T20 World Cup 2021: Match 15, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

T20 World Cup 2021: Match 15, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

The Lankans are unbeaten in the tournament, having won all their three matches thus far.

Sri Lanka cricket Team
Sri Lanka cricket Team. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are set to cross swords in Match No.15 of the T20 World Cup on Sunday, October 24 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The Lankans, led by Dasun Shanaka have had a stupendous run in the tournament, having beaten Netherlands, Ireland and Namibia in a pretty comprehensive manner.

On Friday, the Islanders bowled the Dutch out for a paltry 44 and chased the target down in 7.1 overs. The Tigers, on the other hand, started with a six-run defeat against Scotland. But they came back to beat Oman and Papua New Guinea. Since 2007, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have never faced each other in T20 World Cups.

Match Details

Match – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – Match 15

Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The pitch in Sharjah isn’t expected to be a favourable one for batting. The spinners are most likely to play a massive role. Change of pace from the speedsters will also hold a lot of importance. Chasing should be the way forward on the surface.

Average score: 140 (15 T20Is in Sharjah)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 9, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XIs

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

Bench: Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal

Bangladesh

Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Bench: Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Shamim Hossain, Soumya Sarkar

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 11, Sri Lanka – 7, Bangladesh – 4, N/R- 0

In T20 World Cups

Matches- 1, Sri Lanka – 1, Bangladesh – 0, N/R- 0

Probable best batter of the match

Mohammad Naim (Bangladesh)

Mohammad Naim has been one of Bangladesh’s more consistent batters over the last two years or so. The southpaw replaced Soumya Sarkar in the eleven in the game against Oman and made an impact right away. Although he scored a duck against PNG, Naim has the potential to score big in the next game. He will be looking to take Bangladesh off to a flier.

Probable best bowler of the match

Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

Wanindu Hasaranga didn’t have a great outing in the IPL, he has made amends in the T20 World Cup. In three matches, the leg-spinner has picked up six wickets at a decent economy rate of 4.09. The tweaker has shown that on the slow and low pitches in the UAE, he can be a tough customer to deal with. Not to forget that he also scored a fifty against Ireland.

Today’s match prediction: The team, batting second to win the match.

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.