Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
The Sher-e-Bangla cricket stadium will host the second match of the ongoing Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Test series. After the first match ended in a draw, the BAN vs SL 2nd Test 2022 is expected to be a tense affair. The series will be determined by the outcome of the Mirpur match. Bangladesh have never won a Test series against Sri Lanka at home, therefore this will be a golden opportunity for them. Let's take a look at the second Test match preview. 2022 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Second Test: Match Preview The series' second match will be played at the SBNCS in Dhaka, with a 10 a.m. start time (Bangladesh Start Time). The Mirpur stadium is known for its sluggish pitch, which helps spinners from the start, especially in the longer version of cricket. One can imagine how difficult a pitch may become for batters on days 4 to 5. This pitch has seen some memorable encounters, with two of Bangladesh's biggest Test triumphs happening here. This ground has also seen most of Bangladesh's Test triumphs. As a result, the Bangladesh team should be optimistic heading into the BAN vs SL second Test 2022. Read Mushfiqur to skip West Indies series to perform hajj Bangladesh Bangladesh's top three Test run scorers, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, and Shakib Al Hasan are the only players to have scored over 1,000 Test runs at this venue. These players know how to score big on Mirpur's surfaces, and the good news is that they will all be available for the second Test. Top five most Test run scorers at SBNCS, Mirpur Player Innings Runs HS Ave 100s Shakib Al Hasan 33 1409 144 45.45 1 Mushfiqur Rahim 37 1302 219* 40.68 2 Tamim Iqbal 33 1260 151 38.18 2 Mominul Haque 21 883 161 44.15 3 Mahmudullah Riyad 20 796 136 44.22 2 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read Sri Lanka hold firm to end Chattogram Test in a draw Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam will have to shoulder the most of the burden in bowling, as both off-spinners Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Nayeem Hasan will be unavailable due to injury. The good news is that Shakib and Taijul are two of the most prolific wicket-takers at this arena, and they may be a nightmare for the Lankans. Ebadot Hossain and Khaled Ahmed will have to demonstrate some talent and consistency with the ball because Shoriful Islam will not be playing. Top five most Test wicket-takers at SBNCS, Mirpur Player Innings Wickets BBI Ave 5W Shakib Al Hasan 30 63 6/59 32.03 7 Taijul Islam 19 54 8/39 23.59 2 Mehidy Hasan Miraz 13 41 7/58 17.92 5 Zaheer Khan 4 17 7/87 13.94 2 Shahadat Hossain 16 16 6/27 50.12 1 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read BAN vs SL First Test 2022: Four key Takeaways for Bangladesh Predicted playing XI Top Order: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Middle-Orders: Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das (Wicket-Keeper), Mosaddek Hossain, Lower-Order: Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain Sri Lanka The experienced Angelo Mathews produced a superb knock in the first Test. His 199-run innings aided Sri Lanka's first-innings total. On the other hand, Dinesh Chandimal had a strong showing in the first Test, playing two crucial knocks in the match. These two players, as well as captain Dimuth Karunaratne, will be crucial for Sri Lanka's batting order. The Lankan team will be hoping for responsible batting in their second innings, which could be difficult on Mirpur's surface. The Pacers Kasun Rajitha and Asitha Fernando did well with the ball in the first Test. Kasun claimed four wickets, while Asitha captured three. The management of the Sri Lankan team will be expecting another strong performance from them in the series decider. On the other hand, spinners had a difficult time in the opening match at Chattogram. They were all cost-effective, but they didn't obtain enough wickets. Perhaps Bangladesh batters were wary of them. Though, these three spinners may be lethal on SBNCS wicket. Their performance will be crucial to the Sri Lankan campaign. Read IPL 2022: Who will make the playoffs from Delhi and Bangalore? Predicted Playing XI Top Order: Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Middle-Orders: Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis, Lower-Order: Asitha Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando Pitch Report and Weather Forecast According to weather reports, rain and thunderstorms are forecast for the first two days of the match. On the other hand, the following three days are expected to be bright and suitable for cricket matches. The SBNCS, Mirpur, is great for spinners, particularly in the latter two days. Therefore, there will be a lot of spin bowling during the contest. The toss-winning captain is likely to bat first to put pressure on the opponent. Bottom Line Bangladesh have a fantastic opportunity to win a Test series against Sri Lanka for the first time. As a result, Bangladesh should enter the field with the goal of winning the BAN vs SL 2nd Test 2022. They were unable to create a substantial advantage in the first innings of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Chattogram due to their defensive approach. Overall, the hosts have enough strength to defeat the visitors. So, they should be able to win both the match and the series against Sri Lanka if Bangladesh can execute their game plan well on the field. Read 5000 Test Runs: Foremost Cricketers to Reach the Milestone From Respective Teams
