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These two sides aren’t strangers to each other by any stretch. Bangladesh toured Sri Lanka last April and the island nation returned the favour the following month. And now Sri Lanka is back in Bangladesh again for a series that carries greater significance. These two Test matches are a part of the World Test Championship and if they harbor any hopes of climbing up the table, both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh need to win.
At a time they battle to turn eyeballs away from the IPL, the opening Test faces another challenge. Rain is threatening to play a major role with the forecast predicting interruptions on all five days. The two-day practice game for the visiting Sri Lankans didn’t actually go according to plan as well with only 18.2 overs possible as a result of rain. Even though skipper Dimuth Karunaratne isn’t concerned about the lack of game time, it’s never an ideal preparation for a Test match.
From a Bangladesh perspective, the entire focus has been on one man. Veteran allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has been in the news for a while now with his Test future appearing to be in the balance. While he has agreed to continue playing the format, a positive Covid test did rule him out of the first game. But there has been a swift turnaround in fortunes and suddenly he is back in contention again after testing negative.
On the eve of the Test match, the 35-year-old didn’t look at his fluent best in the nets but skipper Mominul Haque did confirm that the allrounder will make it to the XI. Given how things have changed dramatically, it will be intriguing to see if he is at his best when he takes the field.
When: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, May 15-19, 10 AM local time
Where: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Match Details :
Event: Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2022
Teams: BAN vs SL
Match : 1st Test, Day_1
Day & Date: (Sunday) May 15, 2022
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das(w), Yasir Ali, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Shohidul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Rejaur Rahman Raja
Sri Lanka Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kasun Rajitha, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Kamil Mishara, Dilshan Madushanka, Suminda Lakshan