In Bangladesh’s first warm-up match for the World Cup, which took place on Friday at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati against Sri Lanka, one-day international captain Shakib Al Hasan was not available to lead the team.
After the Tigers, headed by all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz, won the toss and elected to bat first, the Sri Lankans were bowled out for a score of 263.
Following the start of the match, commentator Dinesh Karthik said on air that Shakib did not participate in the game due to an injury that he sustained on his ankle while playing football in training the day before. The injury was sustained yesterday. The severity of the injury, on the other hand, has been downgraded, according to a reliable source, and the star all-rounder has been given some time off as a preventative measure.
On October 2, the Tigers will compete in another tune-up match against England, and on October 7, they will make their World Cup debut against Afghanistan.
In their match against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh used a total of seven bowlers, which meant that everyone of their frontline bowlers, with the exception of Mustafizur Rahman, got a chance to contribute.
After Sri Lanka got off to a scorching start thanks to their openers Pathum Nissanka (68) and Kusal Perera, who departed the pitch after experiencing pain on his shoulder, off-spinner Sheikh Mahedi Hasan was the choice of the bowlers as he scalped three wickets for 36 runs. Sheikh Mahedi Hasan was the finest of the bowlers since he scalped three wickets for 36 runs.
As they sped beyond the 100-run barrier in the 14th over, Sri Lanka took advantage of the new ball on a firm surface that seemed to be suited for batting. However, after the Bangladesh spinner had got into a rhythm, the Lankan batsman found it tough to milk the runs.
Nasum Ahmed, who spins with his left arm, got rid of Kusal Mendis in the 15th over, and Mahedi, who spins with his right arm, got rid of Sadeera Samarawickrama in the very next over to set the Lankans back.
The crucial wicket of Nissanka, who was looking to launch after reaching his fifty, was taken by Mahedi, and he then came back to remove Cahrith Asalanka in the 29th over, which brought the score of Sri Lanka to four wickets down for 164.
After that, the Sri Lankan batter Dhananjaya de Silva produced a 79-ball performance that was worth 55 runs, and the tail made a few important contributions that helped Sri Lanka score more than 250.