Cricket Betting Tips For 1st Test :Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Bangladesh is all set to square off against host Srilanka in the first game of the two-match test series to be played at Galle International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday starting from 7th march. The hosts will be relieved to be back playing at home after struggling in the longer format in the series against South Africa few months back.
The visitors on other hand come into the series on the back of winless streak after losing all their games across all three formats in New Zealand. Bangladesh did put up a fight with the bat on the tour despite ending up on the losing side. The side bowling will be bolstered by the return of left arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman who has recovered from an injury. Mehedi Hasan Miraaz might turn out to be trump card for Bangladesh as he is our pick to take atleast 6 wickets in the game. Mushfiqur Rahim might score 50 plus runs in the game as captain has enjoyed good run of form in the format.
Mehedi Hasan was instrumental with his off spin to level the home series against England. The spinner bagged 19 wickets in the two test matches in Bangladesh.Sri Lanka will be pretty confident to getting back to winning way as Rangana Herath is a daunting proposition for any side on pitches that offer turn and bounce. Angelo Matthew is ruled out of the contest as Herath will take over captaincy duties for the series. Dilruwan Perera is also an able support for Herath as scone spin option for the side.
XI: Rangana Herath (c), Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Mendis,l, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep
XI: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rehman, Taijul Islam, Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mehedi Hasan Miraaz.