India and Bangladesh in Sri Lanka T20I Tri-Series, 2018

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    Fixtures

    Tue Mar 6 (20 ovs) 19:00 local (13:30 GMT)
    1st Match R Premadasa Stadium, ColomboLIVE N

    Thu Mar 8 (20 ovs) 19:00 local (13:30 GMT)
    2nd Match R Premadasa Stadium, ColomboLIVE N

    Sat Mar 10 (20 ovs) 19:00 local (13:30 GMT)
    3rd Match R Premadasa Stadium, ColomboLIVE N

    Mon Mar 12 (20 ovs) 19:00 local (13:30 GMT)
    4th Match R Premadasa Stadium, ColomboLIVE N

    Wed Mar 14 (20 ovs) 19:00 local (13:30 GMT)
    5th Match R Premadasa Stadium, ColomboLIVE N

    Fri Mar 16 (20 ovs) 19:00 local (13:30 GMT)
    6th Match R Premadasa Stadium, ColomboLIVE N

    Sun Mar 18 (20 ovs) 19:00 local (13:30 GMT)
    Final R Premadasa Stadium, ColomboLIVE N
     
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    SL all-rounder Gunaratne ruled out of T20 tri-series

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka all-rounder Asela Gunaratne has been ruled out of the T20 tri-series also involving Bangladesh and India after sustaining an injury to his right arm while diving during a fielding drill and getting his arm caught in an awkward position during the Bangladesh tour.

    The injury has been diagnosed as a grade II rotator cuff strain with contusion.

    Gunaratne is currently undergoing rehabilitation at Sri Lanka Cricket’s High Performance Center. The allrounder was out of sorts during the tour to Bangladesh having just returned from an injury sustained last year.

    Gunaratne established himself as a T20I match-winner in successive series against South Africa and Australia 2017 but his career has been rocked by injuries.

    Already missing Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka have further cause for concern as it emerged that fast bowler Shehan Madushanka has a hamstring niggle and is in doubt for the tri-series that gets underway with a match against India on March 6.

    The series also features Bangladesh who played host to Sri Lanka in January and February of this year.

    Sri Lanka were victorious across all three formats against Bangladesh having made a rocky start to the tour when they lost the opening two matches of their ODI triangular series against the hosts and Zimbabwe.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1391137
     
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    India squad announced. Kohli, Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Pandya and Kuldeep rested. Rohit to lead.
     
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    Shakib to lead in tri-series; Walsh to be acting head coach

    After a lot of speculation, drama and an attempt to convince ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza to reconsider his T20 retirement, Shakib Al Hasan has been named captain for the tri-series that also involves Sri Lanka and India starting on March 6th in Sri Lanka. Shakib's inclusion comes with a rider though - the BCB medical board has made it clear that he won't be available for the opening two games of the tournament as he is still struggling with a sore finger.

    With the uncertainty surrounding Shakib and Mashrafe's unwillingness to come back, the team announcement got delayed. Shakib sustained an injury to his left hand during the tri-nation ODI series final in January and later had to receive stitches. The 30-year-old, who was named the Test and T20I skipper of the national team for the Sri Lanka series in February, was subsequently ruled out of the two-match Test series with Mahmudullah leading in his place.

    Shakib missed the following 2-match T20 series as well, preferring to rest so that he could be available for the Nidahas Trophy. Mahmudullah led the T20I side as well.

    It is reliably learnt that Shakib wasn't too keen to play on with the injury but BCB president Nazmul Hasan seems to have convinced him. Nazmul said that there is no guarantee when he will be available but had to include him taking everything into consideration. "He might be available for one or two matches," he said.

    "There is no problem when he bowls but the finger get sore when he bats and probably he will not be available for the opening matches."

    Bangladesh Squad for Nidahas trophy: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, Imrul Kayes, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Abu Haider Rony

    There were five changes to the side that last played the 2-match T20 series against Sri Lanka. Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Nurul Hasan and Mehidy Hasan come in while Mohammad Saifuddin, Zakir Hasan, Atif Hossain and Mohammad Mithun who were a part of the T20I series find themselves out of favor.

