Sri Lanka square off against Bangladesh in Match 5 of the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai on Thursday 1 September. The match is a do or die for both the teams. This is the second group game for both teams from Group A.
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Sri Lanka lost their first group game against Afghanistan earlier in the tournament. Bangladesh were also beaten by the Afghans, who became the first team to qualify for the Super 4 by winning two games in a row.
Asia Cup 2022: Match 5 Preview
Bangladesh have a number of issues, including an unsettled top order and a an inexperienced fast bowling attack against Afghanistan. Mosaddek Hossein was the only one who stood out with the bat, and the team will look to their captain Shakib al Hasan to lead from the front.
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“I have no goals. My only aim is that we can do well in the (T20) World Cup and these are the preparations for it. If someone thinks that I can change things within one or two days or that someone else will come to change it, then we are living in a fool’s kingdom.”
“If you are able to think practically, our true development will be seen when the team really does well in the World Cup in three months’ time”Shakib Al Hasan
The batters struggled in their first game, and it is up to them to save them in this one. The game will be played in Dubai. To bring their bowlers into the game, the batsmen must score between 160 and 170 runs. This is a game that the team must win. A loss to Bangladesh would be the end of their Asia Cup 2022 campaign.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, lacked intent in their first game, despite having a lot of match winners in their lineup. Bhanuka Rajapaksa looked solid at the crease, but the bowlers will have to deliver far more.
Asia Cup 2022: BAN vs SL Match Details
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Date & Time: Sep 1, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Network, Disney+Hotstar
BAN vs SL Pitch Report
The Dubai International Stadium has been quite good for the bowlers and the batters have found it tough to post big totals in the games played so far. The skipper winning the toss will be looking to chase given the results so far in the venue.
BAN vs SL Head to Head Record in Asia Cup
|Stats||Matches||SL Won||BAN Won||NR|
|At Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE||0||0||0||0|
|In the last 5 matches||5||3||2||0|
BAN vs SL Probable Playing XIs
Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana.
Asia Cup 2022: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Probable Match winner
Bangladesh are the favourite heading into the final group stage match in Group B. Bangladesh has had a better record against Sri Lanka in the last two years.