BAN vs SL Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Sylhet Stadium – 1st T20I, 2024

Updated - 04 Mar 2024, 03:57 PM

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Sylhet is all set to host the BAN vs SL first T20I on March 4. The match starts at 5.30 pm IST. Sylhet hosts all three matches. The first two T20Is start from 5.30m pm while the third from 2.30m pm IST.

The BAN vs SL series continues with the three-match ODI series followed by a two-match Test series. The series will be played from March 4- April 3. 

Sri Lanka are led by Charith Asalaka in this series. Regular skipper Wanindu Hasaranga was banned from two T20Is by the ICC following his altercation with on-field umpires in the third T20I against Afghanistan

The Lankans will also be without the likes of Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera. While Niossanka is out with a hamstring injury. Perera is out with a respiratory infection. Niroshan Dickwella has been named as his replacement. 

Bangladesh will be led by Najumul Hossain Shanto. Regular captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the T20I and ODI series due to an eye problem. Mohammad Naim and veteran all-rounder Mohammad Mahmudullah have returned to the T20I squad after their recent performance in the BPL 2024. 

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Off-spinner Aliss Islam has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series due to a finger injury. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jaker Ali was named as his replacement.

In the pre-match presser, the Bangladesh skipper spoke about winning the ODI series against top nations at home and giving preference to Test cricket as well. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have played 13 T20Is to date with the Lankans winning nine matches and the Tigers four. 

Sri Lanka are placed eighth and Bangladesh ninth in the latest ICC T20I rankings. Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by two wickets in a Men’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 clash in Dubai when the two sides met last in a T20I match. 

BAN vs SL Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Sylhet Stadium– 1st T20I, 2024

Weather Report Of Sylhet

The BAN vs SL first T20In starts at 5.30 pm IST in Sylhet. The temperature in the morning will be around 31 degrees with a brief morning shower expected.

The weather will be sunny and mostly warm after the shower. The weather in the afternoon will be sunny and warm as well. The weather conditions will be clearer by the evening with temperatures dropping to 21 degrees and no signs of rain. 

Pitch Analysis

So far 48 T20I matches have been played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. 28 matches have been won batting first and 20 chasing. This is not a chasing ground as per the stats. Batting second, chasing becomes difficult with the pitches starting to turn more under lights.

There is no impact of dew in Bangladesh venues as opposed to India and Pakistan. In case it rains, then the chasing team has the advantage of knowing exactly what to chase in case the DLS method is applied. 

Weather Impact on BAN vs SL 1st T20I

There is rain in the morning which is expected to clear out by the afternoon. The conditions in the evening will be clear and very good for cricket. It will come down to how well the ground staff works to get the ground ready for play in the evening. In case it’s a shortened game, the chasing team has an advantage. 

Conclusion

The two teams have played some close matches in the recent past and given the history between the two teams, this BAN vs SL series is also expected to be a closely contested one.

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