Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will play the 15th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday at 3:30 PM (IST). The live streaming of the game will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. The squad of both sides is very well-balanced, but the performance of Shakib Al Hasan and Wanindu Hasranaga, the all-rounders, will be crucial for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, respectively. These two have been in perfect form, having done well in the Round 1 fixtures.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka both made it to the Super 12 stage from round 1. Sri Lanka won three out of three matches and smoothly qualified to the main draw. Bangladesh's path to the Cricket World Cup was not easy: They were stunned by Scotland in their first match.
Bangladesh had a smooth run in the tournament from that point, having won the last two games. Both these teams also went against each other during the warm-up games. They played this game on 12th October at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2, Abu Dhabi.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat. Bangladesh lost two wickets inside the powerplay and pushed to backfoot. Soumya Sarkar did hit some beautiful shots and took the total to 147 runs in 20 overs. He made 34 runs off 26 deliveries and was the only player to score above 20 runs.
For Sri Lanka, Dushmantha Chameera was the leader of the bowling attack. He picked three wickets in four overs and gave away 27 runs. While the other bowlers, apart from Chamika Krunaratne, picked one wicket each.
Sri Lanka too lost a couple of early wickets and during the middle overs. However, Avishka Fernando and Chamika Karunaratne finished the game for Sri Lanka. Fernando made 62 runs off 42 deliveries, and Karunaratne made 29 runs off 25.
Both the teams would be looking to start their Super 12 campaign with a win. Read this article until the end to know more about today T20 match. We have included today match playing 11, live pitch report today match, weather report today, today's match prediction, and fantasy cricket tips & tricks in this article.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have played a total of 11 T20Is against each other. Sri Lanka has won seven matches, while Bangladesh has won four games. Sri Lanka has dominated the BAN vs SL head-to-head encounters.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanka (c), Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne
Bangladesh Playing 11
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed
You can pick Shakib Al Hasan or Wanindu Hasaranga as the captain of the today T20 match. You can pick Kusal Perera or Mahmudullah as the vice-captain of the 2021 T20 World Cup match team.
Today’s T20 WC match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. Sri Lanka has played one game on this ground against the Netherlands on Friday. It will be the first match for Bangladesh on this ground. Overall, it will be the third match on this ground. The previous two have been won by the team batting second, and hence, the team winning the toss should look for bowling.
This year, spinners and medium-fast bowlers have found a lot of assistance from the surface. The lack of pace of the surface will force the batsmen to time their shots carefully. At this surface, a score between 140 and 150 should be ideal.
It is predicted that the weather in Sharjah will be hot and humid. The sky will be cloudless and clear, a state that suggests there is no possibility of rain. A good game of cricket is expected. The average temperature will hover around 42-degree Celsius.
Our prediction is Sri Lanka might win this game. Sri Lanka has had a dream run in the T20 WC. The team has won all three matches and has managed to address several issues. Bangladesh’s batting depends a lot on Shakib Al Hasan. If he fails to produce something extraordinary, then the team is likely to fail. It was our SL vs BAN match prediction article. Fantasy Power 11 is a new fantasy app and one of the best cricket match prediction sites. Follow our social media handles to remain updated with the latest fantasy content.