Bangladesh Opt to Bowl First in Second T20I Against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh Opt to Bowl First in Second T20I Against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh, led by Najmul Hossain Shanto, opted to field first in the second T20I against Sri Lanka in Sylhet. The hosts retained the same lineup that narrowly lost the first match by three runs.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, made one change, bringing in left-arm pacer Dilshan Madushanka for spinner Akila Dananjaya. Pitch expert Farvez Maharoof noted that the surface had a more even grass covering and that dew could potentially impact the game.

In the first T20I, Sri Lanka successfully defended a total of 206, thanks to a last-ball thriller. Jaker Ali’s blistering 68 off 34 balls had given Bangladesh a scare, but Dasun Shanaka’s composed bowling in the 20th over sealed the victory for the visitors.

Bangladesh XI:

1. Litton Das (wk)
2. Najmul Hossain Shanto (capt)
3. Soumya Sarkar
4. Towhid Hridoy
5. Mahmudullah
6. Mahedi Hasan
7. Jaker Ali
8. Taskin Ahmed
9. Rishad Hossain
10. Mustafizur Rahman
11. Shoriful Islam

Sri Lanka XI:

1. Avishka Fernando
2. Kusal Mendis (wk)
3. Kamindu Mendis
4. Sadeera Samarawickrama
5. Charith Asalanka (capt.)
6. Angelo Mathews
7. Dasun Shanaka
8. Maheesh Theekshana
9. Dilshan Madushanka
10. Binura Fernando
11. Matheesha Pathirana