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.
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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