SL vs BAN: Sri Lanka have announced 18-member squad for the 2-match Test series against Bangladesh starting May 15. The team’s star opener Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the less experienced side in the 2-match Test series starting in Chittagong. The second Test will be played on May 23 in Dhaka.

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Several prominent players like Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, and Roshan Silva are missing from the squad. Roshan Silva has withdrawn his name from the squad. Lakmal has retired from Test cricket and Dushmantha Chameera is part of the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022.

The 18-member squad is relatively less experienced. It comprises four uncapped players, namely Kamil Mishara (Wicket-Keeper), Kamindu Mendis (spin all-rounder), Dilshan Madhushanka (left-arm pacer), and Suminda Lakshan (leg spinner). Here are the ten best cricket betting apps you can download on your mobile devices and enjoy all the features you can expect from a mobile betting app.

In the bowling department, left-arm seamer Vishwa Fernando is likely to lead the attack. Left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya will be the team’s lead spinner. Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama will be the other two spinners on the team.

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In the batting department, Dimuth Karunaratne will have to bear the responsibility. He is currently in the sixth position in the ICC Test rankings. Former captain Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal, and Kusal Mendis are expected to share the load with Karunaratne. Wicket Keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella will be the first-choice wicket-keeper for Karunaratne.

SL vs BAN: Sri Lanka 5th in WTC; Bangladesh 8th

Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have lost their recent test series. Sri Lanka lost the 2-match test series against India in March. In the same month, Bangladesh was touring South Africa. They too lost the test series 2-0 after conceding a historic win in the ODI series against South Africa.

Sri Lanka are currently sitting in the fifth position at the 2021-23 World Test Championship. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are in the eighth position. Sri Lanka has won two tests and lost two Tests between 2021-23. Whereas their opponents Bangladesh have only won one test and lost 5 Tests. Bangladesh are only above England in the points table.

Bangladesh have a stronger chance given they are playing at home. Moreover, their ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is returning after a break, providing solidity to the middle-order. A relatively inexperienced Sri Lanka side is not the best bet for Sri Lanka Cricket given they sit in the fifth position in the WTC standings.

Sri Lanka squad for Bangladesh Test

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kamil Mishara, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Sumida Lakshan, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya.

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