Massive Image: Issues to handle for each groups
Either side’ troubles are properly documented. Since their opening sport win towards Afghanistan, Bangladesh have misplaced six on the trot. Solely England have a worse report, and Bangladesh have misplaced to them too. For a facet that had gained 24 of 39 ODIs for the reason that begin of 2021 – a 61% win report – this has been probably the most underwhelming of tournaments, particularly in circumstances that on the face of it appeared prefer it might need suited them.
The unsettling of a settled batting order might be pinpointed as one of many key causes for this downturn in fortunes. They are going to be hoping to regain sufficient misplaced floor to beat a Sri Lankan facet that has its personal set of points.
Sri Lanka, for his or her half, have achieved what they’ve all the time achieved – a minimum of within the latest previous – mixing in brilliance with despair, jubilation with fatalism. Whichever means you splice it, this was an undercooked Sri Lanka facet a minimum of when it comes to ODIs – one geared in the direction of a T20-style and rediscovering its ODI bearings. It was additionally one seemingly caught up in muddled pondering.
“I would like them to be aggressive to be sincere,’ acknowledged head coach Chris Silverwood previous to their defeat to India, and after an oddly timid show towards Afghanistan. “I would like them to play their sport and clearly do issues their means however have a constructive mindset.”
And that is all with out entering into the crux of the off-field points, the place the fallout from their marketing campaign has seen a public backwards and forwards between the nation’s sports activities minister and Sri Lanka Cricket, whereas there have been questions posed of the affect of the teaching employees and whispers of a range committee shake-up. Hardly the perfect context to elicit fearless, aggressive cricket.
Bangladesh – LLLLL (final 5 accomplished matches, most up-to-date first)
Sri Lanka – LLWWL
Within the highlight: Mushfiqur Rahim and Dilshan Madushanka
Workforce information: Kusal Perera again?
Bangladesh rejigged their batting order towards Pakistan and it is more likely to keep the identical.
Bangladesh (possible): 1 Litton Das, 2 Tanzid Hasan, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Towhid Hridoy , 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Shoriful Islam.
Sri Lanka would possibly choose to convey Kusal Perera again into the fold after Dimuth Karunaratne did not impress in his stead. Dushan Hemantha may additionally make means for Dunith Wellalage if Sri Lanka go for extra batting power.
Sri Lanka (possible): 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kusal Perera/Dimuth Karunaratne, 3 Kusal Mendis (capt, wk) 4 Sadeera Samarawickrama, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Angelo Mathews 7 Dushan Hemantha 8 Maheesh Theekshana, 9 Kasun Rajitha, 10 Dushmantha Chameera 11 Dilshan Madushanka
Pitch and circumstances
The general climate circumstances in Delhi although have worsened since then, with either side cancelling scheduled follow classes over the previous few days owing to poor air high quality. Any name on the match maybe not going down will solely be taken on the day of the sport.
Stats and trivia
- Dilshan Madushanka is 5 wickets away from equalling Chaminda Vaas and Muthiah Muralidaran – 23 – for probably the most wickets by a Sri Lankan in a World Cup. He at the moment is stage with Lasith Malinga on 18.
- Of lively gamers, Shakib Al Hasan has the fourth most runs in ODI World Cups with 1250, and probably the most of any Bangladesh participant.
- Shakib’s 41 World Cup wickets is the second-most taken by a spinner. Muralidaran has probably the most with 68.
Chandika Hathurusinghe, Bangladesh’s head coach, on the measures they’ve taken to fight the air air pollution in Delhi