Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match Prediction & Tips 2024

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Test Match Prediction

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the first Test of the two match series.  The match will be played at the Sylhet International Stadium will start at 9:00 AM IST on March 22.

BAN vs SL 1st Test, Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet Pitch Report

The pitch will be good for seam bowling on the first day and Day 2 will have the best conditions to bat. The following three days will see spinners take control.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match 2023

Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11

BAN Team News

Bangladesh will head into the Test match on back of a stunning ODI series win over Sri Lanka. Bangladesh have been dealt with a big blow as veteran batter Mushfiqur Rahim has been ruled out of the game. Towhid Hridoy has replaced him in the squad. Also, Litton Das, who was dropped from the ODI squad, makes a return.

BAN Team Batting

Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das and Zakir Hasan can be backed to do well. Shanto has been a thorn in the flesh for Sri Lanka and scored a hundred in the ODI series. Das also has a big statement to make after being dropped from the ODI squad. Hasan is technically very sound and capable to play a big innings.

BAN Team Bowling

The bowling will rest on Taijul Islam and Mahidy Hasan Miraz. The two spinners will enjoy the conditions and will be a threat to Sri Lanka. Also, Shoriful Islam has been in great wicket-taking form and will be the pacer to watch out for.

BAN Team Form

Bangladesh played New Zealand in a two match Test series at home where they won one games and lost the other.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11

Zakir Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Mominul Haque, Shahadat Hossain, Litton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed.

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Sri Lanka will be keen to take revenge of the ODI series defeat in the Test series. The team has been dealt with a big blow as ace spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been ruled out of the Test series after getting suspended by the ICC.

SL Team Batting

Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Matthews will be the main batters to watch out for. The three batters are the best Sri Lanka have. They have been in good form as well. Karunaratne scored 77 in the last Test against Afghanistan while Matthews and Chandimal scored centuries.

SL Team Bowling

The bowling will rest on Kasun Rajitha, Prabath Jayasuriya and Lahiru Kumara. The conditions will be overcast on first two days and pacers Kumara and Rajitha can get the ball to move both ways. Also, Jayasuriya is the team’s lead spinner.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka’s last Test was against Afghanistan at home where they registered a comprehensive win.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva (c), Kamindu Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara, Ramesh Mendis.

🏆 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Prediction

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in the ODI series but the Test format is a different ball game altogether. It won’t be easy for Bangladesh to bowl out Sri Lanka for low scores twice in two innings. Sri Lanka, however, can exploit the lack of experience in the Bangladesh team. Back Sri Lanka to win.

Sri Lanka to beat Bangladesh in 1st Test

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