Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka: DKODING Key Players
Analysing Both The Teams
Bangladesh – Bangladesh made a perfect start to their campaign, posting their highest ODI score of 330-6 during the 21 runs win over South Africa.
However, the Tigers were not able to take forward the winning momentum and were handed a two-wicket loss by New Zealand followed by a massive 106-run defeat to hosts England.
Sri Lanka – Lanka will be optimistic of their chances after recovering from a crushing 10-wicket defeat in their opening match against New-Zealand.
The Lankans defeated Afghanistan in a rain-shortened game to breathe life into their campaign but they were forced to split points with Pakistan after the match was washed out.
Key Players from both the teams
Shakib Al Hasan (All-rounder)
Shakib moved to the top in the ICC ODI rankings for all-rounders a month ago. The left-arm bowler picked two wickets in a World Cup warm-up match against India, in which he ceased control hitter Hardik Pandya.
He scored 75 keeps running off 84 balls to enable Bangladesh to post their most elevated ever ODI total of 330 keeps running against South Africa. In the following match, he scored 64 keeps running against the Kiwis and scalped two wickets which gave Bangladesh a battling chance in the match.
Soumya Sarkar (Batsman)
The left-hand batsman has been in the remarkable form for Bangladesh. The player gave quickfire begin to the group, giving the genuinely necessary catalyst to Bangladesh toward the begin. He alongside Tamim Iqbal furnishes the group with a strong establishment. Sarkar scored 42 keeps running off only 30 balls in Bangladesh’s first match in the World Cup against South Africa. The 26-year-old has turned into a lynchpin of the Bangladesh group and the side’s expectations will depend on him in the match against the hosts as well.
Dimuth Karunaratne (Batsman)
Karunaratne, who did not play a single ODI since the last World Cup, found himself leading Sri Lanka in the marquee event. He displayed a promising inning against South Africa in World Cup warm-up fixture. He scored 87, which saw 12 boundaries. Karunaratne hit an unbeaten 52 against New Zealand in the first match and contributed 30 runs in the second game against Afghanistan.
Under a lot of pressure and the ragtag attached to Sri Lanka, Karunaratne has to take his team back to its winning days.
One of the best pacers in the world, the 35-year-old Malinga is the master of the slow ball, which makes him a go-to wicket-taker. Malinga has so far collected 11 wickets, including a three-for against New Zealand, earlier this year. After being unsuccessful against New Zealand in first World Cup match, Malinga picked three-wickets against Afghanistan in the second game.
Playing in his last World Cup, Malinga will be the crucial player for Sri Lanka.
The winning team will just be lucky enough today as both teams have shown positives and negatives in a similar manner