Tamim Iqbal returns as Bangladesh opt to chase in Sylhet | Cricket

Toss: Bangladesh chose to bowl v Sri Lanka
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Bangladesh’s stand-in captain Mahmudullah won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the hosts’ first international in Sylhet.

Tamim Iqbal’s return from a bicep injury was among four changes for Bangladesh. Seamer Abu Jayed and allrounder Mahedi Hasan were given their T20I debuts while batsman Mohammad Mithun also returned to the XI. Afif Hossain, Zakir Hasan, Sabbir Rahman and Rubel Hossain were left out.

Sri Lanka made one change with left-arm spinner Amila Aponso making his T20I debut in place of wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella.

Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Mohammad Mithun, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Mohammad Saifuddin, 7 Mahedi Hasan, 8 Ariful Haque, 9 Nazmul Islam, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Abu Jayed

Sri Lanka: 1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), 5 Jeevan Mendis, 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Amila Aponso, 9 Akila Dananjaya, 10 Shehan Madushanka, 11 Isuru Udana

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

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