BAN vs SL: Bangladesh playing XI vs Sri Lanka, Match 38, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Predicted
Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in match No. 38 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Monday.
Bangladesh are sitting in the bottom half of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. They started with a brilliant win over Afghanistan in their opening game, but that was the only game that went their way. Since then, Bangladesh have lost each and every game that they have played so far.
As a result, they became the first team to be eliminated from the tournament. But still, they have a lot of things on the line. Bangladesh have two games left to play, and if they want to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan, they need to win both matches. They will now face Sri Lanka on Monday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Here we will talk about the predicted playing XI for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka.
BAN vs SL: Bangladesh’s Predicted playing XI vs Sri Lanka
1. Tanzid Hasan:
Tanzid Hasan has been under the pump because of his non-performance. He has only one fifty in 7 games played and got out for a duck in the last match. The left-hander might have his last few chances on the team, and he will be looking to make the most of them to stay in the contest for the team.
2. Litton Das:
Litton Das has got a few starts but he hasn’t played a big innings apart from two half-centuries. But he has a lot of caliber and likes to dominate the opposition. Das will be keen to give a good start to his team that can help them break the losing streak in this competition and put pressure on Sri Lanka.
3. Najmul Hossain Shanto :
Najmul Hossain Shanto entered the tournament in good form and started well with an unbeaten half-century in the first game. But since then, he hasn’t even crossed 25 runs in next six innings, which is one prime reason for Bangladesh’s failure. With not much left to loss, he is expected to do well for the team and himself as well.
4. Shakib Al Hasan (C) :
Shakib Al Hasan will be under pressure because nothing has gone in his favor so far. His team is out of the competition and he hasn’t done well individually which will be in his mind. He has taken 8 wickets so far but with the bat, he has failed badly. That’s what he will look to improve against Sri Lanka on Monday.
5. Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk) :
Mushfiqur Rahim has been the backbone of this team and a consistent batter in the middle-order. But he hasn’t made any impact so far. Mushfiqur has scored 171 runs at 28.50 with two half-centuries. He has good numbers against Sri Lanka across formats and will be keen to make a good contribution in the upcoming game.
6. Mehidy Hasan Miraz:
Mehidy Hasan Miraz will be the key for Bangladesh in both departments. He is the star all-rounder who has done well with both bat and ball. He has scored 169 runs and batted in different positions. With the ball, he has taken 9 wickets and will be the player to watch out for.
7. Towhid Hridoy:
Towhid Hridoy is another batter whose form has been concerning for Bangladesh. He hasn’t clicked yet so far, which will be on his mind. But the way he performed ahead of the World Cup was pretty impressive, and that’s why he is in the team. Hridoy will look to play a crucial knock to help his team get to winning ways.
8. Mahmudullah :
Mahmudullah has been the best batter for Bangladesh in this tournament. The veteran has been among the runs and has scored runs under pressure. He has made 274 runs at an average of 68.50, with one brilliant hundred. Mahmudullah will look to continue his form.
9. Taskin Ahmed :
Four wickets in five matches is not what we expect from Taskin Ahmed. But those are his number in this tournament so far. He has struggled, and that’s why Bangladesh have also struggled. But he needs to pull up his socks and help his team provide a good start with the bowl so that they can put pressure on Sri Lanka.
10. Mustafizur Rahman :
Mustafizur Rahman has an even worse numbers, has only four wickets in seven games, and hasn’t provided his team with the breakthrough in the middle overs. But we all know about the skill set he has, and he can bowl some good yorkers and slower ones to deceive the batters, which we might see on Monday against Sri Lanka.
11. Shoriful Islam :
Shoriful Islam has picked wickets with the new ball but leaked runs as well. He has 8 wickets in 7 games and has looked good in odd ways. His role will be to provide Bangladesh with some early wickets that can give the team good start and put the opposition batters under pressure.