The Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match is not important for Shakib to survive in the World Cup. But the match is worth saving. Shakib will have a chance to play in the Champions Trophy if he wins today’s match.
In this World Cup, Sri Lanka could not show their brilliance. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have met 3 times in the World Cup so far. The Lankans are ahead in the face-to-face fight.
The Tigers have not beaten them even once in the World Cup so far. In the last 2015 World Cup, Bangladesh was crushed by the Lankans. In the 2019 World Cup, the match between the two teams was washed away by rain.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have faced each other 53 times in ODIs so far. Out of this, the Lankans have won 42 matches. And the results for Bangladesh came in 9 matches. However, Bangladesh had a great victory in the preparation match before the World Cup. However, as it was not an official ICC match, that figure was not included in these figures.
The Lankans are also ahead as the highest run in the face-to-face. In the 2008 Asia Cup match, the Lankans collected 357 runs against Bangladesh. Centuries by Kumar Sangakkara as well as half-centuries by Sanath Jayasuriya and Chamira Kapugedera saw the Lankans get big collections.
The highest collection in Bangladesh was not too long ago. Bangladesh scored 324 runs in the first ODI in Colombo in 2017. Tamim Iqbal’s 127 runs followed by Shakib’s half-century gave Bangladesh victory in that match.
Bangladesh scored 76 runs during the lowest run. In 2002, Bangladesh was stuck with few runs in the era of Naimur Rahman Durjoy, Khaled Masood Pilot, Mohammad Rafiq.
And Sri Lanka’s lowest score is definitely still remembered by Tiger fans. In the opening match of the 2018 Asia Cup, Bangladesh bowlers restricted Sri Lanka to just 124 runs.
Sangakkara is the highest scorer for the Lankans in the match between the two teams. Sanga, the second highest run scorer in ODI history scored 1006 runs against Bangladesh. Meanwhile, his personal best is 128 runs. And Mushfiqur Rahim holds the record of most runs against Lankans in Tigers jersey (1000 20 runs).
He also holds the record for the highest individual run against Sri Lanka. He played an epic innings of 144 runs in Dubai in 2018. So even today the audience will be looking at his bat.
Sangakkara is also leading in terms of most centuries. The left-hander has scored 5 centuries against the classical batter Tigers. And more hundred for Bangladesh by Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur. Both have two centuries each.
The Lankans are ahead of the bowling record. Cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan took 31 wickets. Former captain Mashrafe Bin Mortuzar has the most wickets for Bangladesh. Narail Express has 26 wickets in the game between the two teams.