Bangladesh vs Sri-Lanka Series 2019: The cricketers of Bangladesh did not get the chance to rest after the World Cup 2019. Tigers will play three ODIs in Sri Lanka later this month. Although Bangladesh will play under interim coach Khaled Mahmud Sujon. However, Mashrafe-Mushfiqur Rahim has sweated sweat during the first day’s practice around Wednesday (July 17th) series.
In this series, the team’s best star Shakib and Hasan have rested. Liton Das has taken leave for personal reasons. However, coach Sujon said that this series is very important to the team.
Sujon told journalists at Mirpur: “Every tour is challenging for Bangladesh. When I am with the team, I am also in the challenge. Although working as a manager, there is a challenge. Sri Lanka series is a very important series for us. Although we will miss some players in this series, I think our team is quite balanced. We have played against Sri Lanka earlier. But I hope we will do well.”
Meanwhile, there was no official announcement as a coach for Sujon. But he is ready at any time for the country’s needs, ‘the board did not discuss anything with me. Akram told me to work as a coach. Since we do not have any coaches now. The board has not yet officially contacted me. Most importantly, I am with Bangladesh cricket so many days. I always want to work for the sake of the country. I am ready if the country needs me.
The first ODI will be held on 26th July. The next two ODIs are 28 and 31 July respectively. Every match will be played in Colombo. And on 1 August the cricketers will land on the plane for the country.