The Bangladesh Cricket Team will begin their preparations for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 with the warm-up match of the tournament on Friday, September 29 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The match presents a good opportunity for both teams to test their final playing XI.
Sri Lanka is heading into the World Cup after a great performance in the Asia Cup. They topped the group stages winning both their matches, and then added up as the runners-up in the tournament. Meanwhile, Bangladesh lost to New Zealand 2-0 in their recent ODI series at home. They also finished third in the Asia Cup.
Match: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, First Warm-up Match, ICC ODI World Cup 2023
Date: Friday, September 29, 02.00 PM IST
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar
The pitch at the Baraspara Cricket Stadium is generally a balanced surface. The batters will find it easier to go for the hits once they spend some time at the crease. The average first-innings total at the venue is 250.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have played 53 matches against each other in ODIs. Sri Lanka has the upper hand in the format, winning 42 matches, while Bangladesh has only won 9.
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Vice-captain: Dunith Wellalage
Wicket-keeper: Kusal Mendis
Batter:Najmul Hossain Shanto, Pathum Nissanka
All-rounders: Dhanajaya de Silva, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Maheesh Theekshana
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Litton Das (Vice-captain), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tanzid Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Sakib, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha