Sri Lanka will lock horns against Bangladesh in the second game of the Super 4 stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on September 9.
Co-hosts Sri Lanka have performed remarkably well in the group stage, winning their matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan. On the other hand, Bangladesh suffered a big blow as their star batter Najmul Hossain Shanto, the top scorer of Asia Cup 2023, was ruled out of the remaining tournament due to a hamstring injury and replaced by Litton Das. Bangladesh lost their first Super 4 game against Pakistan by 7 wickets. Therefore, this will be the must-win match for them to keep their hopes alive.
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ODI stats and records at R. Premadasa Stadium:
- Total matches: 155
- Matches won batting first: 84
- Matches won bowling first: 61
- Average first Innings scores: 232
- Average second Innings scores: 191
- Highest total recorded: 375/5 (50 Ov) by India vs Sri Lanka
- Lowest total recorded: 78/10 (33.1 Ov) by Sri Lanka Women vs England Women
- Highest score chased: 292/4 (48.3 Ov) by Sri Lanka vs Australia
- Lowest score defended: 170/10 (49.2 Ov) by West Indies Women vs Sri Lanka Women
R Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report
The pitch of Premadasa Stadium has a history of being a spin-friendly wicket. As it is a fresh wicket and the boundaries are not wide-ranging, batters can also expect some help when the game progresses. The average first innings score on this ground is 232.
Colombo weather Report
The prospects of the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh clash, which will be played on Saturday, do not seem good as there is 80% chance of precipitation. The humidity level will be 82%, while the wind may blow at a speed of 21 kmph.
SL vs BAN, Probable Playing XIs:
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket-keeper), Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
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