The Super Four stage of the 2023 Asia Cup has started, with Pakistan securing a resounding victory over Bangladesh in the opening match. Bangladesh appeared to struggle against the formidable Pakistani team and must swiftly regroup.
Their upcoming encounter is against Sri Lanka. The Lankans have a commendable track record against the Tigers in one-day international cricket and have already defeated them in this edition of the Asia Cup. The advantage of playing in familiar home conditions further benefits Sri Lanka’s prospects.
With so much at stake, take a look at some suggested fantasy teams for the upcoming match.
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Pitch Report
The surface at R. Premadasa Stadium typically provides a favourable setting for batters, particularly during the initial stages of a match. It offers a desirable combination of brisk pace and bounce.
However, as the match progresses, the pitch tends to lose some of its pace and gradually becomes more conducive to spin bowling, thus challenging batsmen to get runs with greater difficulty.
Regarding the weather conditions in Colombo, the forecast anticipates overcast skies with the possibility of a couple of thunderstorms, particularly in the early part of the day.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Super Fours, Asia Cup 2023 Key Players
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Najmul Hossain Shanto
- Pathum Nissanka
- Matheesha Pathirana
Probable Playing XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Suggested MyTeam11 Fantasy Team 1
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Suggested MyTeam11 Fantasy Team 2
What are the Captain and Vice-Captain Choices for Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh on the MyTeam11 app?
Captain Picks: Matheesha Pathirana, Dhananjaya de Silva
Vice-Captain: Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
MyTeam11 Grand League Must Picks for Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
Matheesha Pathirana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan
MyTeam11 Support League Must Picks for Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan
Where to watch Asia Cup 2023?
The 2023 Asia Cup will be broadcast on Star Sports India and Disney+Hotstar platform.