Remaining 12 months, enjoying in Sri Lanka, there have been not anything to split those groups. The Checks, ODIs and T20Is had been all shared 1-1, and Bangladesh left Sri Lanka having most likely loved their best-ever away excursion. Now, disappointingly for the hosts, they have got no longer been in a position to capitalise at the positive aspects that they had made on Sri Lanka in 2017. Sri Lanka received the tri-nation sequence after a wobbly get started, ruled the Take a look at sequence, and arrive on the T20Is now in sight of a sweep.
Whether or not they’ll have the ability to convert the boldness won on excursion into victory within the ficklest layout is any person’s wager. Sri Lanka were woeful in T20Is during the last 10 months, dropping every in their 8 most up-to-date encounters, regularly by means of really extensive margins. With Lasith Malinga now out of the image – a minimum of briefly – they’re but to discover a bowler who may capably organize the loss of life overs. The highest order has no longer been environment the arena alight both.
Bangladesh’s personal T20 shape is tricky to gauge. Since final April, they have got simplest performed two suits within the layout, dropping each video games in South Africa. They’re going to hope, for the sake of saving face on this excursion, that the uncapped children that experience flooded this T20I squad can elevate their BPL shape into global cricket. The hosts stay with out captain and marquee participant Shakib Al Hasan, then again. In every of final 12 months’s victories over Sri Lanka, Shakib had performed a very important function.
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It isn’t that Mustafizur Rahman has grow to be much less efficient, precisely – extra that opposition facets are actually higher ready for the original demanding situations he gifts. In this excursion Sri Lanka have not rather performed him with self assurance, however have mustered sufficient competence in opposition to him to stop the left-arm pacer from creating a match-winning affect. In T20Is, then again, the opposition won’t have the ability to see Mustafizur’s overs out as they have got in different codecs. The final time those groups performed, Mustafizur took four for 21 and bowled his group to victory in Colombo. Enjoying a T20I at house for the primary time in virtually two years, Mustafizur has the prospective to ravage the opposition once more.
The final time Dinesh Chandimal captained the T20I facet in Bangladesh, issues went poorly for him. Not able to justify his position within the XI on efficiency, Chandimal used to be got rid of as captain halfway in the course of the 2014 International T20, and used to be disregarded of the facet. His management has grown during the last few months, with sequence wins in opposition to Pakistan and Bangladesh, however questions stay over his talent to bat aggressively sufficient within the shortest layout. Throughout 42 innings, his strike price has simplest been 103.29.
Bangladesh are ravaged by means of accidents, with Tamim Iqbal (bicep) and Mushfiqur Rahim (wrist) having picked up niggles so as to add to Shakib’s finger damage. In the end, they have got to make 5 adjustments to the XI that performed of their most up-to-date T20I in October.
If Tamim is are compatible, he’s going to open with Soumya Sarkar. A few of the newbies, Afif Hossain, Ariful Haque and both of Nazmul Islam or Mahedi Hasan are prone to make their debuts.
Bangladesh (imaginable): 1 Tamim Iqbal/Mohammad Mithun, 2 Soumya Sarkar, three Afif Hossain, four Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), five Sabbir Rahman, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Ariful Haque, eight Mohammad Saifuddin, nine Mahedi Hasan/Nazmul Islam, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Rubel Hossain
Sri Lanka’s XI is tricky to expect. At the fast-bowling entrance, they’re prone to box a minimum of considered one of Shehan Madushanka and Asitha Fernando – each uncapped on this layout. Additionally it is unclear who may spouse Akila Dananjaya within the spin assault – most likely Amila Aponso, the left-arm spinner.
Sri Lanka (imaginable): 1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), three Danushka Gunathilaka, four Dinesh Chandimal (capt), five Asela Gunaratne, 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Dasun Shanaka, eight Akila Dananjaya, nine Isuru Udana, 10. Amila Aponso, 11 Shehan Madushanka
Pitch and prerequisites
The pitch in Mirpur might be sluggish however nonetheless excellent for batting. The elements in Dhaka has temporarily warmed up, with temperatures set to be within the mid 20-degrees vary. No rain is forecast.
Stats and trivialities
Chandimal has maintained a strike-rate underneath 100 in 20 of his 42 T20I innings. Those are in most cases his decrease ratings, which implies he has bother getting began in a T20 knock.
Most likely Mustafizur’s most-impressive T20 stat is his economic system price of 6.16 after 17 innings. At house, that price is going additional down to five.61.
Even if Sri Lanka have the longer dropping streak heading into this tournament, Bangladesh’s T20 document because the 2016 International T20 has additionally been terrible. They have got misplaced 10 in their 11 most-recent video games.
“I’m excited with the brand new faces within the group. If we will assume on our toes, with regards to our techniques, we will do smartly on this recreation.”
nBangladesh captain Mahmudullah backs the hosts forward of the primary T20I
“We’ve got executed smartly thus far, within the one-day event and the Take a look at sequence additionally. We’ve got self assurance. Now we have were given excellent momentum. We wish to elevate that ahead.”
nSri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga believes the guests’ momentum holds the important thing