ICC Cricket World Cup | Match 16: Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka – Prediction, Team Analysis, Playing XIs and Streaming Details
June 10, 2019
Bangladesh is on a 1-2 record with the win graph falling. At the Oval where they had their first ICC Cricket World Cup win and then fell against the top two teams sitting in the points table. The team has many injured players, but still, their passion for the game and love for the country has brought them this far. The batting has excellent as well as bowling just the luck is not on their side.
Sri Lanka is 1-1 on their World Cup matches so far. A win against Afghanistan and a loss against New Zealand. Both are in negative NRR and just a point adrift from each other. They are meeting on County Ground, with both teams winning two matches against each other in last four matchups.
Pitch Conditions And Weather
Only one match is played here with batting team first so teams might go ahead with batting first. The stats show that teams batting first have won seven games of 17 played here but with previous result batting first would be the first option.
The rains are now really don’t want us to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup matches as they have nearly irritated us with frequent showers. The expectation is the same in this match as the chances of a downpour are higher with abandoning of the game. The clouds will be as much as the crowd in the stands with 12 degrees Celcius cold weather. The humidity would be playing in the 70s.
Bangladesh may not make any changes in their line-up. Mohammed Mithun hasn’t delivered as he has in the past; he is still a top prospect to get runs to the scoreboard. If changes take place, then Sabbir Rehman will get chance over Rubel Hussain. Mashrafe has been in lousy form and needs to deliver or else he might be out of the group, even Mustafizur needs to get his former self to capitalise and dominate on the opponents.
Shakib Al Hasan has carried the team, and he has been playing like a lone warrior on the ground. Tamim Iqbal has been pretty inconsistent and is concerning. Soumya Sarkar needs to give a strong start for the team, passing the onus to Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah. Saifuddin has the calibre to give the performances he has to give in a straight or upside graph.
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Mithun/Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mustafizur Rahman.
Sri Lanka has to make a forceful change as the Player Of The Match Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the squad due to injury in his bowling forearm. Jeevan Mendis is the first preference to replace Pradeep. Kusal Perera should look towards opening the innings and Lahiru Thirimane at the third spot. Its time for Karunaratne to step up and give an excellent performance for the time.
Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisarar Perera also need to take the lead to have a victory for Sri Lanka. Lasith Malinga had a big struggle against the table-toppers – New Zealand but got his rhythm against the last team on the table – Afghanistan. Thisara Perera and Udana need to help the team get going with their all-rounder skills.
Sri Lanka after a DLS win against Afghanistan would like to keep their momentum going on whereas Bangladesh needs to move up which is quite possible as above teams are just a point ahead then Bangladesh.
Tamim Iqbal will be the performer for Bangladesh and Kusal Perera for Sri Lanka.