As Sri Lanka prepares to face Bangladesh in Match 2 of the Asia Cup 2023 on their home turf, this adds an interesting twist to the situation. However, Dasun Shanaka’s team finds itself in a challenging position due to the absence of key players. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara and Dilshan Madhushanka, all crucial contributors, are sidelined due to injuries. This predicament leaves Sri Lanka with limited options to work with.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will be aiming to break free from their reliance on seasoned players, which has hindered their progress in the past. Fortunately, a number of promising young talents are ready to make their mark. Notably, Bangladesh’s Asia Cup squad includes five members from the triumphant Under-19 World Cup team. And the way the team management nurtures and harnesses these young guns would impact Bangladesh performance in the tournament.

Asia Cup 2023, BAN vs SL – 2nd Match, Group B:

  • Date and time: August 31, 2023, Thursday; 09:30 pm GMT | 02:30 pm local | 03:00 pm IST
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:

The pitch at Pallekele consistently cater to the needs of both batters and bowlers, and this trend is likely to continue. Historically, the average score in the first innings at this location hovers around 250. This indicates that the pitch is conducive to batting, enabling teams to post competitive totals. However, during the second innings, the pitch tends to become more favourable to the bowlers. The average score in the second innings is just 202, showcasing the increased assistance the bowlers receive on this surface.

BAN vs SL Dream11 Prediction Picks:

  • Wicketkeepers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Mendis
  • Batters: Dimuth Karunaratne, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Pathum Nissanka
  • All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Bowlers: Taskin Ahmed, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

BAN vs SL Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain:

Choice 1: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Dhananjaya de Silva (vc)
Choice 2: Maheesh Theekshan (c), Dimuth Karunaratne (vc)

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BAN vs SL Dream11 Prediction Backups:

Mustafizur Rahman, Dasun Shanaka, Towhid Hridoy, Kasun Rajitha

BAN vs SL Dream11 Team for today’s match (August 31, 09:30 pm GMT):

BAN vs SL Dream11 Team for today’s match (Screengrab: Dream11)

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Squads:

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Kusal Perera, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Binura Fernando

Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Afif Hossain, Anamul Haque, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

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