Tamim Iqbal: It looks like a similar wicket and there was some turn in the evening in the first ODI and something for the fast bowlers as well. We played ok last game, those 60s-70s were key because sometimes wickets fall and some players take responsibility which makes it easier. It’s extremely hot here. We’re giving Taskin a break, Shoriful gets a debut, and Mosaddek coming in place of Mithun.
Kusal Perera: Yeah, it’s a must-win but we’re not putting too much pressure, our bowlers did well the other day. Our top order is also trying to back their strengths and execute their plans.
BD vs SL 2nd ODI Highlights today Tuesday, 25-05-2021 – 2nd ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
BD’s captain won the toss and chose to bat.
Debut to Shoriful Islam, by leaving out Taskin Ahmed. One more change: Mosaddek Hossain replaces Mohammad Mithun. Sri Lanka are unchanged.
Bangladesh team: 1 Tamim Iqbal (capt), 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mosaddek Hossain, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mohammad Saifuddin, 9 Mehidy Hasan, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Kusal Perera (capt & wk), 3 Pathum Nissanka, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Dhananjaya de Silva, 6 Ashen Bandara, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Isuru Udana, 10 Lakshan Sandakan, 11 Dushmantha Chameera.
Match Timings: 07:00 GMT | 13:00 Local
Umpires – Gazi Sohel, Sharafudoulla
TV Umpires – Masudur Rahman
Match Referee – Neeyamur Rashid
Reserve Umpire – Tanvir Ahmed
Match number – ODI no. 4291
Post Match Presentation.
Kusal Perera: It’s very disappointing. Lack of experience cost us a lot, middle-order collapses cost us in both games. Our players have to back their strengths and believe in themselves, and play fearless cricket.
Mushfiqur is the Player of the Match: A win is always special and when you contribute it feels great. I was very disappointed that I couldn’t finish the game because 11 balls were left. We lost a couple of early wickets but it happens against the new ball. Riyad batted really well with them and a couple of other guys chipped in. Our bowling was special tonight. There’s always an area to improve and you have to be selective with shots on these tracks, it’s not easy to play here. Our batsmen will take a few notes from this innings and come better in the next match.
Tamim: Luckily we won two games and we’re happy we won the series. We haven’t played the perfect game yet, hoping we can in the third game. We lost a lot of wickets and 200 was looking difficult at one point, Mushy’s innings were really good, Riyad chipped in as well. It was an ok total we posted, the wicket played well. The way Shoriful bowled and Taskin came in as a concussion sub, it’s not easy to bowl suddenly, he showed character. Spinners Miraz and Shakib were brilliant, our fielding is getting better now. We still haven’t nailed it yet. Before the series, I told the team we have to step up our fielding. You take some catches and drop some, but it’s the ones you drop that can turn and win matches. It was required today but it’s crucial to take such catches.