Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 31, 2018, SL v BD highlights today – First test day one at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (Bangladesh) Wednesday 31st January 2018. The highest total of the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong venue is 599/6d scored by England in 2010, Sri Lanka highest total of the ground is 587 scored in 2014 and home team highest total is 503 against Zimbabwe scored in 2014. Shakib Al Hasan is the most wickets taker of the ground with 50 wickets in 14 matches and 25 innings. Mushfiqur Rahim scored 998 runs in 13 matches and 23 innings.
1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Liton Das (wk), 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Nayeem Hasan/Abdur Razzak, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
1 Dimuth Karunaratne 2 Dhananjaya de Silva, 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (capt), 5 Roshen Silva, 6 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 7 Dilruwan Perera, 8 Rangana Herath, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Lakshan Sandakan/Akila Dananjaya, 11 Lahiru Gamage.
Match Timings: 9:30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.00
The presence of six specialist spinners in Bangladesh’s squad suggests what Zahid Reza, the Chittagong curator, will dish out. Chandimal also reckoned that the pitch will assist spin. The forecast is clear for all five days. Sri Lanka have to make at least two changes from their last Test. With Angelo Mathews sidelined with a hamstring injury and Sadeera Samarawickrama dropped, Kusal Mendis and Rangana Herath are set to return. There may be a toss-up between Lakshan Sandakan and Akila Dananjaya with the latter’s impressive performance in the ODI tri-series likely to fetch him a Test debut. With Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman and Subashis Roy left out from the squad, Bangladesh need to make three changes. Tamim Iqbal and Mosaddek Hossain are set to slot into the batting line-up, but the team management’s biggest headache will be to pick three spinners out of six.
Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh 1st Test Highlights
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Joel Wilson, Marais Erasmus, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpires – ?
Match Referee – ?
Reserve Umpire – Anisur Rahman
Match number – Test no. 2295