Match Preview: SRI vs BAN

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September 8, 2023
Match Preview: SRI vs BAN

Super Fours Match 2 Preview: Key Players, Flash Strategy, Pitch and Prizes to be won.

Date: 9th September, 2023

Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Time: 3:00 PM IST/ 9:30 AM UTC

Key Players


Batters – Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne

Bowlers – Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana

All-Rounders – Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva


Batters – Mohammad Naim, Litton Das

Bowlers – Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

All-Rounders – Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib al Hasan


This is the first match of the Asia Cup 2023 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, so a fresh pitch is on the cards. Out of the 141 ODIs played here, the stats lean in favour of the teams batting first. They've clinched victory 76 times, while the chasing teams have emerged victorious 55 times. Eight matches have concluded without a result. The pitch here is renowned for its balanced nature. An average first-innings score of 225 underlines that batters need to be patient, settle in, and then take charge. The highest score of 375 here shows the potential for big runs, while the lowest of 86 stands as a stark reminder of the dangers this pitch can pose when conditions are exploited. Spinners have historically dominated this turf. Their dominance, especially during the middle overs, has often swung games. Batters need to be watchful against the turning ball before they unleash. While history suggests batting first is the way to go, the overcast skies could tempt captains to roll the dice and bowl. If the team batting first gets north of 250 on this track, they'll be sitting pretty.

Flash Strategy

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New Flash “Nets” players can choose to play “Academy” and win higher prizes and FC Cash by using their reward points and purchasing expected performers through FC Shop.

Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Mohammad Naim, Litton Das, these flash collectibles of four top batters from each side are available at just $1 FC Reward while Mushfiqur Rahim’s flash collectible is available at $2.

In terms of the bowlers, $1 options include Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam’s flash collectibles while Mustafizur Rahman’s flash collectible is available at $2.

Good options on offer for the All-Rounder slot as well, including Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz are available as $1 flash collectibles options while Shakib al Hasan is available as $2 flash collectible option.

Spending less than $15 in FC Shop purchases could help create a solid Flash Academy Team and a POTD at $5 could help users take part in the Academy game. Users can buy a common mid 50% or low 25% digital collectible and win much higher rewards in the range of $100 with $95 as FC Cash.

There are 100% winners in this contest with a minimum reward of $5 bonus cash.

Prizes to be won

Up to $15,000 to be won across Nets, Academy and Pro games in the Match.


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