Bangladesh will lock horns against Sri Lanka in the 38th game of the ongoing World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on Monday. A thick of smog has engulfed the capital city with AQI going over 500 and thus both teams had to cancel their training sessions.
Bangladesh is already out of the tournament whereas Sri Lanka will need to win by a huge margin in order to keep themselves alive in the ODI showpiece.
The Tigers have disappointed with the bat as their batters have let the team down. The Shakib Al Hasan-led team has looked down on confidence and it is palpable in their performance.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, was hammered by a huge margin of 302 runs in their previous match by India. The Islanders were cleaned up for only 55 runs and thus they need to come up with a better batting show.
The injuries have hampered Sri Lanka’s progress in the tournament and they haven’t had the rub of the green on their side. Their bowling unit doesn’t have enough experience whereas they also could not take their chances in the field against India.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh also suffered a seven-wicket loss against Pakistan in their previous game. The Tigers were skittled out for only 204 runs and they will want a better batting show.
Match Prediction: Sri Lanka will enter this contest as favorites against Bangladesh.
Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Mendis (c), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Chamika Karunaratne