Asia Cup 2023 is witnessing thrilling encounters, with the next spotlight on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's Super 4 clash on September 9 in Colombo. Both teams have previously squared off, with Sri Lanka gaining the upper hand. But with high stakes and inclement weather looming, the game promises heightened suspense.'
Asia Cup 2023: Sri Lanka Vs. Bangladesh Preview
Cricket • 8 Sept, 2023 • 1,627 Views
By: Shivani Chourasia
Venue & Weather Factors
Colombo, chosen to host the subsequent matches of the Asia Cup 2023 up to the grand finale on September 17, is facing potential weather disruptions. Though Hambantota was initially pegged as an alternative venue, the decision leaned towards Colombo, regardless of rain threats. Given the recent rain-affected matches like the India-Pakistan and India-Nepal games, many question the wisdom behind this scheduling during Sri Lanka's monsoon season.
Sri Lanka's Play & Squad Analysis
Sri Lanka, who recently clinched a victory against Afghanistan by a narrow margin, is riding on confidence. Their bowling lineup might face challenges in the absence of key players like Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Dusmantha Chameera, and Dilshan Madushanka. However, with stars like Maheesh Theekshana, they're optimistic about repeating their earlier triumph over Bangladesh.
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Sri Lanka's Squad
Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis (vc), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan.
Bangladesh's Play & Squad Analysis
Bangladesh, feeling the heat, recognizes this game as their shot at staying in the competition. With the unfortunate absence of their highest run-scorer, Najmul Hossain Shanto, owing to injury, the team has its task cut out. Following lackluster performances against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Bangladesh needs a formidable game plan.
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Liton Das, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
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With the advantage of home ground for Sri Lanka and a do-or-die situation for Bangladesh, this encounter guarantees edge-of-the-seat action. Beyond the techniques and tactics, it's a test of adaptability, especially with unpredictable weather on the cards. Cricket enthusiasts globally await this showdown with bated breath.
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