T20I: Upbeat Bangladesh look to upset new-look Sri Lanka
Posted on: 09:53 PM IST Mar 30, 2013
Pallekele: After a moral boosting win in the 3rd ODI, Bangladesh will be raring to go in the one offTwenty20 international against Sri Lanka at Pallekele and with an experimental Sri Lankan side against them, the visitors will very well fancy their chances on Sunday.
Sri Lanka had named five uncapped players in the squad clearly hinting that they are going to take their chances in the last game of the tour but they would vary looking at the resilient way Bangladesh have performed throughout the tour. Drawing a Test match, winning an ODI and levelling a series, Bangladesh have done exceedingly well and they would like to end the tour on a high.
Debutant Shamsur Rahman, who came into the squad for the injured Tamim Iqbal could very well make his international debut owing to his good Bangladesh Premier League performances. The match, expected to be interrupted due to rain, will also give a chance for Sri Lanka to test their rookies with young Nondescripts Cricket Club player Angelo Perera looking set to wear Sri Lankan colours for the first time after being on the bench for the ODI series. Bowlers Chaturanga de Silva and Ishan Jayaratne are also in line for a debut in the Dinesh Chandimal led team.
Sri Lanka (probable): 1. Kusal Perera, 2. Dilshan Munaweera, 3. Lahiru Thirimanne, 4. Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), 5. Angelo Perera, 6. Angelo Mathews, 7. Jeevan Mendis, 8. Thisara Perera, 9. Shaminda Eranga/ Chaturanga de Silva 10. Sachithra Senanayake, 11. Lasith Malinga.
Bangladesh (probable): 1 Mohammad Ashraful, 2 Shamsur Rahman, 3 Jahurul Islam, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Mominul Haque, 8 Ziaur Rahman, 9 Sohag Gazi, 10 Abdur Razzak, 11 Rubel Hossain.
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