Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play the second and final Test of the two-match series on Monday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Given that Sri Lanka has never lost a Test in Bangladesh, it will be interesting to watch who wins the two-match series. The first test was a true belter with batters having the most fun, with 1122 runs scored and no winner. Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal smacked 199 and 66 runs for Sri Lanka, respectively, and were a joy to watch. Nayeem Hasan has impressed with his bowling, taking 6 wickets for Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim scored 133 and 105 runs for Bangladesh, respectively, and his performance will be crucial in the series decider. Bangladesh has won five of their last eight Tests in Mirpur, but that figure could be deceiving given their two-game losing streak. Overall, another exciting encounter awaits on Monday, with both teams seeking a road victory.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Date & Time: 23rd – 27th May at 9:30 AM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
BAN vs SL, 2nd Test Pitch Report:
Rain is likely in Mirpur for the first two days, however, the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka Club is expected to be batting-friendly. To frustrate the batters, the pacers should produce an extra bounce and swing early on. So far, spinners have prevailed on this track, and that trend is expected to continue in this game.
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BAN vs SL, 2nd Test Probable Playing XIs:
Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha