Date: 25th May 2021
Time: 12:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
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In the second ODI of Sri Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh, the hosts must be having added confidence. Bangladesh displayed a dominant brand of cricket in the 1st ODI and beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs. The Tigers certainly have the upper hand heading into the second contest and Sri Lanka will have to punch above their weight in order to win the game.
Bangladesh, having leapfrogged into the 4th position of the Super League table, are a serious force to reckon with. Skipper Tamim Iqbal was elated at the post-match presentation as he highlighted the fact that Bangladesh won a game after 10 losses across formats. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 84 and his handy knock bode well for the team. Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan was the pick of the bowlers as he took 4 wickets.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s refurbished side did not deliver on the expectations of new captain, Kusal Perera. Wanindu Hasaranga’s heroic knock of 74 (60) went in vain as Bangladesh bowlers sent shivers down the spine of the Sri Lankan batsmen. Dhananjaya de Silva was the standout bowler for the island nation and he should play a huge role in one’s fantasy team.
Probable Playing XI
Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun/Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera (C/W), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ashen Bandara
Wicket-keepers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Perera
Batsmen: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmuddulah, Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathalika
All-rounders: Shakib-Al-Hasan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana
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