The Sri Lanka team has made plenty of changes. Dickwella is back as a wicketkeeper, and there are three debutants: Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, and Binura Fernando. Sandakan, Udana, Bandara and Shanaka are out.
Two changes for Bangladesh: Liton Das dropped for debutant Mohammad Naim, and Taskin replaces Saifuddin. Saifuddin, remember, suffered a concussion last match. Liton dropped for the first time since the 2019 ODI World Cup.
BD vs SL 3rd ODI Highlights today Friday, 28-05-2021 – 3rd ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
SL’s team captain won the toss and chose to bat.
Bangladesh team: Tamim Iqbal (capt), Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.
Sri Lanka team: Kusal Perera (capt), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dhanajaya Da Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera.
Match Timings: 07:00 GMT | 13:00 Local
Umpires – Sharafudoulla, Tanvir Ahmed
TV Umpires – Gazi Sohel
Match Referee – Neeyamur Rashid
Reserve Umpire – Masudur Rahman
Match number – ODI no. 4292
Post Match Presentation.
Kusal Perera: Badly needed to win, but we lost the series. In my innings, I took calculated risks in the first 10 overs. Once I get set, I try to bat for 30-35 overs. I took my chances and once you get set you have to get a big one. 50-60 is not enough for the team, so once I got set I changed gears to try and bat long. Our bowling department did a really good job. Our only concern in the first two games was the batting. Otherwise fielding and bowling we have done well. Some of the guys coming into touch is a good sign.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the Man of the Series: I think the boys did a great job, they worked really hard for this series. In the last couple of months, we haven’t played our best cricket. But luckily we executed our plans well in the first two games. Unfortunately, we couldn’t finish it off on a high. Playing international cricket for 15+ years, you need to contribute more and more to your country and that’s what I try to do each game. Sri Lanka are not an easy side to play against, they never give up and come hard. I really enjoyed (the pressure). Whenever there is pressure or expectation, I try to stay calm. I know the opponent might also think I’m a big player, that gives me an edge.
Dushmantha Chameera is the Man of the Match: Very happy with the way I bowled. Good performance on a comeback. Was not under pressure coming into this series. Pleased with the role I’m playing for Sri Lanka and how I’m bowling.
Tamim Iqbal: As I said at the end of the last game and beginning of this game, we have won the series but I thought we never played a complete game. We didn’t play to our potential in this series. After winning the series, I can tell you there are a few areas to work on.
They had a very attacking mindset coming into this game and we helped them do that. We bowled too short. We didn’t grab our opportunities, missed two catches at important times, and could have probably got 30 runs less to chase. (Dependency on seniors a worry?) It is, but I am someone who keeps believing in youngsters. I don’t point fingers at them, because I know how hard they try. If they perform we will become a better team but it’s always easy to criticize. I’m not someone who will criticize my own players.