After a brilliant start in the World Cup 2019, Bangladeshi team has lost the momentum. The team has consecutively lost two matches against New Zealand and England. The team is placed at 8th spot in the points table with only a single victory in three games they have played.
On the other side, Sri Lanka’s last match against Pakistan was called off due to rain. In the points table, the team is placed at the center, i.e., at the 5th spot with one win in three matches the team has played.
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
Runs are expected to flow once again at Bristol. The track doesn't offer much seam movement. But, spinners can be a troublesome factor for the batsman.
Previously, teams winning the toss have preferred to field first at this venue. Generally, teams batting first have struggled here suggesting that the pitch is suitable for bowlers with the new ball.
Total Matches played: 19
Matches won batting first: 7
Matches won batting second: 10
No result/abandoned: 2
Average scores in both innings
Average 1st innings score: 281
Average 2nd innings score: 273
Light rain is in the forecast.The daytime temperature is going to reach 11 °celsius, and the temperature is going to dip as the day will progress. The humidity will be on the higher side, near about 90 percent.
Team News: Bangladesh
Even after a defeat in the last match, the team might not do any alterations in the playing XI. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has played exceptionally well in all three games for the team. Other than him, Mushfiqur Rahim looked in great touch. No injury concerns are revolving around the side.
Full Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed
Team News: Sri Lanka
Talking about Sri Lanka, then, Nuwan Pradeep who has suffered a dislocation and cut on a right finger will miss the match. Jeffrey Vandersay might replace him. Other than this, no changes are expected.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rehman
Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal
Standings in the ICC ODI points table
Bangladesh – Seventh spot with 90 ratings
Sri Lanka – ninth spot with 76 ratings
Head to Head in World Cup
Total matches played-3
Sri Lanka win-3
Both teams’ score against each other in the World Cup
Highest score Lowest Score
Bangladesh 240 112
Sri Lanka 332 126
Bangladesh has never defeated Sri Lanka in the World Cup matches yet. Will the Bangladeshi Tigers pull out something special this time or will the Lankan lions once again emerge victorious? Let’s see what happens.
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