We all know the excitement levels for India vs Pakistan are sky high but today we are gearing up for another clash as two other Asian nations lock horns.
It's Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh in the Super 12 match and both sides have proven their supremacy over the Associate nations. Both teams have squandered their adversaries and have evidently shown the quality bridge that still lies between the two compared to the other qualifier-playing nations.
So on the all-Asian day and in this encounter between two prolific all-rounders, will Shakib Al-Hasan come out strong, or will Wanindu Hasaranga save Sri Lanka's sinking ship again?
Match Toss Time: 13:30 Local (15:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 14:00 local (15:30 IST)
Match Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Head to Head (Overall T20Is)
Matches Played: 11 SL: 7, BAN: 4
Weather conditions and pitch
Both the teams have fit squads and we anticipate that the teams will not meddle with their winning combinations.
Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka (SL): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka ©, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratane, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara.
Bangladesh (BAN): Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al-Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hassan (WK), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Shakib Al-Hasan and Wanindu Hasaranga both are the top picks for the clash. Both have been extremely influential for their sides and hold a huge responsibility in both departments.
Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh skipper is also a must pick as we foresee a fine knock on the way, while Lahiru Kumara and Maheesh Theekshana have been phenomenal with the ball too.
SL vs BAN Fantasy Team
Captain and Vice-captain Picks
It's safe to say that both teams are equally matched. However, Bangladesh seems to be a lot more dependent on Shakib Al-Hasan and the all-rounder has till now performed in every match. What if he fails? In this sense, Sri Lanka have a better-rounded squad and almost every player has been executing his role with perfection.
Cricwizz predicts Sri Lanka to win the match.
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