Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Match Prediction 2024

BAN vs SL 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I of the three match series. The match will be played at Sylhet International Cricket Ground and will start at 5:30 PM IST on March 06.

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka played out a thrilling game in the series opener. While Sri Lanka managed to win the match by 3 runs, the hosts will be pleased with the fight back they showed. The game looked done and dusted when Bangladesh were left reeling at 30-3 and then 68-4 in the 9th over in a daunting chase of 207, however, magnificent fifties by Mahmudullah and Jaker Ali got Bangladesh very close. 

They needed just 12 runs in the last over but Ali lost his wicket and Sri Lanka won the game. Earlier, Sri Lanka posted a huge score of 206-3, courtesy of 59 by Kusal Mendis, 61 by Sadeera Samarawickrama and 44 by Charith Asalanka. The first T20I is a clear indication that the series will be a close one.

Sri Lanka ticked most boxes in the first game but Bangladesh will be slightly concerned about the form of their top order batters. If they can get a good start, they are very capable to post a big runs on the board.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 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 will chase. It is a small ground and defending is not easy on a flat deck. Back captain to opt to bowl after winning the toss.

BAN vs SL Pitch Report

The pitch is flat and tailor made for batters. More than 400 runs were scored in the first game which shows that there is not much help on offer for the bowlers. Once again, a high scoring game can be expected.

Sylhet Weather Report

It will be clear and the temperature will range between 29 and 14 degrees. The humidity will be 57 percent during the day.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 2024

Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11

BAN Team News

The hosts won’t be keen on making a lot of changes to the playing XI. Despite the defeat in the first game, the team will be happy how they played and would like to back the players to take the team home in the second T20I.

BAN Key Players

  • Towhid Hridoy – Towhid Hridoy could not score much in the first game but he has been in great form recently and scored over 450 runs in the Bangladesh Premier League. He is one of the key batters of the side and the team will need him to fire in the second game.
  • Jaker Ali – Jaker Ali has a very bright future for Bangladesh. He has just played 4 games for the side and has an average of 106 and a strike rate of 137. In three games, he stayed not out, showing that he does the finishing role well. In the last game, he scored 68 in 34 balls and almost took the team home.
  • Shoriful Islam – Shoriful Islam was hammered in the first game but he did get Bangladesh off to a great start by picking up the wicket of Avishka Fernando early. He has been in good form recently and picked 22 wickets in the BPL.

BAN Team Form

Bangladesh have improved as a team in this format of the game. They beat New Zealand in one of the T20Is in last series and almost chased 207 against Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11

Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Towhid Hridoy, Jaker Ali, Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Sri Lanka picked up a magnificent win in the first game and we see no reason for them to tinker the winning combination. If Sri Lanka can seal the series in the second game, they will surely give benched players a chance in the playing XI.

SL Key Players

  • Kusal Mendis – Mendis started the series on a positive note and played a brilliant innings of 59 in just 36 balls to get Sri Lanka off to a flier. Mendis is a quality batter and Sri Lanka would want him to have a good series ahead of the T20 World Cup.
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama – Sadeera Samarawickrama also proved his credentials in T20I cricket and slammed a brilliant 61 in 48 balls to take Sri Lanka over the 200 run mark. After doing well in ODI and Tests, Sadeera has showed that he is a match winner in T20Is too.
  • Maheesh Theekshana – Theekshana will have to play a big role for Sri Lanka in the absence of Hasaranga. He had a decent outing in the first game and picked a wicket for 32 runs.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan in the last series and will be eyeing another series win over Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka (C), Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

Bangladesh have lost 10 out of the 14 matches against Sri Lanka but they have got close to beating Sri Lanka many a times in recent few years.

BAN vs SL Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played BAN Won SL Won Draw NR
Overall 14 4 10 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 have been in great form in this format of the game and they are also slightly better on paper. The win in the first T20I have further boosted their odds. 

Who will win Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Match?

We suggest backing Bangladesh to win. Bangladesh did lose the 1st T20I but they almost chased the score of 207 despite losing three wickets in the powerplay. Bangladesh showed that they have enough batting depth and even if the top order fails, the middle and lower order can help the team recover. If Bangladesh can bowl slightly better, they can end up winning the game.

🏆 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Prediction

Bangladesh will start as favourites. Bangladesh almost chased 207 runs in the last game. Sri Lanka’s bowling could be put under pressure in the absence of Hasaranga and Bangladesh have that quality to exploit the weakness. Also, the hosts have good bowlers on the side. They did lose to Sri Lanka in the last game but we feel Bangladesh have enough quality to pick a win in following games. Back Bangladesh to win.

Bangladesh to beat Sri Lanka in 2nd T20

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