On Friday, one day later of the first T20I match, the squad has been announced. Stand-in skipper Mahmudullah Riyad, will lead the side as Shakib Al Hasan will miss the second T20Is as like the series opener due to finger injury.
It can be mentioned, Bangladesh lost the first T20I despite registering highest T20I total in their cricket history. Poor performance of the bowlers cost the host in that particular game. To be noted, the series decider T20I between home side Bangladesh and visiting Sri Lanka will be held in Sylhet.
Both of the teams, have been shifted to Sylhet on Friday afternoon prior to the match. They will get one day to get prepared for the second and last match of the series. The second T20Is will be staged at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on 18 February, with this match Sri Lanka cricket team’s tour of Bangladesh will see its end.
The match is scheduled to be start at 5 pm in Bangladesh standard time. Gazi television alongside BTV will telecast the match live in Bangladesh. Spectators will be able to enjoy the live actions of the match on Youtube as well.
Bangladesh T20I squad: Mahmudullah Riyad (captain),Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Haider Rony, Abu Jayed Rahi, Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain, Nazmul Islam Apu.