The ODI series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will begin later this month. Bangladesh are one of the tough ODI teams in the world, particularly at home. They thrashed the Windies in their most recent home series but lost to the Blackcaps 3-0 in New Zealand. While, Sri Lanka was defeated 3-0 by the Windies in their last ODI series. Therefore the forthcoming series will be important for both teams. Sri Lanka have a significant advantage over Bangladesh in terms of the ODI record between these two teams. Let's take a look at Key ODI Records between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Head to head Bilateral ODI series record
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will face off in a three-match One-Day International series starting from May 23. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman will return to the Bangladesh ODI squad for the limited-over series. Both players were unable to participate in the Test series due to their commitments to the IPL 2021. On the other hand, led by DimuthKarunaratne the Sri Lankan ODI team will be aiming to win the series against Bangladesh. Here is Bangladesh's and Sri Lanka's head-to-head bilateral ODI series record.
Ninth bilateral ODI series:
Both teams played eight bilateral ODI series prior to the upcoming series. Only two series were drawn by Bangladesh, while Sri Lanka won six.
Six bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka:
Bangladesh played a total of six bilateral series in Sri Lanka. In which two series were drawn 1-1 and Bangladesh lost in the remaining 4 series. In total, Sri Lanka won 14 games while Bangladesh won two.
Third bilateral ODI series in Bangladesh:
This will be the third bilateral ODI series between the two countries in Bangladesh. The Tigers' lost in the previous two series. In all, Sri Lanka have won a total of 5 matches while Bangladesh have won one match.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Key ODI Records ahead of the series
Bangladeshi players have a decent record against Sri Lanka in the one-day international format. Some of the most notable individual ODI records between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are mentioned below.
ODI Record at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Matches Played: 110 | Bat-first (won): 49 | Bat-Second (won): 59 | Draw/Tie/Abandoned: 02 | Highest Innings: 185* (Shane Watson) | Best Bowling (innings): 6/4 (Stuart Binny) | Highest Team innings: 370/4 | Lowest Team Innings: 58 | Highest Run Chase: 330/4
Bangladesh’s ODI record at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium: Won: 46 | Lost: 46 | Draw/Tie/Abandoned: 1
Sri Lanka’s ODI record at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium: Won: 15 | Lost: 07 | Draw/Tie/Abandoned: 0
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI: May 23| 2nd ODI: May 25| 3rd ODI: May 27 | Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Players to watch out in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI Series 2021
Three Key Batsmen: Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan
Three Key Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Rubel Hossain
Predicted Playing XI for the first ODI
Tamim Iqbal (captain), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, MahmudullahRiyad, MahediHasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain
Three Key Batsmen: DimuthKarunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, ThisaraPerera
Three Key Bowlers: SurangaLakmal, ThisaraPerera, Lakshan Sandakan
Predicted Playing XI for the first ODI
DanushkaGunathilaka, DimuthKarunaratne (captain), PathumNissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, DasunShanaka, Angelo Mathews , ThisaraPerera, WaninduHasaranga de Silva, SurangaLakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando
The Lankan players appear to be well ahead of the tigers in key ODI records between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Both teams will be determined to give it their all in this three-match series, which is part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. So, we can anticipate a highly competitive series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Source: United News of Bangladesh