The ZACS Chattogram surface was suitable for batters for the first four days, and it was predicted before the BAN vs SL first Test 2022. The spinners found a groove from the last session of day 4 to the end of day 5. The first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ended in a draw, with little excitement among neutral supporters. However, fans in Bangladesh celebrated Mushfiqur Rahim's achievement of becoming the country's first player to surpass 5,000 Test runs. Here are five major takeaways for Bangladesh from the first match. First Test Match Report: BAN vs SL Series 2022 Sri Lanka understandably opted to bat first in the first Test in Chattogram, and they made 397 runs. Veteran Angelo Mathews was the top scorer for Sri Lanka, who guided the innings by playing a 199-run knock. Besides, Kusal Mendis (54) and Dinesh Chandimal (66) also had good contributions with the bat. Off-spinner Nayeem Hasan picked up six wickets for the hosts. In reply, Bangladesh were all-out for 465 in the third session of day 4. Tamim Iqbal (133), and Mushfiqur Rahim (105) both scored centuries. It was a special match for Mushfiqur as he reached his 5,000 Test runs milestone. Apart from them, Mahmudul Hasan Joy (58) and Litton Das (88) made two valuable contributions with the bat for the Tigers. Medium-pacer Kasun Rajitha picked up the highest 4 wickets for the Lankan side. Bangladesh did manage to pick up a couple of wickets before the end of day 4 and four more wickets in the second session of day 5. However, an unbeaten 99*-run partnership between Dinesh Chandimal (39) and Niroshan Dickwella (61) saved the match for the visitors. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne (52) also made a fifty for his side. In Sri Lanka's second innings, left-arm orthodox spinner Taijul Islam bagged four wickets for Bangladesh. Angelo Mathews won the Player of the Match award for his outstanding contribution with the bat in the first innings. Major Outcomes for Bangladesh from the First Test of the Series The series-opening match against Sri Lanka produced some notable outcomes for Bangladesh. The majority of the discussion topics revolve around batting since the batters dominated most of the contest. Read: Shoriful ruled out of second Test vs Sri Lanka Mushfiqur Rahim Hits the 5000 Test Runs Milestone Bangladesh’s big takeaway from the match was Mushfiqur Rahim’s 5,000 runs milestone in the Test format. He became the first Bangladeshi player to achieve the feat by scoring 105 runs in the first innings of Bangladesh. Though Tamim had a chance to reach the landmark before Mushfiqur, he retired hurt on 133 due to a muscle strain. At that moment, Tamim was 19 runs away from scoring his 5,000 Test runs. Mushfiqur Rahim was under pressure prior to this series for not being able to play to his full potential. He was even warned by BCB's president that the selectors may consider dropping Mushfiqur if his barren run with the bat continues. So, it was a perfect response by Bangladesh’s most dependable batter. Overall, Mushfiqur Rahim has scored 5,037 runs in 81 matches with an average of 36.76. In Tests, he has a total of 825 fifties. Top five most runs for Bangladesh in Tests Player Match Runs HS Ave 100s Mushfiqur Rahim 81 5,037 219* 36.76 8 Tamim Iqbal 66 4,981 206 40.16 10 Shakib Al Hasan 60 4,055 217 39.36 5 Mominul Haque 52 3,516 181 39.06 11 Habibul Bashar 50 3,026 113 30.87 3 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Tamim Iqbal’s Aggressive Hundred Tamim made 133 off 218 balls in Bangladesh's first innings, striking the ball at a rate of 61. It was his 10th Test century and 25 overall. Tamim Iqbal has changed his batting style in the longer-version format in recent years. He is now more aggressive than he used to be and always tries to attack the opposition bowling attack. That is why Tamim’s strike rate over the last five years has been one of the best in the world. He has had the third-best strike rate among the openers (minimum 10 innings) in the Test format since 2017. Top five best strike rates by the openers since 2017 (at least 10 innings) Player Innings Runs Strike Rates HS 100s Shikhar Dhawan (India) 19 851 83.75 190 3 Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka) 14 307 65.73 64 0 Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) 41 1593 64.07 133 2 David Warner (Australia) 63 2660 61.50 335* 7 Aiden Markram (South Africa) 53 1900 59.33 152 5 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Nayeem Hasan has the potential to replace Mehidy Hasan Miraz Nayeem Hasan had a great outing in this match, coming on to replace the injured Mehidy Hasan Miraz. The off-spinner made his Test debut almost four years ago against the West Indies in 2018. Since then, he has taken 31 wickets in 8 matches, including his career-best 6/105 against Sri Lanka in the first innings of the first Test in Chattogram. Nayeem’s bowling in the first innings was sparkling and caused real trouble for the Lankan batters. More importantly, most of his wickets were crucial. After this strong showing with the ball, Nayeem has definitely established a genuine case for himself with the selectors to consider him regularly for the longer-version format. If not, he should be the first choice if Mehidy Miraz falls victim to any injury in the future. Read: Chattogram Test: Bangladesh in driving seat Bangladesh's defensive batting strategy on the fourth day Since the pitch was suited to the batters, it was anticipated that runs would score in the first match. Expectedly, the batters did flourish from day 1 to day 4, as 901 runs had been scored for the loss of 22 wickets, averaging 225.25 runs per day. However, the run rate came down to 2.58 on day 4, which indicates players took a cautious approach to their batting. Since Bangladesh batted the whole day on day four, except for the last 17 overs, the blame should go to the home side in case of lower run rates. Mushfiqur Rahim, who was praised for reaching his 5,000 Test runs milestone on that particular day, was the main culprit for low run rates. Rahim had to play 285 balls for his 105 runs on a relatively very good batting surface. One can argue that the Bangladesh team should blame themselves for not creating a winning situation because of their defensive batting approach. Aftermath Bangladesh played safe and earned a draw in the BAN vs SL first Test 2022. The Tigers' team campaign had set the expectation that they would strive for a win against a relatively inexperienced Lankan side. However, Bangladesh did not appear worried about winning the match at any stage throughout the game. They took a defensive approach and got the outcome they wanted. Bangladesh should adjust its strategy for the second Test in Dhaka. The pitches at Mirpur would be more favorable to spinners, therefore the match should produce a result.
