Tigers must win today
Rubel Hossain will make his international debut when Bangladesh play the last league match of the Grameenphone tri-nation tournament against Sri Lanka at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.
The young paceman has been included in the side in place of Nazmul Hossain as the Tigers made two changes to the team from the first match against Zimbabwe which they lost by 38 runs to jeopardise their chance of playing in Friday's final.
Left-handed Mehrab Hossain was dropped to make way for all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad who returned to the national fold after an impressive performance with the bat in the National Cricket League.
Sri Lanka confirmed their final berth after a massive 130-run victory against Zimbabwe while a win by any margin will put the home team in the final as the Tigers are enjoying a slightly better run-rate than the Africans.
State-run Bangladesh Television (BTV) will telecast the match live from 9am.