New Delhi: After the Test series, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka lock horns in the two-match T20I series. Sri Lanka won the Test series 1-0 and will now be eyeing to emulate their performance in game’s shortest format. Meanwhile, Bangladesh will be hoping to register a series win following the debacle in the second Test. The BAN vs SL 1st T20I will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 2/HD. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm IST and will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. You can also catch the live score of BAN vs SL 1st T20I here.
Bangladesh will be without the services of regular captain Shakib-al-Hasan and thus Mahmudullah will lead the side. The hosts may even miss opener Tamim Iqbal and wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who have injury concerns.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, too have injury concerns and will be without Kusal Perera. Right-hander Kusal Mendis has been added to the squad and is likely to feature in the playing XI. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka leads the head-to-head record against Bangladesh, having won five out of seven T20Is.
Sri Lanka (From): Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Shehan Madushanka, Amila Aponso, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Asitha Fernando.
Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Ariful Haque, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed, Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Mithun.