Toss Sri Lanka chose to bowl vs Bangladesh
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka decided to field first after winning the toss against Bangladesh in the last Group B game in the Asia Cup. Both teams find themselves in this do-or-die position after Afghanistan beat both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh quite comfortably. Afghanistan are through to the Super 4s, and the winner of tonight’s game in Dubai will join them there.
Both captains hoped for improved batting displays from their sides, with Shanaka suggesting Sri Lanka would continue their aggressive approach. Shakib will hope Sabbir and Mehidy use their experience well.
The match will be played on the same Dubai pitch on which India and Hong Kong played on Wednesday. It is dry, but is expected to remain batting-friendly.
Sri Lanka: 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kusal Mendis (wk), 3 Charith Asalanka, 4 Danushka Gunathilaka, 5 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 6 Wanindu Hasaranga, 7 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Maheesh Theekshana, 10 Asitha Fernando, 11 Dilshan Madushanka
Bangladesh: 1 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 2 Sabbir Rahman, 3 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Afif Hossain, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Ebadot Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman