The 6th match of Nidahas Trophy 2018 will be played tomorrow (March 16) between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The match will start at 07:00 PM Local or 07:00 PM IST.
SL- W, L, L
BAN- L, W, L
Veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has recovered from the finger injury and has joined the Bangladesh squad. He is set to play.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, is expected to remain unchanged.
Thisara Perera (c), Upul Tharanga, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Dasun Shanaka, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Kusal Perera (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Mendis
Mahmudullah (c), Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Abu Hider Rony, Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam
Mushfiqur Rahim is in a great form. He has scored two fifties in this series and Bangladesh would definitely like Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, and Mustafizur Rahman to support him.
Sri Lanka will mainly rely upon Kusal Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, and Thisara Perera.
Avg 1st inn score-158
Avg 2nd inn score-137
Highest Total-215/5 (19.4 Ov) by Ban vs SL
Lowest Total-80/10 (17.2 Ov) by Afg vs Eng
Highest Chased-215/5 (19.4 Ov) by Ban vs SL
Lowest Defended-115/6 (20 Ov) by RSA vs SL
This is a must-win game for both the teams. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh both have played three matches each and have registered one win. The winning team will qualify for the final against India. In terms of strength, with the return of Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh looks a bit stronger, but playing in home conditions gives Sri Lanka an edge over Bangladesh. However, in their first encounter, Bangladesh defeated the hosts by 5 wickets. So, let’s see whether they can repeat it or not?
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