Sri Lanka will visit Bangladesh for a return series – this time for three ODIs, set to begin from the 23rd of May. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh recently locked horns in two Tests at Pallekele, with the hosts winning the series. They beat the Tigers in the second match after the first resulted in a draw. The Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur will host all three games between the two sides as announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.
Sri Lanka will arrive in Dhaka on the 16th of May and serve a two-day mandatory quarantine period. Following that, the two sides will train at the Bangladesh National Cricket Board’s Academy on the 19th and 20th. The Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan will host a 50-over practice game for the visitors on the 21st, followed by another training the next day.
The first ODI gets underway on the 23rd, with the next two on the 25th and 28th. In between the ODIs, the home side and Sri Lanka will have the training and rest periods as well. The visitors will depart from Bangladesh on the 29th of May. Meanwhile, the hosts have also announced a 21-man preliminary squad that includes Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan – both of whom missed the Test series against Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh’s preliminary squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka:
Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Shohidul Islam.