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SL vs BAN Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh? ICC T20 World Cup Match No 15. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will lock horns in the 15th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both the teams have performed well in the first round of the tournament.

Sri Lanka topped Group A in the qualifying round, having managed to secure 3 wins in 3 matches. Their batting hasn’t been consistent enough. However, someone has always stepped for them in all the games.

Having said that, a collective batting effort is what they have lacked so far. Kusal Perera returned to form in the last game with an unbeaten 33-run knock. The top three haven’t made great returns and this is something to worry. But, with Kusal Perera getting back in form, Sri Lanka would feel a lot more confident.

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Looking at how Sri Lanka has bowled in the last three games, the bowling unit does inspire a lot of confidence. Mystery spinner, Maheesh Theekshana has been brilliant with the ball in the power play.

He has managed to provide initial breakthroughs on a consistent basis. He is currently Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker with 8 wickets to his name in 3 matches at an average of 5.62.

His counterpart, Wanindu Hasaranga has been equally brilliant with the ball. In the last game against the Netherlands, Hasaranga claimed three wickets for just 9 runs in his four overs. Overall, he has 6 wickets in 3 matches. Besides, the fast bowlers too have done a decent job and Sri Lanka should feel proud of that.

On the other hand, Bangladesh began their ICC T20 World Cup 2021 campaign with a defeat at the hands of Scotland. However, they bounced back strongly and won their next two games against Oman and Papua New Guinea.

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In their last game against Papua New Guinea, Shakib Al-Hasan, once again, starred with the ball. He was brilliant both with the bat and ball. Bangladesh batted first in that game and Shakib Al Hasan made 46 runs off just 37 balls, including 3 fours. Mahmudullah also played an outstanding knock of 50 runs off just 28 balls to help his team post a formidable 181-run total.

Shakib Al Hasan ripped apart the Netherland’s middle-order to leave them reeling at 29 for 7. The former Bangladesh skipper finished his figures with 9 for 4 in 4 overs. Saifuddin and Taskin Ahmed picked two wickets each, while Mahedi Hasan returned with figures of 1 for 20 in 4 overs.

Much like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh too have a strong bowling unit. The fate of the game, therefore, is going to be decided on who bats well on a slow and sluggish track of the Sharjah on Saturday. Looking at the batting units of both sides, we are backing Sri Lanka to win the game.

SL vs BAN Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh? ICC T20 World Cup Match No 15

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. Credits: Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals 

Stats Matches SL Won  BAN Won N/R
Overall 11 7 4
At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 1 2 3

Recent venue records (Records at Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

STATS – T20

Total matches 15
Matches won batting first 9
Matches won bowling first 6
Average 1st Inns scores 141
Average 2nd Inns scores 125
Highest total recorded 215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded 44/10 (10 Ov) by NED vs SL
Highest score chased 140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO
Lowest score defended 154/8 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for the 15th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Predicted Scores for the 12th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
Sri Lanka 140-150 130-140
Bangladesh 130-140 120-140

(Players’ form)

Sri Lanka: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Wanindu Hasaranga 3 71 71
Pathum Nissanka 3 66 22
Kusal Perera 3 44 22
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 3 43 43
Avishka Fernando 3 32 32
Dasun Shanaka 3 21 18

Who will score the most runs for Sri Lanka in the match: Avishka Fernando or Kusal Perera 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Maheesh Theeksana 3 8 5.62
Lahiru Kumara 3 7 5.43
Wanindu Hasaranga 3 6 7.50
Chamika Karunaratne 3 3 17.00
Dushmantha Chameera 3 3 16.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Sri Lanka in the match: Wanindu Hasaranga or Maheesh Theeksana

Bangladesh: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Shakib Al Hasan 3 108 36
Mahmudullah 3 90 30
M Naim 2 64 32
Mushfiqur Rahim 3 49 16.33
Liton Das 3 40 13.33

Who will score the most runs for Bangladesh in the match: Shakib Al Hasan

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Shakib Al Hasan 3 9 6.00
Mustafizur Rahman 3 6 17.00
Mahedi Hasan 3 5 10.60
Mohammad Saifuddin 3 4 16.75
Taskin Ahmed 3 3 23.67

Who will pick the most wickets for Bangladesh in the match: Shakib Al Hasan or Mustafizur Rahman