BAN vs SL: Injury-prone Sri Lanka are all set to battle against Bangladesh at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka. On Thursday, August 31, match 2 of the competition will serve as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup 2023 openers. This article will lead you to the BAN vs SL weather forecast and pitch report of Pallekele Cricket Stadium.
Sri Lanka are not in good shape, to be honest. The matchup between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Thursday is a highly fascinating one. Although Sri Lanka may have easily through the World Cup qualifying rounds, they will have a far stiffer struggle here. The fact that Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka in a bilateral series for the first time the last time they faced them would only boost their self-confidence.
Sri Lanka’s bowling assault has been totally ruined by injuries. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, and Dushmantha Chameera are on the list of those who are now unavailable. To put things in perspective, they are their three regular seamers, who can all reach speeds of over 145 kph, and their ace legspinner, who just put on as impressive an all-around team performance in the Lanka Premier League.
On the other side, Bangladesh will be attempting to escape the shadow cast via their veterans, whose overreliance on them has historically caused them problems. The services of Litton Das will be missed. Thankfully, there are a number of fresh names to stake a claim. The Asia Cup squad includes five players from the winning Under-19 World Cup squad, and how Bangladesh handles their development might make or break their prospects.
Amid thundershowers, this competition will be quite interesting and vital for both teams. Down below is the BAN vs SL weather forecast and pitch report of Pallekele Cricket Stadium:
BAN vs SL Weather Forecast
BAN vs SL | Match 2 of Asia Cup 2023 will take place on August 31 (Thursday) at Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka. The match begins at 3:00 PM IST.
According to weather.com, on August 31 (Thursday), it will be an overcast day and thundershowers are predicted at the start of the match. The temperature of Lanka’s Pallekele city will be 27° C during the day and drop to 24° Celsius at night. The sky will be cloudy throughout the match.
The chances of rain are high at 70% during the day and around 20% at night on the match day. The humidity exceeds 75% in the daytime and 80% at the night and winds will gust toward the South-West at the speed of 12kmph during the day and 8kmph during the night. So, it might rain towards the toss and first 20 overs, then hopefully we can enjoy a healthy competition.
BAN vs SL Pitch Report Of Pallekele Cricket Stadium
The batters have a clear preference for the surface at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. The bowlers will have little to no help early on in the game, so the hitters will try to control the action. But things might turn around and fast bowlers might get a swing moment in the air, as the weather is going to be overcast. The surface will, however, become slower as the game goes on, giving the spinners more to work with. The captain who wins the toss may thus choose to choose to bowl first at this field.
However, Pallekele’s playing grounds have demonstrated something in the recent past for both bowlers and hitters and this time around, anticipate more of the same. Ibrahim Zadran scored 162 in the last ODI played here, Rashid Khan claimed four wickets, while Kasun Rajitha finished with 3 for 60.
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