Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Highlights, ICC World Cup 2019: Match abandoned due to rain
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka As It Happened, ICC World Cup 2019: Catch all the highlights from the World Cup match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
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Highlights: Sri Lanka’s ICC World Cup match against Bangladesh has been abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain in Bristol on Tuesday. It was the second successive World Cup match at Bristol that had fallen victim to bad weather, with Sri Lanka’s group game against Pakistan at southwest county Gloucestershire’s headquarters on Friday also a no-result washout.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, highlights:
The umpires have had enough and have decided to abandon the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This is the third match that has been washed out in one week and this World Cup now holds the record for most matches washed out in a single quadrennial event.
It’s still raining in Bristol and therefore the inspection has been postponed.
More drizzle means this inspection has been postponed 😔#CWC19— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 11, 2019
Rain is back at the venue and the inspection has further been delayed. The officials will now take a stock of the pitch at around 12:15 PM local time which 4:45 PM IST. Stay tunes folks as we will continue to get you updates from the venue.
The scheduled inspection has been postponed as the rain has unfortunately returned ☔ pic.twitter.com/s2wWcfekFB— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 11, 2019
Malinga to fly back home
Lasith Malinga will fly home for his mother-in-law’s funeral after Sri Lanka’s World Cup match against Bangladesh on Tuesday but the team are confident he will be back to face Australia at The Oval on Saturday.
We've got good news and bad news 🙂 😞— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 11, 2019
The toss at Bristol has been delayed due to rain, but the covers are being peeled off, and an inspection is due at 10:30am.
Here's hoping the weather stays true! 🤞 #CWC19
Stay tuned for #BANvSL updates 👇 https://t.co/72NKcaGxQL pic.twitter.com/jMR0L4vgGv
Raining and bleak forecast
Live pictures coming in from the ground aren’t encouraging with the rain still pretty steady and a hover-cover being used to cover up the pitch. This one could well be a long day!
Sri Lanka predicted XI
Before the match against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka has been handed a heavy blow with Nuwan Pradeep getting ruled out of the match, after having a finger dislocated at the training.
Bangladesh predicted XI
In the batting department, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been impressive but openers Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal have squandered their starts, failing to play impactful knocks.
Find out how Bangladesh might line up here.
Bangladesh battle Sri Lanka, bleak weather a concern
Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka, and both teams will take on the weather. Bristol has already witnessed a washout, and that too involved Sri Lanka and this match could well follow that route. However, weather is fickle and no one can quite control it, which makes this clash between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh very interesting. Bangladesh appear to be the more comfortable, Sri Lanka have been ravaged with injuries and hence, Mashrafe Mortaza and team have en edge even before the first ball is bowled.