Match Preview By Kunal:
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh:
Welcome to the match prediction & preview of Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh in the 5th match of Asia Cup 2022. This match is to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on 1st September. The last time the two met was in October 2021, when Srilanka won by 5 wickets.
Srilanka will play 2nd match of this Asian tournament. After being asked to bat first, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 105 in their last match. In that match, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (38) and Chamika Karunaratne (31) scored the most runs. Wanindu Hasaranga was the only bowler with a wicket in that game. Srilanka stands in the 3rd position of the points table with 0 points. They have played 1 match till now, in which they lost. In the previous match, they lost the game against Afghanistan by 8 wickets.
On the other side, Bangladesh will also play 2nd match in this Asian tournament. While batting first, Bangladesh managed 127 runs in 20 overs in their previous match. Mosaddek Hossain (48) and Mahmudullah Riyad (25) scored the most runs in that match. Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, and Mohammad Saifuddin were the bowlers who each took one wicket in that game. Bangladesh stands in the 2nd position of the points table with 0 points. They have played 1 match till now, in which they lost. In the previous match, they also lost the game against Afghanistan by 7 wickets.
In today’s match, Both teams Srilanka and Bangladesh will look to win as the winner of this game will qualify for the playoff. This is or dies game for both teams so they will try to give it their all and will be interesting to watch who comes out victorious.
Sri Lanka: Danushka Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana.
Bangladesh: Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain (vc), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mahedi Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed.
Sri Lanka: 8
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 39°C and humidity will be 29%. The speed of the wind will be around 11 km/h and the sky will be mostly sunny.
So far, the track at Dubai has proven to be extremely beneficial to seamers in both innings. The batters at the venue have experienced some movement as well as extra bounce. However, because the teams that bowled first have won both times, we expect the toss-winner to field first.
Match Time: 07:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network & Hotstar
Bangladesh will win
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.