After 14 years of setting big goals against Sri Lanka, the red-green jersey holders hoped to win the main stage of the World Cup. But in the end, the Tigers lost in bad bowling and fielding. Meanwhile, Liton Das fell to the cannon after losing the match.
Because the opener, who failed to bat, made it easy for Sri Lanka to win by missing two catches at the crucial moment of the match. Sri Lanka won the match with the help of Sri Lankan batsman Charith Asalanka.
USPN Cricketinfo has tweeted that Akbar Hossain, the World Cup-winning captain of the Under-19 team, should be given a chance in the Bangladesh team instead of Liton.
Lytton failed completely with the bat in addition to the catch miss. On Sunday (October 24) he made only 16 runs off 16 balls with the bat. Besides, he has played only 56 runs in 5 matches including one preparation match in this World Cup. His highest run was against Papua New Guinea. He scored 29 runs in that match. He also scored 1 run against Ireland, 5 runs against Scotland, and 6 runs against Oman.
USPN Cricketinfo says young talent and World Cup winner Akbar Hossain should be brought into the team now.
In the match against Sri Lanka in Super Twelve on Sunday (October 24), the team Tigers did not save the last despite collecting big. The red-green team started their journey to the main stage of the World Cup against the Lankans at the rate of 5 wickets.
After a big collection with the bat, Bangladesh got off to a dream start. Nasum Ahmed returned Kushal Perera in the fourth ball of the first over of the innings. As if he repaid the trust. Did not get a place in the XI in the group stage. However, considering the condition, he was given a chance in the first match of the main season. This is the son of Bajimat Sunamganj Haor. Return Sri Lankan opening batsman Kushal Perera. Kushal made 1 run from 3 balls before being dismissed.
After the return of Kushal Perera, left-arm batsman Asalanka came to bat at number three. After bringing a breakthrough in the first over, Nasum came back with the ball in the third over of the innings. But this time it was like a nightmare. He gave 17 runs in two sixes. And after this over, the Sri Lankan batsmen started playing with open arms.
In the end, Dasun Shanakar’s team scored 54 runs losing 1 wicket in 6 overs of Powerplay. The Lankans are well ahead of Bangladesh in the power play. Bangladesh lost 1 wicket in the first 6 overs and scored 41 runs.
The Nisanka-Asalanka pair was making Bangladesh’s eyes water. At that time, the world’s best all-rounder Shakib came forward with the ball. Break up the precious pair. He returned to the team in relief. And with this wicket, he now owns the highest wicket in the World Twenty20, surpassing Shahid Afridi. After Afridi’s 39 wickets in the World Cup, the number of wickets of Bangladesh all-rounder is now 41. After bowling Nisanka first in his second over of the day, he also returned Aviska Fernando.
Saifuddin also saw the wicket after Shakib’s double injury. Slower ball offstump, Wanindu Hasaranga throws it in the sky. Naeem did not have to bother to catch the ball from the boundary. Shakib brought momentum, Bangladesh went a little further in Saifuddin. Sri Lanka lost the fourth wicket for 69 runs.