Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match Prediction – Who Will Win SL vs BAN 1st Test 2024

While the flashy world of T20 cricket dominates the headlines, a different kind of cricketing spectacle is about to unfold in the serene Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are set to lock horns in a riveting two-match Test series, offering a delightful respite for aficionados of the purest format of the game.

A Fight for WTC Glory

This clash transcends mere bilateral rivalry. Both teams, despite contrasting positions in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings, have a point to prove. Bangladesh, currently sitting at a respectable fourth with 50% points, aims to solidify their position. Sri Lanka, languishing at the bottom without a point yet, seeks redemption. But rankings only paint part of the picture. This encounter promises to be a captivating battle, irrespective of WTC standings.

Team Previews


Under the guidance of Allan Donald, Bangladesh boasts a youthful and hungry squad. Led by the promising Najmul Hossain Shanto, the team is eager to showcase their red-ball prowess in a new era of Bangladesh cricket. Players like Mahmudul Hasan Joy and the fiery Shoriful Islam add firepower to the batting and bowling attacks respectively.

Bangladesh Probable Top Performer

Top Batsmen: Najmul Hossain Shanto
Top Bowler: Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Predicted Playing XI: Litton Das (wk), Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Shahadat Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nahid Rana, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Khaled Ahmed

Sri Lanka:

Buoyed by their recent win against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka arrives in Sylhet with their confidence high. The experienced Angelo Mathews leads a balanced unit with a mix of seasoned veterans and exciting youngsters. Despite the absence of the suspended Wanindu Hasaranga, Sri Lanka possesses a formidable line-up.

Sri Lanka Probable Top Performer

Top Batsmen: Dhananjaya de Silva
Top Bowler: Kasun Rajitha

Predicted Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva (c), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Ramesh Mendis, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Kamindu Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka Test Stats and History

  • Total Match Played = 314
  • Won = 101
  • Lost = 121
  • Draw = 92

Bangladesh Test Stats and History

  • Total Match Played = 140
  • Won = 19
  • Lost = 103
  • Draw = 18

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Head To Head Stats

  • Total Match Played = 24
  • Sri Lanka Won = 18
  • Bangladesh Won = 1
  • Draw = 5

SL vs BAN 1st Test Match 2024 Team Score Prediction?

If Sri Lanka Bat First: 251+
If Bangladesh Bat First: 229+

Winning Chances Of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh?

Sri Lanka winning chances are 58% in this match
Bangladesh winning chances are 42% in this match

Pitch and Weather Report

The Sylhet pitch is expected to favor spinners as the match progresses. While scorching temperatures and high humidity are a given, the looming threat of thunderstorms adds an element of intrigue. This unpredictability could swing the momentum in either team’s favor.

BAN vs SL – Who Will Win

Who Will Win Today BAN vs SL?

Winning Prediction

This Test match is primed to be a battle of attrition, with both sides showcasing grit and determination. Bangladesh has the potential to cause an upset, but Sri Lanka’s experience makes them slight favorites. However, Test cricket thrives on the unexpected, so expect twists and turns as the fight for supremacy unfolds. Our prediction leans towards Sri Lanka emerging victorious, but Bangladesh has the ability to make it a close contest.

Our Winner: Sri Lanka Will Win

The cricketing world awaits with bated breath as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka prepare to do battle in the idyllic setting of Sylhet. This Test series promises a captivating spectacle, where lush green fields meet thunderous roars, and two cricketing giants collide in a quest for Test match glory.

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