Sri Lanka chosen to bat vs Bangladesh
Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne chosen to bat in direction of Bangladesh throughout the second Test in Pallekele. The pitch had a greenish look, nonetheless the dwelling side has chosen two spinners to associate with their two-man tempo assault.
Ramesh Mendis, the offspin-bowling allrounder, and the 22-year outdated left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama, have modified the injured Lahiru Kumara and legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga. It is Jayawickrama’s debut.
For the visitors, left-arm quick Shoriful Islam moreover makes his Test debut, slightly than Ebadat Hossain. Bangladesh have opted to keep up a three-man tempo assault in a five-man bowling assault, to which Shoriful will add some choice.
Both teams are completely totally different, specializing of their very personal strengths, nonetheless they nonetheless appeared barely skeptical of the pitch. Much of the dialogue ahead of the Test match was spherical it, after Pallekele put out the greenest pitch in Sri Lanka’s Test historic previous only for both sides to rack up huge scores throughout the remaining Test.
Sri Lanka: 1 Dimuth Karaunaratne (c), 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Dhananjaya de Silva, 6 Pathum Nissanka, 7 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 8 Ramesh Mendis, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Saif Hassan, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mominul Haque (capt), 5 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Liton Das (wk), 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Taijul Islam, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Abu Jayed, 11 Shoriful Islam.