Pitch and weather: The R Premadasa Stadium usually has slower and lower pitches than Pallekele. But in the last five years, the 267 at Premadasa is a higher average first-innings score in day-night ODIs than Pallekele’s 255. The forecast, worryingly, suggests that there is more than a 68% chance of rain through the day.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 8th Match Asia Cup Highlights 2023, Saturday 31-8-2023, 8th Match, Super Four (D/N), R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Shakib Al Hasan: “It’s a must win game but we need to get our basics right. I think it might be a little different to Pakistan so we need to adjust very well. Nasum Ahmed in for Afif Hossain.”
Dasun Shanaka says he would have batted first. Says its a good batting tracks and there will be some movement under the lights and that he expects some turn in the evening. “The talk in the camp is about the process. For the batters to get crucial runs and the bowling unit, doesn’t matter what the name is. Whoever is coming in is doing their job.” Sri Lanka are unchanged.
Toss: Bangladesh chose to field.
Sri Lanka team: Pathum, Dimuth, Kusal, Sadeera, Charith, Dhananjaya, Dasun, Dunith, Maheesh, Kasun, Matheesha.
Bangladesh team: Naim, Mehidy, Litton, Shakib, Towhid, Mushfiqur, Shamim, Taskin, Shoriful, Hasan, Nasum.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 52
Sri Lanka Won: 41
Bangladesh Won: 9
Sri Lanka ODI Rankings: 8th
Bangladesh ODI Rankings: 7th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
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Match Timings: 9:30 AM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal, Paul Wilson
TV Umpire – Langton Rusere
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Match number – ODI no. 4637