Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st T20 Highlights – Feb 15, 2018, BD v SL highlights today – First twenty/20 from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka (Bangladesh) Thursday 15th February 2018. After the great victory of rocket test series, now Sri Lanka is ready to rock in the shortest format of cricket. Two t20 matches will be played between these two teams and the home team will try hard to win this series, but it will not be easy against an inform team. Bangladesh are ravaged by injuries, with Tamim Iqbal (bicep) and Mushfiqur Rahim (wrist) having picked up niggles to add to Shakib’s finger injury. In any case, they have to make five changes to the XI that played in their most recent T20I in October. If Tamim is fit, he will open with Soumya Sarkar. Among the newcomers, Afif Hossain, Ariful Haque and either one of Nazmul Islam or Mahedi Hasan are likely to make their debuts.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Danushka Gunathilaka, 5 Dinesh Chandimal (capt), 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Isuru Udana, 10. Amila Aponso, 11 Shehan Madushanka.
Bangladesh team/playing XI
1 Tamim Iqbal/Mohammad Mithun, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Afif Hossain, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Sabbir Rahman, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Ariful Haque, 8 Mohammad Saifuddin, 9 Mahedi Hasan/Nazmul Islam, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Rubel Hossain.
Match Timings: 17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.25, Interval 18.25-18.45, Second Session 18.45-20.10
The pitch in Mirpur is likely to be slow but still good for batting. The weather in Dhaka has quickly warmed up, with temperatures set to be in the mid 20-degrees range. No rain is forecast. A late injury to Asela Gunaratne, who landed awkwardly on his arm during a fielding training, has ruled him out of the series. This means Kusal Mendis – originally sent as a replacement for the injured Kusal Perera – could come into the side. SOn the fast-bowling front, they are likely to field at least one of Shehan Madushanka and Asitha Fernando – both uncapped in this format. It is also unclear who might partner Akila Dananjaya in the spin attack – perhaps Amila Aponso, the left-arm spinner.
Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh 1st T20I (N) Highlights
Umpires – Nandan
TV Umpires – Shaun Haig
Match Referee – David Boon, Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Gazi Sohel
Match number – T20I no. 648