Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – September 9 – Asia Cup 2023

Bookmakers have Sri Lanka as the favorites to win the Asia Cup 2023 match against Bangladesh.

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Match Details

The second Super Four match of the 2023 Asia Cup will be played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Saturday, September 9 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The match will start at 3 PM IST, which is 3 PM local time. Both teams qualified from Group B, and Sri Lanka won both of their games in the league phase. Sri Lanka finished at the top of the group’s points table.

If Sri Lanka beats Bangladesh, they will be one win away from ODI eminence.

As part of the Asia Cup Super Fours Series, this match falls in the early part of the cricket season, a period marked by incalculable intensity and excitement. The game is scheduled to commence at the local time, allowing for optimal playing conditions.

Probable playing XIs

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (C), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, and Matheesha Pathirana. Meanwhile.


Naim Sheikh, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shamim Hossain Patwari, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, and Hasan Mahmud.

Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Some of the probable best batters for the match are:

For Sri Lanka:

Dimuth Karunaratne: He is having his best ODI year with 514 runs at an average of 51.40. He provides Sri Lanka with solidity because he is their most dependent batter and takes the innings deep.

Pathum Nissanka: He has a strong opening combination with Dimuth Karunaratne. They have totalled 812 runs together since June, in 11 innings. His current form in 2023 is also pretty good, and he has already scored two ODI centuries.

For Bangladesh:

Mushfiqur Rahim: He has taken on the finisher’s role and has averaged 57.25 in scoring 458 runs in his last ten innings, including Bangladesh’s fastest ODI century.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Maheesh Theekshana: This Sri Lankan star bowler has taken 23 wickets in his last 10 games.

Matheesha Pathirana: This Sri Lankan bowler took 4 for 32 the last time he faced Bangladesh.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches

DateMatch NumberTournamentLocationResult
May 28, 20213rd ODISri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2021Shere Bangla National Stadium, DhakaSri Lanka won by 97 runs
May 25, 20212nd ODISri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2021Shere Bangla National Stadium, DhakaBangladesh won by 103 runs (DLS Method)
May 23, 20211st ODISri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2021Shere Bangla National Stadium, DhakaBangladesh won by 33 runs

Prediction based on performance

Sri Lanka has been in good form lately, and with the momentum they have, it is hard to ignore their chances of winning the match. However, Bangladesh is not far behind and will provide tough competition for Sri Lanka. The team that performs better on the day may end up emerging victorious. It should be a closely contested match between two teams who are neck and neck in the points table.

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 games of Sri Lanka

DateMatch NumberTournamentLocationResult
September 5, 20236th Match, Group B (D/N)Asia CupLahoreSri Lanka won by 2 runs
August 31, 20232nd Match, Group B (D/N)Asia CupPallekeleSri Lanka won by 5 wickets
July 23-27, 20232nd TestPakistan tour of Sri LankaColombo (SSC)Pakistan won by an innings and 222 runs
July 16-20, 20231st TestPakistan tour of Sri LankaGallePakistan won by 4 wickets
July 15, 2023FinalICC Cricket World Cup QualifierHarareSri Lanka won by 128 runs

Last 5 games of Bangladesh

DateMatch NumberTournamentLocationResult
September 6, 20237th Match, Super Four (D/N)Asia CupLahorePakistan won by 7 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
September 3, 20234th Match, Group B (D/N)Asia CupLahoreBangladesh won by 89 runs (DLS Method)
August 31, 20232nd Match, Group B (D/N)Asia CupPallekeleSri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)
July 16, 20232nd T20I (D/N)Afghanistan tour of BangladeshSylhetBangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining) (DLS method)
July 14, 20231st T20I (D/N)Afghanistan tour of BangladeshSylhetBangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Information About Injuries in Teams

Najmul Hosain Shanto, who was Bangladesh’s top performer in the group stage match against Sri Lanka, has flown home due to injury. Litton Das has joined the squad as his replacement.

Sri Lanka does not have any injury or unavailability concerns.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Winning Chance

Bookmakers have Sri Lanka as the favorites to win the Asia Cup 2023 match against Bangladesh on Saturday, September 9. Sri Lanka are favored at 1/2 (1.50) while Bangladesh have greater odds of 137/100 (2.37).

The match will take place at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh previously met in the group stage of the Asia Cup 2023. Sri Lanka won the match by five. There is an 80% chance of rain during the day on Saturday.

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About R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium

The R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, also known as Khettarama Stadium, Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium or simply as the Premadasa Stadium, is a cricket stadium located on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The stadium was built in 1986 and is named after the late Sri Lankan president Ranasinghe Premadasa, who championed the development of this 40,000-seater concrete bowl, the biggest stadium in Sri Lanka. Before June 1994, it was known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium.

About Asia Cup

The Asia Cup is a men’s international cricket tournament contested between Asian countries in either One Day International format (50 overs) and Twenty20 International cricket format (20 overs). It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries. It was originally scheduled to be held every two years. The Asia Cup is the only continental championship in cricket and the winning team becomes the champion of Asia. It alternates every 2-years between ODI and T20 formats. The first Asia Cup was held in 1984 in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates where the council’s offices were based (until 1995).

India, with seven titles (six ODI and two T20I), is the most successful team in the tournament. Sri Lanka is the second most successful team, with six, while Pakistan have won two titles. Sri Lanka has played the most Asia Cups (15) followed by India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (14 each). The latest edition, the 2022 Asia Cup was won by Sri Lanka.

Rudra Chanda