For the second-day running, the 2019 World Cup witnessed a no-result that forced Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to walk away with one point each.
Sri Lanka, who already endured a washout against Pakistan, now have two points courtesy rain, which effectively amounts to second win. The odds have been heavily stacked against Sri Lanka in both the matches and frankly speaking, they might be fortunate to eke out one point each from both the matches.
On Monday, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said back-to-back defeats to New Zealand and hosts England might have jeopardised their prospects of reaching the semi-finals, but the task is merely hard and not impossible if they win the remaining matches.
They would want to get back to winning ways against a low on confidence Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh players did not even leave their hotel because of the condition.
The cricket board said that Malinga was expected to return to Sri Lanka immediately after the match but was expected to return in time for the next game against Australia on June 15.
Groundkeepers brush water from the covers as rain delays the start of play ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Bristol County Ground in Bristol, southwest England, on June 11, 2019.
Editorial team of CricketCountry.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana and Jeffrey Vandersay.