Sri lanka suffered a series loss against India but have a chance to change their fortunes in the Asia Cup.They will face the minnows UAE at the Shere Bangla National Stadium Mirpur.
The Lankan Tigers have been boosted by the return of experienced players like Angelo Mathews,Lasith Malinga,Nuwan Kulasekara and Rangana Herath as they will look to be back on winning ways ahead of the WorldT20 held in India.
The defending T20 Champions have selected well balanced side for Asia Cup and WorldT20 that consists of batting line-up that includes Tillakaratne Dilshan,Dinesh Chandimal and Chamara Kapugedera.
The bowlers are Thisara Perera,Sachitra Senanayake, Milinda Siriwardana and Shehan Jayasuriya.The new suprise package is leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay which could play an important in the event if picked in the side.
The game against UAE will provide Sri Lanka a chance to produce an ideal combination with seam and spin all-rounders in the lineup competing for a place in the side.
UAE will have uphill task on their hands as they will look produce a good performance like they did in qualifiers where they defeated Oman,Hong Kong and Afghanistan.There is quite new fresh faces to look out in the UAE line-up like Muhammad Kaleem,Mohammad Naveed,Shaiman Anwar and Rohan Mustafa.
Sri Lanka do have great track record against minnows as the game could turn out to be one-sided affair as UAE will be motivated to do well in the tournament.