The Sri Lankan team put up a valiant effort. They scored 397 runs in their first innings thanks to Angelo Mathews' brilliant effort. However, considering the conditions of the ZACS surface, Sri Lanka should have scored more runs in the first innings to mentally push Bangladesh. Oppositely, the hosts should be satisfied with their performance, which saw them restrict Sri Lanka to a reasonable total. Bangladesh are clearly aiming for a big total to take a huge first-inning lead in the BAN vs SL first Test 2022. Sri Lanka’s First Innings The pitch conditions indicated that it would be a belter for the batters. Therefore, Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne didn’t have to think twice about batting first. Sri Lanka didn’t have a brilliant start, losing a couple of wickets before lunch on day one. Nayeem Hasan picked up both the openers for Bangladesh. He was included in the place of Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Nayeem has justified his inclusion by taking six wickets in the first innings. Read Sri Lanka continue to thrive as Nayeem fights back taking 4 For Sri Lanka, veteran Angelo Mathews played a magnificent 199-run knock and single-handedly carried the innings to a big total. Mathews made a 92-run stand with Kusal Mendis for the third wicket after losing the openers in the first session. It seemed they were well set at the crease and ready to form a big partnership in the middle. However, Mendis (54) threw away his wicket after trying to smash Taijul in the mid-wicket region. The biggest stand of Sri Lanka’s innings came between Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal for the fifth wicket. The experienced duo added 136 runs together and guided Sri Lanka to get past the 300-run barrier. Nayeem eventually broke the stand when Sri Lanka had 319 runs on board. In fact, the visitors lost four wickets in the span of four overs. Read BAN vs SL Series 2022: Tamim, Mushfiqur on verge of unique milestones The innings was then carried by Mathews and the tail-enders. He was on his way to completing his double hundred, but his attempt to slog Nayeem's delivery didn't go as planned, and he wasted the perfect opportunity. Bangladesh bowled Sri Lanka out for 397, with Mathews finishing one run shy of 200 in his marathon innings. Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets in addition to Nayeem, and Taijul took one wicket. The Scenario of Bangladesh’s First Innings Day three ended with Bangladesh reaching 318/3, just 79 runs short of Sri Lanka's first innings total. The veteran Tamim Iqbal and his new opening partner Mahmudul Hasan Joy gave the selectors some optimism by amassing 168 runs together in 48.5 overs. Tamim may have finally found a true partner in the Test format in Joy. Read Nayeem shines with 6 wickets to deprive Mathews of double ton Mahmudul Hasan was trapped by a bouncer by Asitha Fernando and lost his wicket after scoring his first fifty (58) at home in the Test format. Bangladesh lost two more quick wickets—Najmul Hossain Shanto and skipper Mominul Haque—and were down to 184/3. Then Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim carried the innings to 220/3 at the end of day 3. In the meantime, Tamim completed his 10th Test century and first against Sri Lanka. He remained unbeaten on 133* at tea but didn’t come out to bat in the third session. The southpaw had to retire after suffering a cramp in the second session of day three. He was just 19 runs shy of reaching the 5,000 marks in Tests. Litton Das came out to bat in place of Tamim in the post Tea session. Bangladesh didn’t lose any more wickets in the final session as Litton and Mushfiqur played out the day. Litton has remained unbeaten with 54 runs, his 12th Test fifty overall. On the other hand, Mushfiqur Rahim has remained undefeated with 53 runs, his 26th fifty overall. Mushfiqur only needs 15 runs to complete his 5,000 Test runs. Read Andrew Symonds: Five Memorable Cricket Moments of Late Australian All-Rounder The Bangladesh team is on a goal to put up a massive total so they don't have to bat again. They are well on their way to achieving this target. If Bangladesh keep batting like this, they will be able to amass a big total by the end of their first innings in the BAN vs SL first Test 2022. Bottom Line Bangladesh are only 79 runs behind Sri Lanka's first innings total with six wickets in hand. The pitch is still in terrific shape for the batters, with no big fractures apparent thus far. Bangladesh batsmen are set to dominate the Lankan bowling unit on day four if the surface remains the same, allowing them to take a substantial lead in the first innings. As a result, the play on day four of the BAN vs SL first Test 2022 is vital and will ultimately determine the match's fate. Read Mushfiqur, Liton grind Sri Lanka after Tamim’s ton