    Eyebrows were raised after the selection of Imrul Kayes who has 119 runs in 14 T20Is with a dreadful average of 9.15. In those 14 innings, Kayes has four ducks. Against this backdrop, chief selector Minhajul Abedin had a tough time in the press conference.

    "He is included as our third opener," Abedin justified Kayes's inclusion. "We want someone who is good against fast bowlers and because he is playing Tests he is expected to be good against pace bowlers. There will be lot of pace bowlers in those conditions so we picked him as the third opener. We also considered his experience at international level."

    Another batsman whose selection caused a flutter has been that of Sabbir Rahman. In his last six T20I innings, Sabbir has a paltry total of 78 runs without a fifty. Even though stats go against him, Abedin reckoned that he was experienced enough and that playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) should hopefully help him overcome his bad form.

    "If you see the T20 record of last one year you will find that he is our highest scorer in this format," Abedin said. "In that sense he has lot of experience. That's why we have included him and he is playing in the PSL, just hope he returns to form over there."

    Speaking about team selection, Minhajul Abedin asserted that they picked players suited for the pitches and conditions in Sri Lanka. "We have included some experienced campaigners," he said.

    "As it is expected pacers will play a part so we picked Imrul [Kayes] considering his international experience. As the matches will be played in Premadasa we needed someone who can bowl fast and Taskin [Ahmed] returned fulfilling the criterion," he added.

    Abedin also felt the need to develop a strong pool of players ready for the 2020 T20 World Cup and the committee were in the process of identifying that core group by giving youngsters a chance. "We are not good performers in T20Is and that is why we have a plan with the World Cup in mind," he said. "If we can create a pool of 18 players for this format it will be good for us. I am hopeful they will perform well in the tournament"

    Meanwhile current bowling coach Courtney Walsh will act as head coach for the tri-series. Walsh takes over from Zimbabwe-born Richard Halsall - who was appointed interim head coach after Chandika Hathurasingha took over Sri Lanka's national team. Halsall had acted as Bangladesh's fielding and assistant coach since mid-2014. He was appointed as head coach after the board failed to find a replacement for Hathurasingha before the ODI tri-series in January.

    With, Walsh taking over on an interim basis, the future of Richard Halsall as of now is unclear, but he is expected to be with the team during the tournament. Khaled Mahmud - the former Bangladesh all-rounder, who performed the role of technical director returns back to his usual post of team manager of the Tigers.

    http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-new...-lanka-courtney-walsh-to-be-acting-head-coach
     
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    India include Hooda, Sundar for Nidahas Trophy; rest Kohli, Dhoni

    As many as six regular players have been rested from India's T20I side for the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy to be held in Sri Lanka from March 6. The players rested include captain Virat Kohli, former captain MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.

    As a result, exciting prospects such as Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant get a look in for the tournament that will also include hosts Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

    In Kohli's absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the side, while Shikhar Dhawan backs up as his deputy for the series.

    Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj, Rishabh Pant (wk)

    Four of the six players rested have been regular faces in the India set up. Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have played in all three formats during the just-concluded tour of South Africa. India, who finished the arduous South Africa tour only a day before (February 24), fielded Pandya in all Tests, ODIs and T20Is, Bhuvneshwar missed a Test and an ODI, Bumrah missed only one game, while Kohli did not take part in the final T20I.

    Dhoni, as confirmed by the Chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad, had requested for rest.

    The five players coming in to the side boast of untapped potential. Hooda's big-hitting abilities were on display when he smashed a hundred and a fifty in the recently finished Vijay Hazare campaign. Also, his strike-rate of 150-plus during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which saw him score two fifties, put him on the selectors' radar. Sundar too has come a long way in becoming the miserly offspinner who can constrict the run flow and bowl inside the powerplay. His more than handy batting too holds him in good stead.

    India also recalled Mohammed Siraj to their outfit, having ignored him for the South Africa T20Is following two disappointing displays against New Zealand and Sri Lanka late last year. Rishabh Pant, who last featured in the one-off T20I in West Indies, has been called up too. The Delhi skipper will also serve as the backup wicket-keeper. Pant had been in stellar form throughout India's T20 domestic season, smashing four fifties and a hundred across the Zonal T20 League and the subsequent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. His blistering 38-ball 116 against Himachal Pradesh brought him back into the top shelf, having endured a tough Ranji season with only one fifty to his credit.

    The Chairman of All-India Senior Selection Committee, MSK Prasad, said: "We've kept in mind the workload and upcoming schedule while finalizing the team for Nidahas Trophy. The high-performance team has suggested that adequate rest should be given to our fast bowlers to help improve athletic performance, maximize rest and prevent injury."

    Suresh Raina, who impressed in the T20 series against South Africa, Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey are retained in the squad and will hope to make the most of their chances. And so will the likes of Jaydev Unadkat, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur.

    India will be a part of the curtain raiser of the Nidahas Trophy, against Sri Lanka on March 6. The tournament is being played to celebrate the island nation's 70th year of independence.

    http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-new...nidahas-trophy-deepak-hooda-washington-sundar
     
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    Sri Lanka wait on Angelo Mathews's fitness for tri-series

    There was good news for Sri Lanka as the injured trio of Kusal Perera, Dushmantha Chameera and Nuwan Pradeep returned to competitive cricket over the weekend, but the authorities are still waiting to hear on the fitness of captain Angelo Mathews.

    All four players sustained injuries during the recently concluded tour of Bangladesh and weren't available for the two match T20I series. Sri Lanka's domestic T20 tournament got underway on Saturday, and Perera, Chameera and Pradeep represented their respective clubs. However, Mathews, who played just one game in Bangladesh before returning home having hurt his right hamstring wasn't available to represent Colts Cricket Club.

    The fitness of all four players will be assessed on Tuesday. While the selectors are happy with the effort put in by the three players who featured in domestic cricket, they are hopeful that Mathews too will be declared fit.

    Sri Lanka have already lost the services of fast bowler Shehan Madushanka and all-rounder Asela Gunaratne. While Madushanka picked up a hamstring injury during the T20I series in Bangladesh, Gunaratne returned home having hurt his right shoulder during training ahead of the series.

    Fast bowler Lasith Malinga is also keen to make a comeback and turned up for Nondescripts Cricket Club in both their games over the weekend. He picked up two for 30 against Kalutara Town Club on Saturday and then took three for 31 on Sunday against Police as NCC won both games. NCC stalwarts Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga were all in good nick.

    Malinga last played for Sri Lanka in September 2017 and was overlooked for the tours of UAE, India and Bangladesh. The fast bowler, who made a comeback in last June after recovering from a knee injury, has struggled with his form and fitness.

    SLC sources said that whether Malinga would fit into the system solely depended in the hands of head coach Chandika Hathurusingha. The fact that both Pradeep and Chameera have regained fitness is unlikely to work in favour of Malinga.

    The tri-nation T20I series involving India and Bangladesh gets underway on March 6 at Colombo's R. Premadasa Stadium. India have rested captain Virat Kohli and will be led by Rohit Sharma. Sri Lanka will take on India in the curtain raiser. The final of the tournament will take place on the 18th March.

    Ahead of the tournament, Sri Lanka will conduct a week long training camp in Colombo starting on Wednesday.

    http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-new...s-fitness-for-nidahas-trophy-india-bangladesh
     
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    Can Sri Lanka, India cope with absence of key players?

    Big Picture
    India going into the Nidahas T20I tri-series without many of their first-choice players has somewhat levelled the playing field. Captain Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav have all been rested.

    Sri Lanka will also miss some of their key players: Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne and fast bowler Shehan Madushanka, who bagged a hat-trick on ODI debut in Bangladesh, are unavailable through injury.

    Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep return to bolster the pace attack, but Sri Lanka will have to be wary of India's strong bench strength. Allrounders Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar and Washington Sundar, fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant have only played five T20Is among them, but are used to playing under pressure in the IPL. Rohit Sharma, the stand-in captain, meanwhile will look to hit form after an underwhelming tour of South Africa. The return of Suresh Raina adds meat to the middle order, which also includes Manish Pandey.

