Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
T20I series, Sri Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh
After humiliating loss in the Test series, Bangladesh are up against the touring Sri Lanka in the first game of the 2-match T20I series at Dhaka. With plenty of fresh faces, an exciting contest can be expected.
When: February 15, 4:30 PM
Where: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
SL vs BAN Team News:
- Kusal Perera has been ruled out with an injury. Kusal Mendis replaces him in the squad.
- Mohammad Mithun has been named as cover for Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim who carry minor injuries.
- Sakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the series opener for finger injury. Nazmul Hossain is named as his cover.
SL vs BAN Squads:
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
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
SL vs BAN Probable XIs:
Dinesh Chandimal(c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Amila Aponso, Shehan Madushanka
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
- Sri Lanka will be banking on Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga to put runs on the board.
- In Thisara Perera, Sri Lanka have a T20 specialist.
- Akila Dananjaya impressed one and all in the Test series.
- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah are the batsmen Bangladesh will rely on.
- Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain are key to Bangladesh’s bowling.
Dream 11 Tip:
There is not much to separate the two teams, although Sri Lanka’s morale will be high after Test win. 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.
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