Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)- Announcement Sri Lanka ODI XI- 1ST ODI of the Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka ODI squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh:

Kusal Janith Perera (Captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (VC), Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Chamika Karunaratne, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Shiran Fernando, Binura Fernando, Asitha Fernando, and Akila Dananjaya.

Most Likely XI-

1.Danushka Gunathilaka

2.Pathum Nissanka 

3.Kusal Janith Perera (Captain)(Wicket-Keeper)

4.Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)(Averages better at No.4)

5.Ashen Bandara

6.Dhananjaya de Silva

7.Dasun Shanaka

8.Wanindu Hasaranga

9.Lakshan Sandakan

10.Binura Fernando(Debut)

11.Dushmantha Chameera

Previous Matches-

Unlikely Players to Feature in the 1st ODI-

Asitha Fernando

Bowling Average-

((No Wicket in 2 ODI matches)

Niroshan Dickwella

Batting Average – 24.50 in 2019

(With the Captain Keeping Wickets the will not a spot in the XI)

Pitch and conditions

The average first innings score of the last five List-A games here is 267 runs, higher than usual at this ground. Pitches have been unpredictable in this series, so teams may prefer to bat first. Five out of eight sides who have batted first in 2018  at the Shere Bangla National Stadium have pressed onto win games.

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