Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st T20 Preview


With the test series over Bangladesh and Sri Lanka switch focus to the shortest format of the game when they clash in the first T20 international at Dhaka on Thursday.

Sri Lanka won the recently concluded test series 1-0, drawing the first match and winning the second by 215 runs. We now have two T20’s to look forward to, this one and Sunday’s game at Sylhet and we start with the squads.

Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Mehdi Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain

Sri Lanka Squad: Dinesh Chandimal(c), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Shehan Madushanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Jeevan Mendis, Asitha Fernando

This will be the first T20 of the year for Bangladesh. They lost 2-0 in South Africa in October last year, going down by 20 runs and then 83 runs.

Sri Lanka went down 3-0 in India in December and they also lost 3-0 to Pakistan in the UAE in October.

Head to Head

Overall 7 matches have produced 2 wins for Bangladesh and 5 for Sri Lanka.

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Match Result

Bangladesh 11/10

Sri Lanka 7/10

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Bet: Top Home Bowler, Mustafizur Rahman at 3/1

In a tricky looking contest we go with the proven T20 pedigree of Mustafizur Rahman to be top bowler for the hosts