Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play the second and final Test of the two-match series on Monday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Given that Sri Lanka has never lost a Test in Bangladesh, it will be interesting to watch who wins the two-match series. The first test was a true belter with batters having the most fun, with 1122 runs scored and no winner. Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal smacked 199 and 66 runs for Sri Lanka, respectively, and were a joy to watch. Nayeem Hasan has impressed with his bowling, taking 6 wickets for Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim scored 133 and 105 runs for Bangladesh, respectively, and his performance will be crucial in the series decider. Bangladesh has won five of their last eight Tests in Mirpur, but that figure could be deceiving given their two-game losing streak. Overall, another exciting encounter awaits on Monday, with both teams seeking a road victory.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Date & Time: 23rd – 27th May at 9:30 AM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
BAN vs SL, 2nd Test Pitch Report:
Rain is likely in Mirpur for the first two days, however, the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka Club is expected to be batting-friendly. To frustrate the batters, the pacers should produce an extra bounce and swing early on. So far, spinners have prevailed on this track, and that trend is expected to continue in this game.
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BAN vs SL, 2nd Test Probable Playing XIs:
Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha
Top Picks for BAN vs SL Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Dimuth Karunaratne has been in good form in recent years. However, he did not have an expected showing during the first test, scoring only 61 runs in two innings, but given his potential, he is a must-have player for your fantasy team.
Angelo Mathews had shown signs of form in the first Tests, with a fabulous 199-run inning. Given his current form, he may be counted on to score more runs in this game.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Shakib Al Hasan was impressed as an all-rounder in the first test. With the pitch likely to favor him and his superb bowling prowess just flavoring the deal, he is a useful addition to your fantasy team.
Dhananjaya de Silva failed to perform in the first Test after being undone by Shakib. However, he is a talented batter with great off-break bowling ability, making him an excellent choice for the second test where the turn is available for spinners.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Taijul Islam was Bangladesh’s leading wicket-taker in the first test, and his ability to set up batsmen and trap them into cages was highly recognized. He has 5 wickets in his previous game.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
When it comes to must-have players, Mushfiqur Rahim has been Bangladesh’s top batsman in the first test, with 105 runs. With form on his side, Rahim can expect more of the same, making him a popular addition to Dream11 fantasy teams.
BAN vs SL Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Series)||Dream11 Points|
|Taijul Islam||20 runs and 5 wickets||147 points|
|Kusal Mendis||102 runs||129 points|
|Litton Das||88 runs||131 points|
|Kasun Rajitha||4 wickets||114 points|
|Tamim Iqbal||133 runs||160 points|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for BAN vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews (c), Tamim Iqbal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Oshada Fernando, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Taijul Islam, Asitha Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for BAN vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Mushfiqur Rahim (vc), Kusal Mendis, Liton Das, Angelo Mathews, Tamim Iqbal (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Shakib Al Hasan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Taijul Islam, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha
BAN vs SL Risky Captaincy Choices:
Dimuth Karunaratne did not live up to expectations in the first test, scoring only 61 runs, including a half-century, in the second innings. Given his talent, he can be a punt pick for your fantasy side.
Lasith Embuldeniya’s orthodox bowling has been the talk of the town, with the slender turn putting in consistent performances throughout his career. Given the turn available on the surface, he is expected to have the most fun.
Player you should avoid:
Mominul Haque showed glimpses of his attacking ability in the last game but failed miserably, scoring only two runs; his current form is cause for concern for the Bangladesh team.