Date: 01 September 2022
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Ball-by-ball Commentary: SportsTiger App
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will lock horns at the Dubai International Stadium in a must-win game. While Afghanistan have already sealed a place for themselves in Super 4s from Group B by beating both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the winner of this match will join Afghanistan from this group into the next round of the competition. Both sides have certain to work upon which makes it quite a fascinating fixture.
Sri Lanka had a game to forget against Afghanistan in their first match of Asia Cup 2022. Despite that two names stand out, which are an absolute must in your Fantasy Teams if you are looking to play a safe game. These are Bhanuka Rajapaksa who top-scored for Sri Lanka in the match and Wanindu Hasaranga who scalped the only wicket that the official hosts of the tournament managed to take in that match but on his day and be handy with the bat as well.
Similarly, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan (1/13) and Mosaddek Hossain (1/12 and 48) should be considered for a place in the Fantasy teams. While Shakib missed out with the bat, he is a remarkable batter and can fetch points for his batting talent as well.
Other than the picks based on recent performances, wicketkeepers from either side Mushfirqur Rahim and Kusal Mendis can both find a place in the team with both providing batting options as well.
Pathum Nissanka, Asalanka, C Karunaratne, Mustafizur Rahman, Anamul Haque and Mohammad Saifuddin are other options that can be considered. Mahmudullah is another handy option but might not get enought deliveries to fetch points in Fantasy game.
Head to Head
Probable Playing XI:
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Mushfiqur Rahim
Batters: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Afif Hossain, Anamul Haque
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mosaddek Hossain, Chamika Karunaratne
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana
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