ICC World Cup 2019: Match 16, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out this match.

Sri Lanka ODI
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Two Asian teams, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will lock horns in match 16 of the ongoing World Cup on Tuesday. Both the teams have won only one match so far in the tournament after three outings. While Bangladesh defeated South Africa, they lost to New Zealand and England. Sri Lanka, at the moment, are placed better than the Tigers with three points to their name after beating Afghanistan and their game against Pakistan was washed out.

As far as the team combination is concerned, Mohammad Mithun might sit out for this game and the aggressive Sabbir Rahman might come in. Mithun, at 5, has scored only 47 runs so far and should’ve done much better. Sri Lanka has been jolted with an injury ahead of the game as Nuwan Pradeep dislocated his finger and has been ruled out of this encounter. Jeevan Mendis will most likely replace him as they don’t have any other pacer as a backup in the squad.


Match Details

The 16th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Bangladesh and Windies at the County Ground in Bristol.

The match starts at 10:30 am local time (09:30 am GMT) (3:00 pm IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

The game is likely to be interrupted frequently due to rain. While the showers are predicted just before the start of the match, there is a 58% chance of the heavens opening up in the afternoon according to AccuWeather. DLS might come into play as well with the temperature likely to hover around 11-13 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report

The previous match at the venue was washed out and both the teams will be hoping that they at least get a result out of this encounter. The Bristol has favoured the batsmen usually but the overcast conditions might make it tough for them to score runs. The team winning the toss is likely to field first.

Average first innings score: 297 (Last three completed One-Day matches (including the warm-ups)).

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 1

Probable Playing XIs


Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun/Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mustafizur Rahman.

Bench – Mohammad Mithun/Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Liton Das, Abu Jayed.

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga.

Bench – Nuwan Pradeep, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Team News:

Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of this match due to a dislocated finger.

Power Picks:

Lasith Malinga vs Bangladesh in ODIs:

Innings: 13

Wickets: 24

Average: 17.04

4-wicket haul: 1

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Kusal Mendis, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal

Vice-Captain Options: Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Perera, Soumya Sarkar

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Perera (VC)

Batsmen – Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne

All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan (C), Thisara Perera

Bowlers – Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Isuru Udana.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (C)

Batsmen – Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar (VC), Dimuth Karunaratne

All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Dhananjaya de Silva

Bowlers – Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Lasith Malinga.


Expert Advice:

Kusal Mendis is an extremely talented player and could play a big knock. He could become an expected pick as captain in big leagues.

Probable Winners:

Bangladesh are expected to win this match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.