Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Co-hosts Sri Lanka will take on Bangladesh today to begin their Asia Cup 2023 campaign. Pallekele Stadium in Sri Lanka will be a full house for this competitive Group B fixture. The group also has Afghanistan.

Here we have the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup live stream, date, start time, preview, team news, probable XI, pitch report, and how to watch on TV.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Date, Start Time, Venue

  • Asia Cup 2023 | Match 2
  • Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka| Group B
  • Date: Thursday, 31 August 2023
  • Start Time: 9:30 am GMT / 2:30 pm local time
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka

Team News and Probable XI

Sri Lanka will be without key players including Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, and Dilshan Madhushanka, all of whom are out with injuries.

Dushan Hemantha, a leg-spin all-rounder, is likely to come in for the injured Wanindu Hasaranga. Kusal Perea is recovering from his COVID-19 illness and is a doubt.

Bangladesh squad has five players from the side that won the 2020 ICC U19 World Cup. The young guns will play alongside veterans Sakib Al Hasan and Musfiqur Rahim. Mahmudullah Riad didn’t make the squad.

Litton Das and Ebadot Hossain will miss out due to injuries.

Probable Sri Lanka XI

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha.

Probable Bangladesh XI

Tanzid Tamim, Naim Sheikh, Nazmul Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mehidy Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman/Shoriful Islam.

Pitch Report

The pitches at Pallekele often have something for both bowlers and batters. In the last ODI in this venue, Rashid Khan took 4 wickets and Ibrahim Zadran scored 162 runs. Kasun Rajitha bowled 3/60.

How to Watch Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Match?

Today’s Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka match will be available live on GTV in Bangladesh, with live streaming on the Rabbitholebd app and free on the Toffee app.

PTV Sports will broadcast the match live in Pakistan and Star Sports in India.

Here are the official broadcasters of this year’s Asia Cup cricket tournament.

Location  Broadcaster
India Star Sports, Disney+ Hotstar
Pakistan PTV Sports, Ten Sports 
Bangladesh Gazi TV (GTV), Toffee, Rabitholebd
UK and Ireland TNT Sports 
USA Willow TV 
Australia  Foxtel, Kayo Sports 
New Zealand  Sky Sports NZ, Sky Go app
South Africa  SuperSport, DStv app
MENA CricLife Max, STARZ Play
Afghanistan  Ariana TV


Watch Bangladesh vs. Srilanka Live Stream for Free Online

You can easily watch the Asia Cup 2023 match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka live stream for free on the Toffee app and the Disney+ Hotstar app.

In Bangladesh, fans can just download the Toffee app from the app store and start streaming for free. Similarly, in India, fans can just download the Disney+ Hotstar app from the app store and start streaming for free. 

If you are from anywhere else in the world, a VPN will help you to connect to an Indian/Bangladeshi server, and let you watch the live stream for free.

Disney+ Hotstar

The Disney+ Hotstar app will live stream the upcoming Asia Cup tournament for free in India.

Follow these easy steps below to watch the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka live stream for free.

  1. Download and Install a reliable and free VPN
  2. Open the VPN app and connect to a server in India. For example, connect to New Delhi
  3. Now download and install the Disney+ Hotstar app from your app store
  4. Open the Disney+ Hotstar app. There you can easily select and start streaming the matches live for free

Defending Asian champions take on the Tigers

The defending Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka will begin this year’s Asia Cup tournament today against Bangladesh. The ODI tournament will serve as a fine-tuning opportunity for both sides for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Expect it to be a competitive battle between the two evenly-matched sides. Co-hosts Sri Lanka will play in front of the home crowd which will boost their confidence. However, the Lankan Lions will miss out on key players, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, and Dilshan Madhushanka, due to injuries.

On the other hand, the Bengal Tigers will make an effort to balance the team with veterans and young guns. The management has announced 5 players from the side that won the 2020 ICC U19 World Cup.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.


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