The second match of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Thursday, August 31 at Pallekele Stadium.
Bangladesh received a double blow before the start of the Asia Cup 2023 as their star players Liton Das and pacer Ebadot Hossain were sidelined. However, they still have some firepower in their batting and bowling departments, particularly with players like Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, and Taskin Ahmed. Their goal is to make a strong start in the tournament.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka took a hit with three major blows ahead of Asia Cup 2023 – their star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, pacer Dushmantha Chameera, and Lahiru Kumara are out due to injuries. However, playing on their home turf gives them a strong advantage. Players like Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Dasun Shanaka will lead the batting, while Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, and Kasun Rajitha will handle the bowling.
But before we dive into the game buzz, let’s take a look at the head-to-head record between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in ODIs.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head (ODIs)
When it comes to ODIs, Sri Lanka has pretty much owned Bangladesh in their face-offs. Out of 51 games, Sri Lanka has won 40 games, leaving Bangladesh with just 9 wins. In the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka has 11 victories, while Bangladesh managed to clinch victory just twice.
- Match Played: 51
- Sri Lanka Won: 40
- Bangladesh Won: 09