Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
BAN vs SL
Asia Cup 2023 TODAY MATCH PREDICTION
Aug 31, 2023 | 15:00 | Pallekele International Cricket Stadium – Pallekele, Sri Lanka
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Chance of Winning
|Cricket Team – Group B
|Chance of Winning
|Probability of a Tie
|Last 5 completed ODIs
|Shakib Al Hasan
|Kusal Janith Perera
Ban VS SL Today Match Prediction & Cricket Betting Tips
The Asia Cup 2023 is off to an electrifying start, and the second match of Group B promises to be a thrilling encounter between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The match is scheduled to take place on August 31 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy. Both teams are coming into this tournament with high expectations and are eager to make a mark. Let’s dive into an in-depth match prediction, considering various factors like team form, key players, and historical performance in the Asia Cup.
Ban VS SL Winning Probability
• Bangladesh: 35%
Bangladesh, although not as dominant as Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup history, have been a team that can surprise any opponent. The form of key players like Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman adds to their chances of pulling off an upset.
• Sri Lanka: 60%
Sri Lanka’s recent form and historical dominance in the Asia Cup make them the favorites for this match. Their key players like Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga have been in excellent form, contributing significantly in both batting and bowling departments.
• Probability of a Tie: 5%
Given the high-stakes nature of the Asia Cup and the closely matched abilities of the two teams, a tie is a possibility that cannot be completely ruled out.
Previous Asia Cup Performances
Bangladesh Cricket Team
Bangladesh has been a strong competitor in the Asia Cup but has yet to win the title. They have reached the finals twice, losing narrowly on both occasions. Their performance has been improving steadily, making them a team to watch out for.
Sri Lanka Cricket Team
Sri Lanka has a rich history in the Asia Cup, having won the tournament five times. Their last triumph was in 2014, and they have consistently reached the semi-finals or better in most editions.
Asia Cup 2023 Team Squad and Key Players
Bangladesh Team Squad
|Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Bangladesh Key Player: Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan: The all-rounder has been in sublime form, scoring two half-centuries and picking up 8 wickets in the last 5 matches. His all-round abilities make him a key player for Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka Team Squad
|Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis (vc), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan.
Sri Lanka Key Player: Kusal Janith Perera
Kusal Janith Perera: In the last 5 matches, Kusal has been a linchpin for Sri Lanka, scoring two half-centuries and maintaining an average of 45. His strike rate has also been impressive, hovering around 130. His wicketkeeping skills also add value to the team, making him a multi-dimensional player.
Pitch and Conditions
The match will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, known for its balanced pitch that favors both batsmen and bowlers.
The weather at Pallekele is expected to be partly cloudy with a temperature ranging between 25-28°C. The humidity levels are expected to be around 70%, and the wind speed is likely to be 10-15 km/h.
Pressure and Match Situation
- Bangladesh: Bangladesh will rely on their key players to step up and make a difference in critical moments.
- Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka has a slight edge due to their experience in handling high-pressure games, especially in the Asia Cup.
Both teams have key players in excellent form, and their historical performances in the Asia Cup make this match a must-watch. Sri Lanka may have the historical edge, but Bangladesh’s recent form and key players could very well tilt the balance in their favor.