ICC World Cup 2019: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s Predicted Playing XI, Analysis

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Sri Lanka will face Bangladesh in their fourth match of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 at County Ground, Bristol. The last match against Pakistan was called off at the same venue and Sri Lanka would hope that they get a full game against Bangladesh. We take a look at Sri Lanka’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis for the match against Bangladesh.

On the other hand, Bangladesh has lost their last two matches against New Zealand and England. Hence, the Tigers would aim to turn the tables against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh would like to be at their best and get their World Cup campaign on track.

Here is Sri Lanka’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis:

Dimuth Karunaratne


The Sri Lankan skipper scored a good knock of 30 runs against Afghanistan. However, the southpaw batsman will like to convert the starts into a substantial score.

Kusal Perera


The southpaw batsman had scored a fine knock of 78 runs. Thus, Perera will like to continue his good form going in the match against Bangladesh.

Lahiru Thirimanne


The southpaw batsman had got off to start in the previous match. However, the left-hander will like to convert his start into a big score.

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis, Australia vs Sri Lanka 2019
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The right-hander is struggling with his poor form. Mendis had got out for a duck against New Zealand and he could only score two runs in the previous match.

Angelo Matthews

Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka, Captaincy
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The Talisman batsman is also struggling for runs. The right-hander has bagged two ducks in the tournament and he would need to turn the tables.

Dhananjaya de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva
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The right-hander was also dismissed without troubling the scorers in the previous match against Afghanistan. The right-hander will need to deliver the goods for his team.

Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera, Thilan Samaraweera, Sri Lanka, 2019 World Cup
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The all-rounder had walloped a fine catch to dismiss Hazratullah Zazai in the last match. Furthermore, Perera had scalped one wicket in the last match.

Jeevan Mendis


The leg-spinner can get back into the playing XI in place of injured Nuwan Pradeep who had scalped four wickets in the previous match.

Isuru Udana

Dinesh Chandimal, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2018, T20I series, Dhaka
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The southpaw seamer had taken one wicket in the previous match. Udana will like to be right on the money with his bowling.

Suranga Lakmal

Angelo Mathews and Suranga Lakmal (Image Courtesy: Hindu)

The right-arm seamer had gone wicketless against Afghanistan. Lakmal will like to hit the straps in the match against Pakistan.

Lasith Malinga


The veteran seamer was deadly with his yorkers as he had provided the finishing touches against Afghanistan. Lasith Malinga will like to continue the good work against Pakistan.

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