Update – Sri Lanka won the match against Bangladesh by 5 wickets. SL 172 for 5 wickets. Charith Asalanka 80, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 53. Charith Asalanka won the Player of the Match award for his brilliant 80* runs with 5 sixes.
Sri Lanka Captain won the toss and decided to bowl first against Bangladesh. Bangladesh made 171/4 during their 20 overs. Mohammad Naim made 62 and Mushfiqur Rahim made 57 runs.
Sri Lanka’s first match of the Super 12 Stage at T20 World Cup will be against Bangladesh on October 24 in Sharjah at 3.30pm IST. According to ICC T20I ranking, Sri Lanka places in 10th place and Bangladesh ranked in 6th place. Sri Lanka is in Group 1 with Bangladesh, Australia, West Indies, South Africa and England. During the Round 1, Sri Lanka won all matches against Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia.
Time – 03:30 PM
Live Telecast Television – Siyatha TV, Start Sports
Radio – SLBC
Webcast Sinhala Audio – https://bit.ly/3aNkvLb link.
SRI LANKA Squad
Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando
Second match will be against Australia on October 28 in Dubai (DSC) at 3.30pm IST. The 3rd match against South Africa on October 30.
24 Oct – Bangladesh
28 Oct – Australia
30 Oct – South Africa
1 Nov – England
4 Nov – West Indies
Key Player – Wanindu Hasaranga
For someone who made his international debut in 2019 and has played only 25 T20Is, Wanindu Hasaranga has quickly become Sri Lanka’s most important player in the shortest format of the game.
Currently ranked second in the MRF Tyers ICC T20I rankings for bowlers, Hasaranga is Shanaka’s go-to player when the going gets tough. In 27 games so far, the right arm wrist spinner has picked up 39 wickets at an average of 15.20 with an economy of just 6.39.
He also showed his worth with the bat for Sri Lanka in the First Round and will be hoping to inspire his nation to a repeat of their 2012 triumph.
Point Table – Super 12 Stage at T20 World Cup Group 1
England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Namibia, Scotland