Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019: Match has been abandoned

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Live Score, World Cup 2019: Latest updates from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 BAN vs SL match at The County Ground in Bristol.

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Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the World Cup 2019 match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at The County Ground in Bristol.

The match has been abandoned. Second washout in Bristol in five days.

Update: The umpires are out there on an inspection.

Five times in 13 games since the start of World Cup a bowler has hit the stumps only for the electronic 'zing' bails to light up but stay firmly in place. Ayan Acharya reached out to the the Zings manufacturers and here's what they had to say on the matter.

Update: It continues to rain in Bristol. Hopes of holding a contest are quickly fading away...

The inspection has been pushed back due to the rain and will now be at 6 pm IST.

JUST IN: Mitchell Marsh joins the Australian team after Marcus Stoinis is ruled out of tomorrow's contest against Pakistan. Stoinis picked up a thigh strain in the defeat to India.

Update: The word is there is no drizzle at the moment and the umpires are out for an inspection. Scratch that! The drizzle is back and the next inception is scheduled for 4.45 pm IST.

Update from Nottingham: India's practice session has been called off due to? You guessed it right: RAIN!

Update: An inspection was due at 3 pm but it's pelting down in Bristol at the moment. The covers are still on.  "The scheduled inspection has been postponed as the rain has unfortunately returned," tweets Cricket World Cup's official handle.

Update: Looks like we are in for a delayed start, again. It's been drizzling in Bristol and an official inspection will take place at 3 pm IST. Kumar Sangakkara, meanwhile, says that the chances of getting play today are very, very remote.

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Meanwhile, at the KSCA stadium in Belagavi, India, Sri Lanka-A posted a six-wicket victory over India-A on Monday to stay alive in the one-day series. Here's the report.

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Having defeated South Africa and with good performances with bat and ball in the World Cup, does Bangladesh have the edge going into today's contest? Captain Mashrafe Mortaza says his team's defeat of South Africa wasn't an upset. Here's what he had to say on Monday.

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POINTS TABLE

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Smarting from consecutive defeats, Bangladesh will look to get their World Cup campaign back on track when they take on an inconsistent Sri Lanka in Bristol on Tuesday.

BAN VS SL MATCH PREVIEW

Bangladesh made a perfect start to their World Cup campaign, posting their highest one-day international score of 330-6 during the 21-run win over South Africa.

However, the Tigers were not able to take forward the winning momentum and were handed a two-wicket loss by New Zealand followed by a massive a 106-run defeat to hosts England.

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.

Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is in fine form with the bat, having scored two half-centuries and a hundred in the tournament, is expected to play the key role again for his side.

However, Bangladesh’s main concern will be their bowling that came unstuck in their previous game against England who amassed 386.

“We are disappointed in the manner we actually bowled. I thought we bowled really, really well against South Africa and against New Zealand. We were expecting a better bowling performance in this match,” Shakib had said after the match.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be optimistic of their chances after recovering from a crushing 10-wicket defeat in their opening match against New Zealand.

The Dimuth Karunaratne-led side beat Afghanistan in a rain-shortened game to breathe life into their campaign but the island nation were forced to split points with Pakistan after the match was called off due to heavy rains.

Sri Lanka’s batting unit has failed to last the full 50 overs in both their matches.

They lost five wickets for 14 runs against New Zealand and then seven wickets for 36 runs against Afghanistan and the 1996 champions will be wary of another middle-order batting collapse.

In the bowling department, Sri Lanka will miss the services of pacer Nuwan Pradeep, who was the architect of their win against Afghanistan, claiming four wickets for 31 runs.

In his absence, the onus will be more on veteran pacer Lasith Malinga to guide the side to victory against Bangladesh.

Squads:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c),Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay.

The match will be streamed live on Hotstar.