Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today’s BAN vs SL Match?

Match Preview – BAN vs SL, 3rd ODI

A confident Banagladesh outfit will locks horns with a defeated Sri Lankan side in the third and the final ODI match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. After leading the three-match ODI series 2-0 against the neighbors, the home team will upbeat as they find themselves in touching distance of creating history against the Islanders. Today's BAN vs SL 3rd ODI match will be an opportunity for the hosts to earn their maiden clean sweep victory over Sri Lanka, while the visitors will play to save their pride as the ODI series comes to a close.

Sri Lanka, under the leaderhip of a young skipper in Kusal Perera, has twice failed as a batting unit. Despite a few experienced likes of Kusal Mendis, Perera, and De Silva, Sri Lanka batting order has capitualted unded the pressure of chasing in the second innings. On the hand, the home team seem to have ticked most bixes with their batters putting up a decent show combined with an resurgent effort from the bowlers.

Rahim vs SL 2nd ODI
Mushfiqur Rahim scored his eighth ODI century for Bangladesh in 2nd ODI vs Sri Lanka (Image Source: AFP)

Mushfiqur Rahim, who has been the Man of the Match in both the BAN vs SL ODIs so far, has proved the worth of his experience especially in addverse situations. It is because of his inspired efforts that Bangaldesh have taken an unassailable lead in the ODI series.

Before we make BAN vs SL Today Match Prediction, here’s a look at what does today's match has to offer:

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BAN vs SL – Predicted Playing XIs for Today’s ODI Match
BAN vs SL Today Match Prediction
Bangladesh have fielded a strong playing XI vs Sri Lanka in the ODI series


The home team is unlikly to make changes to their winning combination from the second ODI. While the skipper Tamin Iqbal admitted that the team hasn't put together a complete performance, they will aim to make amends and decimate Sri Lanka to secure a 3-0 series win.

Tamim Iqbal(c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam

Sri Lanka

It will be an uphil task for Sri Lanka as they face the might of Bangladesh in the final ODI of the series. The top-order batsmen in the form of Niroshan Dickwella may be called in to shoulder the responsibility of laying down a strong foundation for the team. A few more changes may be seen in the middle-order department.

Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera(w/c), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera.


BAN vs SL Head-to-Head record in ODIs

Matches: 50

Ban won: 9

SL won: 39

NR: 2

Sri Lanka clearly has an upper hand in the head-to-head ODI records between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. However, these stats don't reveal the current situation of turmoil in Sri Lankan cricket. Bangaldesh, who will have another opportunity in the 3rd ODI, will aim to better their head to head records against Sri Lanka in ODIs.


Players to Watch out for in Today's BAN vs SL 3rd ODI match:
Shakib Al-Hasan in one of the greatest players to have played for Bangladesh
Shakib Al-Hasan in one of the greatest players to have played for Bangladesh (AP Photo)

The home team will hope that top-order batters can fire all cylinders in the last ODI vs Sl. A couple of failures for Shkib Al Hasan makes him one of the players to watch out for in today's BAN vs SL ODI match. In the bowling department, the ‘Men in Green' will hope that Taskin AHmed can regain some rythm and get back to his original best.

Sri Lanka will look upto Kusal Perera to stand-up in the 3rd ODI
Sri Lanka will look upto Kusal Perera to stand-up in the 3rd ODI

Sri Lankan players will gather plenty of attention as fans and experts will be watchful about the changes in the team’s playing side. Premier players like the skipper Kusal Parera and Dhananjaya de Silva will eagerly want to put their best forward and slate a victory in the final match of the series. Eventually, the bowlers will too hold the key for scripting staunch positives for their team in the match.


BAN vs SL Today Match Prediction – Who will win today’s ODI match?
BAN vs SL Today Match Prediction – Who will win today’s ODI match?
BAN vs SL Today Match Prediction – Who will win today’s ODI match?

There will be no mystersy in what pitch has to offer in today's BAN vs SL 3rd ODI match as it is expected to sustain a slow nature throughout the course of the 50 overs in both innings. The dew factor can prove decisive in the overall result of the match. Looking at how both teams match-up and Sri Lanka's recent showing, Bangladesh will go in as favorites and are liklely to win today's ODI match.