Starting from consecutive defeats, Bangladesh is going to be wanting to urge their World Cup campaign back heading in the right direction after they combat an inconsistent Sri Lanka in Bristol on Tuesday.
Bangladesh created an ideal begin to their World Cup campaign, posting their highest one-day international score of 330-6 throughout the 21-run win over South Africa.
However, the Tigers weren’t able to take forward the winning momentum and were handed a two-wicket loss by New Zealand followed by an enormous 106-run defeat to hosts England.
In the batting department, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been spectacular however openers Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal have wasted their starts, failing to play impactful knocks.
Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is in fine form with the bat, having scored 2 half-centuries and 100 in the tournament, is foreseen to play the key role once more for his side.
However, Bangladesh’s main concern will be their bowling that came unstuck in their previous game against England who accumulated 386.
“We are foiled in the manner we tend to really bowl. I believed we bowled extremely, very well against South Africa and against New Zealand. We were expecting an improved bowling performance during this match,” Shakib had said after the match.
Sri Lanka, on the opposite hand, are going to be optimistic of their possibilities once recovering from a crushing 10-wicket defeat in their opening match against New Zealand.
The Dimuth Karunaratne-led side beat Afghanistan during a rain-shortened game to breathe life into their campaign but the island nation was forced to separate points with Pakistan when the match was called off because of heavy rains.
Sri Lanka’s batting unit has failed to last the complete 50 overs in both their matches.
They lost 5 wickets for 14 runs against New Zealand then seven wickets for 36 runs against Afghanistan and also the 1996 champions are going to be cautious of another middle-order batting collapse.
In the bowling department, Sri Lanka can miss the services of pacer Nuwan Pradeep, who was the designer of their win against Afghanistan, claiming four wickets for 31 runs.
In his absence, the burden will be a lot of on veteran pacer Lasith Malinga to guide the facet to triumph against Bangladesh.
Match Details: Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka match will take place today, 11th June 2019 in Bristol at 3:00 PM IST. Toss takes place around 2:30 PM IST.
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