Bangladesh and Sri Lanka would look to get their 2019 Cricket World Cup campaigns up and running when they meet at Country Ground in Bristol on Tuesday. Both the sides have won one game each after three outings in the mega event thus far.
Sri Lanka are slightly ahead on the points table, courtesy the rained out game against Pakistan. However, Bangladesh have put in quite remarkable performances beating South Africa and fighting a close battle against the Blackcaps.
In the last ODI at County Ground in Bristol (in May 2019), Pakistan posted 358 batting first but that too was not enough as England chased it down. This could be another belter!
Bangladesh Team News
Shakib Al Hasan suffered a left thigh strain and his participation is doubtful. Wait on until toss for the news.
Bangladesh have to do better with the ball. They can bring Rubel Hossain or Abu Jayed, but at the expense of a batsman. In that case, Mohammad Mithun might miss out.
Sri Lanka Team News
Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the fixture. Jeevan Mendis or Jeffrey Vandersay can replace the pacer.
Lahiru Thirimanne is another who can face the axe. Avishka Fernando can get a game.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2019 Cricket World Cup probable XIs & squads
BAN Playing 11 (probables): Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun/Rubel Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin
Bangladesh World Cup squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Jayed, Liton Das
SL Playing 11 (probables): Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne/Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey Vandersay
Sri Lanka World Cup Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Avishka Fernando.
CAPTAIN Choices – Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Thisara Perera, M Rahim
Doubt: Shakib Al Hasan (left thigh strain)