    Sri Lanka will aim to build on the gains made in the limited-overs series in Bangladesh. Kusal Mendis has bedded in at the top while Thisara Perera and Dasun Shanaka have boosted the middle order. Akila Dananjaya, who can bowl offbreaks as well as legbreaks, and Isuru Udana are capable of supporting Lakmal and Thisara with the ball.

    Form guide
    Sri Lanka: WWLLL (last five completed matches, most recent first)
    India: WLWWW

    In the spotlight
    After making back-to-back fifties in Bangladesh, Kusal Mendis repeated the feat at home in the domestic T20 tournament for Colombo Cricket Club. Can he continue his excellent form in the Nidahas Trophy?

    Sri Lanka might have nightmares of Rohit Sharma, who slammed 118 off 43 balls in the last bilateral T20 series between the two sides in December. In all, Rohit has hit 278 runs in 11 innings against Sri Lanka at a strike-rate of 146.31.

    Team news
    Kusal Perera, Suranga Lakmal and Dushmantha Chameera might return to the XI. Having secured a thumping series win in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka might not tinker too much with their team.

    Sri Lanka (probable): 1 Kusal Mendis, 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Kusal Perera, 4 Upul Tharanga, 5 Dasun Shanaka, 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Amila Aponso, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Dushmantha Chameera


    Dinesh Karthik will tussle with Pant for the wicketkeeper's spot. Yuzvendra Chahal and Jaydev Unadkat are likely to return to the XI despite being left out for the third T20I in Cape Town. Sundar will compete with Hooda for the allrounder's spot, while KL Rahul, who hasn't played a T20I since December 2017, might get a game in the absence of key players.

    India (probable): 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 KL Rahul, 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Rishabh Pant/Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Washington Sundar/Deepak Hooda, 8 Yuzvendra Chahal, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Axar Patel, 11 Jaydev Unadkat

    Pitch and conditions
    The Premadasa pitches are known to be low and slow, but they are likely to help the fast bowlers at the start of the T20I tri-series. There is a slim chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

    Stats and trivia
    • Two of the top-ten scorers in T20 cricket feature in this tournament - Suresh Raina (7275) and Rohit Sharma (6587)

    • India newbie Vijay Shankar bowled offspin until he was 20 but switched to medium-pace in a bid to break into his spin-heavy state side, Tamil Nadu

    • Deepak Hooda, the other India rookie, has a strike-rate of 143.48 in 79 T20 matches
    Quotes
    "We will open with whoever we feel will play the best. We'll look at the other teams' strengths and limitations before coming to that decision also."
    Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha is not giving anything away on team combination

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    Dhawan hits 90 off 49. India set for a challenging score
     
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    What a chase by Sri Lanka

    12 off 13 required
     
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    Who is this Washington Sundar lol
     
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    Sri lanka win by 5 wickets. Great chase.
     
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    just came to lol at Indias overhyped team :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    indians in hiding after recieving a hiding from SL ;););)
     
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    Pointless series.

    Washington Sundar? Lol
     
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    India koh maza agaye.

    Matchis ke dabhi hai Sri Lanka???
     
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    Tabakhan Bowling Attack for Indians, Taubah, Taubah.
     
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    This team is without Kohli, Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Pandya, Jadeja and Kuldeep. Yet it wasn't a 'hiding'. We scored 175 and lost in over number 19.

    Keep lolling and sleep well. You need a lot of such results for you to get some relief from the burn we caused you in SA. Happy that your rondi has subsided a bit since then. :D

    By the way, I wonder when Pakistan are going to play International cricket again so that I can have my LOL moments too. :D :D :D
     
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    yo I was expectin you to be triggered again .... good u dint disappoint ;);)
     
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    Similarly I expected you to come out of your hole when we lose a game. You didn't disappoint either.

    And it's called "showing trolls the mirror" not "getting triggered".

