Date & Time: Tuesday, 11th June, 3:00 PM IST
Venue: The County Ground, Bristol
Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh seem tied at the points table. In the last year, the teams have faced each other at least four times, winning two each. Now, both the teams will not give in at this stage. Match 16 of the World Cup 2019 will take place on Tuesday, the 11th of June at the County Ground in Bristol and will begin at 3:00 PM IST onwards.
Sri Lanka (SL)
On Sunday while training, Nuwan Pradeep dislocated a finger. Therefore, he is not scheduled to play until he recovers from the injury. Jeevan Mendis, the spin bowling-all rounder may be replacing him, who put up quite a show against New Zealand, in the absence of another fast bowler. Kushal Perera has good batting scores as well where he scored 78 playing against Afghanistan.
Probable Playing XI
Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga
Mohammad Mithun may enter the middle order replacing Liton Das. Additionally, Ruben Hossain will replace Mehidy Hasan who is a seamer or even Saifuddin. Against Sri Lanka since the last World Cup Hossain average just 13, while Saifuddin, in his 9 overs, conceded around 78 runs along 3 games where he even picked up three wickets. Shakib sustained a quad strain but doesn’t look like he will be resting for today’s match.
Probable Playing XI
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.
Weather conditions are not clear yet, and the last time around, the match in Bristol was abandoned, being played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Throughout the week, rain forecasts seem inevitable, but another abandoned match is another point lost for Sri Lanka. Since last Friday, the pitch has stayed under the covers, since Australia and Afghanistan played here. At the time, Australia chose to bowl given the looming dark clouds and green film of grass.
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