Problem is that our players havent showed their talent. IPL franchises only want the top international players which most of our players fail to meet.
MR. mushfiqur don't talk formality purpose.
Agree with @Suren, Bangladesh have definitely become better but I don't think that will hand the outcome. Barring the openers, we have a good set of batsmen already, some very talented spinners and two (once Chameera becomes fully fit) bowlers who can hit 145kph consistently.
Bangladesh had a good year in 2016, while we had one of our worst but the status quo will return. That's my prediction at least. Will be a good series to watch!
This gives us the best chance ! It will not be an easy series....
Resting for IPL, starting in early April? I feel that this is a move by SLC and Mathews to make sure that Mathews is fully fit for the IPL and to get the "Big Money" for Mathews and "Retainer Fee" for SLC Board. Do you think that the "Big Boys" care about Sri Lankan matches when there is another opportunity to make money? I do not think that Mathews will play during the Bangladesh tour. May be the two T20s at the most. I think the 3 doctor-panel is a "front" to legitimize Mathew's claim. This is my angle of looking at this issue. Hope I am wrong.
Haha this article is a joke. They are still talking about the retirements of Sangakkara and Jayawardene and EVEN MURALITHARAN!!! These players are retired a while ago now. Only player you should mention that isnt playing is Mathews. Anyways i admire Bangladesh's confidence to win but i think they are underestimating Sri lanka's power, especially at home.
Wow wow wow come on Sanga!!!! Keep going!!!
He was my favourite batsman because he was so positive and not boring to watch! A brilliant batsman and an entertainer!
Good team, I think its good to have Shanaka so that we hav 3 seam bowlers.
Proposed Test Squad:
1) Upul Tharanga
2) Kaushal Silva
3) Kusal Mendis
4) Asela Gunaratne
5) Dhananjaya de Silva
6) Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk)
7) Dasun Shanaka
8) Dilruwan Perera
9) Rangana Herath (C)
Others: Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Tharindu Kaushal, Sandun Weerakkody
Since Mathews is not available for Test, it would be better to have a fast bowling all-rounder like Dasun Shanaka in the team. Since Kaushal Silva has played well in SL, one more opportunity can be given to him in SL conditions.