In the current World Cup, wounded by consecutive defeats, Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in their eighth match today. Bangladesh must win today’s match to play in the Champions Trophy to be held in Pakistan in 2025.
The match will start at 2:30 PM at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The match is important for both the teams if not for the World Cup but for the Champions Trophy.
Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match now means extra excitement. Both teams have been showing aggressive behavior against each other on or off the field. To many, this match is known as ‘Nagin Derby’. It is expected that Bangladesh will once again participate in the Nagin derby by winning today’s match.
Bangladesh has played seven matches in the current World Cup so far. The team won the first match against Afghanistan. Then Bangladesh got the bitter taste of defeat in six consecutive matches. This time the Tigers are ready to end that win drought. Currently Bangladesh is ninth among 10 teams with only 2 points. They have to finish in the top eight to play in the 2025 Champions Trophy. That’s why there is no other way to win against Sri Lanka.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka is seventh in the list with 2 wins from 7 matches. The team started the World Cup mission with three consecutive losses. After that, the Lankan army turned around with victories against the Netherlands and England. But again due to 2 losses, he had to be eliminated from the semi-final fight. Like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka is now aiming for the Champions Trophy. That’s why it should be in the top eight.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have met 3 times in the World Cup so far. The Lankans are ahead in the face-to-face fight. The Tigers have not beaten them even once in the World Cup so far. In the last 2015 World Cup, Bangladesh was crushed by the Lankans. In the 2019 World Cup, the match between the two teams was washed away by rain.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have faced each other 53 times so far. In terms of head-to-head wins, Sri Lanka is quite ahead. The island nation has won 42 matches so far. And the results for Bangladesh came in 9 matches.