T20 World Cup 2021 – Match No.15 – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – Dream11 Prediction – Match Conditions – Playing XI Probables – Fantasy Suggestions – Dream11 Team
Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh qualified to the main stage of the tournament through Qualifiers. Sri Lanka won all three games in the qualifying stage, whereas Bangladesh lost to Scotland.
When these two teams met against each other in the warm-up game, Sri Lanka completed the chase with one over and four wickets to spare.
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Stadium
Date and time: October 24, 2021 | 3.30 PM IST
Weather: It will be a hot day with no rain expected.
What can you expect?
Sharjah has not been as good (for batters) as it used to be during the IPL. It looked the same during the qualification games too. Expect a low-scoring game once again. These teams have had a good qualifying round, and they must know what to expect from the pitches here. It should be an evenly poised game.
Playing XI Probables
Sri Lanka opened with the same pair in all 3 qualifying games: Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera. Dinesh Chandimal and Avishka Fernando are expected to follow. Bhanuka Rajapaksa is another middle-order batsman they bet on. Captian Dasun Shanaka and all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga will form the strong base to the top 5.
With the ball, Maheesh Theekshana was impressive in every over he bowled in the qualification round. The trio Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, & Lahiru Kumara will be the pace attack.
Team: Nissanka, Perera(wk), Chandimal, Fernando, Rajapaksa, Shanaka(c), Hasaranga, Theekshana, C Karunaratne, Chameera, Kumara
With no Tamim Iqbal in the side, Liton Das will open with Mohammed Naim, who scored a half-century against Oman. After that, the experienced trio Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah will form the middle-order. The wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan and Afif Hossain are expected to walk in at No.6 & 7.
Shakib Al Hasan’s presence helps Bangladesh have an extra batsman, which is crucial in the current UAE conditions. Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, & Mahedi Hasan are the possibles for the bowlers’ spot.
Team: L Das, M Naim, AL Hasan, M Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), N Hasan (wk), A Hossain, M Saifuddin, T Ahmed, M Hasan, M Rahman
It is going to be a low scoring contest considering the recent results in this venue. Try to have more all-rounders in your fantasy team.
UAE pitches, lately, are meant to be a chasing ground. Pick top-order batsmen from both teams as powerplays are going to be a hunting ground.
Pick out bowlers who usually bowls the 16-20 overs from the team that bowls first. It is one of our ten mantras to pick the best fantasy team.
Pick out players who were in good form in the recently concluded IPL.
Wicket keepers: I have to leave put Rahim as he walks in a little late.
Batters: I am going with the other openers and the in-form batsmen from both sides – Mahmudullah and Avishka
All-rounders: Shakib, Mahedi, and Hasaranga will play crucial roles in this game. And they have been wicket-takers in the previous round.
Bowlers: Picking two pacers and a spinner, who I believe are the candidates for picking more wickets.
Captaincy pick: Picking an all-rounder as a captain in this venue seems a safe bet. With definite 4 overs and a walk-in at Top 3, Shakib Al Hasan is the best bet on any Bangladesh game. Wait for the toss and pitch report to pick your vice-captain. If Sri Lanka bats first, Hasaranga is the ideal choice. Another valuable candidate for the captaincy is M Rahman.