Bangladesh lost their first match in this year’s Asia Cup. The two Tiger openers were ineffective with the bat. There may be changes in the Bangladesh team on the day of life and death struggle. Sabbir Rahman and Mehdi Hasan Miraj can start the innings for Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board suddenly added Mohammad Naeem Sheikh to the team before the start of the Asia Cup. He was also kept in the eleven of the first match. But could not facilitate. He got out after scoring 6 runs in 8 balls. On the other hand, another opener Enamul Haque Vijay is playing well in domestic cricket but is not able to benefit in the international arena. He got out for only 5 runs after playing 14 balls that day.
So both of them may not be seen in the team in the survival match of the tournament. According to reliable sources, the team management will send Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Sabbir Rahman for the opening. This new pair will be seen in the opening as per the wish of team leader Shakib Al Hasan. However, nothing can be said for sure.
Mirage has experience of opening T20 Internationals. But Sabbir’s was never opened. However, analysts are optimistic that they will use it if they get a chance.
Bangladesh Probable XI:
Sabbir Rahman, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Sheikh Mehdi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed and Mostafizur Rahman.
Sri Lanka Probable XI:
Kushal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Pathum Nishanka, Charith Asalanka, Vanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahish Thikshana, Mathisa Pathirana, Dilshan Madhushanka.