SL vs BAN Dream11 Prediction: The 1st Test of the Bangladesh Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 will be played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele on Wednesday, April 24, 2021.
SL vs BAN Match Preview
Sri Lanka will host Bangladesh in a two-match Test series, starting on the 21st of April. Bangladesh is currently placed at the ninth position in the ICC Men’s Test rankings whereas Sri Lanka is at the seventh spot in the rankings and both the teams will be desperate for a series win here.
Sri Lanka managed to draw their last 2 Test matches against West Indies However, in their previous Test series, they have been whitewashed 2-0 by England. Pathum Nissanka will serve as a big boost for them. With Angelo Mathews also returning to the fore, Sri Lanka will fancy their chances against Bangladesh.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be without the services of star players Shakib Al-Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman as they currently featuring in the ongoing Indian Premier League. While Sri Lanka has had an upper hand over Bangladesh in the longest format, the visitors will be aiming to put up a strong show as they look to prove a point in red-ball cricket.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st Test of the Bangladesh Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Wednesday, April 24, 2021.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match Details
- Match: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st Test
- Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2021
- Time: 10:00 AM (IST)
- Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
SL vs BAN: Weather & Pitch Report
There are 70 per cent chances of precipitation on Wednesday and Thursday in Pallekele, if the weather reports are to be believed. According to the report, the temperature is set to fluctuate between 26-32 degrees Celsius while the humidity is set to hover around 51%.
The surface here in Pallekele offers enough assistance to the spinners throughout the whole 5 days of the Test match. Batsmen can also find something if spend some time on the crease. Considering the past records of the venue, batting first would be the first choice of the captain winning the toss.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score considering the last 5 matches played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele is 280 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result: 0
SL vs BAN: Head-to-Head
Based on the last 5 matches played against each other—
- Sri Lanka Won: 2
- Bangladesh Won: 1
- Draw/No Result: 2
Sri Lanka & Bangladesh Recent Form
Sri Lanka Form
Sri Lanka & Bangladesh Squads
Sri Lanka Squad
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Vishwa Fernando, Roshen Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Kumara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Pathum Nissanka, Asitha Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilshan Madushanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis.
Mominul Haque (c), Abu Jayed, Shuvagata Hom, Liton Das, Shahidul Islam, Tamim Khan, Mukidul Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shadman Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Mohammad Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Yasir Ali.
SL vs BAN Predicted Playing XI
Dream11 probable playing XI prediction for the 1st Test of Bangladesh Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Pathum Nissanka.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI
Mominul Haque (c), Tamim Iqbal, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Nayeem Hasan, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Ebadot Hossain, Saif Hassan, Taskin Ahmed
SL vs BAN: Top 5 Picks
Based on the last 5 matches played—
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Mushfiqur Rahim
- Tamim Iqbal
- Lahiru Thirimanne
- Angelo Mathews
SL vs BAN Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Niroshan Dickwella, Liton Das
- Batsmen: Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne
- All-Rounders: Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bowlers: Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Taskin Ahmed
- Captain: Dimuth Karunaratne
- Vice-Captain: Mushfiqur Rahim
SL vs BAN Probable Winner
Sri Lanka is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.