Alexa Tigers reaches Sri Lanka

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Tigers reaches Sri Lanka

 Sports Desk

 Published: 08:52 PM, 20 July 2019  

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After returning from recently concluded World Cup, Tigers are now in Sri Lanka to play three-match ODI series. Six cricketers of the 14-men squad reached Sri Lanka at 5:30 pm (BST).

However, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced squad for Sri Lanka series under captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. But Mashrafe did not go to Sri Lanka with the team due to injury.

Along with acting captain Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarkar, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mustafizur Rahman, and Mosaddek Hossain Saikat have left the country. Pacer Rubel Hossain will fly to  Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Sabbir Rahman, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mohammad Mithun and Farhad Reza will leave Dhaka for Sri Lanka on Monday. Taskin Ahmed and Taijul Islam will joing directly from India as they are currently playing mini ronji trophy in India.

Shakib Al Hasan has already taken leave from Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to past time with his family. Due to marriage, Liton Das is not playing in Sri Lanka series. Mashrafe ruled out from Sri Lanka tour due to a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, all-rounder, Mohammad Saifuddin is not playing against the Lankans due to a back injury. That means Bangladesh team is going to field against Sri Lanka without the original XI.

The three-match ODI series will start from July 26 at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Bangladesh will face Lanka in the remaining two matches of the series on July 29 and July 31 at the same ground.