BAN vs SL Match Prediction: Who will win today’s 1st T20I match?

Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the first T20I in Sylhet on March 4.

By CricTracker Staff

Published – 03 Mar 2024, 20:45 IST | Updated – 03 Mar 2024, 20:54 IST

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Bangladesh are gearing up for the T20 World Cup in June with a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka starting tomorrow. Bangladesh drew 1-1 in their recent T20 series against New Zealand, while Sri Lanka dominated against Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. Despite Bangladesh’s disappointing record against Sri Lanka, winning only one out of five encounters, the dynamics have shifted.

Bangladesh have a good track record in Sri Lanka, winning three out of five encounters. However, key players missing in action will impact matchups and results. The contest promises to be closely fought. Both teams are undergoing changes in makeup and fortunes. The upcoming series might not be as mismatched as the numbers suggest. With Bangladesh’s history in Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka’s recent form, fanatics can expect an exciting showdown.

Match Details

Particulars Details
Match Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh 2024, 1st T20I
Venue Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Date & Time Monday, March 4, 6:00 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Fancode app and website

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium is a boon for batters, offering a true bounce and allowing them to time their shots well. Early on, pacers may find some assistance from the winds, while spinners can exploit the bounce by extracting late spin from the deck. The recent matches haven’t seen high scores; anything above 160 is a daunting target. This pitch favours balanced bowling attacks and promises an exciting contest.

Click Here: BAN vs SL Live Score, 1st T20I

Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 16
Bangladesh won 6
Sri Lanka won 1

Probable Playing XIs


Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Anamul Haque (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (C), Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed.

Sri Lanka:

Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka (C), Angelo Mathews, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Avishka Fernando replaces Pathum Nissanka at the top order. Fernando’s selection comes after impressive ODI performances, scoring 91 and 88 in two of the three matches. He hasn’t played a T20I for Sri Lanka since January last year due to inconsistent form and injuries. Fernando will aim to make a significant impact in the upcoming matches. His inclusion reflects the team’s faith in his ability to deliver under pressure.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya faced a 12-month suspension from international cricket due to a reported bowling action during New Zealand’s 2019 tour of Sri Lanka. However, during the Asia Cup match against India, he showcased brilliance by claiming 6 wickets. Dananjaya seeks to make up for lost time and aims to leave a mark with his performances after the setback, eying the T20 World Cup.

Today’s Match Prediction: Team batting first to win the match

Scenario 1

Bangladesh win the toss and bat

Power Play Score – 40-50

First Innings Score- 150-170

Bangladesh win the match

Scenario 2

Sri Lanka win the toss and bat

Power Play Score – 45-55

First Innings Score – 155-170

Sri Lanka win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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