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Motivated Tigers to face Sri Lanka Friday

Sun Online Desk     18th January, 2018 09:55:15 printer

Motivated Tigers to face Sri Lanka Friday

Motivated Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in their second match of the triangular series to be held tomorrow (Friday) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in the capital.

The match will begin at 12 pm. 

After an overwhelming eight-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the opening match of the series, the Tigers' confidence is now at a peak and they will aim to continue their winning pace against Sri Lanka.

Being a host, the Tigers will get extra advantage in their ground and will get local support, which will increase their courage that will help them to show better performance than the first match. 

Opener Tamim Iqbal showed his excellent form with a match-winning unbeaten knock of 84 runs and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was superb with both his batting and bowling.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka made a frustrating start in the series with a shocking 12-run defeat to Zimbabwe, the comparatively weaker side in the tournament.


Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket keeper), 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), 9 Sunzamul Islam, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Rubel Hossain.

Sri Lanka (probable): 1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Kusal Perera, 3 Dinesh Chandimal (wicket keeper), 4 Angelo Mathews/Niroshan Dickwella, 5 Kusal Mendis, 6 Asela Gunaratne, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Akila Dhananjaya, 11 Dushmantha Chameera.