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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - 2nd Test

Dhananjaya De Silva and Dimuth Karunarathne
Dhananjaya De Silva and Dimuth Karunarathne
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The 2nd Test of the two-match series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele in Sri Lanka.

LIVE - Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - 2nd Test

The first test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ended in a draw, courtesy of a benign pitch. The bowlers from both teams bowled their heart out but didn't get any assistance from the pitch.

Lahiru Kumara was injured in the first test and Asitha Fernando is expected to replace the Sri Lankan in the XI. Bangladesh are unlikely to make any changes.

Dimuth Karunaratne was the top scorer for Sri Lanka in the match with 244 runs off 437 deliveries at a strike rate of 55. He hit 26 fours. Dhananjaya de Silva also scored 166.

Vishwa Fernando was the best bowler for Sri Lanka in the match and picked up 4 wickets while conceding 96 runs from his 35 overs.

Najmul Hossain Shanto was the top scorer for Bangladesh in the match with 163 runs off 378 deliveries at a strike rate of 43. He hit 17 fours and one six. Mominul Haque also scored 127.

Taskin Ahmed was the best bowler for Bangladesh in the match and picked up 3 wickets while conceding 112 runs from his 30 overs. Taijul Islam pocketed 2/163.

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

Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando

Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka

Who will win? – Sri Lanka

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh), Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mehidy Hasan (Bangladesh), Suranga Lakmal (Sri Lanka)

Most Sixes – Liton Das (Bangladesh), Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka)

Player of the Match –  Suranga Lakmal

Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 250+, Sri Lanka 300+

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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