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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 1st ODI

- missing from the ODI Squad
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews - missing from the ODI Squad
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The 1st ODI of the three-match series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Live Scores and Stats - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI

In the last five matches between the two teams, Sri Lanka have won 3 while Bangladesh have won one. The last encounter between the two sides saw Sri Lanka beat the latter by 122 runs in Colombo.

Danushka Gunathilaka is the top run-scorer for Sri Lanka with 334 runs from his last 5 matches at an average of 66 and a strike rate of 95. Wanindu Hasaranga has also made 257 runs at a strike rate of 132 from his last 9 matches.

Hasaranga has been the best bowler for Sri Lanka and has picked up 9 wickets from his last 9 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 56 and an economy rate of 4.45. Isuru Udana has also picked up 5 wickets from his last 4 matches.

With Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal having been dropped, Kusal Perera, the new Sri Lankan ODI captain and Kusal Mendis, the new vice-captain, will have added responsibility.

Bangladesh will expect runs from openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das. Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah will make up the team's middle order.

Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman will be the team's main bowlers. While Rahman is coming off an impressive IPL, Taskin Ahmed was Bangladesh's best pacer in New Zealand.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal(c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka - Kusal Perera(c & wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Shiran Fernando/Chamika Karunaratne

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka

Who will win? – Sri Lanka

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

Most Sixes – Liton Das (Bangladesh), Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka)

Player of the Match –  Wanindu Hasaranga

Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 260+, Sri Lanka 280+

Match Handicap Sri Lanka

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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