be some resistance from Bangladesh Team as they have been crumbled the New Zealand Team in the Champions Trophy which was held in England. Seemingly the result will go in the favor of Lankan Team but Bangladesh will not let them snatch the victory easily as both Teams are charged with the explosive batting line up. Sri Lanka will be relying on Mathews, Malinga and Kusal Perera,
Whereas Bangladeshi fans are expecting their ruthless openers Tamim to perform brilliantly alongside other experienced players including Mahmudullah, Mushfiq, and Shakib. Despite having a bad form in recent times, the Sri Lankan Team has always been ready to amaze its opponents. However, the Sri Lankan Team is little bit conscious since the retirement of their frontline players.