Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are at opposite ends of the confidence spectrum as they face up in the Nidahas Trophy. Bangladesh haven’t won an international match since January 23, since when they have lost two ODIs, two Tests and three T20s on the trot. Sri Lanka on the other hand have looked like a different unit, following their successes in Bangladesh. Their five-wicket win over India showed where their confidence currently stands.
Lanka lions outclass India in first T20 match where they blaze their guns on Indian bowlers. With the win they surprise everyone including themselves. Bangla tigers lost their first match against India where they let themselves down by falling irresponsible shots. which was supported by sharpless bowling. The 3rd T20 game between island nation and Bangla Tigers as it is must win game for Tigers to take the confidence further in the series. With all set to go Lanka look favourites against Tigers but you never know if Bangladesh surprise with a win. Both team will look to go with the same squad as to carry the momentum unless any injury occur. This is another epic clash between Asian giants who look to settle their last time score when they meet.
When: 10 March, 07:00 PM IST
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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.
Last Five Matches Performance:
Sri Lanka: W W W L L
Bangladesh: L L L L L
Venue Stats T20:
Total matches 29
Matches won batting first 15
Matches won bowling first 13
Average 1st Inns scores 155
Average 2nd Inns scores 133
Highest total recorded WI 205/4 (20 Ov) vs AUS
Lowest total recorded AFG 80/10 (17.2 Ov) vs ENG
Highest score chased SL 175/5 (18.3) vs IND
Lowest score defended RSA 115/6 (20 Ov) vs SL
Suranga Lakmal might be in place of Nuwan Pradeep.
They are expected to play same.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal(w/c), Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Amila Aponso, Dhananjaya de Silva.
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah(c), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed, Imrul Kayes, Nurul Hasan, Ariful Haque, Abu Hider Rony.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal(w/c), Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal.
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah(c), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam.