Sri Lanka, Bangladesh clash in Asia Cup match today
By News Desk
August 31, 2023 12:28 PM
Sri Lanka will face off Bangladesh in the second match of the Asia Cup at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy today with both teams eyeing to kickstart their campaign with a win, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The second game of the transcontinental event will be the first game of both teams. The Lankan team is coming to the tournament without some of their key players who were ruled out due to injury.
Bangladesh have advantage of a depleted opponent while fans expected a strong contest between the two sides.
Meanwhile, the pitch at Kandy’s Pallekele Stadium remained helpful for power-hitters, while bowlers are expected to face hard time in the initial stages.
The pitch is expected to get slower in the initial overs, and Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be looking to bowl first after winning the toss.
Afif Hossain, Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan
Sri Lanka squad
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Matheesha Pathirana
Pakistan will take on India in their second match of the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka on Saturday.