Last but not the least Bangladesh still have some opportunity to revive the spectrum of a new season. Opened with a blast in the tri-nation series consists of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh lost the track in a never important match for them prior to the final, then grossly defeated in the final against a seemingly unorganized Lankan side and it began.
The string of losing matches have not ended till the fast T20I match of the series and now with one final encounter left to go, the home team is waiting with all heart to provide something to cheer for the fans.
The second and last shortest format game of the two match series will begin at 5 pm at the Sylhet International Stadium in Sunday, 18 February. This will be, however, the first match of Bangladesh in the newly built stadium in the city of ‘two leaves and a bud’.
On Saturday, Bangladesh camp received the good news of returning Tamim Iqbal in the team; captain Mahmudullah Riyad ushered strong hopes of having the best opener of the country in the team for the last match to play in this bilateral series.
Bangladesh probable XI: 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Soumya Sarkar, 3. Afif Hossain, 4. Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5. Sabbir Rahman, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Ariful Haque, 8. Mahedi Hasan, 9. Nazmul Islam, 10. Mustafizur Rahman, 11. Rubel Hossain.
Sri Lanka probable XI: 1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 3 Danushka Gunathilaka, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (capt), 5 Asela Gunaratne, 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Isuru Udana, 10. Amila Aponso, 11 Shehan Madushanka