Bangladesh had an elegant win over Sri Lanka in the warm-up match where they defeated the Lankans by 5 wickets. The three-match ODI series will, however, start from Friday, July 26th. All thee matches including the final ODI will be hosted by R. Premadasa Stadium.

Bangladesh had an elegant win over Sri Lanka in the warm-up match

The game was really helpful for Bangladesh team as they got to adapt the hot summary Lankan weather after returning from a long trip of World Cup from England. Moreover, they played the game without usual skipper Mashrafe and allrounder Shakib. So this win brought a confidence boost in the mind of the tigers’.

They came to bowl first and Shakib’s absence was evident in the field. Though the tigers got Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, and Mosaddek Hossain to attack their opponent with spin balls, none could shine brightly yesterday. They need to be more responsible in future games.

In addition to bowling, they were not so good at fielding as well. In the ground fielding and high catches, they showed terrible performance. We think they lack training in this area for sure.

Bangladesh team openers did not perform well into this world cup. The scenario continued yesterday as well. Tamim got dismissed in 37 and Soumya at 13. We really hoped them to perform better this time. But they dishearted us just like they have been doing.

Lucky for them, Mithun Ahmed took the responsibility at his shoulder and scored a century in 91 balls. He actually filled the void that Shakibhad left in the team. He coupled with Mushfiqur Rahim and turned on the run mill for Bangladesh which eventually build the foundation of their victory.

Mithun Ahmed and Mushfiq
Mithun and Mushfiq were the main heroes of yesterdays match.

However, Bangladesh team needs to play their best cricket to win against Sri Lanka in the upcoming match. Stay with us to get more news related to cricket.