ICC Test Championship
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
After the first test match, it’s quite clear that both teams are focusing on a defensive approach. In the first game, we saw Sri Lanka batting out maximum overs, with Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal maximizing the opportunity. In the bowling card, both teams were balanced as bowlers had very little to play for. Going in the second test match, we can expect the Sher e Bangla wicket to be a bit tricky with variable turn and bounce.Get Your Registration Bonus!
Bangladesh- Backing their Spinners
For the upcoming game, all eyes will be on Bangladeshi strike spinners who will be looking to land the ball in the areas that will challenge Sri Lankan batters. Tajul Islam and Shakib Al Hassan will be in the spotlight as the test match progresses, and the team batting second is likely to struggle. In batting, Bangladesh tigers will depend upon the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal, the two centurions from the first game.
Key Players for Bangladesh
- Mushfiqur Rahim
- Nayeem Hassan
- Tamim Iqbal
- Shakib Al Hassan
- Tajul Islam
Sri Lanka- Likely to Play Sensibly
Sri Lankan batters will be confident to play spin on its merit and avoid gifting their wicket to the opposition. The Sri Lankan batting lineup will depend upon Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews. Dimuth Karunaratne is expected to continue in his natural style, striking the ball on its merit. In the bowling department, Sri Lankan will focus on backing their spinners, Kasun Rajitha and Asitha Fernando.
Key Players for Sri Lanka
- Dinesh Chandimal
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Niroshan Dickwella
- Angelo Mathews
- Kasun Rajitha
Expert Betting Tips
For the upcoming fixture, I am expecting a win for the home side, who are more accustomed to ground conditions. Toss will be very tricky and impactful at the start, the team winning the toss will opt to bat first. We can expect any player to get big runs and bowlers are definitely in the game for wickets.
- Bangladesh to Win for 2.525
- Top Batsman Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne for 4.5
- Player of the Match Shakib Al Hassan for 7.50