Umpires Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough inspect the pitch after rain delayed the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Bristol County Ground. Photograph: AFP
Jun 11, 2019, 06.34 PM
The match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has been officially abandoned and both teams share one point each.
Jun 11, 2019, 02.39 PM
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The toss at Bristol has been delayed due to rain, but the covers are being peeled off, and an inspection is due at 10:30am.
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Due to rain, the toss has been delayed.
Jun 11, 2019, 02.32 PM
Mortaza said semi-final entry is not defficult:
Back-to-back defeats may have jeopardised Bangladesh's prospects of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup but the task is merely difficult and not impossible, captain Mashrafe Mortaza said.
"It's not easy, especially the conditions," the all-rounder told reporters ahead of their match against a Sri Lankan side who have been far from convincing themselves.
"Obviously we'd love to see ourselves in the semis, but again, the calculation is right now a lot, lot difficult.
"If we could manage to win one of those matches against New Zealand or England, it could have been a lot easier.
"At the moment, it looks very difficult but I say it's possible, it's very much possible. We have to make sure that we come back to the winning track and then have a look what happens next."
Jun 11, 2019, 02.30 PM
Jun 11, 2019, 02.29 PM
An extremely rainy day is expected in Bristol, with chances of showers peaking early morning, in the hours leading up to the match.
The chances of rain-affected match is expected.
Jun 11, 2019, 02.27 PM
Stats and Facts:
Shakib Al Hasan needs 23 runs to become the second Bangladesh cricket, after Tamim Iqbal, to 6000 ODI runs.
Jun 11, 2019, 02.27 PM
In ODIs, Sri Lanka have won 36 of 45 matches against Bangladesh while losing seven. Two contests had no results.
Jun 11, 2019, 02.25 PM
Bangadesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay
Jun 11, 2019, 02.24 PM
Smarting from consecutive defeats, Bangladesh will be look to get their World Cup campaign back on track when they take on an inconsistent Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh made a perfect start to their World Cup campaign, posting their highest one-day international score of 330-6 during the 21-run win over South Africa.
However, the Tigers were not able to take forward the winning momentum and were handed a two-wicket loss by New Zealand followed by a massive a 106-run defeat to hosts England.
In the batting department, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been impressive but openers Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal have squandered their starts, failing to play impactful knocks.
Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is in fine form with the bat, having scored two half-centuries and a hundred in the tournament, is expected to play the key role again for his side.
However, Bangladesh's main concern will be their bowling that came unstuck in their previous game against England who amassed 386.
"We are disappointed in the manner we actually bowled. I thought we bowled really, really well against South Africa and against New Zealand. We were expecting a better bowling performance in this match," Shakib had said after the match.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be optimistic of their chances after recovering from a crushing 10-wicket defeat in their opening match against New Zealand.
Jun 11, 2019, 02.22 PM
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