Bangladesh opt to bowl in 3rd T20I

T-T20 series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

T-T20 series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

In a pivotal moment of the three-match T20I series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the hosts have won the toss and opted to field first in the series-deciding third and final game. The clash is set to take place at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, commencing at 3 pm local time, and will be broadcasted live on T Sports and Gazi TV.

Team Line-ups


  1. Litton Das (wk)
  2. Najmul Hossain Shanto (capt)
  3. Soumya Sarkar
  4. Towhid Hridoy
  5. Mahmudullah
  6. Mahedi Hasan
  7. Jaker Ali
  8. Taskin Ahmed
  9. Rishad Hossain
  10. Mustafizur Rahman
  11. Shoriful Islam

Sri Lanka

  1. Dhananjaya de Silva
  2. Kusal Mendis (wk)
  3. Kamindu Mendis
  4. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  5. Charith Asalanka (capt.)
  6. Angelo Mathews
  7. Dasun Shanaka
  8. Wanindu Hasaranga
  9. Maheesh Theekshana
  10. Binura Fernando
  11. Nuwan Thushara
  12. Team Changes:

While Bangladesh has opted for an unchanged XI, Sri Lanka has made three strategic changes to their lineup. Nuwan Thushara replaces the injured Pathirana, Hasaranga returns in place of Dilshan Madushanka, and Dhananjaya de Silva takes the spot of the struggling Avishka Fernando.


Bangladesh's decision to field first indicates a strategic move, possibly influenced by the pitch conditions or a preference for chasing. The unchanged XI suggests confidence in the team's current form and performance. On the other hand, Sri Lanka's alterations aim to address specific issues, with the return of Hasaranga and de Silva.

The match is poised to be a thrilling encounter as both teams vie for supremacy in the series decider. The captaincy skills of Najmul Hossain Shanto and Charith Asalanka will be under scrutiny as they lead their respective sides in this crucial fixture.

With Bangladesh opting to bowl first, the stage is set for an exciting T20I encounter at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Cricket enthusiasts can anticipate an intense battle as both teams aim to clinch the series victory. The match promises high-quality cricketing action, with fans eagerly awaiting the outcome of this closely contested third T20I between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


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