Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 7:28
First Twenty20 in Chittagong today
The first T20 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will take place in Chittagong today.
Bangladesh is tenth in the ICC’s T20 rankings, while Sri Lanka is No 1. The hosts have little to lose in the two-match series but they will be desperate to cause an upset, if only to show the side is unaffected by Tamim Iqbal resigning the vice-captaincy and the other changes in leadership.
Sri Lanka's T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal, said he wants to take advantage of a near full-strength side ahead of the two-match T20 series against Bangladesh.
If they can win 2-0 in Chittagong, Sri Lanka will head into the World T20 in March as the No. 1 ranked side in the world. Chandimal feels that from this series onwards, it will be his and the team's duty to keep the ranking intact.