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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Preview : Asia Cup 2018

The Asia Cup 2018 is set to kick off from Sep 15 with Bangladesh taking on Sri Lanka in the opening encounter at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. There are two groups with three teams each and the two top teams from each group will move to the ‘Super Four’ round. In this round every team will play each other once , the two best team from the groups will play the final on 28th Sept.

Match – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Series – Asia Cup 2018

Date – 15th September

Time – 5:00 PM IST / 11:30 AM GMT / 03:30 PM LOCAL

Telecast – Star Sports (India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, and Bhutan), Super Sport (South Africa), Willow TV (USA) , Sky Sports (UK).

Team News –

This is the first game of the tournament , both teams will look to make a solid start to the tounament by playing their strongest XI. The rivalry started between these two teams in the Hero Nidahas trophy in Sri Lanka would provide an extra spice to this match. With Afganistan being the third team of the group , you can’t expect any easy games from this group as Afganistan are proving to be a very good team with their deadly spin attack.

Shakib Al Hasan’s fitness will play a key role for Bangladesh in this match. Lasith Malinga, who is back in the team for the first time after 2017, could play an important role for Sri Lanka.

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Bangladesh Squad

Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque

Sri Lanka Squad

Angelo Mathews(c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella

Expected Lineups

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (if fit), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka

Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga

Star Players

Upul Tharanga

Angelo Mathews

Shakib Al Hasan

Kusal Mendis

Tamim Iqbal

Mustafizur Rahman

Akila Dananjaya

 

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SUBHAM
A sports addict! @subhamchaurasia

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