Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Preview

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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Details: Thursday, 15 Feb, 04:30 PM

1st T20, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 will be played on 15 february 2018 at  Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.


Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Weather forecast 

It is expected to be a cloudy day with temperatures hovering around the 28 degree celsius mark. There’s no chance of a shower.

Head to head

Sri Lanka have the edge, having won five of the seven T20Is between the sides but Bangladesh have won the only game played in Mirpur.

Venue Stats T20I

Total matches                                 36

Matches won batting first            17

Matches won bowling first          19

Average 1st Inns scores                146

Average 2nd Inns scores               125

Highest total recorded                  204/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs Ban

Lowest total recorded                   72/10 (17.1 Ov) by Afg vs Ban

Highest score chased                     179/4 (19.4 Ov) by WI vs Aus

Lowest score defended                129/8 (20 Ov) by SL vs UAE


Bangladesh SQUAD

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Ariful Haque,Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed, Zakir Hasan,Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Mithun

Sri Lanka Squad

Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka,Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Shehan Madushanka, Amila Aponso, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis,Asitha Fernando.

Team News


  1. Bangladesh will be without the services of Shakib Al Hasan and Nazmul Islam will replace him.
  2. Mahmudullah will lead the team.
  3. Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal is also injured they will give fitness test before match.
  4. If Tamim is fit, he will open with Soumya Sarkar.Among the newcomers, Afif Hossain, Ariful Haque and either one of Nazmul Islam or Mahedi Hasan are likely to make their debuts.

Sri Lanka

  1. Asela Gunaratne will not play he is ruled out due to an Injury.
  2. Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera miss out due to injuries
  3. Kusal Mendis has been retained with the team.


Probable 11


1 Tamim Iqbal/Mohammad Mithun, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Afif Hossain, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim / Zakir Hasan (wk), 5 Sabbir Rahman,6 Mahmudullah, 7 Ariful Haque, 8 Mohammad Saifuddin, 9 Mahedi Hasan/Nazmul Islam, 10 Mustafizur Rahman,11 Rubel Hossain

Sri Lanka

1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Danushka Gunathilaka, 5 Dinesh Chandimal (capt),6 Thisara Perera, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Isuru Udana, 10. Amila Aponso, 11 Shehan Madushanka

Key Players



Sri Lanka

Upul Tharanga

Danushka Gunathilaka

Soumya Sarkar


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