MATCH ANALYSIS IN BRIEF
|Date||Monday 6th November 2023, at 14:00 (IST) and 08:30 (UK)|
|Venue||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, India|
|Weather||Conditions are likely to be extremely hot come the start of play, with bright sunshine and temperatures at highs of 30 C, although those conditions are expected to cool down the longer this match goes on, as the sun makes way in the evening for clear skies and temperatures drop to around 23 C.|
|TV & Streaming||Viewers in India: you can watch this match live on Star Sports channels or stream it via the Disney+ Hotstar app.|
|Viewers in Pakistan: you can watch this match live on both PTV Sports and A-Sports or stream it through the PTVFLIX App.|
|Viewers in Sri Lanka: you can watch this match live on Maharaja TV or stream it on Sirasatv. Lk.|
|Viewers in Afghanistan: you can watch this match live on Ariana TV.|
|Viewers in Bangladesh: you can watch it on Gazi TV or stream it through Rabbithole.|
|Viewers in the UK: you can watch this match live on Sky Sports or stream it via the Sky Go App.|
|Viewers in Australia: you can watch this match live on Fox Sports or stream it via the Foxtel or Kayo Sports app.|
|Viewers in South Africa: you can watch this match on SuperSport channels or stream it via the SuperSport app.|
|Viewers in the USA and Canada: you can watch this match live on Willow TV, whilst viewers from the USA can also stream it via the ESPN+ app.|
KEY BETTING STATS
- Bangladesh have lost each of their last six 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup group stage matches – To Win the Match.
- Tanzid Hasan has scored under 18.5 runs in six of Bangladesh’s seven 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup matches played so far – Batter Match Runs.
- Dilshan Madushanka has taken 18 wickets for Sri Lanka across the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup group stage so far, more than any other Sri Lankan bowler – Team – Top Bowler.
BETTING ANALYSIS For BANGLADESH
Bangladesh’s sixth straight World Cup loss last Tuesday was another sizable one, this time by seven wickets vs Pakistan. Batting first, the Tigers were bowled out for just 204, the third match running in which they have been bowled out, whether it be setting or chasing a target. Pakistan eased home in the 33rd over, thus officially ending Bangladesh’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals with two matches still to play.
No batters are showing anywhere near enough consistency for Bangladesh, with runs proving a struggle all tournament long. Their last three fixtures have seen them bowled out for scores of 204, 142, and 233, all in losing efforts. Najmul Hossain Shanto has been a particular disappointment after batting so well in the 2023 Asia Cup. His dismissal for 4 against Pakistan was his sixth straight single-figure score, and bettors would be well-advised to back a score of under 21.5 runs (1.83) for Shanto vs Sri Lanka.
When taking into account how impressive Dilshan Madushanka has bowled over the course of this World Cup, it doesn’t bode well for the Tigers’ opening pair. Sri Lanka’s last two group games have seen Madushanka take a wicket in the first over of the innings. Such a stat offers up value in multiple markets, such as ‘Team – Opening Partnership Total,’ with Bangladesh worth backing to add under 20.5 runs (1.90) for their first wicket. Those looking for another area of investment can find it by backing Sri Lanka to record a higher opening partnership (1.72).
BETTING ANALYSIS For SRI LANKA
No one would have expected that Sri Lanka would suffer a fate worse than their 102-run thrashing at the hands of South Africa early on in this World Cup when the Proteas racked up a record 428 runs. However, Sri Lanka outdid themselves in the worst possible way this past Thursday. After winning the toss and bowling first against India, the tournament hosts piled on 357/8 in Mumbai before a ruthless display of bowling saw them register a World Cup record victory margin of 302 runs, bowling out Sri Lanka for only 55.
The writing was on the wall in that match for Sri Lanka after Pathum Nissanka’s first-ball dismissal. The opener has enjoyed a fruitful World Cup, which includes scores of 77 not out, 61, 54, and 51. It would be no surprise if Nissanka was to respond strongly as he did the last time he scored 0 back in Sri Lanka’s opening group game, striking a half-century against Pakistan. Therefore, back Nissanka to score 27.5 match runs (1.83) and also consider backing him with a smaller stake to record his fifth score of 50+ runs (3.00) across this tournament.
From a bowling point of view, all eyes are on Dilshan Madushanka, who came into the weekend as the competition’s leading wicket-taker, having picked up 18 scalps across seven matches. Despite India scoring freely in Sri Lanka’s most recent fixture, Madushanka continued to take wickets, ending with figures of 5/80 from ten overs. The left-arm pacer has gained 3+ wickets in three of Sri Lanka’s last five matches and, with this in mind, back Madushanka to repeat that feat (3.40) vs the Tigers. Another avenue where bettors can profit from Madushanka’s potential exploits is by backing him to finish this contest as Sri Lanka’s top bowler (2.75) for what would be the seventh time in eight group games.
CRICKET 8’S EXPERT PREDICTION
Both of these sides are struggling badly and have seemingly forgotten how to win. While Bangladesh has been stuck in a losing spiral for most of the tournament now, Sri Lanka has suffered a dramatic fall from grace following their victories over the Netherlands and England, respectively, which had put them firmly in the mix for semi-final qualification at one stage.
Key to this battle is expected to be the left-arm pace bowling of Dilshan Madushanka and the threat that he poses from a wicket-taking perspective. His numerous variations, such as inswingers and cutters, have proven the downfall for many a top batter already, such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Steve Smith, and David Warner, to name just four. Against a Bangladesh top order low on runs and confidence, back Madushanka to add at least two more wickets to his World Cup tally as the 23-year-old should be afforded more success, whether it be with the new ball or later in the Tigers’ batting innings.
DILSHAN MADUSHANKA TO TAKE 2+ WICKETS (1.72)