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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 2024 – Preview, Playing 11, Predictions, and Live Streaming Info

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Bangladesh is gearing up to welcome Sri Lanka for an exciting multi-format cricket series beginning Monday, March 4. The action-packed series will feature three T20Is set to take place in Sylhet, followed by three ODIs in Chattogram, concluding with two Test matches.

The T20I series will unfold at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, with the opener scheduled for March 4. This series serves as crucial preparation for both teams ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June.

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Coming off their last series against New Zealand in December 2023, Bangladesh, under the leadership of Najmul Hossain Shanto, is looking to make a strong statement against the visiting Sri Lankan team.

READ: Bangladesh vs Sri Lank T20I 2024 Series: Schedule, Team Squads

Sri Lanka, having recently squared off against Afghanistan at home, enters the series buoyed by their solid performance. Led by Charith Asalanka for the initial two T20Is, the team aims to replicate their recent success. However, Pathum Nissanka will be absent due to an injury not fully healed from the series against Afghanistan.

In response, Bangladesh has called up Jaker Ali Anik to replace Aliss Al Islam, who suffered a finger injury during the Bangladesh Premier League. Jaker Ali Anik is eager to make his mark in the T20I series.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match Details:

  • Event: 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2024
  • Date and Time: March 4, 2023, Monday, 5:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Head-to-Head Record:

  • Total Matches: 13
  • Bangladesh Wins: 4
  • Sri Lanka Wins: 9

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium typically favors spinners, presenting a challenge for batters to score freely. A total beyond 160 runs is considered competitive on this surface.

Weather Forecast:

Clear weather is anticipated for the match day, with temperatures ranging between 18 and 29 degrees Celsius.

Probable XIs:

Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Mohammad Naim, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib/Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka (c), Angelo Mathews, Kamindu Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Matheesha Pathirana

Match Prediction:

As the series gets underway with the first T20I in Sylhet, both teams are poised to deliver their best performance. Sri Lanka, with a well-rounded squad, is favored to take an early lead in the series.

Prediction: Sri Lanka to win the opening match.

Live Streaming Details:

  • TV: Not Available
  • Live Streaming: FanCode
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