As the winning team will qualify for the Super 4 round, the tournament has created a lot of anticipation. The Sri Lankan team won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Speaking while throwing the toss, Shakib Al Hasan said, “Even if we had won the toss, we would have opted to bowl first. No one can control the toss. Did not bat well against Afghanistan. We will definitely perform better today” he said.
Following this, when the moderator asked about Shanaka saying that there is no one better in the Bangladesh team except Shakib and Mushtabisur, he said, “I don’t want to talk about what was said in the media. “We are entering the field with the sole aim of playing aggressively,” he said.
Bangladesh XI: Shabir RahmanShakib Al Hasan, Abib Hossain, Muzfiqur Rahim, Muhammadullah, Taskin Ahmed, Megidi Hasan, Mosadeth Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Iboted Hossain, Megidi Hasan Mirs.
Sri Lankan XI: Padum Nishanka, Dhanusha Gunathilaka, Banuka Rajapaksa, Sarith Asalanga, Kushal Mendes, Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Vanindu Hazaranga, Mahesh Dikshana, Samika Karunaratne, Dilsan Madhushanka, Mahesh Dikshana.