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BAN vs SRI : First blow for Bangladesh; Hassan Baad | leader

Leaders Online Desk: Bangladesh led by Shakib Al Hasan and Sri Lanka led by Dasun Shanaka are facing each other today. Bangladesh has won the toss and decided to bat in the match. This match is being played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka. (BAN vs SRI)


First blow to Bangladesh; Hasan Bad

Bangladesh got their first shock in the second over of the match. Sri Lankan bowler Tikshan dismissed Bangladesh opener Tanjid Hasan for 0 runs.

Whose pardee is ‘heavy’ in the match?

Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are known as giants. However, from Bangladesh Parde appears to be slightly heavier. Sri Lankan team will have home advantage. They will of course have the support of the local audience. However, some other players like Wanindu Hasaranga are not in the Sri Lanka squad due to injury. Therefore, they will have to play against Bangladesh with the strength of available players. On the other hand, this match will be tightly contested as the Bangladesh team is also known as a fighter. (BAN vs SRI)

The rivalry between the two started 5 years ago in 2018 at the Nidas Trophy. Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka in 2 matches and knocked them out of the final race at their home ground. After defeating Sri Lanka, many Bangladeshi players performed the Naagin dance, infuriating the team and their fans. Since then, the competition between the two has been interesting to watch.

Since 2018, the two have played 6 ODIs. In this Sri Lanka won 4 and Bangladesh won 2. The two played 13 matches in the ODI Asia Cup. Sri Lanka won in 11 and Bangladesh won in 2. If both the teams make it to the Super-4 stage, they could meet again on September 9 at the Colombo ground.

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