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Sridhar
30 Aug 2023
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Sridhar Bhamidi 30 Aug 2023
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  • Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Match 2 predictions to be played at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium on Thursday afternoon, Indian time
  • Bangladesh have won 6 of their last 8 ODIs
  • Bangladesh have won 2 of their last 3 Asia Cup ODIs
  • Sri Lanka have lost 2 of their last 3 ODIs against Bangladesh
  • Can the Bangladesh side upset the home team and start on a high?
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Match 2
Can the visiting Bangladesh side upset the Sri Lankan apple cart? (Getty Images)

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Match 2


It’s time for Asia Cup co-hosts Sri Lanka to start their Group B action of the 2023 campaign against Bangladesh. This match #2 of the tournament will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday starting at 3 pm IST.
  • Head to Head
  • Bangladesh Form
  • Bangladesh Team News
  • Sri Lanka Form
  • Sri Lanka Team News

Sri Lanka have had several problems running into the tournament with injuries and COVID issues, especially their bowling. Although they have dominated this contest against Bangladesh, their poor stocks put them at a disadvantage. I am backing Bangladesh to turn the tables and win this match against Sri Lanka.

  • Sri Lanka have lost 2 of their last 3 matches against Bangladesh (ODIs)
  • Bangladesh have won 6 of their last 8 matches (ODIs)
  • Bangladesh have won 2 of their last 3 Asia Cup matches (ODIs)
  • Mustafizur Rahman has taken at least 2 wickets in 6 of his last 7 matches against Sri Lanka (ODIs)

Head to Head


Sri Lanka have faced Bangladesh in 51 ODIs so far with 40 wins for the Lankans and nine wins for the Bangladeshis. The remaining two matches ended as no results. The last time they faced each other, Bangladesh won 2-1 in Mirpur.

Bangladesh Form


Bangladesh were last seen in this format in July when they lost to Afghanistan 2-1 in a three-match series. It was a series that was mired in a lot of controversies for them.

There’s a change at the top for the Bangla team as Shakib Al Hasan takes over the captaincy once again. That doesn’t change the fact that Bangladesh are still looking to erase the hurt of 2012, 2016 and 2018 Asia Cup editions where they lost in the final.

The visitors are going to miss Ebadot Hossain who misses with an injury, as also Litton Das who is ruled out of the tournament.

Bangladesh Team News


Bangladesh are likely to look at their bowling stocks and may have to take a decision on benching Hasan Mahmud in favour of Shoriful Islam.


Sri Lanka Form


Sri Lanka were last seen in the ICC ODI World Cup qualifier when they won the title without any fuss. They won ten ODIs in a row in June – July this year to be coming into this tournament with great momentum.

The Lankan Lions are the defending champions but that is in the T20I format. The last time they won the ODI format of the Asia Cup was in 2014.

Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga are out due to injuries and their replacements are likely to be thrown straight in.

Sri Lanka Team News


It could be a toss-up between Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Binura Fernando among the bowlers as Sri Lanka look to get the best out of their injury-hit squad.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Match 2 FAQs

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What time does Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Match 2 start?

This Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Match 2 will be played at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium on August 31, Thursday starting at 3:00pm IST.

Verdict

Sri Lanka have a tough choice to juggle their squad and find the right mix to take care of their injuries. That gives a chance to Bangladesh to change the record against Sri Lanka with a win. I am putting my money on Bangladesh winning this match. Keep a small wager on Mustafizur Rahman ending up as Bangladesh’s best bowler.

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