    When half the team is on debut, they are not "overhyped". Get a life lol. :D
     
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    India look to make up lost ground against depleted Bangladesh

    Big Picture
    Almost everyone remembers that Bangladesh-India match. World T20, 2016, Bangladesh need two runs from three balls to knock out the hosts. Instead, a senior batsman allows his emotions to get the better of him, and India pounce to claim a heart-stopping one-run victory.

    Two years later, Bangladesh players are still asked questions about this match. Have the wounds from that game healed? Will the World T20 clash play on their minds if they find themselves in a similar situation? Perhaps they have the skill, but do they possess the nerve to overcome this opponent?

    It does not help that even without some of their most formidable T20 players, India appear the more confident side. Though defeated by the hosts on Tuesday, they have a powerful top order, and a promising attack - even if it is a little short on experience

    Bangladesh have the raw materials in place, but following a poor home series against Sri Lanka, they have come into this series a little bruised. Without Shakib Al Hasan in the top order, they are not producing runs as consistently as they have done over the past two years, and their bowling appears a little light - particularly as Mustafizur Rahman's efficiency has recently waned.

    They do, however, have one thing this Indian side does not have - a win on Sri Lankan soil, on this trip. A comprehensive victory in their practice match in Colombo on Tuesday will have helped repair some of the damage sustained in their most-recent series. Whether that is sufficient to put them on even terms with India, remains to be seen.

    Form guide
    BangladeshLLLLW (completed matches, most recent first)
    India LWLWW

    In the spotlight
    Shikhar Dhawan came into the tournament with good T20 form, and on Tuesday hit a 49-ball 90 - his highest score in the format. Although he was by far India's highest scorer, his innings was not without a little luck. He was often awkward against the short ball, top edging no fewer than three for six. If he shows a similar vulnerability on Thursday, in Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh do possess the quicks that could exploit it.

    If there is anyone who must exorcise the memory of Bangalore, it is Mushfiqur Rahim who had the game in hand, but then celebrated too early, and ushered in Bangladesh's failure. With Shakib now out of the side, there is also the added pressure of being one of the few senior men left in the middle order. He arrives with a little form behind him, but should India take early wickets, Mushfiqur's ability to handle the occasion may prove crucial to the outcome.

    Team news
    Bangladesh could opt for Nurul Hasan ahead of Sabbir Rahman, while Mehidy Hasan could be picked ahead of a seamer, for his batting. Ariful Haque and Soumya Sarkar are seam-bowling options, if they opt for only two frontline pace bowlers.

    Bangladesh (possible): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Liton Das, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah (capt.), 6 Ariful Haque, 7 Nurul Hasan, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Nazmul Hossain 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

    India may think about fielding seamer Mohammed Siraj in place of Shardul Thakur, who was expensive on Monday. Otherwise, they may remain unchanged - though it is also possible that KL Rahul could enter the top order.

    India (possible): 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma (capt.), 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Rishabh Pant, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Vijay Shankar, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Yuzvendra Chahal, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Mohammed Siraj


    Pitch and conditions
    A standard Khettarama pitch is expected - half decent for batting, but a little on the slow side. It is possible - but not likely - that an evening thunderstorm will blow through.

    Stats and trivia
    • Bangladesh have lost all five T20s they have played against India.

    • India have not lost two T20s in a row since 2016. They have played 19 completed T20s since then.

    • Shikhar Dhawan's 90 on Tuesday is the second-highest T20 score at Khettarama, after Luke Wright's 99 not out against Afghanistan in 2012.
    Quotes
    "The Bangalore match was over that day. Accidents occur in cricket. There's no point sitting with it. It is better to learn from it though."

    Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah

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    Bangalis are eating these noob indian players alive
     
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    Now you will not come out of your hole as expected na?? :D
     
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    obviously the time to troll is when india loses why shud i waste my time postin after you win when i cant troll and trigger yall... :rolleyes:
     
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    why are they playing unknown players ?
     
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    How are your offies going.

    Calling these Indian bowlers like Unadkat and that is an insult to the word truddler, They are moderately slow off spinners.
     
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    Giving chance to youngsta beauties :D
     
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    Mohan Formerly 'Captain Clutch'

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    I hate him too. Don't know why he is in the team. Mohammad Siraj is a much better option.
     
