1st ODI: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Bangladesh’s multi-format tour of Sri Lanka gets underway on the 29th of April, with the 1st of 3 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) at the Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, at 10:00 AM Indian Standard Time.

1st ODI: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
1st ODI: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The series is a part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Championship 2022/23-2025 cycle, which sees Bangladesh and Sri Lanka seeded 7th and 8th respectively.

Squads:

Sri Lanka – Chamari Athapaththu (C), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Nilakshi de Silva, Hansima Karunaratne, Hasini Perera, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Prasadini Weerakkody, Tharika Sewwandi, Kawya Kavindi, Rashmi Silva, Malsha Shehani, Inoshi Fernando, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Udeshika Prabodhani, Kavisha Dilhari, Sathya Sandeepani, Imesha Dulani

Bangladesh – Nigar Sultana (C, WK), Shorna Akter, Nahida Akter, Jahanara Alam, Disha Biswas, Fargana Hoque, Rabeya Khan, Fahima Khatun, Murshida Khatun, Sultana Khatun, Sanjida Akter Meghla, Lata Mondal, Ritu Moni, Sobhana Mostary, Shamima Sultana, Fariha Trisna

Players to watch out:

Chamari Athapaththu

The 33-year-old in 90 ODI innings has scored 2840 runs with the highest being 178* and in 44 innings with the ball, has struck 27 wickets. Chamari is living a purple patch as she in the recently concluded, FairBreak Invitational 02, lead the runs chart with 281 runs in 7 innings and was 2nd on the wickets chart having struck 12 wickets.

Inoka Ranaweera

The 37-year-old in 64 ODI outings has struck 70 wickets with a best of 4/39 and in 45 innings with the bat, has got to 196 runs. The veteran spinner alongside her spin twin, Oshadi Ranasinghe, will be a force to be reckoned with.

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Nigar Sultana

The 25-year-old keeper-batter has scored 611 runs at an average of 23.50 in 29 ODI innings and has a highest score of 73. Nigar has been good with the bat, but has failed to convert her starts and has lacked consistency and would be aiming for a big series on this occasion.

Jahanara Alam

The 30-year-old in 50 ODI games has struck 46 wickets at an economy rate of 4.16 and has got the best bowling figures of 3/18. Jahanara has been handy with the bat as well scoring a few late runs. During a warm-up game in the lead-up to the series, Jahanara registered a 16* with the bat and 0/18 (5) with the ball.

Pitch:

The center wicket at the Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo is known to favor batters, with the average score at the venue in the 190s. However, the pitch is a well-balanced one, offering enough support to bowlers, both spinners and pacers.

Weather:

The forecast of the Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo suggests that scattered thunderstorms could play a spoilsport. The temperature is expected to hover around 30°C, with light winds, and a humidity level of 80%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Nigar Sultana, Anushka Sanjeewani, Nilakshi de Silva, Fargana Hoque, Chamari Athapaththu, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Kavisha Dilhari, Sanjida Akter Meghla, Jahanara Alam, Inoka Ranaweera, Nahida Akter

Match details:

Date – April 29, 2023

Time – 10:00 AM IST

Venue – Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo

Broadcast – All games of the bilateral series will be streamed live on the FanCode app and website.

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