The Bangladesh team will take on Sri Lanka on Sunday for the first of a two-match Test series. The Tigers have never defeated the Lankan team in a home Test match. Bangladesh’s only Test victory against Sri Lanka came in 2017 at the P Sara Oval away from home. Besides, they have never won a longer-version series against the Lankans. In that context, the BAN vs SL first Test 2022 will be crucial for the hosts to create history against the Lankans. Oppositely, the visitors will be hoping to start the series with a victory as the outcome of each match will have a significant impact on their ICC’s World Test Championship points standings. The first match preview is discussed in this article. Read Shakib to play first Test vs Sri Lanka The First Test Match Preview: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka The first match of the series will be held at the ZACS, Chattogram, and the scheduled start time is 10 a.m. (Bangladesh Start Time). This is known for its relatively good ground for the batters in comparison to other venues in Bangladesh. The batters will likely have a good time in the middle, especially in the first three days. This ground saw one of the most successful run chases in Test cricket last year during the Bangladesh vs West Indies match. The Windies pulled off a magnificent victory over Bangladesh on the third session of day five. This amazing stat indicates that batters can find a way to play long innings even in the last two days at Chattogram’s ZACS ground. Read Where to Watch BAN vs SL Test Series 2022 Live Streaming from Bangladesh? Top Five Highest fourth innings totals (successful run chases) Team Opposition Score Ground Year West Indies Australia 418/7 St John's, Antigua 2003 South Africa Australia 414/4 Perth 2008 India West Indies 406/4 Port of Spain 1976 Australia England 404/3 Leeds 1948 West Indies Bangladesh 395/7 Chattogram 2021 Source: https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/222199.html Read Domingo reluctant to play ‘unfit’ Shakib Bangladesh Some Bangladesh batters' preferred hunting ground is Chattogram’s ZACS. One of them is skipper Mominul Haque. The left-handed batter has the best average among Bangladesh players at this ground who have played more than one match. He also has seven Test hundreds at ZACS, most by any player. Besides, Mushfiqur, Tamim, and Shakib all have good records at this venue. Therefore, batting shouldn’t be a major concern for the hosts against this Lankan Test side if they play to their full potential. Top five most Test runs at ZACS, Chattogram Player Innings Runs HS Ave 100s Mushfiqur Rahim 33 1301 101 40.65 1 Mominul Haque 21 1203 181 66.83 7 Tamim Iqbal 29 905 109 31.20 1 Shakib Al Hasan 30 865 71 30.89 0 Kumar Sangakkara 6 598 319 99.66 2 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read Covid-negative Shakib 'available for first Test vs Sri Lanka' In bowling, spinners have to take the bulk of the responsibility since the pace bowling unit isn’t so strong for the hosts. In addition, Bangladesh’s spinners have excellent records at this venue as well. Shakib will lead the bowling attack, but Taijul has the ability to rip apart the opposition's batting line-up. Top five most Test wickets at ZACS, Chattogram Player Innings Wickets BBI Ave 5W Shakib Al Hasan 30 60 7/36 32.30 4 Taijul Islam 17 38 7/116 33.84 2 Mehidy Hasan Miraz 12 29 6/80 31.20 1 Shahadat Hossain 17 22 5/71 50.00 1 Nathan Lyon 2 13 7/94 11.84 2 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read Reminiscence: Five Top Performances by Bangladesh Bowlers in Tests against Sri Lanka Probable playing XI Top Order: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Middle-Orders: Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das (Wicket-Keeper), Nayeem Hasan, Lower-Order: Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain. Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan team is currently under pressure to make a strong comeback after a disappointing performance in their last Test series against India. The Lankan side has some seriously talented players who have the capacity to exhibit fine performance. However, will they be able to showcase their potential against a tough Bangladesh side in the BAN vs SL first Test 2022? The newly appointed Lankan head coach, Chris Silverwood, informed us that he has given license to the batters to play fearless cricket. Therefore, the batters are expected to show a positive mindset during the match. The Lankan opener and captain, Karunaratne, will be vital for them to have a strong start to the innings. Besides, Mendis and other senior players will have to play their parts properly during the contest. Read Five Best Test Knocks by Bangladesh Batters Against Sri Lanka: A Look Back In bowling, two of the young spinners—Praveen Jayawickrama and Lasith Embuldeniya, will be crucial for the Lankan side. These two already have eye-catching bowling stats in Test format, and Bangladesh’s conditions are ideal for them to enrich their records even further. So, Bangladesh bats need to be a bit cautious while playing against them. Pacer Vishwa Fernando could also provide breakthroughs for the visitors when needed. Probable Playing XI Top Order: Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Middle-Orders: Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis, Lower-Order: Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando Weather Prediction and Pitch Report There is a strong possibility of rain with