Asia Cup 2016, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Probable playing XI, form guide, pitch, team news, player quotes, timing & TV listings

Both teams have beaten minnows United Arab Emirates and know they need to raise the bar this time.

Asia Cup 2016, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Probable playing XI, form guide, pitch, team news, player quotes, timing & TV listings

New Delhi: Sunday promises another exciting game at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka when Mashrafe Mortaza's Bangladesh take on Lasith Malinga's Sri Lanka.

Both sides will want to win this crucial encounter in order to keep their chances alive in going forward in the tournament.

Both teams have beaten minnows United Arab Emirates and know they need to raise the bar this time. With bowling the strength for both sides, it is the batting that needs to develop and be looked at.

Possible playing XI for both teams:

Bangladesh XI: Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka XI: Dinesh Chandimal (wk), TM Dilshan, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath, L Malinga (c)

Form guide: Sri Lanka have won 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 matches, while Bangladesh have lost 3 and won 2.

Pitch: The pitch in Mirpur has seen low scores so far and the same is expected. Pacers will be looking to excel here and there will be something for the spinners as well. Batsmen need to be wary of the bounce and respect the conditions in order to hang in there and play shots.

Team news: There are no injury concerns for Bangladesh ahead of this crucial clash, while the Lankan camp will call on the availability of skipper Lasith Malinga, who faces some doubt over his knee injury that kept him out for a long time.

Player quotes:

Sabbir Rahman: We don't have any special plans against Malinga; rather we will focus ball to ball. It's not important who the bowler is but how we face a particular ball.

Lasith Malinga: We know exactly what to do to face their pace attack. We are not looking much at the names; we are just looking to play one ball at a time.

Timing and TV listing: 7:00 pm (IST) Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 HD

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