Bangladesh elect to field against Sri Lanka in only T20I at Pallekele

Sri Lanka are batting first at Pallekele © Getty Images

Pallekele: Mar 31, 2013

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to field first in the only Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Stadium.

The team that won the toss was always going to bat first here as the pitch is nice and hard with an even covering of grass. The cracks will not play a part in this match. The ball will skid on as the game progresses.

Bangladesh are high on confidence after squaring the ODI series 1-1 and they will once again look to cause an upset. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have a new-look T20 side and will look to end this series on a high.


Bangladesh: Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Ashraful, Jahurul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain.

Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Dilshan Munaweera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (c & wk), Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Angelo Perera, Thisara Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake.