In the only game of the day in Asia Cup (Twenty20 cricket competition), the hosts Bangladesh will be pitted against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh after years of insipid performances has impressed the world with victories in bilateral series against the likes of South Africa and India in the summer of 2015, performances which seemed unthinkable a few years ago. Even if those victories came in the ODI format the progress in the shortest format of the game, Twenty20, is clear. They have a chance to once again prove themselves to the world and what better opportunity than in a competition played in front of your own fans in Mirpur, Dhaka. The bangladeshis boast a team full of young blood with real talents like Mustafizur Rahmar, Soumya Sarkar and Taskin Ahmed also the more seasoned campaigners in their squad are enjoying a very good run of form (Mahmudullah, Shakib al Hasan or Mushfiqur Rahim). Sri Lanka on the other hand is at a crossroad. Their ever reliable Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene at the top of the order have retired, Lasith Malinga has been plagued by injuries lately and is far from his heyday also Nuwan Kulasekara is far from the form that brought him the recognition of the top ODI bowler in the world. They have many young players but they really lack experience and it's very clear that Sri Lanka has a lot of work to do to get back in top form. Bangladesh at this odds it's a lure I cannot miss.
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