Bangladesh opt to bat first against Sri Lanka

2018-01-25 08:19
Tamim Iqbal (AP)

Dhaka - Bangladesh opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the last match of the tri-nation series one-day tournament.

Bangladesh, which is aiming to maintain its winning streak ahead of the final, made one change from the previous match, bringing in pace-bowling all-rounder Abul Hasan in the place of left arm spinner Sunzamul Islam.

Hasan last played for Bangladesh in 2015 against Pakistan.

Sri Lanka, which needs to win to join Bangladesh on Saturday's final, made two changes. Danushka Gunathilaka replaced injured Kusal Perera while fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera replaces paceman Nuwan Pradeep, who is dealing with an injury.



Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

Sri Lanka

Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal , Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera.

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford, Australia, and, Anisur Rahman, Bangladesh

TV Umpire: Chettihody Shamshuddin, India. Match Referee: David Boon, Australia

Read more on:    sri lanka  |  bangladesh  |  tamim iqbal  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Who will win this year's Cricket World Cup?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.