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Sri Lankan cricket team arrives in Dhaka

Update : 08 May 2022, 15:56

The Sri Lanka Cricket Team arrived in Dhaka sunday noon for a two-match Test series which is the part of ICC World Test Championship.

Bangladesh played five Tests in this event so far and managed to win only one against New Zealand earlier this year. In their last series against South Africa recently, Bangladesh lost both matches.

Sri Lanka, who are currently at the fifth place in the Test Championship standings, has also announced an 18-member squad with Dimuth Karunaratne being the captain.

While the first Test is slated to be played in Chattogram from May 15, the second and final Test of the series will be played in Dhaka from May 23.

Bangladesh previously played 22 Test matches against the island nation and won only one of them while four ended up in draws.

Sri Lanka brought up eight changes to their Test side, making it an almost a new look.

Uncapped wicketkeeper-batter Kamil Mishara, spin-bowling allrounder Kamindu Mendis, left-arm quick Dilshan Madushanka, and legspinner Suminda Lakshan are among eight changes to Sri Lanka's Test squad for their tour.

Returning to the Test fold alongside them are batter Oshada Fernando, allrounder Ramesh Mendis and fast bowlers Kasun Rajitha and Asitha Fernando.

Bangladesh team is scheduled to leave Dhaka this evening for Chattogram. They will have a practice camp in the port city of Chattogram ahead of the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium from May 15, Sri Lanka will stay in Dhaka to play a two-day practice match at BKSP from May 10-11. They will leave for Chattogram on May 12.


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