Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a stunning win int the second T20I © AFP
Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a stunning win int the second T20I © AFP

 

17 Feb, 2014

 

Bangladesh have not a bilateral series at home since 2011 and against Sri Lanka, they have a real challenge on the hands against a team that they have not registered a single win on this tour.

 

After two back-to-back thrillers in the two Twenty20 (T2oIs), Sri Lanka have shown their guile and nerve and to scrap out results and are naturally favourites to win the three matches, given their strength in depth of big-hitting batsmen.

 

Banagladesh’s talisman Tamim Iqbal misses out due to an injury but

 

Teams

 

Bangladesh  

 

Anamul Haque,Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain.

 

Sri Lanka

 

Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachitra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga