SL vs BAN Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Asia Cup 2022
The final fixture in Group B of the 2022 Asia Cup sees Sri Lanka and Bangladesh go head to head on Thursday evening at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams have already lost to Afghanistan in the tournament and the winner of this game will finish in second place and proceed to the Super Four stage. Read on as we preview the match. This fixture gets underway at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 18:00 local time.
Sri Lanka did not use their entire allocation of 20 overs with the bat and were then defeated after only 10.1 overs with the ball against Afghanistan. They must put in a better all-round performance in this game.
Bangladesh continue to struggle in this format and had got themselves into a strong position against Afghanistan with four overs remaining. However, they could not see it through and suddenly this game becomes must-win.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports Network and DD Sports. In the UK you can watch the game on UTsav Gold HD.
Asia Cup Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.
SL vs BAN Match Toss Prediction
Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first on Tuesday and we expect Sri Lanka to ask them to bat first if they win the toss in this game. Whoever wins the toss, we predict that Bangladesh will bat first.
SL vs BAN Pitch Report
We expect to see another low bounce and slow wicket for this game. Spinners will be able to get plenty of assistance from the pitch whereas the pace bowlers will have to work far harder for their wickets.
Clear skies with moderate humidity levels remaining the same from start to finish. The temperature will be above 30 degrees throughout this game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match, Asia Cup 2022
Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11
SL Team News
There were IT20 debuts for 21 year old left arm pace bowler Dilshan Madushanka and 19 year old medium pacer Matheesha Pathirana in the defeat against Afghanistan. Although neither took a wicket, the selectors will want to show faith in the pair and we anticipate they will both be picked again in this match.
SL Key Players
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa – The 30 year old has only played 27 internationals but would have played more if it were not for fitness disputes with management. However, he is a talented aggressive batter who hit six boundaries on Saturday.
- Charith Asalanka – The batting all-rounder has been particularly effective in ODI cricket since making his international debut in 2021. He has scored three IT20 half-centuries and has a top score of 80 not out in this format.
- Wanindu Hasaranga – The spinner is often a class above his teammates. This was the case in Dubai against Afghanistan where he was the only Sri Lankan bowler to combine control with the ability to take wickets.
SL Team Form
Sri Lanka have won only one of their last six games in this format and were comprehensively outplayed by Afghanistan on the weekend.
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Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka
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Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
BAN Team News
The Tigers put out a reasonably experienced side for their opening game against Afghanistan but found themselves 28-4 halfway through the seventh over. With injuries to the likes of Liton Das ruling him out of the Asia Cup 2022, there are not many options for Bangladesh to turn to at the top of the order.
BAN Key Players
- Shakib Al Hasan – The skipper played his 100th IT20 on Tuesday but did not get the result he desired. He was very impressive with the ball and also with his captaincy in the way he put the pressure back on Afghanistan in the field.
- Mosaddek Hossain – The 26 year old batting all-rounder was the main reason that Bangladesh had a total to defend against Afghanistan. He top scored with 48 not out from 31 balls.
- Mahmudullah – The 36 year old all-rounder will never win a game through extravagant batting on his own, but is able to play an anchor role. He, alongside Hossain, helped Bangladesh claw their way back into the match on Tuesday.
BAN Team Form
Bangladesh have a terrible recent record in this format. They have lost 14 of their last 16 IT20s.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
SL vs BAN Team Form in Last Five Matches
SL : L W L L L
BAN : L L W L L
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Head to Head
Although Sri Lanka have an 8-4 overall lead in the IT20 head to head, from 2016 onwards, the teams have been very well matched. Sri Lanka won the first four meetings between 2007 – 2014 but since then the overall score is 4-4.
SL vs BAN Head to Head Stats in T20s
|Matches Played||SL Won||BAN Won||Draw||No Result|
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Betting Odds
Neither team has been in great form in this format of the game but Sri Lanka are favourites with the bookies to win this match and advance in the tournament.
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Who will win Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match?
Bangladesh certainly showed more fight than Sri Lanka in their defeat against Afghanistan. However, the Tigers then got themselves into a winning position before not being able to see the job through to the conclusion.
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SL vs BAN Top Team Batsmen
Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa are our batting picks for Sri Lanka. Nissanka has a top score of 75 in this format, scored against India in February of this year.
We recommend Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Naim to be the top batters for Bangladesh. Naim has scored four half-centuries in IT20s.
Odds for Top Team Batsmen
|Top Team Batsman||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Pathum Nissanka (SL)||4.43||3.75||3.74||3.75|
|Charith Asalanka (SL)||5.19||4.50||4.50||4.50|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL)||6.41||5.50||5.50||5.50|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)||4.71||4.00||4.00||4.00|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||4.79||4.00||4.00||4.00|
|Mohammad Naim (BAN)||5.52||4.75||4.74||4.75|
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SL vs BAN Top Team Bowlers
Our bowling tips are Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana and Dilshan Madushanka for Sri Lanka. Theekshana has best figures of 3-17 in IT20s, against Ireland in October 2021.
Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin are our bowling choices for Bangladesh. Saifuddin looked to be taking the game in Bangladesh’s direction when he dismissed Mohammad Nabi on Tuesday.
Odds for Top Team Bowlers
Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
|Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)||2.61||3.00||3.00||3.00|
|Maheesh Theekshana (SL)||3.23||4.00||4.00||4.00|
|Dilshan Madushanka (SL)||3.27||4.00||4.00||4.00|
|Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)||4.21||3.75||3.74||3.75|
|Shakib Al Hassan (BAN)||4.87||4.33||4.32||4.33|
|Mohammad Saifuddin (BAN)||5.04||4.50||4.50||4.50|
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Prediction
With the T20 World Cup just around the corner, a win in this game for either team will guarantee them some additional games against the best teams in this region in the Super Fours. Although we do not expect either side to challenge for the Asia Cup, we are backing Sri Lanka to win this game.
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Sri Lanka are favourites to beat Bangladesh at odds of 1.57