The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is in full swing, and teams are already beginning to separate themselves from one another in both pools. Sri Lanka has a split record of 1-1 so far, while Bangladesh won their opening contest, but then didn’t even get a chance to play in their second. Now, they will face each other and you can watch it streaming live online.
Sri Lanka played in the opening match of the Cricket World Cup, and ended up losing by 98 runs to New Zealand. They rebounded in their second match and defeated Afghanistan by four wickets.
As for Bangladesh, they won their opening match against Afghanistan in an impressive fashion by 105 runs. They were set to take on Australia in their second match, but it was abandoned without a ball bowled due to the weather.
India.com has reported that it won’t be easy for either squad — they both suffered injuries before their match.
Sri Lanka’s Jeevan Mendis, a left-handed batsman and right-arm leg-spinner, was taken to the hospital with a serious hamstring injury. It’s possible that he could end up being out for the rest of the Cricket World Cup.
For Bangladesh, former captain and wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim was also taken to the hospital after being hit on the right thumb by a ball from a teammate. The hospital visit was a precaution, and some x-rays were taken.
“Rahim felt pain in the thumb so we wanted to get it checked-up,” team manager Khaled Mahmud said.
Things seem more serious for Sri Lanka, but if either player is out, then it could spell trouble for their team.
New Zealand is already leading Pool A with three victories in their first three matches. They also have a tough Australian team in their pool, and it won’t make it any easier to get extra victories.
The match between Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh is scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (03:30 GMT) on Thursday, February 26, at the the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
ESPN will begin online streaming at 10 p.m. E.S.T. on Wednesday, February 25, but that is just one option to watch Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh live. ESPN does charge a fee to watch all of the matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, so be aware of that.
Some of the other options include CricHD, PTV Sports, Sky Sports 2, or Star Sports, and these will be good to check out Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. You will be able to enjoy any of these streaming options to watch the match live and not miss a moment of the action.
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