Bangladesh-Sri Lanka second Test tomorrow

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7 February, 2018 21:55 PM

Bangladesh-Sri Lanka second Test tomorrow

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The second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will start tomorrow at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Earlier, the first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ended in a draw, makes the second and final Test as series-deciding.

Ace All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is excluded due to injury while Sabbir Rahman recalled to the second Test match.


Earlier in the first match, Mominul struck stunning centuries in both innings as the first Bangladeshi batsman, hit 281 runs in total, and paved the way to end the match in a draw.

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah emphasized on playing with a positive intent on a pitch that is expected to be result-oriented. "We will play with positive intent like we did in Chittagong. The pitch is result-oriented and there will be help for spinners," Mahmudullah told reporters ahead of the second Test.

"I think our team is better, especially at home. It will be a good contest, which was mostly the case in Chittagong. We got out of a tough position in the first match. So this game is a great chance for us to win a Test series. I think all the players are thinking positively, which will help us get the desired outcome," he added.


Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das(w), Mahmudullah(c), Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Naeem Hasan, Abdur Razzak, Tanbir Hayder

Sri Lanka (From): Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Gamage