Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, U19 Asia Cup 2019:

Deadline: September 10, 2019 at 9:30 AM IST

Venue: Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa

Pitch report

The pitch has been a nightmare for the bowlers in the series thus far, producing two 300-plus scores.

Weather forecast

Thunderstorms and heavy showers are forecasted, with precipitation reading 80%.

Teams

Probable XI for Sri Lanka: Navod Paranavithana, Kamil Mishara (wk), Ravindu Rasantha, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Nipun Dananjaya (c), Avishka Tharindu, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Rohan Sanjaya, Ashian Daniel, Amshi de Silva, Dilshan Madushanka

Probable XI for Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Anik Sarker Shatu, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Towhid Hridoy, Akbar Ali (c & wk), Shamim Hossain, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Rakibul Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Minzahur Rahman, Shahin Alam

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My 11: Akbar Ali (wk), Nipun Dananjaya (vc), Ahan Wickramasinghe, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudul Hasan, Navod Paravitarna (c), Shamim Hossain, Dilshan Madushanka, Rohan Sanjaya, Tanzil Hasan Sakib, Rakibul Hasan

Match prediction

Both teams have not tasted defeat yet, having comprehensively got the better of Nepal and UAE. However, whoever loses the match will play against the favourites India in the first semi-final – a challenge no team would want to face. The match prediction thus depends on the toss: the team batting first has not lost a match yet at the venue.

Players to watch out for

Fifties from Paranavithana, Wickramasinghe, and Dananjaya helped Sri Lanka post a massive target of 326 for 8 against UAE on Monday. On a track that had nothing for the bowlers, they made sure they keep rotating the strike and whack away the bad deliveries to the boundary line.

Apart from laying the foundation for the batting department, Paranavithana has also been effective with the ball. It was his four-wicket haul that put the brakes on UAE’s scoring.

For Bangladesh, captain Akbar Ali led from the front against Nepal, scoring an unbeaten 98 in a modest chase of 262. Before he took the crease, Mahmudul Hasan and Hridoy had showed great character, steadying the ship from 19 for 2 to 98 for 3.

In the bowling department, Tanzil Hasan Sakib has been the destroyer-in-chief for Bangladesh, taking 5 wickets in 2 matches. Meanwhile, Rakibul Hasan has been putting a lid on the runs in the middle overs with his slow left-arm orthodox.

Squads

Sri Lanka: Nipun Dananjaya (c), Ravindu Rasantha, Sandun Mendis, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Ahah Wickramasinghe, Navod Paranavithana, Kamil Mishara (wk), Ashian Daniel, Amshi de Silva, Dilshan Madushanka, Yasiru Rodrigo, Avishka Tharindu, Thaveesha Kahauwaarachchi, Rohan Sanjaya, Chamindu Wijesinghe

Bangladesh: Towhid Hridoy, Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shahadat Hossain, Anik Sarker Shatu, Shamim Hossain, Akbar Ali (c & wk), Parvez Hossain Emron, Rakibul Hasan, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Shahin Alam, Minhazur Rahman, Ashraful Islam, Shoriful Islam

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