Live Updates

  • 6:50 PM IST

    Mashrafe Mortaza: For all the teams, coming to the ground and not playing is disappointing and frustrating. This is how the tournament is going, we got our chances against New Zealand, we couldn’t get going in the England match, but it was frustrating today. I think Shakib will be fine. He still has four-five days to recover. Taunton, yes, is a very small ground, and especially against West Indies it isn’t going to be easy. But we don’t have much of an option apart from playing hard.

  • 6:47 PM IST
    Dimuth Karunaratne: The last few games have been washed out, so these kind of tournaments isn’t easy. It is a bad time for us. We just play some cards, but it isn’t easy, we have to switch on and off all the time. This kind of things can happen but we have to get used to it. We can keep practicing and train harder for the Australia game. Definitely in every match we need to play for a win. The middle-order is trying to play hard and prove their worth, hopefully in the next game.
  • 6:28 PM IST

    IT’S OFFICIAL! The match is called off due to rain. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh share a point each.

  • 6:22 PM IST

    A call-off is on the cards

  • 6:04 PM IST

    Well, it is getting worse, it seems. It is raining heavily now in Bristol.

  • 5:39 PM IST

    8.45 pm IST is the cut-off time for a 20-over game. Meanwhile, it continues to look grim.

  • 4:47 PM IST

    RAIN IS BACK! It is raining again in Bristol and it means there will be a delay in inspection.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    The rain has stopped and the super-soppers are doing their thing. But will we get a game?

  • 3:56 PM IST

    UPDATE: Next inspection is scheduled to take place at 4.45 pm (IST).

  • 3:47 PM IST

    Update from Jamie Alter: The umpires are on the field inspecting conditions. Not drizzling currently.

Match highlights, Match 16: Sri Lanka-Bangladesh game called off due to rain

SL vs BAN Live Cricket Score:

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 16 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at County Ground, Bristol on Tuesday. As with the previous fixture at the County Ground a few days ago, inclement weather threatens to dominate Tuesday’s match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

The Sri Lankan team have been camped in Bristol since June 5, and have not had to take the field. On June 7, their match with Pakistan here was washed out without a ball bowled, which gave them one point. Coming after a loss to New Zealand and a narrow win over Afghanistan, Sri Lanka will be desperate to get any sort of match on Tuesday.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match LIVE Updates:

With the weather forecast looking bad for game day, even a T20 will do for both teams.

Over the last two years, in ODIs, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are level at 2-2. Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh’s skipper, did not choose to dwell on that a day before this match. For him, the talk about Bangladesh having beaten Bangladesh in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups amounted to zilch, because when the teams met last week his was on the wrong end of a heavy loss.

With two defeats in a row, Bangladesh are struggling to play catchup when it comes to the semi-finals. Mortaza spoke of how tough it is for the team to make it, because he expected to beat New Zealand. The situation is uphill for his team, and with the weather not looking promising the frustration could pile up on Bangladesh.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.