The Sri Lankan cricket team will be eyeing to stay alive in the knockout race of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 by defeating Bangladesh in Match 38 of the tournament. The Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi will be hosting the clash on Monday, November 6. Bangladesh has already been eliminated from the race for the knockouts.
Sri Lanka is placed seventh on the points table with two wins from seven matches. Their two wins have come against the Netherlands and England. Meanwhile, Bangladesh is ninth with just one win in their opening game of the tournament against Afghanistan. Head-to-head, Sri Lanka has won 42 matches, while Bangladesh has won 9 in the ODI format.
In this article, we take a look at the key player battles for Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Key Player Battles for BAN vs SL
Dimuth Karunaratne vs Mehidy Hasan
Mehidy Hasan has dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne twice in three One-Day International matches. He has conceded 30 runs off 43 deliveries, at a strike rate of 69.8. Karunaratne has played just two matches in the tournament so far, scoring 15 runs. Meanwhile, Mehidy Hasan has taken nine wickets in seven matches for Bangladesh. He will be raring to go against Dimuth in the upcoming game.
Kusal Mendis vs Mustafizur Rahman
Kusal Mendis started the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 with a bang. However, he hasn’t been able to continue the good run. In seven matches, Mendis has scored 269 runs at an average of 38.42, including a century and a fifty. He will be up against Mustafizur Rahman in the upcoming game. Rahman has dismissed Mendis twice in ODIs, conceding 55 runs in 76 deliveries. The Bangladesh pacer has taken just four wickets in seven games so far in the ongoing tournament.
Pathum Nissanka vs Shoriful Islam
Shoriful Islam has dismissed Pathum Nissanka twice in three One-Day Internationals. He has conceded 15 runs off 20 deliveries against the Sri Lankan batter. Nissanka has scored 289 runs in seven matches in ICC ODI World Cup 2023 so far. He has slammed four fifties. On the other hand, Shoriful Islam has taken eight wickets in seven games, including a 3/75 against England.