Bangladesh is sitting pretty at the third spot in Group A thanks to the washed out match with Australia. This makes it difficult for England as they have already lost to Australia and New Zealand. They are not in form at the moment and will be looking closely at the next match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has been off color in the tournament so far starting with a huge loss against New Zealand in their opening match. None of the batsmen seem to be in form as Jayawardene had to bail the team out against Afghanistan after losing 4 quick wickets.
Sri Lanka was in a spot of bother against Afghanistan and this will encourage Bangladesh to think about an upset although they are a test team as well. Bangladesh has always caused upsets in World Cup history having beaten Pakistan and India in the past. They will target the match against Sri Lanka which will help them immensely in their bid to qualify for the quarter finals. Bangladesh has a good bowling unit this time around so they should be able to compete with the big teams in this edition of the World Cup.
Bangladesh will rely on their batsmen to provide a big score and luck has it that Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal are in good form at the moment. If they can put a big score on the board then they can apply pressure on a weakened Sri Lanka batting at the moment. Mashrafe Mashrafe Mortaza will be the key bowler for Bangladesh while Shakib will again prove handy with the ball as he is one of the best all rouders in the tournament. Bangaldesh will look to bat first if they win the toss to score over 300 which will be a very competitive total.
Sri Lanka knows that their batsmen will have to perform much better after they were almost embarrassed by Afghanistan in the last match. Without the performances of Jayawardene and Perrera down the order, Afghanistan would have easily pulled off an upset. The bowling is not the best at the moment either so they have to uplift their game against a spirited Bangladesh. It will be a crucial match for England as they might get knocked out of the tournament if they lose to Bangladesh. It will be close game that Bangladesh might just cause an upset in.
Bangladesh – 4.33 @ Bet365