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2nd check overview: Sri Lanka is susceptible to falling to its lowest place on the planet rankings in the event that they fail to beat Bangladesh within the second and closing check from Thursday at Pallekele after being punished for a “beneath grade” pitch. common “within the first sport with excessive scores.
The choice of the Worldwide Cricket Council to order a demerit level on Pallekele has added to the strain on the house aspect.
The primary sport led to a tame draw with each groups scoring 1,289 factors for the lack of simply 17 wickets in 5 days.
ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle mentioned Pallekele’s pitch was “beneath par”.
“The character of the pitch hasn’t modified a lot in 5 days,” Madugalle mentioned. “There was no change within the stability between the bat and the ball as the sport progressed.”
Sri Lanka will drop from seventh to eighth within the ICC Check standings if ninth-ranked Bangladesh forces a draw or victory.
After supporting their quick bowlers within the opening check, Sri Lanka will return this time round to show.
They included Ramesh Mendis off-spinner, orthodox uncapped left arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama, who solely performed a handful of first-class video games, and left wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan within the 13-player squad. .
“Should you take the spin assets that now we have, Praveen brings selection to the assault and he in all probability has a bonus,” mentioned captain Dimuth Karunaratne.
Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo has mentioned he’ll stick with opener Saif Hassan regardless of two low scores within the first sport which scored the very best level.
“Opening the baton is hard in testing. Loads of openers take a short time to seek out their bearings,” mentioned Domingo.
Shoriful Islam left arm bowler may debut.
Bangladesh group: Mominul Haque (captain), Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam, Najmul Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Saif Hassan, Shadmam Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Shoriful Islam
The Sri Lanka group: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lakshanwa Fernishando, and Vwa Fernwa Fernwa Fernishandan.
With contributions from AFP