SL vs BAN Test Series: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Full Schedule, Squad, LIVE Streaming, Broadcast all you need to know

SL vs BAN Test Series: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Test, Full Schedule, Squad, LIVE Streaming, Broadcast all you need to know
SL vs BAN Test Series: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Test, Full Schedule, Squad, LIVE Streaming, Broadcast all you need to know

SL vs BAN Test Series: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Full Schedule, Squad, LIVE Streaming, Broadcast all you need to know –  After a draw in the 1st Test, both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be eager to win the 2nd and final Test at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele. With the pitch seemingly flat-track with nothing much for batsmen, both sides will be eager to score as much as possible to use turns later on to eke out a win.

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Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are looking optimistic after a very well-earned drawn 0-0 series in West Indies. A generally struggling side since the retirement of the likes of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, occasionally, the Sri Lankans have stunned the world with unexpected success – 2-0 away Test series win against South Africa in 2019 being the prime example. But consistency has been lacking.

In 2017, Bangladesh registered their first-ever away win in a Test match against a major Test side, excluding West Indies in 2009 when the latter fielded a second-string side, after defeating Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval in Colombo.

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Bangladesh

The absence of Shakib will be acutely felt. Mehedy Hasan Miraj and Taijul need to prove themselves again after a below-par performance against West Indies. Nayeem Islam would be in the running as well for the role of the second spinner.

Batting would revolve around the experienced duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal. Mominul Haque, the captain and the future leader of Bangladesh’s batting unit, would also play a big part. Shuvagata Hom is coming back after time away from the team and his performance would be keenly watched.

Two young seamers have been taken along as well – 19-year old Shoriful Islam and 20-year old Mukidul Islam. Whether they would be picked ahead of the likes of Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, and Ebadot Hossain remains to be seen.

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SL vs BAN Test Series: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Full Schedule, Squad, LIVE Streaming, Broadcast all you need to know

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan team is yet to be announced by few changes are expected after their commendable performance in West Indies. Dimuth Karunaratne proved his mettle again with a match-saving half-century in the final innings of the second Test after three failures.

Lahiru Thirimanna is in great form, so the opening pair would present a tough challenge to Bangladesh. But all eyes would be on Pathum Nissanka after his brilliant debut in West Indies. Could he be the next great Sri Lankan batsman?

But one senior pro is under serious pressure – Dinesh Chandimal. A lean series puts his place in the team under some cloud.

SL vs BAN Test Series: Full Schedule 

1st Test

Date: April 21-25

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Time: 10 AM IST

2nd Test:

Date: April 29-May 3

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Time: 10 AM IST

SL vs BAN Test series: Live Streaming and Broadcast

The live coverage of the series would be available on the Sony Sports Network in India. Online viewers can catch the action live on the Sony LIV platform.