ODI Tri-Series SL face dominant Bangladesh in must-win clash

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Sri Lanka will hope to complete their turnaround and seal a spot in the final when they take on Bangladesh in a vital Tri-Series encounter at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka today. 
They will once again look to Thisara Perera to provide them an all-round impact as he has been doing throughout the Tri-Series.


Sri Lanka can still qualify with a loss, given that they have a better net run-rate than bottom-placed Zimbabwe. They will, however, hope to not leave it to that chance.


Bangladesh, on the other hand, have been on a rampant run. Three wins in as many games and all with a bonus point, shows just how dominating the hosts have been in the Tri-Series. 


Unlike in the past, they haven’t relied on one or two players to put up a show, instead getting performances from multiple angles to put in clinical efforts in their three wins. They would want to wrap up the group stage with another thumping win.


All matches of the Tri-Series are being played on the same set of pitches and that means they are not getting enough time to rejuvenate with quick turnaround between games. 

 

Sri Lanka can still qualify with a loss, given that they have a better net run-rate than bottom-placed Zimbabwe. They will, however, hope to not leave it to that chance


CITY-DM-24-14With pitches tiring, the batsmen will also have to work hard for their runs. In the last game, the pitch had slowed down considerably. A similar track could be expected.


Bangladesh could be tempted into playing those on the bench for this game, having already qualified. 


However, they will be wary of what losing the momentum can do. They will moot getting Mohammad Saifuddin or Mehidy Hasan in place of Sunzamul Islam, despite the latter’s good showing in the last game.


Sri Lanka are expected to play the same winning combination for this must-win game.


The squads


Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Mithun and Sunzamul Islam.


Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Shehan Madushanka, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan and Wanidu Hasaranga.

(Agencies)

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