Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Prediction

SL vs BAN Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2024

Match 15 of the 2024 T20 World Cup sees Sri Lanka take on Bangladesh on Friday evening in Dallas, Texas. Sri Lanka were bowled out for their lowest T20I total against South Africa and lost by 6 wickets with 22 balls remaining in Match 4. For Bangladesh, this is their first game of the tournament. The match gets underway at the Grand Prairie Stadium at 20:30 local time on June 7th.

Although it was a very tough opening fixture and they did not do themselves justice with the bat, there have been plenty of neutral observers who think Sri Lanka had a very hard job batting first on that pitch in New York. They will be looking to start again and put that game behind them in this match.

After losing the series to USA, plenty of pundits wrote off Bangladesh’s chances straight away for this tournament. However, they have some excellent stroke-players in their batting order and if Mustafizur Rahman can bowl at his best then he can be unplayable.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

SL vs BAN Match Toss Prediction

The first two matches at the Grand Prairie Stadium in this tournament were won by the team batting second and once again in the third match, USA won after a Super Over but also fielded first. We predict that both captains will want to field first in this game.

SL vs BAN Pitch Report

The pitch is a little two-paced in Dallas but there will still be plenty of opportunities for six-hitting for batters who are in good form. Spinners are unlikely to get much turn from the surface at the Grand Prairie Stadium and a par score will be around 175-180.

Dallas Weather Report

According to the weather forecast, it will be hot throughout this contest on Friday evening in Dallas. The temperature will be at 30 degrees at the start of the game before dropping to 28 later on and there is no chance of rain interrupting.

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

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Although Sri Lanka were well beaten by South Africa in New York, coach Chris Silverwood and captain Wanindu Hasaranga will have been pleased by some of the fight shown by the team in the second innings. Although this is a different venue, we expect to see an unchanged XI selected.

SL Key Players

  • Kusal Mendis – The 29 year old has played over 250 internationals and has gone past fifty on 14 occasions across his 65 T20I innings.
  • Angelo Mathews – The vastly experienced all-rounder opened the bowling and added some much needed middle-order runs against South Africa. He will be a potential match-winner with both bat and ball in this game.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga – The bowling all-rounder batted at number four in the first game but could drop down the order for this match. He dismissed Quinton de Kock and Tristan Stubbs in Match 4.
  • Dasun Shanaka – The pace bowling former captain will get the ball to move in both directions on this pitch and he impressed with 1/6 from his three overs against South Africa.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka were thrashed by South Africa and have now lost three of their last five in this format.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Pathum Nissanks, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara

Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11

BAN Team News

There have been positive indications from the Bangladesh team management that pace bowler and vice-captain Taskin Ahmed will be fit for this opening game after he missed the tour of USA through injury. Apart from Taskin, there are no players coming back from injury in the group.

BAN Key Players

  • Soumya Sarkar – The batting all-rounder is likely to bat at the top of the order and he hit 43 not out from 28 balls in the last T20I against USA.
  • Shakib Al Hasan – The former skipper and one of the world’s top all-rounders over the last decade still has the ability to win a game at this level. He will bat in an aggressive manner irrespective of the game situation.
  • Mustafizur Rahman – The left-arm opening bowler has plenty of variations and has enjoyed a strong 2024 with his performances at the IPL reminding many of his former greatness.
  • Taskin Ahmed – The right-arm quick bowler was in fine form for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe at the beginning of last month and he will get good carry on this pitch.

BAN Team Form

Although Bangladesh did lose their series against USA, they won the last match by 10 wickets.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11

Tanzid Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Rishad Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Head to Head

This will be the fourth time these sides have gone head to head in T20Is in 2024 and it was Sri Lanka who won the series in March 2-1. They also lead the overall head to head 11-5.

SL vs BAN Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played SL Won BAN Won Tie NR
Overall 16 11 5 0 0
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Betting Odds

With their strong recent and overall record against Bangladesh, it is no surprise to see the bookies backing Sri Lanka at 1.53 as the favourites in this game. Bangladesh are the outsiders at 2.50.

Who will win Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match?

After losing their recent T20I series against USA, Bangladesh have plenty to prove in this T20 World Cup. They do have some individuals in good form but we still have them as the weaker side ahead of this match.

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