Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live Score, Asia Cup 2022: Do-or-die fixture as SL
BAN meet in virtual knockout match
Live Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh T20 Asia Cup 2022 Cricket Score: SL and BAN play for life and death
Asia Cup runners-up Bangladesh and five-time champions Sri Lanka will meet in the 2022 Asia Cup Group B live-and-death match at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday. Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have already lost to Afghanistan in the Super Four and now sparks are flying between the two teams ahead of the virtual play-offs for the 2022 Asia Cup. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka mocked Bangladesh’s bowling attack, saying they were “easier opponents” than Afghanistan. “Afghanistan have a world-class bowling attack. We know Fiz (Mustafizur Rahman) is a great bowler. Shakib (Al Hasan) is a world class bowler. “
“But without them, there are no world-class bowlers. So if we compare with Afghanistan, Bangladesh is an easier opponent, Shanaka said in a press conference after Sri Lanka’s loss to Afghanistan.
Following Shanaka’s comments, Sri Lanka assistant coach Naveed Nawaz said it was “hard to agree”. On the eve of the much-anticipated clash, Bengali director Khalid Mahmood outright dismissed Shanak’s remarks. “I don’t know why Dasun made such a comment. Afghanistan is definitely a better team. He said we have only two bowlers in the squad but I didn’t see any bowlers in Sri Lanka. At least Bangladesh have world class bowlers like Mustafiz and Shakib. They don’t even have one. It has nothing to do with the text. It all depends on how you play the game. “
Mahmood’s remarks caught the attention of Sri Lankan legend and former captain Mahela Jayawardene, who urged the Shanaka-led force to respond to Bangladesh on the ground. “Looks like it’s time for @OfficialSLC bowlers to show the class and batsmen what they are on the field,” Jayawardene tweeted. Thursday’s Group B battle for life and death will decide who will get the better of the bowling attack: Bangladesh or Sri Lanka.
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