Host Bangladesh will be looking to maintain decent form in white-ball cricket when they take on Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series, starting from 23rd May in Dhaka.
Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against Bangladesh. While Dimuth Karunaratne have been sacked from captaincy, the experienced players like Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal and Nuwan Pradeep have been dropped from the side. The selectors have clearly decided to look forward and picked uncapped players for Shiran Fernando and Chamika Karunaratne for the three-match ODI series.
Kusal Perera will lead the one-day side after being appointed full-time captain by Sri Lankan Cricket Board.
All-rounder duo of Dhananjaya de Silva and Isuru Udana make their comeback to the limited-overs squad after being overlooked for the tour of the Caribbean.
On the other hand, Bangladesh have yet to announce their squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman will be expected to be part of the squad after joining bio-secure bubble created for the Bangladesh squad.
Here are the most important numbers and statistics related to Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2021 ODI series which is mentioned below:
7 victories for Bangladesh out of 48 one-day matches played against Sri Lanka in the format. Bangladesh suffered 3-0 whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series played in Sri Lanka in 2019.
40.45 is the average for Sri Lankan opener Kusal Perera against Bangladesh in limited-overs cricket. He has scored 445 runs in 12 matches with two centuries and one half-century. Left-hander will be looking to continue his decent form against Bangladesh.
217 runs needed by Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim to complete 1,000 runs against Sri Lanka in one-day internationals. The right-handed batsman has accumulated 783 runs in 30 matches at an average of 29.00 with one century and four half-centuries.
105 runs needed by Sri Lankan all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva to complete 1,000 runs in one-day internationals. Currently, Dhananjaya has accumulated 895 runs in 45 matches at an average of 25.57 with five half-centuries to his name.
175 runs needed by Sri Lankan opener Kusal Perera to complete 3,000 runs in the 50-over format. Left-hander has accumulated 2,825 runs in 101 matches at an average of 31.04 with five centuries and fourteen half-centuries to his name.
2 wickets needed by Bangladesh quick Taskin Ahmed to complete 50 wickets in the one-day format. He currently has taken 48 wickets in 36 ODI matches at an average of 32.81.
3 wickets needed by Bangladesh off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraaz to complete 50 wickets in the one-day format. He currently has taken 47 wickets in 47 one-day matches at an average of 37.59.