SL v Zim highlights today – Bangladesh tri-nation series second one-day international match from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka (Bangladesh) Wednesday 17th January 2018. The pitch in the first game was evidently a bit sticky, which made strokeplay in the early part of the game quite hard. Both sides would look to bat conservatively and launch themselves in the last 10 overs. The weather, meanwhile, remains cold.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
WU Tharanga, MDKJ Perera, LD Chandimal †, AD Mathews (c), BKG Mendis, DAS Gunaratne, NLTC Perera, A Dananjaya, RAS Lakmal, PWH de Silva, PVD Chameera.
Zimbabwe team/playing XI
H Masakadza, SF Mire, CR Ervine, BRM Taylor †, Sikandar Raza, MN Waller, PJ Moor, AG Cremer (c), KM Jarvis, TL Chatara, B Muzarabani.
Zimbabwe may look to blood Brandon Mavuta, the leg-spinning all-rounder, as he has some first-class runs behind him. Chris Mpofu could replace Blessing Muzarabani who misfired on ODI debut. They also have Ryan Murray and Tendai Chisoro on the bench.
Match Timings: 12:00 start, First Session 12.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45
Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series 2nd match (D/N) Highlights
Sadeera Samarawickrama and Sachith Pathirana, who played in Sri Lanka’s third ODI against India, are not part of the 16-man squad in Bangladesh. Chandimal is likely to be slotted in at No. 3 while they also have Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera as batting options. Newcomer Shehan Madushanka could make a debut given his pace, which could be handy in Dhaka’s conditions.
Umpires – Bruce Oxenford, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpires – Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Masudur Rahman
Match number – ODI no. 3955