Bangladesh host Sri Lanka (BAN vs SL) in the second and final Test of the two-match series in Dhaka.
The first Test resulted in a draw. In the first innings, Sri Lanka put up a decent total of 297 courtesy a stellar knock of 199 from Angelo Mathews. Nayeem Hasan grabbed six wickets for Bangladesh.
In reply, the hosts managed to get over Sri Lanka’s score and put up 465 runs on the board. Tamim Iqbal (133) and Mushfiqur Rahim (105) smashed brilliant tons. Kasun Rajitha was the most successful bowler for the visitors with four scalps.
Sri Lanka, in their second innings, reached 260/6 before the game ended in a draw. Niroshan Dickwella and Dimuth Karunaratne scored fifties. Taijul Islam returned with four wickets for Bangladesh.
Both teams will want a result and a series win from this game.
Match: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test
Date and Time: May 23-27, 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
BAN vs SL Predicted Playing XI
Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mominul Haque, Najmul Shanto, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tajuil Islam, Mehidy Hasan , Nayeen Hasan, Ebadot Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan
Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Dananjaya De Silva, Lasith Embuldeniya, Ramesh Mendis/Praveen Jayavickrama, Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando
The wicket is expected to be good for batting on the first few days. However, there will be something in it for the bowlers as well. As the game progresses, the wicket will detoriate and spinners will be aided. Anything around and above 400 is a good first innings total here.
BAN vs SL Match Prediction
Both the teams batted well in the first game. Hence, it will be another interesting battle once again. However, Sri Lanka’s spinners struggled and they lack the quality as compared to Bangladesh’s spinners. This will give the hosts an edge and they are expected to win the series 1-0.
BAN vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Mushfiqur Rahim, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, Tamim Iqbal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Shakib Al Hasan, Dananjaya De Silva, Taijul Islam, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Embuldeniya, Nayeem Hasan
Captain: Angelo Mathews, Vice-captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Fantasy Team #2: Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Tamim Iqbal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Shakib Al Hasan, Dananjaya De Silva, Taijul Islam, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Nayeem Hasan
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan, Vice-captain: Tamim Iqbal