Match Prediction – BAN vs SL, 1st Test 202Match Prediction – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st test 2022 – Who Will Today’s Match?
After a month of break Bangladesh cricket team is back in the International action with a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka at their home ground.
With significantly experienced players like Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mominul Hoque, Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka for the first Test match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chottogram.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will face the Tigers with a fairly inexperienced squad packed with young players.
This will be an interesting match as both teams will be eying for the win and to get themselves a better place in the World Test Championship points table.
Head To Head Record
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have played 22 Test matches against each other in which Sri Lanka have won 17 matches and Bangladesh have won only one.
In their last 5 meetings, Sri Lanka is also leading in the winning numbers with 2 wins.
Sri Lanka (wins)
Last 5 matches
Who will win today’s match?
According to their recent match performances and home records, Bangladesh have the highest possibility of winning this match.
Bangladesh can be very aggressive at home and their recent history indicates the same as they have won against mighty Australia, New Zealand, and England. But the only win against Sri Lanka came at Sri Lanka in 2017.
Bangladesh have developed a lot in the Tests and their recent win against New Zealand in New Zealand is the proof. The experience of veterans like Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mushfiqur Rahim will be the key to performing well in this match.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka lacks the experience in both batting and bowling lineup as most of their players are quite new to the Test arena. Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal along with Angelo Mathews are the only experienced players in the squad.
There is no one who can lead from the front in their bowling innings now that Suranga Lakmal has retired after the India series.
The pitch will likely be in favor of the spinners and the Tigers will be ahead of Sri Lanka in this department because of Shakib Al Hasan’s vast experience along with Taijul Islam. Youngstar Nayeem Hasan and allrounder Mosaddek Hossain will also be handy with the ball in this condition.
Thus Sri Lanka might find themselves on the losing side because of the lack of experience in the bowling department.
Game Changers For Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st test 2022
For Sri Lanka,
Dimuth Karunaratnecan be their key batsman at the opening stand who can give his team a very good start in the batting innings.
Dinesh Chandimal can be their other important batter who batting in the middle order. He can anchor the innings and can also handle crucial situations.
Dhananjaya De Silva can also be their other important batter who has a pretty good batting record against Bangladesh and loves to play the Bangladeshi bowlers.
Praveen Jayawickrama is their go-to bowler in any situation. He can take wickets at a regular interval.
Lasith Embuldeniya can be their other important bowler who can create pressure on the batters by taking early wickets.
Shakib Al Hasan can be their key player because of his all-rounder ability. He can anchor the batting innings batting at the top order and can also take wickets with his vast experience in the international arena.
Tamim Iqbal can be their most important batter batting at the top order who can anchor the innings and give his team a very good start.
Mominul Haque can be their other important batter along with Mushfiqur Rahim at the middle order who can handle any crucial situations.
Taijul Islam can be their go-to bowler to take wickets and create pressure on the batters by not giving away too many runs.
Who will be the best match bowler?
Shakib Al Hasan can be the best math bowler as he has taken the most wickets against Sri Lanka in Tests for Bangladesh.
He has taken 29 wickets in 7 matches with an impressive economy of 3.31.
Taijul Islam can also be added to his list as he is the second-highest wicket-taker with 22 wickets against Sri Lanka.
Who will win today’s man of the match?
Shakib Al Hasan has the highest possibility to win the man of the match award as he can contribute to his team with both ball and bat.
He is the highest wicket-taker against Sri Lanka and also the fourth-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in Tests with 527 runs in 7 games.
Who will be the best batsman for Bangladesh?
Mominul Haque can be the best batsman for Bangladesh as he is the second-highest run-scorer against Sri Lanka in the longer version of the game.
He has scored 884 runs in just 9 games with an outstanding average of 59.
Mushfiqur Rahim can also be added to this list as he is the highest run-scorer against Sri Lanka with 1043 runs.
Who will be the best batsman for Sri Lanka?
Dimuth Karunaratne can be the best batsman for Sri Lanka as he has scored the most runs against Bangladesh among the current players.
He has scored 834 runs from 10 games with an impressive average of 49.05.
Dinesh Chandimal can also be mentioned in this category as he is the second-highest run-scorer of the current squad with 700 runs.