2nd ODI: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

After an abandoned first match, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will now lock horns in the 2nd of the 3-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, on the 2nd of May, 2023 at 10:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

2nd ODI: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The series opener was abandoned due to rain, but in the 37.4 overs of play, Sri Lanka managed to score 152/6. For hosts, Chamari Athapaththu (47) was a standout, while Prasadini Weerakkody (24) and Kavisha Dilhari (30*) also added to the sides’ total. The visitors’ bowling attack was both economical and aggressive, setting up an exciting match-up for the remainder of the series.

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:

Kavisha Dilhari

The 22-year-old batting all-rounder in 11 ODIs has scored 214 runs and has struck 6 wickets. Kavisha with the ball, hasn’t been among wickets, but has consistently delivered economical spells, and with the bat, had a positive start to the series with a 30*.

Oshadi Ranasinghe

The 37-year-old bowling all-rounder in 30 ODIs has struck 25 scalps and with the bat, has scored 312 runs. Oshadi was unbeaten on 14 when persistent rain played a spoilsport in the opener, so remains handy with the bat and bankable for wickets.

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Fargana Hoque

The 30-year-old batter in 49 ODI innings has scored 1035 runs at an average of 23.52 and with 9 fifties to her name, has got the highest score of 71. Fargana’s willow has been quiet for a while now and she would be willing to convert the starts she gets to very often.

Nahida Akter

The 23-year-old left-arm spinner, in ODIs, in 28 innings with the ball, has bagged 34 wickets and has got the best bowling figures of 5/21, while has been handy with the bat. Nahida got her series underway with a brilliant 3/24 (7), and hopes of a possible 5-fer were washed out.

Pitch:

The Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, presents a well-balanced center wicket that has traditionally favored batters and the average score at the venue is in the 190s. Not only do batters enjoy the pitch, but bowlers also benefit from its ability to provide ample assistance to both spinners and pacers.

Weather:

Scattered thundershowers are expected throughout the day, including during the match hours, which could once again cause the game to be abandoned, and this time around, without a ball being bowled. The temperature is forecasted to be around 29°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 86%.

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 – May 2, 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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