SL to make changes for Bangladesh match

Sri Lanka cricket team is expected to make few changes for the next Asia Cup Bangladesh game which scheduled to be held on September 1 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

After getting shock defeat from Afganistan at the opening game Dasun Shanaka and his team is getting training here in Dubai while normally the temperature is very high about 40-42 C and all the players have adjusted to the condition in Dubai. Bangladesh and Afghanistan match is scheduled to be held today at the Sharjah Stadium while Afganistan is ready to get this challenge to enter the super four round.

According to the senior official of the SLC, Sri Lanka have enough time to prepare for the second Bangladesh match. Sri Lankans must win in this important game while Afganistan has to defeat Bangladesh today.

The batting failure is the key factor while fielders have to improve their skills to win this T 20 game. Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka were the two openers while Dhanushka Gunatilleka came as number 4 at the last game. However team management never finalized the final eleven and it will be decided on August 31 after the training sessions held in Dubai.

Last two days Sri Lanka team is busy with their physical fitness while on schedule training sessions at the ICC cricket Academy grounds at Dubai Sports City. However players are keen to get their training on individual basis.

Sri Lanka team definitely make changers while Asitha Fernando has a good chance to enter the team as debutant and either Dilshan Madushanka or the Matheesha Pathirana could have dropped from the team. Meanwhile experienced Dhananjaya de Silva is likely to enter the team as middle order batter while being a very useful off spinner.

The 12th man Ashen Bandara is the other option to get into the team to strengthen the side. Sri Lankan team had two run outs at the opening game.

Both Bangladesh and Afghanistan teams were involved their training sessions yesterday to focus today’s match and Sri Lanka team will getting practices today. Shakib Ul Hussan the Bangladesh skipper and his team ready to beat Afganistan while their spin coach former Sri Lankan leg spinner Rangana Herath also has a big role today.

Mohammed Nabi the Afganistan skipper said his team once again wanted to be in the super four round.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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