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Rain has its second victim in CWC 2019. With the weather forecast not looking particularly promising in Bristol, a third non-result is possible.

This is to the detriment of Bangladesh. Apart from being in far better form than Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have lost two of their first three matches in CWC 2019, and need a win to keep their Semi Final hopes alive. They ruined their chances of challenging England before a ball was bowled, despite the magnificent effort of Shakib Al Hasan, who worryingly has a quad injury concern. Will the weather be kind enough to allow for a result? If so, will Bangladesh be good enough on the day to get a win?

Sri Lanka have already had a game washed out. Their one point against Pakistan was considered a lucky point in some parts, and can now gain more points here. However, like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka would consider this to be one of their more winnable games. A win here for Sri Lanka lifts them up to five points, which is incredible thinking they were one of the contenders for bottom place ahead of the tournament. Can Dimuth Karunaratne’s men put on a big display?

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Key to a Bangladesh win

Bangladesh’s bowlers went the distance against England. Their deflated spirits after an unsuccessful and expensive opening 10 overs, after sending England in, spread out right throughout the innings as they conceded a huge 386. The Sri Lankans have struggled with the bat so far this tournament, so the onus is on the Bangladesh to bowl and field with greater control, building pressure on a team trying to find its feet.

However, Bangladesh have had a decent tournament with the bat so far. Shakib Al Hasan has been central to this, playing with skill, guile and class en route to a tournament-leading 260 runs in three matches. But, Bangladesh have been bowled out twice, which is a request for the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah to convert their starts. Tamim, in particular, has been underwhelming – can he play the knock his experience and ability warrants? Will Shakib be fit enough to help Bangladesh in a crucial game?

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CWC 2019 Match 16: Shakib Al Hasan has been superb.

Key to a Sri Lanka win

The loss of Nuwan Pradeep is a blow for Sri Lanka. His ability to get the ball bouncing and seaming could have been a disconcerting proposition for Bangladesh to cope with. Instead, the pace trio of Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana and Suranga Lakmal will be tasked with picking up early wickets, which they will think is very much possible as Bangladesh can offer chances early. Can Sri Lanka get the better of the Tigers top order – particularly Shakib Al Hasan?

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Also, despite a victory on the board, Sri Lanka’s batting has been poor. Their win against Afghanistan papered over a huge crack that was their collapse of 9/57, which will be fatal against more established opposition. Can Kusal Perera provide another fast start? What platform can Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne help set? Then, can an out-of-form middle order capitalise?

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Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images. CWC 2019 Match 16: Can Kusal Mendis overcome his struggles?

Pitch and conditions

Showers are forecast in Bristol for just about all of Tuesday. In regards to the pitch, Bristol is usually a great place to bat.

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Bangladesh could stick with the same team, provided Shakib is fit enough and if they decide to persist with Mohammad Mithun.

Bangladesh: 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Soumya Sarkar, 3. Shakib Al Hasan, 4. Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5. Mohammad Mithun/Liton Das, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Mossadek Hossain, 8. Mohammad Saifuddin, 9. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10. Mashrafe Mortaza (c), 11. Mustafizur Rahman

Nuwan Pradeep is out for Sri Lanka. Jeevan Mendis or Jeffrey Vandersay could come in.

Sri Lanka: 1. Dimuth Karunaratne (c), 2. Kusal Perera (wk), 3. Lahiru Thirimanne, 4. Kusal Mendis, 5. Angelo Mathews, 6. Dhananjaya de Silva, 7. Thisara Perera, 8. Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey Vandersay, 9. Isuru Udana, 10. Suranga Lakmal, 11. Lasith Malinga

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Stats and Facts

  • Sri Lanka have never lost a World Cup match against Bangladesh.
  • Sri Lanka-Bangladesh matches at World Cups are mainly remembered for Chaminda Vaas’ hat-trick in the first three balls in their match up in the 2003 World Cup. Mashrafe Mortaza played in that match.
  • Sri Lanka’s last win in a ‘live ODI’ (non-dead rubber) before CWC 2019 was against Bangladesh in January 2018.
  • Shakib Al Hasan currently has the most runs in CWC 2019 with 260. He also needs just 23 runs to become the second Bangladesh player to reach 6,000 ODI runs.
  • Mustafizur Rahman is set to play his 50th ODI.

Match Prediction

The result of this match could rely on two key factors: the weather and fitness of Shakib Al Hasan.

If the weather allows for a full game and Shakib is fit, back Bangladesh to win.

Also, be sure check out my series of “five key talking points” from every CWC 2019 match! The latest:

England v Bangladesh: England take advantage of Bangladesh defensive approach

Afghanistan v New Zealand: Afghanistan look so distracted

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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