Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Date &Time: May 15th-19th, at 9:30 AM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
Bangladesh will host Sri Lanka in the 2 matches Test series which will start on Sunday. Bangladesh had a disappointing tour of South Africa as they lost the series 2-0. Having said they had shown real potential in recent times when they leveled the series 1-1 against New Zealand when they toured earlier this year. Mominul Haque will continue to lead the side and is confident of doing well against the Lankans. They sit at the 8th spot in the WTC table with 12 points in their bank.
Sri Lanka on the other hand, are heading into this series on the back of a 2-0 loss against mighty India a couple of months back. They had won the previous Test series against Bangladesh 1-0 last year. They are well placed than Bangladesh in the WTC Standings and occupy the 5th spot in the standings with 24 points. They need to adapt to the typical Bangladeshi conditions quickly if they want to take an early lead in the series. At present they are in the 7th spot in the ICC Test rankings.
What is the pitch report for BAN vs SL, 1st Test?
(will be added when there is an update)
Sri Lanka: LLWWW
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for BAN vs SL, 1st Test?
Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain-Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Shohidul Islam, Taijul Islam
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Chamika Karunaratne, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Vishwa Fernando
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for BAN vs SL, 1st Test?
Top Pick – Batter
Dimuth Karunaratne is the best batter Sri Lanka has witnessed in recent times. He has got a solid technique and excellent game awareness which is required for this format of the game. He has accumulated 5620 runs in 76 Test matches at an average of 39.57 with the highest score of 244.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Shakib Al Hasan is the premier all-rounder for Bangladesh in all formats of the game. He missed out on the two previous Test series against New Zealand and South Africa due to various reasons. In his 59 Test matches, he has scored 4029 runs at an average of 39.5 and picked up 215 wickets with the best figures of 7 for 36.
Top Pick – Bowler
Lasith Embuldeniya is a promising young left arm-spinner who got a great kick start to his Test career. In his 15 Test matches, he has already picked up 70 wickets at an average of 34.77 with the best figures of 7 for 137.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Liton Das has got good numbers in the purest form of cricket. Including 2 centuries and 11 half-centuries, he has scored 1730 runs at an average of 33.26. He is a good buy for your fantasy teams.
Test specialist, Mominul Haque needs to set an example from the start. He is an ever-reliable batter for Bangladesh over the years. He has mustered 3514 runs in 51 Test matches at an average of 39.48 with the highest score of 181.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for BAN vs SL, 1st Test?
1. Liton Das, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, Dhananjaya de Silva, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (vc), Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Taijul Islam
2. Mushfiqur Rahim, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mominul Haque, Dhananjaya de Silva, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Lasith Embuldeniya (vc), Ebadot Hossain, Taijul Islam
BAN vs SL, 1st Test Probable Winners:
Bangladesh are expected to win this match.