Swamped in presumptions after the flying start in the tri-nation series, Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka both in the final of the three nation tournament and later in the Test series as well.
The first Test match in Chittagong was saved terrifically by Mominul Haque and Litton Kumar Das but everything once again fall apart in the last Test in Dhaka. Visiting Sri Lanka bundled out the hosts within two and half days inflicting a huge defeat of 215 runs.
Aiming to revive the team atmosphere, team management arranged a picnic session on Tuesday at one of the city resorts in Purbachal in the outskirts of Dhaka.
The national team members started from the Pan Pacific Sonargoan Hotel at 11 am in the morning. After a whole long day of enjoyment and dining, the team members returned in the hotel at 4 pm.
The two match T20I series will kick off at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on 15th of this month.
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium will host the second and last T20I match of the series which is scheduled to occur on 18 February.
In absence of regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad will lead Bangladesh side. Nazmul Islam Apu, already known for his ‘snake celebration’ in the Bangladesh Premier League, has received his first national team call up for the series.
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.