Asia Cup Live: Sri Lanka opts to field first


On September 1 (Thursday), at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates, will be the Asia Cup 2022 match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The game kicks off around 7:30 PM IST (6 PM local time). Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first and this what the captains said –

Dasun Shanaka: We are going to bowl first. It’s a used wicket, so chasing will be important. We had a good preparation coming into this game. We need to concentrate on our batting. We will try to play as we have been playing in the last two years. The team that comes up with a good performance, wins.

Shakib Al Hasan: We wanted to field first, but that’s not in our control. We didn’t bat well against Afghanistan, but today is a different day. We have three changes in our team, we have made quite a few changes. Hopefully that will work for us today. We want to play some good cricket today, we are not concerned about what is being talked in the media.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Asitha Fernando