Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match Prediction 2024

BAN vs SL 1st ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the first ODI. The match will be played at Zahur Ahmed Stadium, Chattogram and will start at 1:30 PM IST on March 13.

Bangladesh suffered a disappointment in the T20I series as Sri Lanka emerged victorious by 2-1 margin. The focus now shifts to the ODI leg where the hosts would like to seek revenge for the T20I series defeat. 

Bangladesh will miss the services of Shakib Al Hasan in the ODI series. Shakib was not part of the T20I series as well but in 50-over cricket, that is a body blow to Bangladesh as he is a genuine match winner for the team. The squad for the ODI series remains almost the same, however, the return of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahidy Hasan will come as a shot in the arm.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka squad also have no surprises. The team has named almost the same squad that featured in the ODI series vs Afghanistan.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This game will not be televised in India and fans will have to turn to live streaming to watch the match.

Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on Fancode App and Website

BAN vs SL Match Toss Prediction

Captain winning the toss should bat. The wicket may get slower as the game progresses and chasing against spinners might not be the easiest task.

BAN vs SL Pitch Report

The pitch will be flat but spinners are likely to get some help, especially in the second inning. Strike rotation will be key in middle overs.

Chattogram Weather Report

It will be a clear day with temperature ranging between 31 and 24 degrees. The humidity will be around 64 per cent.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2024

Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11

BAN Team News

Bangladesh will be without their skipper Shakib Al Hasan who is struggling with an eye problem. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan, however, will return to the ODI team to add experience and quality to the squad.

BAN Key Players

  • Towhid Hridoy – Towhid Hridoy did not have a great outing in the T20I series but he is arguably the most talented batter in the team in the absence of Shakib and will be eyeing a strong return in the ODIs. He has got off to a really good start to his ODI career where he has scored over 700 runs, including six fifties in less than 30 matches. 
  • Mahmudullah – Mahmudullah showed good form in the T20I series and scored a fifty in the first game. He looks in good knick at the moment thus the team will rest a lot of hopes of the veteran to help Bangladesh reach a big score or chase one. He along with Rahim will be key.
  • Mehidy Hasan – Mehidy Hasan would be keen to make an immediate impact in the ODI series. He is a very useful cricketer and can contribute both with bat and ball.

BAN Team Form

Bangladesh last played ODI cricket against New Zealand where they lost the series 2-1.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11

Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Pathum Nissanka missed the T20I series due to hamstring injury he picked in the ODI series against Afghanistan. It is not clear how fit Nissanka is but he has been named in the squad along with Dunith Wellalage, Janith Liyange, etc.

SL Key Players

  • Kusal Mendis: Mendis had a great run in the T20I series and scored a plethora of quality runs. He ended the series as the leading run getter, with 181 runs in three games, including two fifties. If Mendis carries over the form to the ODI series, Sri Lanka will be in a great position. 
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama: Sadeera Samarawickrama looked scratchy in the T20I series but he would feel a lot more comfortable in the ODI series. Samarawickrama has scored a century and eight fifties in his ODI career of 38 matches, showing that he is very consistent in this format of the game. ODIs will allow Sadeera to consume a few balls to get set thus a good show is expected of him in the 50-over series.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga – Wanindu Hasaranga is a match winner for Sri Lanka. He played the third T20I after missing the first two games and made an immediate impact. Hasaranga will have to play a big role if Sri Lanka have to win the series.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka’s last ODI series was against Afghanistan which they comprehensively won 3-0.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando/Pathum Nissanka, Kamindu Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sahan Arachchige, Chamika Karunaratne, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Tushara, , Dilshan Madushanka

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

Bangladesh have a forgettable record against Sri Lanka, however, they have improved as a team in the last few years and defeated Sri Lanka quite a few times, including the ODI World Cup 2023.

BAN vs SL Head to Head Stats in ODIs

  Matches Played BAN Won SL Won Draw NR
Overall 54 10 42 0 0
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds

Sri Lanka are getting the favourites tag on betting platforms. Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh in the T20I series and since they are more established as an ODI team, they are getting better odds.

Who will win Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match?

We suggest backing Sri Lanka to win. It is not going to be an easy series for Sri Lanka, however, they do seem to have a better bowling attack which gives them a slight advantage in the ODI series.

🏆 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Prediction

Sri Lanka will start the match as favourites. Sri Lanka have a great record against Bangladesh in ODIs. Even though the batting looks on par for both teams, Sri Lanka edges ahead in terms of quality in bowling. This could be a deciding factor thus we are backing Sri Lanka to start with a win.

Sri Lanka to beat Bangladesh in 1st ODI

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