Colombo - Sri Lanka captain Rangana Herath won the toss and
opted to bat in the second Test against Bangladesh at the P. Sara Oval in
Colombo on Wednesday.
Bangladesh, who are playing their 100th Test match, suffered
a blow on the eve of the match when wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das was ruled
out with a rib fracture.
Captain Mushfiqur Rahim returns to wicketkeeping duties
while batsman Mosaddek Hossain was handed his Test debut.
Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman and Taijul Islam were also called
up to the Bangladeshi starting line-up with Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah and
Taskin Ahmed making way.
Sri Lanka, who lead the two-Test series 1-0, made one change
to the team that won the first Test in Galle by 259 runs, bringing in
Dhananjaya de Silva for Lahiru Kumara.
Sri Lanka: Rangana Herath (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Subashis Roy
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Sundaram Ravi (IND)
TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (SA)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)