Nidahas Trophy: Tigers elect to bowl first against Lankans

Nidahas Trophy: Tigers elect to bowl first against Lankans

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Dhaka – Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first against hosts Sri Lanka in a must-win game for the final berth of the Nidahas Trophy tri-nation T20I tournament at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday.Recovering from his finger injury, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned to the Tigers’ squad after around one and half months to captain Bangladesh in the match.Thisara Perera is leading the Lankan side as their regular captain Dinesh Chandimal was suspended for two games after being found guilty of a “serious over-rate offence” in the 3rd match against Bangladesh on March10.There is one change in Bangladesh’s playing eleven with Shakib replacing Abu Hider Rony.Sri Lanka brought two changes with the inclusion of Isuru Adana and Amila Aponso replacing Suranga Lakmal and Dushmantha Chameera respectively.This is a must-win game for both sides to play the final against India on March 18.Bangladesh best XI: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Kumar Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman and Nazmul Islam Apu.Sri Lanka best XI: Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera (captain), Jeevan Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Amila Aponso and Nuwan Pradeep Fernando.UNB

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