Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test Match Prediction

Get to Know Who will win SL vs BAN 1st Test match and toss Prediction with Head to Head stats, Playing 11, Dream11, Live score & winning percentage.

  • Apr 21 - Apr 25, 2021
  • 10:00 IST / 4:30 GMT
  • Pallekele Cricket Stadium - Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka SL Sri Lanka
Bangladesh BAN Bangladesh
648/8d (179.0)
100/2 (33.0)
Match Drawn

Betting Tips

  • Sri Lanka has a strong batting line up and with Matthews back, it looks even ore solid
  • Bangladesh have a poor record in tests and have lost 16 and won just 1 games against Sri Lanka.
  • Bangladesh have a lot of experience but their players fail to deliver consistent performances in Tests.

Chance of Winning






Our Prediction

Sri Lanka are favorites to win

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test Prediction & Betting Tips

Sri Lanka will host Bangladesh for a two match Test series. The first game of the series will be played at the Pallekele International Stadium and is set to get underway at 10:00 Am local time.

Sri Lanka of late has been very inconsistent. They were thrashed by England 2-0 in their last home Test series. That’s why they will not start the series as favourites. Even though Bangladesh doesn’t have a good Test record, they can be a difficult opponent in the subcontinent conditions. 

Sri Lankan squad will see the return of Lahiru Kumara and Angelo Matthews, both of them missed out against West Indies. Both will add a lot of quality in the batting and bowling department respectively. 

On paper, Sri Lanka batting looks pretty decent. Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Oshada Fernando, and Niroshan Dickwella are handy batsmen. Also the new sensation Pathum Nissanka may also get a game. Dhananjay de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dasun Shanaka add a lot of depth to the team. The pace attack looks a little bleak but Sri Lanka have very good spinners to choose from.

Bangladesh will go in to the match with a lot of expectations. They have few good players in their squad but they somehow fail to impress in the longest format of the game. Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, and Mominul Haque are the batsmen Bangladesh will rely on. They would have loved to have the services of Shakib. However, he is not part of the squad. Just like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh are also dependent on their spinners. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Abu Jayed, and Taijul Islam are three good spinners Bangladesh may go in with

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SL vs BAN 1st Test Toss Prediction

The surface will be good to bat on day 1 thus both skippers might want to bat.

SL vs BAN 1st Test Pitch Report

The wicket will be good to bat but should offer some turn to the spinners from Day 2.

Weather Report

There are forecast of showers through the match.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

After missing out on the West Indies tour, Angelo Matthews and Lahiru Kumara are back in the Sri Lanka squad.

SL Key Players

  • Lahiru Thirimanne - He was the highest run scorer for Sri Lanka in the test series against West Indies with 240 runs at an average of 60. He is a solid batsmen and is expected to start well.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva - He too had a decent tour of West Indies and scored 102 runs in 2 games at an average of 34. Though he didn’t get much wickets in West Indies, the surface in Pallekele will give him more opportunity to improve his numbers.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga - Another bowler we can back to come good. He has a decent record for Sri Lanka in test and the surfaces in Pallekele will support him. 

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka’s last series was against West Indies. They had a decent outing and drew both games.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka/Angeloe Matthews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Embul

Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11

BAN Team News

Bangladesh will be without the services of Shakib al Hasan who has skipper the tour due to IPL. They’ll also be without Mustafizur Rahman for the same reason.

BAN Key Players

  • Liton Das - He had a decent series against West Indies at home and scored 200 runs at an average of 50. He can be backed to start well
  • Mehidy Hasan  - He is a valuable addition to this Bangladesh team. He is a very capable batsman and a more than handy bowlers. He will be key for Bangladesh on this tour.
  • Taijul Islam - With the wickets supporting spinners, he can be threat for Sri Lanka.

BAN Team Form

Bangladesh lost their last Test series to West Indies. They recently toured New Zealand for a limited over series and were thrashed in all the games

Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Team Form in Last Five Matches

SL : D D L L L


SL vs BAN Head to Head

Sri Lanka have a magnificent record against Bangladesh in tests

SL vs BAN Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played SL Won BAN Won  Draw No Result
20 16 1 3 0

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Betting Odds

Most betting sites have declared Bangladesh as favourites 

Who will win Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test?

Sri Lanka are playing at home thus they are slightly ahead but Bangladesh can’t be completely counted out

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Sri Lanka1.501.451.501.50
Bangladesh 4.454.334.624.60

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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test Top Team Batsmen

Lahiru Thirimanne will be our pick for the top batsmen from Sri Lanka. He was Sri Lanka’s highest run getter against West Indies with over 200 runs and will back himself to score big against a bleak attack on a good batting wicket.

For Bangladesh, we’ll put our money on Tamim Iqbal. In the absence of Shakib, he is their best batsman and will have a huge responsibility of leading the batting unit. He has a good record in Sri Lanka too.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman1xbetbet365
Lahiru Thirimanne (SL)4.324.33
Dimuth Karunaratne (SL)4.004.00
Dinesh Chandimal (SL)5.005.00
Mominul Haq (BAN)3.743.75
Tamim Iqbal (BAN)3.743.75
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)4.504.50

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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test Top Team Bowlers

Wanindu Hasaranga will be our pick from Sri Lanka. He has a good record as a spinner and has plenty of variations t trouble the batsmen. 

For Bangladesh, our pick for the best bowler will be Taijul Islam. He is a quality spinner with the wickets assisting the spinners, he can be real threat.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers1xbetbet365
Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)3.503.50
Dhananjaya de Silva (SL)5.005.00
Suranga Lakmal (SL)5.005.00
Mehidy Hasan (BAN)3.003.00
Taijul Islam (BAN)3.203.20
Nayeem Hasan (BAN)4.504.50

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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Prediction

Though both teams have been poor of late, the better batting line up makes Sri Lanka favourites for the match. Also, the Bangladesh batsmen have struggled in the test format and are too dependent on Tamim Iqbal. For us, Sri Lanka are slight favourites.

Final Verdict

Sri Lanka are favorites to win against Bangladesh at the odds of 1.50

SL vs BAN Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Niroshan Dickwella and Liton Das at 9.0 are good picks. We have picked them because both are natural striker of the ball and bat at the top. It will be easy to score against the new ball.

  • Batsmen

    Dimuth karunaratne at 10, Tamim Iqbal  at 9.5 and Lahiru Thirimanne at 9.5 will be our batsmen. Karunaratne and Tamim are the two best players from Sr Lanka and Bangladesh respectively while Thirimanne had a good series against West Indies and was their leading run scorer.

  • All rounder

    Dhananjaya de Silva and Mehedy Hasan Miraj at 9.0 and Wanindu Hasaranga at 8.5 will add depth to our team. All are more than capable batsmen but on these surfaces, being the spinners, they’ll be a real threat for their opposition.

  • Bowlers

    Suranga Lakmal and Taijul Islam at 9.0 and Nayeem Hasan at 8.5 will complete our team. Again we have plenty of spinners as we think they are the ones who will get the most wicket. Lakmal, we have selected because he can be dangerous with the new ball.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Dimuth Karunaratne can be backed as a spinner while Wanindu Hasaranga can be his deputy

SL vs BAN Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Tamim Iqbal

  • All Rounder:Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga(vc), Mehedy Hasan Miraz

  • Wicket Keeper:Liton Das, Niroshan Dickwella

  • Bowler:Suranga Lakmal, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam

Posted On 21st April 2021 06:03:31
Posted by Kavin

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