After a bright start to the ICC World Cup 2019 with a win over South Africa, the Bangladesh cricket team has faded a bit in the last two games. It was an absolute carnage by the England batsmen with the Bangla bowlers being hit all around the park in the previous game. Although they did add some respectability to their performance with the bat, it was never going to be enough. Sri Lanka, who are their next opponent currently lead them by a point which sets up for an interesting clash. In terms of head to head record, the two teams have played 45 games against each other with Sri Lanka winning 36, Bangladesh 7 and 2 games produced no result. A quick analysis of their last five matches. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score 16th ODI Match.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – 15th September 2018 – Dubai Cricket Stadium, Dubai – Bangladesh won by 137 runs
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka met in the 2018 Asian Cup with wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim dominating the headlines with a brilliant 144 which helped his team reach 261 batting first. Sri Lanka in reply faltered big time as they lost wickets in 35.2 overs for just 124. The 137-run win Bangladesh managed over Sri Lanka was one of the best results in their Asian Cup history.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – 27th January 2018 – Shere Bangla Stadium, Mirpur – Sri Lanka won by 79 runs
A low scoring encounter in Mirpur with Sri Lanka managing 221 batting first but they could have got more had they not lost wickets in heap towards the end. But they defended this low total in style dismissing the hosts to a paltry 142 in 41.1 overs. Shehan Madushanka was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka with 3 wickets. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Inconsistent SL Face Wounded BAN.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – 25th January 2018 – Shere Bangla Stadium, Mirpur – Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
A horror show with the bat for the home team as they were bundled out for just 82 in 24 overs batting first against Sri Lanka. Suranga Lakmal finished with figures of 3/21 in 7 overs to be the destructor in chief. The visitors had little problems chasing down the total as they won the game by 10 wickets.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – 19th January 2018 - Shere Bangla Stadium, Mirpur – Bangladesh won by 167 runs
There were plenty of good performances with the bat for Bangladesh in their innings of 320 against Sri Lanka as Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim all got to fifties. The target was always going to be difficult to chase down for the visitors and losing wickets did not help their cause much. They ultimately finished with just 157 runs losing a fairly one-sided game.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – 1st April 2017 – Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo – Sri Lanka won by 70 runs
Sri Lanka batting first got off to a good start with the openers posting 76 runs and the middle order did well to take the home team to 280 in their quota of fifty overs. Medium Nuwan Kulasekara snapped up 4 wickets in the second innings helping his side win the game by 70 runs. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Points Table.
Sri Lanka will take the field after a gap of a few days and it will be interesting to see the effect it has on their game. Bangladesh despite their defeats will be confident of defeating their Asian rivals who have struggled with the bat in England so far.