Sri Lanka opt to bat in 2nd Bangladesh Test

2017-03-15 07:26
Kusal Perera (Getty)

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)

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