Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Updates and Discussion)

Rahul25 said:
Srilanka may win this match very easily
Or Bangladesh may cause an upset - they beat Sri Lanka just recently in an ODI...
 
sri lanka shouldnt be complacent at all...u never know what to expect from tha bangali's. they're pretty capable of causing a few upsets..and i wouldnt be surprised if one happend.
 
musti said:
sri lanka shouldnt be complacent at all...u never know what to expect from tha bangali's. they're pretty capable of causing a few upsets..and i wouldnt be surprised if one happend.
Neither would I - I want 1 to happen, makes our lives easier
 
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka : The Preview

By Cricinfo's S Rajesh


Six teams have already made it to the main stage of the Champions Trophy, and over the next one week, six qualifying matches will decide which two teams out of Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh and West Indies will join those six in the quarter-final stage. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh face off at Mohali today to set the tournament rolling, and while Sri Lanka will start as overwhelming favourites - not only to win this match, but also to qualify and cause some further damage in the main tournament - Habibul Bashar and his troops will believe they have a chance of pulling off an upset and getting this tournament off to a sensational start.

Bangladesh have only won one out of 17 ODIs against Sri Lanka, but that win came very recently - in February this year at Bogra - and having tasted success once, they will want to prove that wasn't a flash in the pan. The first match is also perhaps the best time for the underdog to catch the favourites by surprise.

Going by Mahela Jaywardene's and Tom Moody's comments, though, it's unlikely that the Sri Lankans will take Bangladesh lightly. That Bogra defeat will still be fresh - they've only played Bangladesh once since - but more importantly, they'll have the services of three champion players who weren't around for that game: Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan and Marvan Atapattu are all back in the line-up. Atapattu hasn't played an ODI since March 2006, and his return will be huge boost to the top order. Sri Lanka have also been in excellent form in ODIs of late, winning nine of their last 15 ODIs, including a clean sweep against England, and they'll be keen to wipe out unpleasant memories of the 6-1 drubbing at the hands of India last year.

Teams usually prefer to bat first after winning the toss in day-night games, but the dew factor at Mohali might make it difficult for the bowlers later in the evening. Daljit Singh, the curator, has promised a pitch with pace and carry: "There is a lot of grass on the pitch though dry and not green," he was quoted as telling The Times of India. "The ball will carry through to the batsmen and seamer will be able to extract height, though it might be tough for the spinners as the ball may skid."


Bangladesh
Aftab Ahmed, Rajin Saleh, Shahriar Nafees, Habibul Bashar (capt), Mohammad Ashraful, Abdur Razzak, Farhad Reza, Khaled Mashud (wk), Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Mohammad Rafique, Saqibul Hasan Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel.

Sri Lanka
Marvan Atapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Malinga Bandara, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ruchira Perera.
 
Alright, I'm having a bit of trouble, as to finding out exactly when this match starts.

ICC Site says 5 AM EST, Dish says 4:30 AM EST, Cricinfo thinks it started 3 hours ago.

Whats going on...
 
zMario said:
Alright, I'm having a bit of trouble, as to finding out exactly when this match starts.

ICC Site says 5 AM EST, Dish says 4:30 AM EST, Cricinfo thinks it started 3 hours ago.

Whats going on...

It's starting in around half an hours time
 
shabbu1 said:
It's starting in around half an hours time
That helps... :(

I've been up since 3:30 AM, thinking thats when it starts, then I realized the time diff between GMT, so I gotta w8 another hour, now another half hour. :mad:
 
Shastri and Coney. I'm in heaven! The info bar is very interesting.
 
Rob H said:
Shastri and Coney. I'm in heaven! The info bar is very interesting.
I don't like it. Looks worse than the info bar in Cricket 2005 - people on the community PlanetCricket who make TV Graphics for games like Cricket 2005 can make better graphics than the one used for this series
 
Sri Lanka 4/0, good bowling by Bangladesh so far -


The left armer getting some swing
 
JUST BEATEN OUTSIDE OFF STUMP

Jayasuriyas struggling out there against Mortaza.

Very good length bowling
 
The TV Crew are horrible - stopping n the middle of replays, and all kinds of stuff
 
Very good running, and A DIRECT HIT!

But its not out, but good fielding
 
Imperious from Jayasuria, Rasel is being taken to the cleaners.
 
Mortaza looks a decent bowler for BD. He's been unlucky not to have picked up at least one wicket.
 
So far, Tharanga and Jaywardene look every inch the players they did in the ODI series v England.
 
Tharanga heading for his 5th century! If he gets it he will have 5 hundreds and only 3 fifites! An amazing conversion rate, the message is clear, do not allow him to get a start!
 
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