After having bagged the first game against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka now looks to host the team for the second ODI game. While the teams lost their very first game to rain, the upcoming ODI is a crucial one for both the sides, given their ICC rankings.
The games have been rescheduled due to weather conditions at Colombo and the third ODI game between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is to be help on 7th of May which is a Sunday. The game is an important one for the Bangladeshi team to make a deserving come back into the series and settle for 1-1. If Sri Lanka ends up winning their second game, they have high chances of rising over Bangladesh in the ICC rankings table.
The 3rd game will be the final tussle between these two teams before they head for their T20 games. A lot is expected out of the two teams. Here is a quick team preview along with match details and key players’ list.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where To Watch
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023. 10:00 AM IST
Venue: P Sara Oval. Colombo
Live Streaming: Live action can be caught on Sri Lanka Cricket’s YouTube channel.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Key Players
Chamari Atapattu: Atapattu remains a crucial player for her side. Her brilliant captaincy and the ability to handle the batting side singlehandedly, cannot gain her enough praise.
Atapattu was seen contributing majorly in the previous game as well. She batted brilliantly at the strike rate of 106 and bowled some crucial overs.
Oshadi Ranasinghe: Her brilliancy was well observed by all in the previous game, as she picked 5 wickets in all which included some major players like Shamima Sultana, Sobhana Mostary and Fargana Hoque.
Ranasinghe brings in loads to experience to the bowling side. Her international bests against India and England are reminisced by all. Ranasinghe bowls at an economy of 5.1.
Nigar Sultana: While the entire team kept losing wickets in the previous game, Sultana stood firm and faced a some 51 deliveries. As captain, much is expected out of her like her international bests against Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa.
Sultana can play a perfect finisher’s role for her team. Her contribution to the side will be crucial.
Sultana Khatun: Sultana was seen picking a major wicket in the form of Chamari Atapattu in the previous game. Her contribution on Sunday will be crucial, given the weather conditions at P Sara Oval.
The youngster bowled at an impressive economy of 3 runs per over in the previous game which she will expect to continue given the opponents and their power batting line-up.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Head-to-Head
Bangladesh picked 6 wickets in the first game and were able to restrict the Sri Lankan batters. But they weren’t that effective with bat in the previous game.
Bangladesh lost by a huge margin against Sri Lanka in the previous game played. They lost the game by 58 runs. The previous game was brought down to 30 overs and therefore the spectators will now hope to witness a complete game from both sides.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Pitch Report
P Sara Oval Ground is a perfect match for bouncers. Good score is expected from the first batting team, given they are allowed to play a complete match of 50 overs.
Weather remains the major concern, as it affected the previous two games. Light showers are expected on Sunday and the weather will be mostly cloudy. Fans will anticipate a full 50 over game for each side.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Probable Playing XIs
No major changes might be required for the two teams given their previous performances.
Bangladesh: Murshida Khatun, Shamima Sultana, Nigar Sultana ©, Sobhana Mostary, Fargana Hoque, Ritu Moni, Fahima Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sultana Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Lata Mandal
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (C), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Hasini Perera, Prasadani Weerakkody (WK), Nilakshi de Silva, Sathya Sandeepani, Inoka Ranaweera, Kavisha Dilhari, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Udeshika Prabodhani, Tharika Sewwandi
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Squads
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana Joty (Captain), Fargana Hoque Pinky, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Mst Sanjida Akther Maghla, Sobhana Mostary, Lata Mondol, Shorna Akter, Nahida Akter, Fariha Islam Trishna, Mst Ritu Moni, Disha Biswas, Rabeya, Sultana Khatun
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (Captain), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Nilakshi de Silva, Hansima Karunaratne, Hasini Perera, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Prasadini Weerakkody, Tharika Sewwandi, Kawya Kavindi, Rashmi Silva, Malsha Shehani, Inoshi Fernando, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Udeshika Prabodhani, Kavisha Dilhari, Sathya Sandeepani, Imesha Dulani
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Dream11 Prediction
Keepers — Nigar Sultana, Shamima Sultana
Batters — Fargana Hoque, Nilakshi de Silva, Harshitha Samarawickrama
All-rounders — Chamari Atapattu (c), Oshadi Ranasinghe (vc), Kavisha Dilhari
Bowlers — Inoka Ranaweera, Jahanara Alam, Sultana Khatun