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6-time title winner, Sri Lanka, is all set to take on Bangladesh in the 2nd game of the forthcoming Asia Cup 2023. The much-awaited match will take place at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, on Thursday, August 31st, at 3:00 pm IST. You might not be aware that Bangladesh has qualified 3 times for the final but could not win any trophy in the Asia Cup, and they will aim to lift the trophy under the captaincy of Shakib Al Hasan, who is one of the most experienced players in Asia Cup 2023. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be led by Dasun Shanaka.
To know more about the 2nd match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, where to watch, date, time, pitch report, probable XI, match prediction, and squad, check out these details below.
Asia Cup 2023: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Match Details
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Where To Watch: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar
Date & Time: 31st August at 3:00 pm IST
This wicket is quite dry, offering minimal assistance to bowlers. However, spinners tend to perform well in the second innings when the ball becomes older. Records show that the average first innings score at this venue is 256.
Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (vc), Charith Asalanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama
Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Towhid Hridoy, Hasan Mahmud, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammad Naim, Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzid Hasan, Tanzim Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan,
Probable Playing XI:
Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha/Matheesha Pathirana
Shakib Al Hasan ©, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Litton Das, Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Who Will Win The Match Between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka?
Prediction: Sri Lanka to win the match
It's difficult to predict which team will win the match since there isn't any additional information available about the pitch conditions or the performances of players. However, SportsBuzz thinks that Sri Lanka is likely to be the favoured choice given their experience and home-field advantage.