Just two years ago when Srilanka came to tour to Bangladesh,Kumar Sangakkara had an ominous run of form and became a kryptonite for the hosts.Lahiru Thirimanne also scored huge amount of runs at the top of the innings.Lasith Malinga instilled fear among the batsmen with his searing toe crushing yorkers while Kulasekara was causing all kinds of trouble with inswing deliveries.
In 2016,two teams currently have quite contrasting fortunes as Sri Lanka seemed to be lacking firepower after the exits of stalwart players with Malinga also struggling with fitness issues adding to the woes of the side not winning on consistent basis during this time.
Bangladesh,on the other hand are a team on the rise as they look quite reminiscent to the Sri Lankan team of 1996 who had managed to rise above all and stand out among teams in the coming years.
The unique and new talent arising like Soumya Sarkar,Mustafizur and the experience of Mashrafe Mortaza and Mushfiqur Rahim could mark the basis of substantial achievements in years to come for Bangladesh.
The days of Sri Lanka dominating Bangladesh and making them work all day long looks certain to be over now and this will turn out to be even contest.
Bangladesh will keen to produce good results in t20s on regular basis as their one day performances have been exemplary after over powering teams like India and South Africa at their own backyard.
The Lankan Tigers would be hoping to put up a good performance so that they progress towards the later stages of Asia Cup.
Bangladesh team will see no changes because they want to maintain consistency in their batting department while bowling is also producing the goods at the moment.
Bangladesh (probable): 1 Soumya Sarkar, 2 Mohammad Mithun, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Al-Amin Hossain, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Taskin Ahmed
SriLanka are going to go with same lineup with only change being Lasith Malinga who will miss the game due to fitness issues and Thisara Perara could be slotted into the side.
Sri Lanka (probable): 1 Dinesh Chandimal, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Milinda Siriwardana, 4 Dasun Shanaka, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Chamara Kapugedara, 7 Shehan Jayasuriya, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Rangana Herath, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Lasith Malinga/ Thisara Perera