BD-SL A team series begins
The Bangladesh A team will take on the visiting Sri Lanka A team in the first of the two-match four-day series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong today.
The Sri Lanka A team -- including names like skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne and Lakshan Sandaka --, arrived in Bangladesh on June 23. The visitors will also play three one-day matches against the second string Bangladesh side.
Mosaddek Hossain will lead the home team while Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Hider and Nazmul Islam will also feature.
However, all eyes will be on experienced batsman Tushar Imran. The right-hander was included in the A team following his magnificent run of form in the domestic circuit.
Rain could play a big part in the first game as the forecast predicted that there will be a light drizzle in the port city for the next few days but the stadium's world class drainage system should allow for a game to be played shortly after the rain stops.