Confident Bangladesh eye first Sri Lankan win

Friday, 08 March 2013 - 8:34



Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is confident that his team can take advantage of the Sri Lankan squad and secure a maiden test win over their opponents in the two-match series starting in Galle today.

Mushfiqur's confidence is borne by the fact that their main tormentor of the past, off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, is not around to bamboozle their batsmen.

Sri Lanka are also without two of their experienced middle order batsmen, Mahela Jayawardene due to injury and Thilan Samaraweera, who announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka will be led by a new skipper in Angelo Mathews, who will become the youngest to lead his country in a test match at the age of 25 years.