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Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 5th Match, Group B: Pitch Report, Probable XI & Match Prediction


Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Match Prediction

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will face each other in the fifth match of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday, September 01.

It is a do-or-die encounter for both teams as they lost their opening games against Afghanistan. The winner of this contest will qualify for the Super Four stage, for which India and Afghanistan have already sealed their spots.

Pitch report:

So far in the competition, fast bowlers have got some help from the pitch in Dubai and they are likely to make an impact again. Team winning the toss is expected to field first to make full use of batting conditions in the second half.

Probable XIs:

Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana.

Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • Sri Lanka wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-45
  • Bangladesh total: 140-150

Case 2:

  • Bangladesh wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 45-50
  • Sri Lanka total: 150-160

Team batting second to win the contest.

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