Bangladesh is all set to tour Sri Lanka in the month of April to play two-match Test series, starting from 21st April at Pallekele.
Sri Lanka have named their 18-man squad for the upcoming two-match series against Bangladesh. All-rounder Angelo Matthews, pacer Lahiru Kumara and uncapped spinner Praveen Jayawickrama are newest additions to the Test squad, while Dushmantha Chameera and Lasith Embuldeniya are not available due to various reasons.
The likes of Oshada Fernando, Pathum Nissanka and Wanindu Hasaranga have managed to retain their place in the Test squad for this home series.
All-rounders Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva have retained their place in the Test squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh.
For South Africa, the onus will be on the experienced players like Angelo Matthews, Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal to deliver the bulk of the runs. Lahiru Thiramanne, Oshada Fernando and Niroshan Dickwella are notable players in the batting department for Sri Lanka.
On the other hand, Bangladesh have announced their preliminary 21-member squad for the upcoming tour to Sri Lanka. Mominul Haque-led unit will be looking to do well and turn their fortunes around in the five-day format. Bangladesh’s recent form in Test cricket has been far from ideal but this series might help the visitors end their losing streak .
Uncapped pacers Mukidul Islam, Shohidul Islam and Shuvagata Hom have been picked in the preliminary squad for the Sri Lanka series. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and pacer Mustafizur Rahman will miss the series due to their IPL commitments, while players like Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim will look to shoulder the responsibilities with the bat for Bangladesh
Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Abu Jayed, Mukidul Islam, and Shohidul Islam are prominent pacers included in Bangladesh’s preliminary squad for the upcoming series in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2021 Schedule
1st Test –Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
Wednesday, 21stApril, 2021 at 04:30 AM GMT
2nd Test – South Africa vs Sri Lanka
Thursday, 29th April, 2021 at 04:30 AM GMT