Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

T20I series, Sri Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh

After their embarrassing Test series loss, Bangladesh lock horns with Sri Lanka once again in the opener of the 2-match T20I series at Dhaka. With plenty of new faces in both sides, it is expected to be a cracker of a game.

 

Match Details:

When: February 15, 4:30 PM

Where: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

 

Sri Lanka Team News:

Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the series. Kusal Mendis is the cover for him.

Probable XI

Dinesh Chandimal(c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Amila Aponso, Shehan Madushanka

Squad

Dinesh Chandimal(c), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Shehan Madushanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Jeevan Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Kusal Mendis

Key Players

  • Onus will be on Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga to put runs on the board for Sri Lanka.
  • Thisara Perera is the X-factor for the Lankan side.
  • Akila Dananjaya has been a revelation; the spinner can come good.

 

Bangladesh Team News:

  • Mohammad Mithun is included in the squad for the first Twenty20 International as cover for Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, who have minor injuries.
  • Sakib Al Hasan was ruled out of the series opener after failing to recover from the finger injury. Nazmul Hossain is included in his place.

Probable XI

Tamim Iqbal/Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim/Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehdi Hasan/Nazmul Islam, Ariful Haque, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain

Squad

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Mehdi Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain, Nazmul Islam

Key Players

  • Bangladesh’s batting will rely on the seniors Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah.
  • Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain are the bowlers Bangladesh will be banking on.

 

India Fantasy Prediction:

After Bangladesh suffered defeat in the Test series, they would like to come hard at Lankans to claim the T20Is. We advise you to make a balanced selection.

 

Note: The SL vs BAN match preview is based on our research and news sourced from various sources. You can select your own playing XI basis the team news and squads listed above.

 

*If there happen to be any changes, we will update them at 11:00 AM tomorrow.

 

SL vs BAN Fantasy Team:

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka T20I

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