Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Highlights – Sept 15, 2018

BD v SL highlights today – Asia cup 2018 first ODI match Group B from Dubai International Cricket Stadium (U.A.E) Saturday 15th September 2018. The highest total of the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is 355/5 scored by England against Pakistan in 2015. Sri Lanka team highest record on this pitch is 287/8 against Pakistan scored in 2013. Bangladesh will play their first ever ODI at this ground.

Last time in Bangladesh tri-nation series 2018 these two teams were against each other in ODI format. Three matches had been played between these two teams, first match Bangladesh won by 163 runs Jan 19, 2018, second match Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets (with 229 balls remaining) Jan 25, 2018 and in the tri-nation series final Sri Lanka won by 79 runs.

Four out of the five ODIs played last year at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium were won by the side chasing. The only team to lose batting second was Sri Lanka. The temperature is expected to be in the mid-30s throughout the game. Liton Das is likely to open with Tamim, while Ariful Haque and Mohammad Mithun are vying to replace Sabbir Rahman, who was dropped alongside Anamul Haque. Sri Lanka have Lasith Malinga back, and will likely be replacing Akila with Dilruwan Perera, who has had some success against Bangladesh in the recent past. Niroshan Dickwella and Shehan Jayasuriya are also on call.

1st Match, Group B, Asia Cup Highlights

Sri Lanka team/playing XI
AD Mathews (c), MA Aponso, PVD Chameera, A Dananjaya, DM de Silva, N Dickwella †, MD Gunathilaka, RAS Lakmal, SL Malinga, BKG Mendis †, MDK Perera, MDKJ Perera †, NLTC Perera, CAK Rajitha, MD Shanaka, WU Tharanga.
Bangladesh team/playing XI
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Abu Hider, Ariful Haque, Liton Das †, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim †, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal.

Match Timings: 15.30 start, First Session 15.00-18.30 Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Umpires – Marais Erasmus, Chettithody Shamshuddin
TV Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Match number – ODI no. 4036

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