Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI – 23/05/2021

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May 23, 2021
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Cricket Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News – 23/05/2021

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka meet for the first of three ODIs.

Sri Lanka won the recent Test series but this looks like being another close battle.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for this match.

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI Betting Tips
Best Bet Bangladesh to win the match at 1.808 with 1xBet
Value Bet Mehidy Hasan Miraz to be Bangladesh’s top bowler at 4.5 with bet365
Longshot Bet Shakib Al Hasan to be named player of the match at 9.0 with bet365

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Match Preview

Bangladesh lost 3-0 in New Zealand the last time they were in ODI action. However, they did bag a 3-0 success of their own over the West Indies earlier this year.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, lost 3-0 to the Windies in their last ODI series before this.

Where: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka

When: Sunday, 23 May 2021

Start time: 14:00 IST (08:30 GMT)

Pitch conditions: The last four games at this venue have been won by the team batting second. The pitch at Mirpur tends to help spin bowlers but big runs have been scored in the past.

Weather conditions: It will be a warm day in Dhaka but there will also be some cloud cover. Rain is very unlikely with temperatures just under the 40-degree mark.

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Latest Odds

Bangladesh are the favourites for the win. They can be backed at 1.808 with 1xBet.

Sri Lanka are priced at 2.05 with the same betting site.

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Team News

  • Shakib Al Hasan – The all-rounder has been named in this ODI squad following his involvement in the postponed IPL. He is joined by fellow IPL performer Mustafizur Rahman.
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto – The middle-order batsman has been dropped despite an impressive Test series against the same opposition. He hit 163 in the 1st Test in Pallekele but selectors have left him out due to his ODI form.
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz – The young spinner should enjoy conditions here and has taken 11 wickets in his last six matches at this venue.
  • Kusal Perera – The wicketkeeper will lead Sri Lanka after being handed the ODI captaincy. He has called on his squad to play fearless cricket in the build-up to this.
  • Dimuth Karunaratne – The opening batsman has been left out of this squad along with Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal as Sri Lanka took to the future.
  • Kusal Mendis – Mendis returns to the ODI fold and has also been named as vice-skipper to Perera. He has struggled in Test cricket recently but did well in his last ODIs against the Windies in 2020.

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Betting Tips and Prediction

Our expert writers have compiled their top betting tips for this fixture.

These are based on the form of the players and aim to highlight the best odds on offer ahead of the contest.

Back Bangladesh for the Win

This looks like it could be a really tough test for a Sri Lanka side that is not only under new leadership but have a host of fresh faces.

Bangladesh has some key names back in their ranks and can hit back after their Test series defeat in Sri Lanka.

They have been formidable at home as demonstrated by their 3-0 success when the Windies visited at the start of the year.

The return of Shakib Al Hasan and the continued development of young spinner Hasan Miraz means the hosts have plenty to trouble Sri Lanka with both bat and ball.

Backing Bangladesh to win at 1.808 with 1xBet looks the way to go.

Miraz for Top Bowler

Spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz continues to progress on the international stage and can be a handful for the Sri Lankans in this clash.

He can also add runs with the bat, as his maiden Test ton against the West Indies proved, but it will be with the ball that he can have the biggest impact.

He has taken 11 wickets in his past six matches at this venue and conditions should suit him once again.

His price of 4.5 with bet365 to be Bangladesh’s top bowler looks a value selection.

The 23-year-old’s form with the bat may also make him a tempting pick in the player performance points market, where he is 1.83 to get over 29.5 points.

Al Hasan for Player of the Match

The return of Shakib Al Hasan is a big boost for Bangladesh.

He could be a good pick in the player of the match market given his all-round abilities.

The postponement of the IPL has handed him the chance to shine for his country once more.

He can take wickets and offer some fireworks with the bat, which makes his price of 9.0 with bet365 to be named player of the match a decent longshot bet.

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka - Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI?

The 1st ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is scheduled for Sunday, 23 May 2021. The first ball is due to be bowled at 14:00 IST (08:30 GMT).

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