Date: 23rd May 2021
Time: 12:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
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In the first ODI of this three-match series, Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Both the teams will look to embrace every game as a preparation for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. Therefore, we can expect some good and quality cricket between these two sides.
Bangladesh are presently sixth in the points table of the Super League table and have to play some good cricket to qualify for next year’s ODI World Cup. Led by Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh would be overjoyed because Shakib-Al-Hasan is back in the squad. The star all-rounder will be vital to the chances of the “Tigers”. The bowling department will also be bolstered with the addition of Mustafizur Rahman in the line-up.
Sri Lanka will be led by a new captain in the form of Kusal Perera. The southpaw will have a task as the team needs to get out of the 12th position from the Super League table. Star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga will be a force to reckon with in the team and if he can get going, then Sri Lanka will have a good outing.
Probable Playing XI
Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera (C/W), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne
Wicket-keepers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Perera, Liton Das
Batsmen: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmuddulah, Soumya Sarkar, Danushka Gunathalika
All-rounders: Shakib-Al-Hasan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Lakshan Sandakan, Mehidy Hasan
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