Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI, May 23, 2021, Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh Match Prediction

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI, May 23, 2021, Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh Match Prediction
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In this article, we preview Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, the 1st ODI on the Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh cricket 2021 to be played on 23 May at Dhaka.

Match Predictions

Analysis

Both teams are returning from defeats abroad. Sri Lanka lost in an ODI series in West Indies, while Bangladesh lost in New Zealand. Bangladesh will welcome the return of Shakib al Hasan to their fold. Shakib skipped Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand after being given leave to fulfil his IPL commitments. The all-rounder’s presence will strengthen both the bowling and the batting of the home team. In the bowling, He is likely to replace Mahedi Hasan, an off spinner. With another off spinner in the form of Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib will lend variety and balance to the bowling attack which has three seasoned new ball operators in Ahmed, Hosein, and Rahman. However, Bangladesh have lost 10 ODIs in a row and that is a mental barrier they must hurdle.

Sri Lanka will be fielding a new look team after the promotion of Kusal Perera to the captaincy. Kusal Mendis returns as vice-captain to a young team, with only three players above the age of 30. Cricket Sri Lanka are clearly building a team keeping the ODI world cup of 2022 in view. But this team would have been strengthened by the presence of Angelo Mathew who has strangely been omitted.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Recent Record at Home

Bangladesh have won 11 of their last 12 matches at home, though all of those matches have been played against either Zimbabwe or Bangladesh.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI, May 23, 2021, Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh Match Prediction

Sri Lanka’s Record Against Bangladesh in Bangladesh

Sri Lanka have had a flawless record against Bangladesh in Bangladesh, with 6 wins and no losses in 8 matches played. The remaining two games ended without result.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI, May 23, 2021, Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh Match Prediction

Likely XIs

Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Md Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Md Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka

Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Ashen Bandara, PWH de Silva, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando

Betting Odds

Bookmakers’ odds favour Bangladesh to beat Sri Lanka, with odds of 4/5 offered on the home team. Sri Lanka attract odds of 11/10, while the probability of a draw is represented by the quoted odds of 50/1.

Match Prediction

In our Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI Prediction, we believe that Bangladesh will register their first ODI win over Sri Lanka in Bangladesh when the sides meet on 23 May.

Summary

Though Bangladesh have never beaten Sri Lanka in an ODI at home, this match presents them with a great opportunity to do so. A new-look Sri Lanka under a new captain will face off against a full-strength Bangladesh who will be boosted by the return of Shakib al Hasan.

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