Bangladesh vs Srilanka.
15th September 2018 – 05:00 PM IST.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
In this ground, the pitch is much better for batting. The track is slow and if you try to score fast you could end up playing a silly shot and losing your wicket.
Bangladesh come into the tournament on the back of a 2-1 series win over the Windies in the Caribbean, while Sri Lanka’s lost their last assignment, a five-match home series against South Africa, but have some momentum after having won the last two games of that series and then the one-off Twenty20 International. Both teams are facing injuries which might look bad sign.
First, the injury updates for Bangladesh, talismanic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan needs a surgery on his left little finger, but he decided to get the treatment after the Asia Cup. Tamim Iqbal, the senior opener, has a swollen right ring finger. Nazmul Hossain, the off-spinner, also has an injury in his bowling hand. On the other side Sri Lanka, Danushka Gunathilaka has returned home even before the start of the tournament with a lower back problem and has been replaced by Shehan Jayasuriya, the off-spinning all-rounder. Before the Gunathilaka-Jayasuriya swap came to the news that Dinesh Chandimal is out with a finger injury – Niroshan Dickwella, the wicket-keeper batsman, has since replaced him. But Bangladesh manager Khaled Mahmud said on Thursday, “I don’t think injuries will have a big effect on us.”
My Playing 11:
Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib-Al-Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek-Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza(c).
Doubt: Mosaddek-Hossain, Kusal Perera.
Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendies, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews(c), Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, D ShanakaW, Dilruwan Parera, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the safe option for this match. Kusal Perera or Dickwella might play. So better to go with the safe option.
Iqbal has plenty of experience on this ground. A. Mathews can also bowl and get some good points in our team. K.Mendis can bat early and also if he gets in touch no one can stop him and also I picked him on the basis of credits too. In this match credit issue so pick according to your team.
Alternatives: Upal Tharanga, Litton Das, Dhananjaya de Silva, Mominul Haque.
Picking 3 players is ideal for the small league. So Shakib, Mahmudullah and Dasun Shanaka. All will bowl and having the ability to pick wickets.
Alternatives: T. Perera, D. Perera.
I am going with 4 bowlers, I expect Srilanka might lose more wickets. So my first pick is Mortaza, he has plenty of experience. Mehidy Hasan can change the match situation with his off-breaks. Mustafizur Rahman can pick wickets in regular intervals. Suranga Lakmal from Srilanka. In SL team he has experienced bowler and he played good in recently concluded SL domestic matches.
Alternatives: Rubel Hossain, Malinga.
Shakib, Mathews, Iqbal, K Mendis.