Bangladesh has performed better than Sri Lanka in the recent past and will win the match.BET NOW
Both the teams would be targeting this match as one they should win. Can Bangladesh continue its impressive performances and start notching up more victories or will Sri Lanka find a way to fight back? Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2019 match is going to be played at the County Ground, Bristol.
Some World Cup Schedules are harder than others and there is no doubt that Bangladesh had to face some tough teams in its first three matches at the ICC World Cup 2019. Now, Sri Lanka is the first team against which Bangladesh would go as the favorite to win.
Bangladesh has impressed everyone with their batting in the tournament so far. Shakib Al Hasan has led from the front and has hit five consecutive 50 plus scores this year. His elevation to the number three position in the batting order is an excellent move and sends a good signal to the team when a senior member steps forward to take more responsibility.
There are some holes in the batting performances. Tamim Iqbal has looked out of form and has struggled against genuine pace. Soumya Sarkar has also thrown away good opportunities and the middle order does not have the power that some of the other teams possess.
The Bangladeshi bowling has also been pretty good so far. All the bowlers have been disciplined apart from Mashrafe Mortaza. His bowling does not have any threat to the opposition and we don’t think he would be in the team were he not the captain. Someone line Rubel Hossain would be much more effective if he would be given the chance.
Considered to be the weakest team in the CWC 2019 by many experts, Sri Lanka has a point to prove in this match. The rivalry between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has become quite intense in recent times and the Islanders have come out second best on most occasions.
Sri Lankan side ended up making a lot of changes just ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019. Also, their best players, Angelo Matthews, has been struggling to score runs and is hiding in the middle order rather than leading from the front. Sri Lanka also has to deal with an injury to Nuwan Pradeep, their match-winner against Afghanistan.
Kusal Perera is the only Sri Lankan that has been having a good time in England so far. His batting has been very good and he is in terrific form. He scored 78 in the previous game, nearly half the runs of his entire side, and got them off to an excellent start.
Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, and Lahiru Thirimanne are the players that need to score the bulk of the runs for Sri Lanka. Kusal Mendis, Angelo Matthews, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Thisara Perera are not in good form but they are very talented players.
The Sri Lankan bowling is very weak, however. Lasith Malinga is a shadow of himself while Suranga Lakmal has struggled to have any impact whatsoever. There is no good spinner in the side and once the new ball is done with, the opposition can score runs against them at will.
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mossadek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal/Jeevan Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
The shorter the match, the more are the chances for a weak side to spring a surprise. The toss is going to be very important because the side batting second will have a huge advantage. No doubt that Bangladesh is the better team in this contest and we are backing them to win this match.