Bangladesh bowled after winning the toss against Sri Lanka
Delhi, November 6, 2023 (BASS): Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bowl first against Sri Lanka in their eighth ODI World Cup match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi today.
Bangladesh has made one change from the XI of the previous match against Pakistan. Tanjim Hasan Shakib got the opportunity to play in the World Cup for the first time instead of pacer Mustafizur Rahman. This right-arm pacer has taken 2 wickets in two ODIs for Bangladesh so far.
Bangladesh got off to a good start in the World Cup by defeating Afghanistan by 6 wickets. After that, the Tigers were shy of losing in six consecutive matches. Bangladesh lost to England by 137 runs, New Zealand by 8 wickets, India by 7 wickets, South Africa by 149 runs, Netherlands by 87 runs and in the last match by Pakistan by 7 wickets. Bangladesh is at the ninth place in the table with 1 win and 6 losses in 7 games.
Sri Lanka made two changes to the XI from their miserable 302-run loss against India in the previous match. Dhananjaya De Silva and Kushal Perera have been replaced by Dimuth Karunarte and Dusan Hemantha. Sri Lanka is in the seventh place of the table with 4 points from 2 wins and 5 losses in 7 matches.
So far Bangladesh-Sri Lanka have played against each other 53 times in ODIs. The Lankans are ahead in the direction of victory. Sri Lanka won 42 matches. Bangladesh has 9 wins. 2 matches were abandoned. Sri Lanka have beaten Bangladesh three times in four World Cup encounters. 1 match abandoned due to rain.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das, Tanjid Hasan, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Tawhid Hriday, Taskin Ahmed, Shariful Islam and Tanjim Hasan.
Sri Lanka: Kushal Mendis (captain), Kushal Perera, Pathum Nishanka, Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Mahesh Thikshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dusmanth Chamira and Dilshan Madushanka.