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Bangladesh and Sri Lanka vs begin a three-match T20I series with an eye toward the 2024 World Cup

<p>With the World Cup approaching, host Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will begin their three-match Twenty20 cricket series on Monday.</p>
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<p>“Every game is important because we have eight to eleven matches before the World Cup,” Najmul Hossain Shanto, the captain of Bangladesh, said. “Momentum is crucial at all times.”</p>
<p>The West Indies and the United States will share co-hosting duties for the June 4–30 T20 World Cup.</p>
<p>Due to an eye issue, Bangladesh’s important all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, will be sidelined for the whole of the series against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh subsequently drew a series in New Zealand after Shakib guided his team to a sweeping three-match T20 series against world champion England in 2022. Bangladesh has won all five of the previous bilateral series overall.</p>
<p>The two sides are playing for the first time since Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka was controversially dismissed during the 50-over World Cup, making history as the first batsman to be timed out in international cricket.</p>
<p>Chris Silverwood, the coach of Sri Lanka, said that he only wants to concentrate on the next series.</p>
<p>“For me, the past is history; it’s no longer relevant,” Silverwood said. “We’re preparing for the World Cup.”</p>
<p>Due to a suspension, Sri Lanka captain Wanindu Hasaranga will miss the first two games. Charith Asalanka will be the team’s leader in his absence.</p>
<p><strong>Schedule for BAN vs. SL T20I Series</strong></p>
<p>First T20I at SICS, Sylhet, March 4</p>
<p>06 March: SICS, Sylhet, 2nd T20I</p>
<p>09 March: SICS, Sylhet, 3rd T20I</p>
<p><strong>Bangladesh squad:</strong> Taijul Islam, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Aliss Al Islam, Md Naim Sheikh, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Litton Kumer Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Mahmud Ullah,</p>
<p>Wanindu Hasaranga (captain), Charith Asalanka (vocabulary), Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Madhu Theekshana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara, Matheesha Pathirana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, and Niroshan Dickwella make up the Sri Lankan squad.</p>

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