Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Nidahas trophy 6th T20
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Nidahas trophy 6th T20: Ahead of the virtual semifinal being played on Friday at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are mulling over what all it would take to revive their fortunes. The eerie similarity between both the teams is that their bowlers haven't proved to be as penetrative as needed. Yes, some of the batsmen from both teams each had stepped up, but their contributions fell little short to place the team in a comfortable position on the point table.
Bangladesh gets the tonic of Shakib Al Hasan, who had been nursing a finger injury. Having had a smooth net session in Dhaka earlier, the star all-rounder is now set to share the burden of responsibilities with his team mates, who as of now have come promising only once in the series. With Shakib's inclusion, Bangladesh has got the reasons for optimism. His comeback will not just release pressure from Rahim's shoulders in the middle-order, but also boost Bangladesh's spin potency with Nazmul Islam and Mehidy Hasan failing to pick wickets in the crucial situations.
From Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim will again be the man to watch out for. And this is quite reasonable as he has placed himself second on the batsmen chart as the highest run scorer next to India's Shikhar Dhawan. In as many as three innings, Rahim has scored 162 runs at a stunning average of 162 and a strike rate of near 156.
Much like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, too, has heavily relied on their wicketkeeper Kusal Perera, who has taken up the responsibility to give his team a fiery start. He has been more than impressive in the top-order. With 143 runs in three innings, Kusal Perera is the third highest run scorer in Nidahas Trophy 2018.
The hosts will also be happy with the news of their in-form batsman Kusal Mandis being fit for SL vs Ban today match tri-series. Mendis had scored two consecutive half-centuries before suffering quadriceps muscle strain when fielding against India in the last game. He is the fourth highest run scorer in Nidahas Trophy behind Shikhar Dhawan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Kusal Perera.
With both teams managing to win one out of their respective three matches, the equation to reach the final becomes no tricky. One who wins SL vs Ban today match tri-series will get to fight India in the final on Sunday.
Who between Lanka and Bangladesh will make it to the Nidahas Trophy final?