Akila Dananjaya-Chandimal nonappearance gives slight edge to Bangladesh

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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka will add another section to their contention when they meet in the Asia Cup opener in Dubai 15 September on Saturday.

One needs to look no more distant than the last time these two groups met, in the Nidahas Trophy, which was damaged by a couple of episodes, to acknowledge exactly how serious and wild rivalry between the opposite sides has moved toward becoming.

Which is the reason neither one of the teams will agree to anything not as much as a win, particularly as Afghanistan, who have turned out to be progressively focused in restricted overs cricket, are themselves solid contenders to make the Super Four phase.

Sri Lanka have had the better of Bangladesh in 2018, beating them in a tri-country ODI competition last in January, and a Test and T20I arrangement in February.

Yet, Bangladesh’s twin triumphs over Sri Lanka, both in tight amusements, in the Nidahas Trophy, won’t before long be overlooked. They tasted assist accomplishment on visit in the West Indies, where every one of the five center individuals from the group – Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim – fared great and Liton Das struck an impressive 50 years in the choosing T20I in Florida.

Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan, two key parts, have additionally indicated great shape with the ball, however then a portion of the more youthful batsmen have work to do.

Sri Lanka were hit marginally hard when they lost an ODI arrangement to South Africa at home, in the wake of having smashed them in the Tests. Kusal Mendis and Upul Tharanga were particularly frustrating making 86 and 93 keeps running in five matches separately. That will be of some worry as Sri Lanka can sick bear the cost of a feeble best request.

Akila Dananjaya is probably going to miss the initial two matches by virtue of the introduction of his tyke. The 24-year old spinner tormented South Africa with a six-for in the fifth ODI and was the main wicket-taker of the arrangement with 14 scalps. Sri Lanka have officially lost Dinesh Chandimal and Danushka Gunathilaka to wounds.

These unlucky deficiencies may give Bangladesh a slight edge, yet their batsmen still need to discover a path through the center overs, where Dilruwan Perera can be particularly strong with his exact offbreaks. Be that as it may, as Tamim said two days before the match, the Dubai warmth would make this a skirmish of will more than whatever else.

 

In-The-Spotlight of Sri lanka:

Angelo Mathews looked in great shape all through the ODI arrangement against South Africa a month ago, topping it off with a run-a-ball unbeaten 97 out of a gigantic triumph in the last ODI. Without Dinesh Chandimal, Mathews needs to convey that shape and venture up with his experience to hold the center request together.

Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh’s driving ODI batsman in 2018, averaging 89.83 for his 539 runs. He should accomplish business as usual; without a steady opening association in quite a while, Bangladesh depend intensely on Tamim for a sound begin in ODIs.

News of Sri Lanka Team:

Sri Lanka have Lasith Malinga back, and will probably be supplanting Akila with Dilruwan Perera, who has had some accomplishment against Bangladesh in the ongoing past. Niroshan Dickwella and Shehan Jayasuriya are likewise accessible as needs be.

Sri Lanka Squad: 1 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 2 Upul Tharanga, 3 Kusal Perera, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Dasun Shanaka, 9 Dilruwan Perera, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Lasith Malinga

Liton Das is probably going to open with Tamim, while Ariful Haque and Mohammad Mithun are competing to supplant Sabbir Rahman, who was dropped close by Anamul Haque.

Bangladesh Squad:  1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Mosaddek Hossain, 7 Mohammad Mithun, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Pitch and conditions:

Four out of the five ODIs played a year ago at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium were won by the side pursuing. The main group to lose batting second was Sri Lanka. The temperature is relied upon to be in the mid-30s all through the amusement.

Details and Trivia:

Bangladesh will play their first match in the UAE since April 8, 1995. Over the most recent year and a half, Sri Lanka have a 3-2 win-misfortune record against Bangladesh in ODIs.

The two Pereras are driving Sri Lanka’s batting and knocking down some pins graphs in 2018. Kusal is the main run-scorer with 309 keeps running at a normal of 38.62. Thisara has taken most wickets for Sri Lanka, with 18 scalps at 19.38.

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