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    Where is Rahul?

    He has impressed me from the current players.
     
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    Can Bangladesh turn their form around against resurgent Sri Lanka?

    Big picture
    Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are at opposite ends of the confidence spectrum as they face up in the Nidahas Trophy. Bangladesh haven't won an international match since January 23, since when they have lost two ODIs, two Tests and three T20s on the trot. Sri Lanka on the other hand have looked like a different unit, following their successes in Bangladesh. Their five-wicket win over India showed where their confidence currently stands.

    Their chase against India, in which the middle order latched on to the fast start made by the top order, was quite pleasing. Although Kusal Mendis fell cheaply, Kusal Perera struck a superb 66 off 37 balls before big hitters Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera rounded it off with precision. It might have been against a second-string India attack, but Sri Lanka were happy to beat them.

    They would, however, be slightly worried about their bowlers. Akila Dananjaya went wicketless, and Nuwan Pradeep was carted around, which meant part-timers Jeevan Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka had to share six overs. Their fast bowlers, including Thisara Perera, would be inclined to bowl short at the Bangladesh batsmen, given their moderate success using this length earlier this year.

    Facing Sri Lanka's short-ball barrage is one of several problems Bangladesh could face. Their 139 for 8 against India was not just sub-par, but a reflection of their mentality. They played out 68 dot balls as they mistimed several attempts to hit boundaries. Even Liton Das and Sabbir Rahman, who got out in the thirties, were guilty of eating up dot balls. Mushfiqur Rahim got out at the wrong time.

    What will encourage Bangladesh would be their bowling, which looked slightly improved in the India game. Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Mehidy Hasan bowled well, as did Nazmul Islam, although he was underbowled. Having lost 13 of their last 14 T20Is, though, they will need to find ways to build on these small gains.

    Form guide
    Sri Lanka: WWWLL (last five matches, most recent first)
    Bangladesh: LLLLL

    In the spotlight
    Having missed much of Sri Lanka's tour of Bangladesh through injury, Kusal Pererastormed back into international cricket with a quickfire 66 against India. More fireworks will be expected on Saturday.

    Soumya Sarkar was Bangladesh's top scorer in T20 internationals in 2017, despite not holding on to his place in the Test and ODI teams. He has crossed 40 three times in his last five innings, and will be expected to carry that form forward.

    Team news
    Sri Lanka may switch Nuwan Pradeep with Suranga Lakmal to bolster their pace attack.

    Sri Lanka (probable): 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Kusal Mendis, 3 Kusal Perera, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), 5 Upul Tharanga, 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Jeevan Mendis, 9 Akila Dananjaya, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Nuwan Pradeep

    Bangladesh have plenty to worry about but perhaps it is not their bowling, which could deter them from adding a seventh batsman to their line-up.

    Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Liton Das, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Sabbir Rahman, 7 Mehidy Hasan, 8 Mustafizur Rahman, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Nazmul Islam

    Pitch and conditions
    The pitches will get slower and more spin-friendly as the tournament goes on. There is a chance of showers in Colombo but the weather is expected to clear by 5pm.

    Stats and trivia
    • Kusal Perera's 66 in the last game was his eighth T20I fifty - he joined Kumar Sangakkara as the Sri Lankan with the most fifties in the format without scoring a hundred.

    • Tamim Iqbal has now gone 12 inningswithout a 50-plus score in T20Is, since scoring an unbeaten century against Oman at the 2016 World T20.
    Quotes
    "It is a good wicket, so chasing 170-180 isn't that hard. We have to bowl better, but I guess we should have scored more runs [in the previous game] too."
    Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed

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    Nursing some injury most probably.

    He is a great talent but is very careless with his fitness.
     
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    Bangladesh is a good LOI team.
     
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    Spider-Man Kohli has a grudge with Rahul.
     
