BANGLADESH WIN THE MATCH BY 137 runs
In the Asia Cup 2018 opener, Sri Lanka will take on confident Bangladesh at Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. Both the teams are suffering from injuries, Sri Lanka would not have the services of wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Chandimal and all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka. On the other hand, Bangladesh have been suffering from injury to their key players, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh match in the Asia Cup is one of the most anticipated matches after India vs Pakistan clash. Last time, when tigers clashed with Lankans in Nidhas trophy the match went to tense moments where Bangladesh even considered boycotting the run-chase.
Asia Cup 2018: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live score updates
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh teams record in recent past
Since the start of 2017, in 39 matches Sri Lanka have won only lost 29 matches. Mathews and company can take some confidence from the way they ended the last ODI series at home against South Africa. After going down 0-3, a face-saving, pride-restoring comeback was made to leave with a respectable scoreline of 2-3. The team's transition phase is taking too long and internal issues like administration of the Board and pay disputes have plagued them for quite a while now. However, Bangladesh come into the tournament on the back of a 2-1 series win over the Windies in the Caribbean.