Sri Lanka squad for Bangladesh ODIs announced

Sri Lanka have announced their ODI team led by captain Kusal Mendis for the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh. The visitors will face Bangladesh in three ODI matches during Bangladesh’s ongoing tour of Sri Lanka in 2024.

The first match of the SL vs BAN ODI series will be held on March 13. The match will be played at the Zafr Ahmed Chaudhry Stadium in Chattogram. The second and third ODIs will be held at the same venue on March 15 and 18 respectively.

Kusal Mendis to lead Sri Lanka in ODI series against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka have announced their 16-man squad for the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh. Kusal Mendis will lead the team. Key members like Charice Asaranka, Pathum Nissanka and Wanindu Hasaranga among others are part of the ODI squad.

SL ODI Team of Bangladesh ODI Series

Kusal Mendis (C), Charice Asaranka, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadira Samarawickrama, Janice Liyanage, Kamindu Mendis, Sahan Arachige, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Thekshana, Dunis Wellarate, Akila Dhananjaya, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madhushanka, Pramod Madhushan, Rahil Kumara.

Nazimul Hossain Shanto will lead Bangladesh

Nazimul Hossain Shanto will lead Bangladesh home team. Recently, Sri Lanka won 2-1 in the three-match T20I series. Sri Lanka won the first T20I by a narrow margin of three runs. They then lost the second T20I by 8 wickets. The visiting team then made a comeback by winning the third T20I by 28 runs.

Sri Lanka ODI captain Kusal Mendis put up a great performance in the T20I series. He scored 181 runs in three matches, making him the series’ top run-getter. He scored two half-centuries in the series and won the Player of the Series award.

Among the bowlers, pacer Nuwan Soseshala was the top wicket-taker in his one match he took 5 wickets. Pacer Masisha Pathirana is chasing three wickets in two matches.

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will play two Tests after this

Currently, the visitors are aiming for a series win in his ODI series. Both the sides will also face each other in the Test series after the ODI series. He has two games in the Test series. The first encounter will begin on March 22 in Sylhet.

The second exam will begin from March 30 in Chattogram. Both teams are yet to announce their squad for the Test series. The Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Test series is also part of the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25.

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