Bangladesh hope resurgence against Sri Lanka amidst Bristol washout threat
Two subcontinent contenders Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will lock horns in the 16th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the County Ground in Bristol on 11th of June, Tuesday. The match is fixed to start 3.30 PM local time.
With best possible start in the mega event, Bangladesh outclassed mighty South Africa in their opening encounter of the competition and were narrowly defeated in the second match against New Zealand. However, the best rising team in the arena failed to stand out in competence against the hosts in the last match, had suffered big defeat at the hand of England.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka crossed passed three matches with single win in their count as well which was against Afghanistan.
The island nation witnessed a frustrating abandoned match against Pakistan that eventually served them with a point at least on the back of the New Zealand defeat.
The concern remains there for weather condition in Bristol as large clouds hovering reportedly threatening heavy rains during Tuesday’s game.
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza highly hopes for a full match to happen against Sri Lanka and did not forget to remind that his boys are hungry for win.
“I hope we will play a full match tomorrow. I think the team is fine. Yes, disappointing after two losses, but especially against New Zealand, but no, this sort of tournament, we knew that before the ending, you’re never sure, so still a lot of hope there. Boys really hungry to win matches, so team is fine. But again, expecting a full match,” said he.
Sri Lanka are in a bit of discomfort losing promising pacer Nuwan Pradeep due to injury. Jeevan Mendis is likely to replace Pradeep in the coming match.
Bangladesh likely XI: Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Kumar Das, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz/Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe bin Mortaza (Captain), Mustafizur Rahman.
Sri Lanka likely XI: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 2 Kusal Perera (wk), 3 Lahiru Thirimanne, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Jeevan Mendis, 9 Isuru Udana, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Lasith Malinga.