Bangladesh plays Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Bristol looking to snap a two-game losing streak. The Tigers came close to pulling a shock win over the Kiwis but were completely annihilated in their last game against England. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has not played a game for a long time given rain disrupted their encounter with Pakistan. If they managed two get the 2 points against Bangladesh, it will be considered a decent start by the island nation. Although they lack experience in comparison to their Bangladesh counterpart, they are an unpredictable team. A look at the players to watch out in the game. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Cricket Score 16th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019.
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan (Photo Credits: Getty Images)
A fine century with the bat in a lost cause against England showcased what a fighter the Bangladesh all-rounder is. He bowls his heart out even when the conditions are not favourable. Shakib has an important role to play in the top order where he is tasked to bat through the innings. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Head to Head Record: Ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 BAN vs SL Encounters!
Mushfiqur Rahim (Photo Credits: Getty Images)
One of the senior pros in the team, the Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman has a lot of responsibility in the middle order. If he gets going with the bat, the 2017 ICC Champions trophy semi-finalist could be looking at a decent score. His wicketkeeping is assured and he showed great character to bounce back against England after his howler cost his team the game against Blackcaps. BAN vs SL, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Tamim Iqbal vs Lasith Malinga and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for at Bristol County Ground.
Mehidy Hasan (Photo Credits: Getty Images)
He is electric on the field for Bangladesh and has already taken some sharp catches in the tournament so far. Mehidy Hasan is still learning the tricks of the trade when it comes to spin bowling but there is no let dip in his efforts. He will have to bowl tight if he is not picking up wickets.
Kusal Perera (Photo Credits: Getty Images)
An attacking batsman, Kusal Perera likes to dominate the opposition in the powerplays even if involves a bit of risk. Sri Lanka’s batting is their Achilles heel, and this makes Kusal Perera’s role assume greater significance. His 78 of 81 balls against Afghanistan was integral in them getting to a decent total.
Lasith Malinga (Photo Credits: Getty Images)
The veteran fast bowler has a wealth of experience under his belt and in games of such magnitude, Sri Lanka will need him the most. Bangladesh openers are going through a rough patch at the moment and Lasith Malinga will be looking to capitalize on it.
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The absence of Nuwan Pradeep is a huge blow for Sri Lanka who is their premium attack bowler. Bangladesh definitely is the favourites for the contest.