Sri Lanka captain Tharanga wins the toss in his 200th ODI and chooses to bat first. The Nuwans, Kulasekara and Pradeep, are back. Dilruwan also gets a look-in. Pathirana, Kumara, and Sandakan are out. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are unchanged.
Sri Lanka: 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Upul Tharanga (capt.), 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 5 Asela Gunaratne, 6 Milinda Siriwardana, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Dilruwan Perara, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Nuwan Kulasekara, 11 Nuwan Pradeep
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mehedi Hasan, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
JD: “Would be really interesting to see how Bangladesh uses Mustafiz today. I think he should be opening the bowling, bringing him as a change bowler is a defensive ploy. ”
Alim uz zaman: “BCB kept faith in Mehedi , He was outstanding with the ball in previous match. Hoping to see some blast from Sabbir Rahman later tonight
Afternoon and welcome to ESPNcricinfo’s live ball-by-ball coverage of the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The red sun keeps rising. The tigers keep roaring. Sri Lanka are down. They are smarting. They have lost their last six ODIs. The hosts need to win today for force the series into a decider at the SSC. Andrew Fernando sets up the scene.
To add to Sri Lanka woes, Dickwella, who was set to return from a suspension, has been ruled out of the ODI series, and is in doubt for the subsequent T20 series, because of a hand injury. Instead, offspinner Dilruwan has been called-up. The Nuwans, Kulasekara and Pradeep, have also been added to the squad to address the death-bowling issues. In the first ODI, Sri Lanka leaked 109 runs in the last 10 overs. Kulasekara was impressive with his yorkers and cutters in the death overs in the T20Is in Australia. Nuwan Pradeep can bowl slingy yorkers as well.”