thunderstorms on the first two days of the match. Therefore, the persistent rain could interrupt the play. The weather conditions could improve from day three. The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium is not a batting-paradise ground; rather, it can be recognized as a sporting venue. Batters feel confident playing big innings here. The toss-winning captain may opt to bat first at this venue in order to put up a big total on board. Read Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Series 2022: ICC WTC standings predictions for both teams Bottom Line The BAN vs SL first Test 2022 is crucial for both the participating teams in order to stay dominant in the series. The winning team of the first Test will start as favourites prior to the second match at SBNCS, Dhaka. Besides, each match consists of 12 points in the ICC’s World Test Championship (2021–2023). Sri Lanka have a strong record in Tests over Bangladesh. So, they will be hoping to continue their dominance over them. However, this Sri Lankan squad is relatively less-experienced and the hosts have a genuine chance to make a new history. Bangladesh can win a Test series against Sri Lanka for the first time ever. There is much to play for both teams in this bilateral Test series. Read BAN vs SL Test Series 2022: Five Crucial Players for Bangladesh
The BAN vs SL Test series 2022 is anticipated to be exciting, as both teams are confident in their ability to compete. Sri Lanka are under pressure to make a strong comeback in the forthcoming series following their previous series loss to India. On the other side, Bangladesh are hoping to win a Test series against Sri Lanka for the first time. However, the hosts will find it difficult to win a longer-version series. They need key players to step up during the competition. Let’s look at the five players who might be crucial for Bangladesh in the upcoming Test series. Five Key Bangladesh Players for BAN vs SL Test Series 2022 Both the squads have some genuine talented cricketers who have the ability to change the scenario of a game. However, team tigers should feel confident in that perspective as on home soil, anyone can burst into the scene and do the job for the hosts. Let's have a glance at five Bangladesh players’ Test statistics who can be a difference-maker. Mominul Haque Test Inn: 95 | Runs: 3,514 | HS: 181 | Ave: 39.48 | 100s: 11 Test skipper Mominul Haque was recently heavily criticized for not showing enough leadership aptitude during the South Africa series. One of the criticisms was that the seniors' influence heavily on his decision-making. Mominul must demonstrate to everyone that he possesses leadership qualities and can guide the Test side with a clear vision. Apart from his captaincy role, Mominul will be crucial for Bangladesh’s middle order. Thankfully, the left-hander has a brilliant record at home and there is an expectation that Mominul will find his rhythm during the series. Read BAN vs SL Test Series 2022: What would the combined XI look like? Tamim Iqbal Test Inn: 125 | Runs: 4,848 | HS: 206 | Ave: 39.41 | 100s: 9 The veteran Tamim Iqbal will be vital for Bangladesh to strengthen the top order. He has to anchor the innings in order to give Bangladesh a great platform. If Tamim plays to his full potential, Bangladesh will surely find a good position in their innings. Litton Das Test Inn: 53 | Runs: 1,730 | HS: 114 | Ave: 33.26 | 100s: 2 Consistency is one of Litton Das's biggest problems. However, he has been in great form in the Test format over the past year. Litton has 871 runs in 19 innings with an average of 45.84 since January 2021. He will most likely bat in the middle order, with the responsibility of guiding Bangladesh's innings to a competitive total. Read BAN vs SL Test Series 2022: Who holds the advantage in records? Taijul Islam Test Match: 36 | Wickets: 153 | BBI: 8/39 | Ave: 32.01 | 5Ws: 10 Left-arm orthodox spinner, Taijul’s home record has been excellent, with 115 wickets in 23 matches. Facing him in Bangladesh’s conditions is a nightmare for the opposition batters. The Lankan batting line-up will surely face an uphill task against Taijul Islam, especially on days 4 and 5. Shakib Al Hasan Test Match: 59 | Runs: 4,029 | HS: 217 | Ave: 39.50 | 100s: 5 | Wickets: 215 | BBI: 7/36 | Ave: 31.30 | 5Ws: 18 Tigers' biggest weapon in the series will be Shakib Al Hasan. He will lead the hosts' spin attack and could play a key role in the middle order. Shakib in his finest form is capable of putting the Lankan team under pressure and taking the game away from them. Read Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2022: Squad comparison Aftermath At home, anyone from Bangladesh's team can fire up against Sri Lanka. However, the five key Bangladeshi players named above are more likely to step up for the hosts. Captain Mominul bears the main responsibility for bringing the team together, which is essential for team success. The efficient spin of Taijul Islam, the all-round contribution of Shakib Al Hasan, the anchor role of Tamim Iqbal as an opener, and Litton Das' recent Test form can all help Bangladesh win the BAN vs SL Test Series 2022.
