Angelo Mathews has returned to the Sri Lankan Test team as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming two-match series against Bangladesh. He had pulled out of the One Day International (ODI) series in the West Indies, citing personal reasons.
Lahiru Kumara, who missed the West Indies tour after he tested positive for COVID-19, has also returned to the squad, which will be led by Dimuth Karunaratne. However, speedster Dushmantha Chameera shall not be a part of the squad due to some family commitments.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this series will be played in a bio-secure bubble, and no spectators will be allowed in the stadium.
The Bangladesh team landed in Sri Lanka on April 12th and played an intra-squad practice match as a part of their preparation for the first Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy.
SL vs BAN Test Series 2021 Schedule:
- 1st Test – April 21 to April 25, at Pallekele international stadium, in Pallekele (04:30 AM GMT)
- 2nd Test, April 29 to May 03, at Pallekele international stadium, in Pallekele (04:30 AM GMT)
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Test 2021: Squads
Sri Lanka Squad
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Roshen Silva, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Ramesh Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal.
Mominul Haque (c), Taskin Ahmed, Shadman Islam, Abu Jayed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Nayeem Hasan, Ebadat Hossain, Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali, Taijul Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Mithun, Shohidul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Mukidul Islam, Shuvagata Hom.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Test 2021: Telecast & Live Streaming Details
- India: Sony Six, Sony Liv, Jio TV.
- Bangladesh: T Sports.
- Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Rupavahini.
- Australia: Fox Sports.
- UK: Sky Sports, SkyGo app.
- Live stream: Sri Lanka Cricket YouTube channel and T Sports YouTube channel.