From the first round both teams played three matches, and here are some stats of both teams. From the Bangladesh team, Shakib Al Hasan scored 108 runs, Mahmudullah 90, and Mohammad Naim 64. Shakib Al Hasan took nine wickets, Mustafizur Rahman 6 and Mahedi Hasan 5. From the Sri Lanka team, PWH de Silva scored 71 runs, P Nissanka 66 and MDKJ Perera 44. M Theekshana took eight wickets, CBRLS Kumara 7, and PWH de Silva 6. From 2007 to 2018, Sri Lanka and the Bangladesh team’s played eleven t20I’s against each other. Sri Lanka won seven of them and Bangladesh got four victories. Also, the Sri Lankan team form is looking far better than the Bangladesh team form.
SL vs BAN Highlights Today, Sunday 24-10-2021. 15th Match, Group 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, from Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Sri Lanka have won the toss and they will bowl first.
Dasun Shanaka says: “After the IPL, it seems the wicket is keeping down a bit. It’s been a really good team environment after winning three games and practice matches. Maheesh Theekshana is not fit. Binura Fernando comes in for him.”
Mahmudullah says: “We would have liked to bat first. We need to adapt to the conditions. Hopefully, it’s a good one to bat on. A bit of a relief after that first loss. The boys are relaxed. We have got one change: Taskin Ahmed is not playing, Nasum Ahmed comes in.”
Sri Lanka team: 1 Kusal Perera (wk), 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Charith Asalanka, 4 Avishka Fernando, 5 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 7 Chamika Karunaratne, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Lahiru Kumara, 11 Binura Fernando.
Bangladesh team: 1 Litton Das, 2 Mohammad Naim, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mohammad Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Afif Hossain, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Mohammad Saifuddin, 10 Nasum Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
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“It was a good wicket to bat on,” he says. “Last few matches we saw as the day progresses it becomes difficult to score, so we wanted to bat first. On that wicket someone needed to bat through, so Naim’s was a very good innings. I think 170 should be enough for us.”
Post Match Presentation
Charith Asalanka is the Player of the Match: “It’s happy to score a winning knock for my country. I am very happy right now. My friends back home will be very happy right now, they are always back. When I faced the first ball, it looked like a good pitch and I backed myself to play my natural game. Rajapaksa played a brilliant knock and he changed the momentum. I want to keep it up and look forward to do the same for my country in the upcoming games.”
Mahmudullah: I thought 171 could be defended. Liton and Naim gave us a very good start. Naim held the innings. Mushfiq played brilliant innings. We were in the game till the tenth over. But things went wrong for us after that. We will correct that in the next game. We watched the IPL games and thought an extra spinner would help. The spinners bowled well but we missed a couple of chances. This game will boost up our batting unit and we are looking forward to the next game.
Dasun Shanaka: It was not the easiest target to chase but once batsmen are set, any target can be chased. It was an outstanding innings from Asalanka. It’s very important that youngsters step up at this stage, it was really nice to see that.