The third match of the ODI series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will take place On Friday (28 May). The Sher-e-Bangla stadium will host the final match. The first two matches were also held at the same venue, and we found that the pitches were beneficial to both batters and bowlers. The curator is expected to use the same pitch for the final match. Bangladeshi players will have to put up a strong performance to whitewash the Lankans despite the fact that Bangladesh are a strong opponent in their own backyard. This article discusses the BAN vs SL 3rd ODI match preview. Bangladesh’s Team News Veteran middle-order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was instrumental in Bangladesh's victories in the first two matches. Bangladesh were able to put up a challenging score in the opening two matches because of his two outstanding efforts. In addition, hard-hitting batsman MahmudullahRiyad delivered two solid knocks. So, Bangladesh will rely heavily on them in the last encounter. Read: Copa America 2021: Things you need to know On the other hand, off-spinner MehidyHasanMiraj and left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman are having a good series. MehidyMiraj is in the finest form of his life right now. He has climbed to second position in the ICC ODI bowling rankings for the first time. The Bangladesh team management will have faith in him in the third match as well. Taskin Ahmed and Mohammad Mithun may replace injured Mohammad Saifuddin and Mosaddek Hossain in the match on Friday. The Bangladesh team would hope that the out-of-form cricketers will come out firing in the final match and help Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka for the first time. It would not be difficult for Bangladesh to overcome Sri Lanka if they can keep their discipline in the third match. Three key players for Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal: ODIs: 215 | Runs: 7,517 | HS: 158 | SR: 78.36 | Ave: 36.84 Mushfiqur Rahim: ODIs: 226 | Runs: 6,553 | HS: 144 | SR: 79.22 | Ave: 37.23 MehidyHasanMiraz: ODIs: 49 | Wkts: 54 | BBI: 4/25 | Econ: 4.42 | Ave: 33.79 Bangladesh’s Predicted XI Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), MahmudullahRiyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, MehidyHasanMiraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, and Shoriful Islam Sri Lanka’s Team News Sri Lanka's attacking mindset have so far failed to provide a positive outcome in this series. In the first two ODIs, Bangladeshi bowlers pushed hard in the middle of the innings and achieved the results they expected. Sri Lanka may be able to play with a lot of freedom in the series finale because they have already lost the series. As a result, Sri Lanka have a chance to shock Bangladesh on Friday. We may expect some youngsters to make their international/ODI debuts for the Lankan team in the third match. Read: Tamim, Shakib and Mustafizur Reach Unique Milestones in the first ODI against Sri Lanka Three key players for Sri Lanka KusalPerera: ODIs: 103 | Runs: 2,869 | HS: 135 | SR: 92.07 | Ave: 30.84 KusalMendis: ODIs: 78 | Runs: 2,206 | HS: 119 | SR: 84.29 | Ave: 30.21 WaninduHasaranga: ODIs: 20 | Wkts: 19 | BBI: 3/15 | Econ: 5.10| Ave: 39.52 | Runs: 400 | HS: 80* | SR: 117.99 | Ave: 28.57 Sri Lanka’s predicted XI KusalPerera (Captain & WK), DanushkaGunathilaka, NiroshanDickwella, KusalMendis, DasunShanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, WaninduHasaranga, Ashen Bandara, IsuruUdana, Lakshan Sandakan, and DushmanthaChameera Pitch and Weather Report The pacers should receive some help throughout the game, and the spinners will be handy later in the innings. Dhaka will likely have overcast skies On Friday and there may be little rain as the game continues. Overall, it is expected to be a hot and humid day. Read: Five reasons behind Bangladesh's win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI Bottom Line The Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI match will be much more competitive, as Sri Lanka will be eying to snatch a victory form the series. Therefore the Sri Lankan team will give it their all to defeat Bangladesh. On the other hand, this will be a fantastic opportunity for Bangladesh to whitewash Sri Lanka in any format of the game for the first time. But, the exact roles that Bangladeshi players will play over Sri Lanka will be vital. Bangladesh have the potential to sweep Sri Lanka if they can keep their focus throughout the contest. Overall, cricket fans are anticipating an exciting match to be held between two Asian teams.
After being winless for 10 matches in a row, Bangladesh's national cricket team has finally regained its winning trend in international cricket. The host defeated the Lankans by 33 runs in the first of three matches ODI series. Bangladesh will clinch a bilateral ODI series against Sri Lanka for the first time if they win another match in this contest. In addition to the team's success, Bangladesh enjoyed some personal achievements during the match. Three of Bangladesh's top cricketers; Tamim, Shakib, and Mustafizur reached unique milestones in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. This article discusses the achievements of the three cricketers. The achievements of Tamim, Shakib, and Mustafizur in the first ODI Bangladesh's ODI captain Tamim Iqbal, and the world's best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan achieved personal milestones. While Mustafizur Rahman set a new world record in the series-opening match. Let's take a closer look at those accomplishments. The milestone that Tamim Iqbal achieved Bangladesh's ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal needed only two runs to become the first Bangladeshi player to amass 14,000 runs in international cricket before the opening match in the Sri Lanka series. The veteran opener Tamim Iqbal achieved this personal milestone by scoring 52 runs in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka. Tamim Iqbal has a total of 14,050 runs in 413 innings in 356 matches. Tamim has 23 hundred and 89 half-centuries in international cricket. He hit his career-best of 206 runs in a Test match against Pakistan in Khulna in 2015. Tamim still needs seven more runs to reach the 14,000-run mark for Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal is expected to reach the milestone in the second match of the ongoing bilateral series. Apart from Tamim, the other two Bangladeshi cricketers with over 10,000 international runs are Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan. Tamim is only the tenth opening batsman in international cricket history to achieve 14,000 runs. Read: Five reasons behind Bangladesh's win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI The milestone that Shakib Al Hasan reached Prior to the series opener against Sri Lanka, Shakib Al Hasan was on the verge of reaching a milestone, having taken 999 wickets in 667 competitive matches. He would have completed 1,000 wickets if he gets just one wicket. He had reached this personal milestone by taking 1 wicket for 44 runs in 10 overs. Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Kusal Mendis was his 1000th wicket victim. Shakib has taken 569 wickets in international cricket (210 Test wickets, 267 ODI wickets, and 92 T20 wickets), as well as 431 wickets in first-class cricket, List A, and T20 format. Shakib is expected to shatter two more records in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka. If Shakib gets only two more wickets, he will be the highest ODI wicket-taker for Bangladesh jointly with Mashrafe (269). Furthermore, if he scores 52 runs in the series, the world's best all-rounder will become the third Bangladeshi to achieve 12,000 international runs. Read: What Bangladesh's World Cup 2023 squad would look like? The world record set by Mustafizur Rahman The cutter-master Mustafizur Rahman achieved a fantastic milestone in the series opener against Sri Lanka. Mustafizur claimed three wickets for 34 runs in the contest. As a result, Mustafizur Rahman captured 51 wickets in 26 One-Day Internationals in Bangladesh, averaging only 15.11. Mustafizur Rahman has the best average among bowlers who have taken at least 50 wickets at home. Two Australian cricketers, CJ Mckay (18.63) and Dennis Lilee (18.72) are ranked second and third respectively on the list. He appeared in 65 One-Day Internationals and collected 121 wickets at an average of 22.97. Mustafiz's best ODI bowling figures (6/43) came against India at Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in a bilateral series in 2015. Bottom Line Tamim, Shakib, and Mustafizur reached unique milestones in the first ODI against Sri Lanka and made Bangladesh proud again in world cricket. Bangladesh players would be able to achieve a number of personal milestones if they perform well in the next two matches of the series. However, the main goal should be to ensure a 3-0 series victory. Because if Sri Lanka is whitewashed, Bangladesh will rise to the top of the ICC ODI World Cup Super League points table, which will be a far more significant achievement. Read: Why SL series is important for Bangladesh's 2023 World Cup Berth?
The three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka got off to an excellent start. Bangladesh have taken a 1-0 lead in the series after defeating Sri Lanka by 33 runs in the series opener. Bangladesh will secure the series if they win the next match. Bangladesh will play with confidence in the second encounter if they can maintain the fighting attitude that they displayed in the first match. The good news is that both the senior and young players contributed significantly to this victory. This article discusses five reasons behind Bangladesh's win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI. Five factors contributed to Bangladesh's victory over Sri Lanka Effective partnership between Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah Veteran cricketers Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad took charge of Bangladesh's innings after losing four wickets for 99 runs in 23 overs. They had formed a 109-run fifth-wicket partnership to cross the 200-run barrier. Mr. dependable Mushfiqur Rahim was a far more aggressive of the two, scoring 84 runs off 87 balls. On the other hand, Mahmudullah Riyad scored 54 runs. Bangladesh's score might not have surpassed 250 if it hadn't been for this pair. So, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah's solid partnership was one of the match's turning points. Read: What Bangladesh's World Cup 2023 squad would look like? Miraj's superb spin bowling Bangladeshi bowler Mehidy Hasan Miraj is presently ranked fifth in the ICC ODI bowling rankings. Miraj is proving to be a highly efficient bowler with his excellent performance in the first match. Captain Tamim Iqbal introduced off-spinner Mehidy Miraz at the start of the innings with the hope of an early breakthrough. Miraj performed an excellent job of repaying the captain's trust in him. By sending opener Gunathilaka back to the pavilion in the fifth over Miraz got Bangladesh's first wicket. He then picked up three more wickets in the midst of the innings to completely dismantle Sri Lanka's middle order. Mehidy, who took the most four wickets for Bangladesh, was essential in the team's victory in the first match. Saifuddin's timely breakthrough Wanindu Hasaranga shocked the Bangladesh camp with some blazing striking at one point during the match. Hasaranga was dreaming of taking Sri Lanka home by hitting sixes against Bangladeshi bowlers. Saifuddin brought relief to Bangladesh's campaign by dismissing this fearsome lower middle-order batsman at the end of the 44th over. Sri Lanka's score at the time was 211 while chasing 256 runs. Hasaranga made 74 runs off 60 balls before being dismissed. After breaking the eighth wicket partnership, the bowlers took the remaining two wickets within 12 runs to ensure the victory of Bangladesh. Read: Why SL series is important for Bangladesh's 2023 World Cup Berth? Tamim Iqbal's captaincy Tamim Iqbal is gaining experience as the Bangladesh team's captain. We can get a sense of the kind of captain he'll be in the future. Apart from scoring 52 runs as a batsman, Tamim changed the bowlers successfully while fielding. By introducing off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz at the start, he managed to get a Lankan wicket. Bangladesh's quickest bowler Taskin Ahmed teamed up with Mehidy Miraz to bowl at the beginning of the innings. Then Tamim brought Mustafiz, Shakib, and Saifuddin into the attack. Although Taskin was a bit expensive, the rest of the bowlers did well. Tamim's strategy of using three quick bowlers at the end of the innings was effective. All in all, Tamim did well in the first match of the series as captain. Experience The Sri Lankan ODI side is inexperienced, and it will take some time for them to gel as a team. Therefore, Bangladesh seized the opportunity in the first encounter. Sri Lanka lost multiple wickets in the midst of the innings despite chasing a respectable total in the first match. On the other hand, Sri Lanka was unable to put more pressure on Bangladesh despite removing four batsmen within 100 runs. Sri Lanka required a couple of decent partnerships from the top order in order to win the opening match, which they failed to deliver. On the contrary, Bangladesh counter-attacked the Lankan bowlers after losing a few early wickets and took control of the innings. The Sri Lankan team will be able to rectify mistakes as their experience grows. Read: Bangladesh and Sri Lanka all set to face off in an ODI Series Bottom Line Five reasons behind Bangladesh's win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI must be maintained in the second match. Because it is essential for the players to deliver consistent performances in order to win the series. Besides, Bangladesh players must try to rectify the mistakes that were made so that they do not repeat again in the next encounter. Bangladesh will win the series by defeating Sri Lanka in the second match if they can perform at their best.
