Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Test series 2021 – 1st Test

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Test series 2020-21

1st Test:

First Test of the 2 match series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is going to be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy on April 21st 2021.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the tenth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 8 times. Whereas the opponent is searching for the first series win. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 7 series in a span of 14 years, from 2002 to 2016-17, where the Sri Lanka team won all 7 times.

The consecutive winning streak for the Sri Lanka team against Bangladesh was 7 series from 2002 to 2016-17.

The longest streak of undefeated for the Sri Lanka team against Bangladesh was 7 series from 2002 to 2016-17.

The consecutive winning streak for Bangladesh team against Sri Lanka was 0 series, till date.

The longest streak of undefeated for the Bangladesh team against Sri Lanka was 1 series from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against Bangladesh are WDWWW.

Matches:

The teams completed 20 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 16 times, whereas the opponent won just once with 3 draws. 

The teams played consecutive 12 tests without any draw from 2001 to 2013, in which, Sri Lanka won all 12 games.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh was 12 Tests from 2001 to 2013.

The longest streak of undefeated for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh was 12 Tests from 2001 to 2013.

The consecutive winning streak for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka was just 1 Test between 2017 to 2018.

The longest streak of undefeated for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka was just 1 Test between 2017 to 2018.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against Bangladesh are WDLWD.

Sri Lankan Backyard:

Series:

When touring Sri Lanka by Bangladesh, the teams met to play bilateral series 5 times, out of them, the host won the series 4 times and the visitors never won the series, yet. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 14 years, between 2002 to 2016-2017, where Sri Lanka won all 4 series.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka was 4 series between 2002 to 2016-17.

The longest streak of undefeated for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka was 5 series between 2002 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 0 till date.

The streak of undefeated for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 1 from 2016-17 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka are DWWWW.

Matches:

On the soil of Sri Lanka, the teams faced each other 12 times. out of them, Sri Lanka received victory 10 times and defeated just once with 1 draw.

The teams played consecutive 8 tests without any draw from 2001 to 2013, in which, Sri Lanka won all 8 games.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka was 8 Tests between 2001 to 2013.

The longest streak of undefeated for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka was 11 Tests between 2001 to 2017.

The consecutive winning streak for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 1 Test between 2017 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 1 Test from 2013 to 2013 and between 2017 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka are LWWDW.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the seventh rank (Sri Lanka) and ninth rank (Bangladesh) team. The host is 32 points ahead of the visitors.

Sri Lanka:

If the home team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 6 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 1 point and stay at the same position in the table. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 5 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranks. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 3 points with losing 1 rank in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka are DDLLL.

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Bangladesh:

If the visiting team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 2 points and stay at the same rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 11 points with no impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranks. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 9 points with no impact in rankings. 

Drawing the series will earn 4 points without impact in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Bangladesh are LLWLL.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Kandy shows the weather would be a mixture of rain with scattered thunderstorms for the first two days and mostly sunny for the later three days of the match. There is an extremely high chance of rain for the first two days, as the precipitation percentage would be 71% and 58% for the first two days respectively and 15% to 24% for the later three days with less chance of rain. The temperature would be between 30-32 Celsius. The wind would be between 8 – 11 km/h.

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Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 4 times out of 7 games, and the selection highly favored the teams, as the teams won thrice and never lost with a (1) draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WWWD -.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won once and never lost with 2 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WDD – -.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 4 matches between 2015 to present.

Overall, 4 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and never lost with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWWWD.

Particularly, for Sri Lanka, the team won the toss 4 times in 7 games. The team won once and never lost with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while winning the toss, are WDDD -.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while losing the toss, are LLL – -.

The first batting team won the matches thrice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match just once, with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WWWLD.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 267 in 2017, and the highest successful chase 377 in 2015.

The first inning lowest total was 117 runs in 2016, and the highest total was 487 runs in 2017. For the second inning, the lowest total was 135 runs (completed innings) in 2017, whereas the highest was 411 runs in 2011. For the third inning, the lowest total was 181 runs in 2017, whereas the highest was 380 runs in 2012. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 161 runs in 2016, whereas the highest was 382 runs in 2015.

The batting average of the first innings is 27.57 and 28.71 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 35.00, and 36.33 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against Bangladesh at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has a very poor record at the venue, and won just once out of 7 played games and lost thrice with 3 draws. Whereas, the visiting team will play the first game.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue are LLWLD.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Bangladesh at the venue are – – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Sri Lanka:

The home side would go with the 3 pacers, as the team has three all-rounders, two with a spin and the other with a pace.

Sri Lanka Eleven: D. Karunaratne, L. Thirimanne, O. Fernando, P. Nissanka, A. Mathews, D. de Silva, N. Dickwella, S. Lakmal, W. Hasaranga, L. Kumara, V. Fernando

Bangladesh:

The visiting team would go with 3 pacers and an all-rounder with spin.

Bangladesh Eleven: T. Iqbal, S. Islam, N. Hossain Shanto, M. Haque, M. Rahim, M. Mithun, L. Das, M. Hasan, E. Hossain, T. Ahmed, A. Jayed

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.