Preview and analysis of Asia Cup 2023 Match-2 between BAN vs SL, featuring Dream11 prediction, fantasy tips, expected playing 11, pitch report, team information, and Dream11 team suggestions

BAN vs SL Asia Cup Match Prediction 

Match:  BAN vs SL Fantasy Team Prediction 
Time:   31 Aug, 03:00 PM (IST)  

Series:: Asia Cup Match-2 
Venue:  Pallekele Cricket Stadium – Kandy, Sri Lanka 

BAN vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

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BAN vs SL Info: 

  • Mushfiqur Rahim boasts an impressive record of nine centuries in ODI cricket. At 36 years old, he serves as both a wicketkeeper and batter, making him a prime candidate to lead Bangladesh’s run-scoring efforts against Sri Lanka. On the bowling front, Taskin Ahmed has demonstrated his prowess with 14 wickets in his last seven ODI innings. Consequently, he stands as a solid contender to secure the title of Bangladesh’s highest wicket-taker in the upcoming Thursday match.
  • On the Sri Lankan side, Pathum Nissanka holds a notable average of 40.77 from 34 ODI innings. As a right-handed opener, he emerges as our favored choice to spearhead Sri Lanka’s run-scoring endeavors against Bangladesh. Furthermore, the talented pace bowler Matheesha Pathirana left a strong impression during the 2023 Indian Premier League, making him a promising selection to emerge as Sri Lanka’s top wicket-taker in this Group B encounter.
  • Recognized as a pivotal player across all formats, Pathum Nissanka is highly recommended to exceed the 29.5-run mark in this upcoming clash.

Live Streaming of BAN vs SL: 

TV Channels: This game will be broadcast on TNT Sports, Star Sports, PTV, Fox Sports and Sky Sports.

Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on the TNT App, Disney+ Hotstar and FOXTel.

Weather & Pitch Report


Thunderstorms are a potential weather concern in the vicinity before the game, possibly leading to a delayed start. The area is expected to maintain high humidity levels; however, the afternoon and evening forecast indicates dry conditions. 

Pitch Report of BAN vs SL:

The pitch in Pallekele has always been very spin friendly and we expect the same in this game. Pace bowlers should be able to get the ball skid on from the surface.

Toss Prediction: 

Anticipating a rise in humidity as the match unfolds, it’s likely that both teams will prefer to opt for fielding first in this encounter.

BAN vs SL Team NEWS: 

BAN Team News: 

The lead-up to the tournament has been intricate for Bangladesh. Initially, Tamim Iqbal stepped down from the captaincy and retired from international cricket, only to be persuaded to rejoin the team last month. Unfortunately, he sustained a back injury subsequently, rendering him unavailable for the tournament. In addition to this, Litton Das will also miss the Asia Cup 2023 due to viral fever. To fill the void, wicketkeeper-batsman Anamul Haque has been brought in as a replacement.

SL Team News: 

Sri Lanka faces a setback in this game due to a grade two thigh strain sidelining their bowling all-rounder and spinner, Wanindu Hasaranga, throughout the group stage. Furthermore, injuries have also ruled out Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, and Lahiru Kumara from the tournament, leaving the team less than its strongest for this match.

Predicted Playing11: 


1. Nain Sheikh

2. Anamul Haque

3. N H Shanto

4. Shakib AL Hasan

5. Towhid Hridoy

6. Mushfiqur Rahim

7. Afif Hossain

8. M H Miraz

9. Taskin Ahmed

10. Hasan Mahmud

11. M Rahman


1. D Karunaratne

2. Pathum Nissanka

3. Kusal Mendis

4. S Samarawickrama

5. C Asalanka

6. D d Silva

7. Dasun Shanaka

8. D Wellalage

9. M Theekshana

10. M Pathirana

11. Kasun Rajitha

BAN vs SL Team Combo: 

BAN Team Info – 

  • Naim Sheikh and Anamul Haque are likely to initiate the inning for the team.
  • Najmul Hossain-Shanto is set to take the one-down batting position.
  • Handling the middle-order batting will be Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy.
  • In the previous match, Shakib Al Hasan emerged as the top scorer in terms of fantasy points.
  • Taking on the role of Captain for Bangladesh will be Shakib Al Hasan, who also claimed the highest fantasy points in the preceding match.
  • Mushfiqur Rahim will be responsible for Wicket Keeping duties for the Bangladesh team.
  • The spin bowling department for his team will be managed by Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
  • Once again, Shakib Al Hasan stood out as the highest fantasy points achiever in the previous match.
  • Leading the pace attack for his team will be Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed.

SL Team Info – 

  • Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka are expected to take up the opening positions in the inning.
  • Positioned at the one-down spot will be Kusal Mendis, a vital pillar of the batting lineup.
  • Managing the middle-order batting will be Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka.
  • Taking up the role of Captain for Sri Lanka will be Dasun Shanaka, who also contributes significantly as an All-Rounder.
  • Handling the Wicket Keeping responsibilities for Sri Lanka will be Kusal Mendis.
  • The spin bowling department for the team will be overseen by Maheesh Theekshana and Dhananjaya de Silva.
  • In the previous match, Maheesh Theekshana emerged as the top scorer in terms of fantasy points.
  • Guiding the pace attack for the team will be Kasun Rajitha and Matheesha Pathirana.

Winning Chances: 

In Group B, Afghanistan stands as the other team, and both squads anticipate advancing to the next stage in this year’s tournament. Yet, they’re mindful that a loss in this match could significantly complicate their path. Our prediction points to a closely contested game, where Bangladesh’s seasoned players are likely to shine. However, our overall favor lies with Sri Lanka, as we believe their batting and bowling prowess will secure them the victory.

BAN vs SL Key Players: 


Mushfiqur Rahim 

With Tamim Iqbal sidelined due to injury, the greatly experienced batter shoulders increased responsibility in this tournament. In his recent international innings, he recorded a score of 69.

Shakib Al Hasan 

Taking on the role of captain for Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2023, the left-arm spinner and dynamic batter will lead the team. The favorable conditions in Kandy are expected to suit his style of play.

Taskin Ahmed 

Over the past year, the 28-year-old fast bowler has made significant strides in all formats, notably lowering his ODI career average from 30.37 to an impressive 19.35.

Sri Lanka 

Pathum Nissanka 

The batsman, who bats right-handed, showcases excellent skills in limited-overs cricket. His entry into this tournament follows a successful campaign in the Lanka Premier League.

Dasun Shanaka 

The captain possesses considerable prowess as both a batsman and a bowler. Serving as a robust leader for his team, he becomes a significant threat when he establishes his presence at the crease during the crucial final 10 overs of the innings.

Matheesha Pathirana 

Having participated in merely five international matches, the 20-year-old is poised for substantial achievements. His distinctive bowling action adds an element of unpredictability that could pose significant challenges for Bangladesh’s batsmen.

BAN vs SL Team Forms: 

BAN Team Form: 

Since the beginning of March this year, Bangladesh has emerged victorious in six out of their past eight ODIs.

SL Team Form: 

In this match, Sri Lanka aims to secure their 11th consecutive ODI victory.

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Bangladesh (BAN) Squad: 

Tanzid Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Afif Hossain, Anamul Haque, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Sri Lanka (SL) Squad: 

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Kusal Perera, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Binura Fernando

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