Mushfiqur Rahim smashed an 87-ball 84 to help the Tigers post a challenging total in the first ODI of the three-match series against Sri Lanka Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Riding on his bat, Bangladesh posted 257 for six after winning the toss and won the match by 33 runs. "I stuck to my strengths and took my time. I had to keep one end safe and that's what I did. The finishing touch from Riyad and Afif was superb," Mushfiqur said after the game. "It wasn't an easy wicket to bat on. As Shakib and Liton got out early, there was pressure. Tamim batted well and he allowed me to take my time. And then Riyad was superb. These conditions aren't ideal to play; it's not just hot, the humidity takes a lot out of you but the credit goes to our players," he added. Mushfiqur scored 84, Tamim 52 and Mahmuduallah 54, helping the Tigers overcome the initial batting damage. And Mehidy Hasan Miraz bagged four wickets and Mustafizur Rahman took three to confine the Lankans within 224 runs and seal the game. This series is a part of the World Cup Super League. The top seven teams of this event will directly qualify for the World Cup 2023. Bangladesh have already played six matches of this event and won three. Sri Lanka played three matches of the World Cup Super League and lost all. The remaining games of the ODI series will be played on May 25 and 28 at the same venue.
Bangladesh won the first match of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka by 33 runs, defying a strong resistance from Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The Tigers won the toss and posted 257 runs for six after choosing to bat first. In reply, Sri Lanka started well as Danushka Gunathilaka and captain Kusal Perera added 30 runs in the first wicket stand. Just when they started building a solid foundation, Mehidy Hasan Miraz struck. Mehidy, the number five bowler in the ICC ODI ranking, took four wickets conceding 30 runs in 10 overs. Sri Lanka showed some resistance in the sixth and seventh-wicket stands, posting 47 and 62 runs. However, Hasaranga posed the strongest challenge to the Tigers, scoring 74 off 60 balls with six sixes and three fours. The right-handed batsman was guiding the Lankans to a victory which seemed unlikely before he took the field. Hasaranga finally fell prey to Mohammad Saifuddin when Sri Lanka needed 47 runs to win in six overs. The Lankans eventually managed to score 224 for 10 in 48.1 overs. Saifuddin took two wickets while Shakib Al Hasan bagged one and it was his 1000th wicket in the recognised cricket. Earlier, despite losing four wickets for 99 runs, Bangladesh posted 257 runs for six wickets in 50 overs in the first innings after choosing to bat first. Mushfiqur Rahim was the highest run-getter in this game who scored 84 off 87 balls with four fours and one six. Tamim Iqbal hit 52 while Mahmudullah Riyad posted 54 to help the Tigers post a challenging total. In the fifth wicket stand, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah added 109 runs off 122 balls – the highest partnership in Bangladesh's innings. After 40 overs, Bangladesh were batting at 193 for four. They needed to come up with some big shots in the last 10 overs, but the dismissals of Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah made it difficult for the hosts. In the sixth and seventh-wicket stands, Bangladesh added 22 and 27. In the end, Afif Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin remained unbeaten for 27 and 13 off 22 and 9 balls. Both Liton Das and Mohammad Mithun got dismissed for a duck in this game. For Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva was outstanding with the ball. He bagged three wickets with two-in-two conceding 47 runs. Dushmantha Chameera, Danushka Gunathilaka and Lakshan Sandakan took a wicket each. This series is a part of the World Cup Super League. Bangladesh have already played six matches of this event and won three. The top seven teams of this event will directly qualify for the World Cup 2023. Sri Lanka played three matches of the World Cup Super League and lost all. The remaining matches of the series will take place on May 25 and 28 at the same venue.