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    Match delayed by a wet outfield

    4th Match (N), Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series at Colombo, Mar 12 2018
     
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    (Match reduced to 19 ovs per side due to rain) - India opt to bowl
     
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    Teams:

    Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera(w), Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera(c), Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera

    India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik(w), Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
     
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    Thakur, Pandey fashion India's emphatic win

    India 153 for 4 (Pandey 42*, Karthik 39*, Dananjaya 2-19) beat Sri Lanka 152 for 9 (Kusal Mendis 55, Thakur 4-27) by six wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
     
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    Bangladesh, India look to build on recent gains

    Big picture
    The Nidahas Trophy hasn't produced ground-breaking cricket yet but it has certainly provided a lot of drama. Even though India won comfortably against Sri Lanka on Monday, there was always a sense of tension that one more wicket could open up the game. Bangladesh provided their share of drama too over the weekend.

    What could tilt the next battle, between India and Bangladesh, could be confidence. Whichever side can retain belief within themselves could come out on top on the day.

    India have plenty of happy faces in their team after the hard-fought win over the home side. Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik finished off the tricky chase quietly, after Suresh Raina's 15-ball 27 had stirred up the ground. The experienced Raina could have played himself in, given that India had already lost captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, but he did the exact opposite

    Among the bowlers, too, India have much confidence. Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal varied their pace well, and so did Shardul Thakur who finished with four wickets. Jaydev Unadkat and Vijay Shankar played supporting roles.

    Bangladesh must have a buzzing dressing room too, having won in dramatic fashion against Sri Lanka. The fact that their previous highest successful chase was 166 has made the chase of 215 all the more special. Liton Das started in fine style before Tamim Iqbal took over the baton. Then Soumya Sarkar struck a few timely blows and Mushfiqur Rahim took over, finishing with an unbeaten 72 off 35 balls with some help from Mahmudullah.

    Bangladesh's bowling could do better, however. Mehidy Hasan and Nazmul Islam will once again need to slow things down while Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain have to bowl well in the Powerplay and slog overs. Taskin Ahmed may have to give away his place after being below par.

    Form guide
    India: WWLWL (last five completed matches, most recent first)
    Bangladesh: WLLLL

    In the spotlight
    Shardul Thakur has used the knuckle-ball to great effect against Sri Lanka, picking up his first four-wicket haul in T20Is. He will once again have to ace those change-ups in the crucial overs, especially if the match is shortened by rain.

    Mustafizur Rahman has played the most T20s among the Bangladeshi bowlers in 2018, which means there remains a lot of dependence on him. He has taken four wickets in the Nidahas Trophy so far but was unable to stem the flow of runs against Sri Lanka.

    Team news
    India made only one change in the previous game, replacing Rishabh Pant with KL Rahul, and barring any last-minute injuries, they are likely to go with the same XI.

    India (probable): 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 KL Rahul, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Vijay Shankar, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Yuzvendra Chahal, 10 Shardul Thakur, 11 Jaydev Unadkat

    Bangladesh are unlikely to change their winning line-up but there are strong question marks next to Sabbir Rahman and Taskin Ahmed after the Sri Lanka game. Ariful Haque and Abu Jayed could be options to consider.


    Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Liton Das, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Sabbir Rahman/Ariful Haque, 7 Mehidy Hasan, 8 Mustafizur Rahman, 9 Taskin Ahmed/Abu Jayed, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Nazmul Islam

    Pitch and conditions
    Rain continues to be forecast in Colombo, with Bangladesh already talking about being mentally prepared for a stop-start game. The pitch is likely to remain the same, mostly batting-friendly.

    Stats and trivia
    • In Monday's game against Sri Lanka, KL Rahul became the first Indian batsman to be out hit wicket in a T20I.

    • Despite career economy rate of 9.74, Rubel Hossain remains one of the most reliable bowlers in T20s for Bangladesh.
    Quotes
    "The Indian bowlers made a lot of change of pace, especially their spinners. They found turn when they bowled it very slow. The pace bowlers have taken off the pace from the ball. We need to keep an eye on these things."
    Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah on India's bowling against Sri Lanka

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    Bangladesh opt to bowl; Siraj in for Unadkat

    India 71/1 after 10
     
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    Siraj isn't too flash but will take him over Unadkat anyday.
     

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