Asia Cup Group B Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Match Preview
The team Sri Lanka and team Bangladesh will face each other on Thursday in the fifth match of the Asia Cup. Both teams would like to win the match in the Asia Cup and get 1st win in the tournaments. It is not just a matter of two points only, this match is very important for both teams to qualify for the Super 4.
It will be like a knockout match. The loser of the match will go out of the tournament. As Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have lost their first match against the Afghanistani team, the winning team will ensure their place in the top-4 of the Asia Cup with Afghanistan from Group B.
The last group stage match of Group B
The Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match of Asia Cup Group B will start at 7:30 pm at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. This will be the last group stage match of Group B.
Bangladesh gave a setback by defeating Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2012 and 2016
Bangladesh gave a setback by defeating Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2012 and 2016. Team Bangladesh reached the final for the first time in the history of the Asia Cup after beating Sri Lanka in 2012.
Tamim Iqbal and current captain Shakib Al Hasan scored 50 runs for Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan also took two wickets in that match. Shakib Al Hasan won the man of the match award after this all-around performance.
Bangladesh also defeat Sri Lanka in 2018
When both teams came against each other in 2018, Sri Lanka faced defeat in that match. The format of the Asia Cup was ODI. Bangladeshi team had scored 261 runs while batting first in this match.
Bangladeshi batsman Mushfiqur Rahim scored 144 runs for Bangladesh in that match. This score is also Rahim’s best performance in the ODI format. In Chasing the target of 261, the Sri Lankan team was all out for just 124 runs.