Preview: Can Tigers break their losing streak?
Mahmudullah Riyad led Bangladesh are all set to play their second match in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy. After losing the first match against India now they will face hosts Sri Lanka. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ একই একাদশ নিয়ে নামবে বাংলাদেশ?]
Tigers have been going through a tough time in recent times as they haven’t won an international match since January 23, since when they have lost two ODIs, two Tests and three T20s on the trot.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka team under Chandika Hathurusingha’s coaching is completely opposite of Bangladesh in recent times following their successes in Bangladesh. Also they handed a 5-wicket lose to India in the first game of the tournament.
Bangldesh in their first game never looked that they could win the match. The batsmen have been criticized for playing so many dot balls as they played out 68 dot balls in their 139-run innings.
Having won the first match, Sri Lanka are more confident to win the game. They might make one change in the playing XI by replacing Nuwan Pradeep with Suranga Lakmal to bolster their pace attack.
According to ESPNcricinfo reports, the pitches will get slower and more spin-friendly as the tournament goes on. There is a chance of showers in Colombo but the weather is expected to clear by 5pm.
Bangladesh (possible): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah (capt), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam
Sri Lanka (probable): Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com