Who Will Win, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2018
- Betting Tips
When: 2nd T20, February 15, 4.30 PM IST,5 PMLocal
Where: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Bangladesh LWLLL (completed matches, most recent first)
Sri Lanka LLLLLW
Last year in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh enjoyed, perhaps, their best-ever away tour. Fast forward to the return series in 2018 and the tables have turned, across formats. Can the hosts halt Sri Lanka’s charge?
Sri Lanka (From): Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Shehan Madushanka, Amila Aponso, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Asitha Fernando
Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Ariful Haque, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed, Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Mithun
Pitch and conditions
The pitch in Mirpur is likely to be slow but still good for batting. The weather in Dhaka has quickly warmed up, with temperatures set to be in the mid 20-degrees range. No rain is forecast.
What to expect: It is expected to be a cloudy day with temperatures hovering around the 28 degree celsius mark. There’s no chance of a shower.
Stats and trivia
- Chandimal has maintained a strike-rate below 100 in 20 of his 42 T20I innings. These are generally his lower scores, which suggests he has trouble getting started in a T20 knock.
- Perhaps Mustafizur’s most-impressive T20 stat is his economy rate of 6.16 after 17 innings. At home, that rate goes further down to 5.61.
- Although Sri Lanka have the longer losing streak heading into this match, Bangladesh’s T20 record since the 2016 World T20 has also been awful. They have lost 10 of their 11 most-recent games.