CRICDOT DESK : May 2 or 3 may be Eid-ul-Fitr. The Sri Lankan cricket team is coming to Bangladesh after Eid. The Sri Lankan team is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on May 7 to take part in the two-Test series.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the final schedule of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Thursday evening. Both Tests of the series are part of the ICC Test Championship.
The first match of the series will start on May 15 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The second and last of the series.
Bangladesh, who are currently playing the first Test in South Africa, have a month-long break after the South Africa tour ends on April 12. Most of the players, though, will be involved in the 50-overs Dhaka Premier League, which is likely to end before the Eid break in early May.
After the home Test series against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh are scheduled to travel to the Caribbean in early June for a full tour.
Sri Lanka are currently placed fifth on the WTC points table, having win two of four Tests they’ve played in this cycle. They beat West Indies 2-0 at home before they lost 2-0 to India in India. Bangladesh are ninth on the table, having won just one of their four matches.
This is also the first time that Sri Lanka will be touring Bangladesh during May, having previously visited the country mostly during the winter months. Sri Lanka have the wood over Bangladesh, having won all four previous Test series against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka are familiar opponents for Bangladesh – the two have faced each other in 22 Tests, with Bangladesh winning just once.