1st Test Match of 2-Match Test series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka(Ban vs SL) will be start on 15th May 2022 at 10:00AM IST. Match will be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
Both teams have played 22 Test Matches against each other. Sri Lanka have won on 17 instances whereas Bangladesh have got only 1 win against Sri Lanka. 4 times match has ended in a draw.
2 Match Test Series is part of World Test Championship. Sri Lanka have 2 wins in 4 matches in WTC and Bangladesh have 1 win in 6 matches. Both Asian Teams are not the strongest test sides, Sri Lanka are in transition period after retirement of seniors. Bangladesh have shown some improvement in last 4-5 years, but in tests they are still below average side. Home condition can be a positive for them ahead of test series.
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It will be interesting to see will Bangladesh go without Shakib Al Hasan whose Covid report has came negative. Although, he is recovering from injury and is not fully-fit. It is excepted Bangladesh will prefer more spin bowlers over pacers. Mushfiqur Rahim is also not in best of forms. Bangladesh coach mentioned they will be going with five-bowling options.
Sri Lanka on the other hand, have good batting lineup including the likes of experience batsmans like Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Matthews etc. In bowling lineup, they will also bowl more overs from spinners as compared to fast bowlers. Dhanajaya de Silva can be match-winner for Sri Lanka for his all-round abilities.
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Sri Lanka will be without their best fast bowler Suranga Lakmal , who retired at the end of India vs Sri Lanka Test series.
Possible Playing XI for Bangladesh:-
Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahmim, Liton Das(wk), Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Shohidul Islam, Shoriful Islam
Possible Playing XI for Sri Lanka:-
Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando/Kasun Rajitha, Praveen Jayawickrama
Dream11 Prediction Team for Ban vs SL Match:-
Wicket Keepers – Mushfiqur Rahim, Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmans – Angello Matthews, Tamim Iqbal, Dimuth Karunaratne(vc)
All Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Mehidy Hasan Miraj
Bowlers – Taijul Islam, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama