Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 12th 2014 Contents Tamim Iqbal has been the focus of cricket news in
Bangladesh after resigning the vice-captaincy.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Bangladesh are tenth in the ICC s Twenty20 rank-
ings. Sri Lanka are No 1. The hosts have little to
lose in the two-match series but they will be des-
perate to cause an upset, if only to show the side
is unaffected by Tamim Iqbal resigning the vice-
captaincy and the other changes in leadership.
With Mahela Jayawardene back in the T20 line-
up after missing the games in UAE, Sri Lanka are
likely to test the combination they will field at the
World Twenty20 next month: a blend of youth and
experience. Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan
have the responsibility of firing the innings, Kumar
Sangakkara and Jayawardene will steady the middle
order, and the captain Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo
Mathews will provide the end assault. Lasith Malinga
will lead the bowling, with Thisira Perera, Nuwan
Kulasekera and Sachitra Senanayake completing the
"Every single game now is important for us before
the World Cup. We have to get prepared with the
conditions and weather," said Dilshan.
Mashrafe Mortaza has been given charge of
Bangladesh s T20 team in the absence of Mushfiqur
Rahim and he will have to manage an environment
made delicate by Tamim s stepping down.
Bangladesh s counter will be led by openers Tamim
Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman. If Tamim s neck problem
rules him out, Anamul Haque will have to fill that
role. Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain will be in
charge of the middle order, helping the likely debutant
Sabbir Rahman, Bangladesh s best domestic Twenty20
batsman. Shakib will also have to lead the bowling.
Bangladesh need a plan to stop Kusal Perera from
running away the game, like he did last year in
Pallekele. Perera scored a first-class hundred two
weeks ago, and made 84 in Sri Lanka s last Twenty20.
Shamsur Rahman is Bangladesh s form batsman.
He is an aggressive opener, always on the front foot
and quick on the drive. Sri Lanka will be aware of
the impact he can have.
Tamim has a slight neck strain while Shamsur was
down with fever two days before the match. Both
are expected to play though. Mithun Ali is expected
to keep wicket in Mushfiqur Rahim s replacement,
though Anamul Haque is also an option. Arafat Sunny
is also another likely starter; he could replace Al-
Jayawardene split the webbing on his left hand
while taking a high catch during practice and may
be rested. This is the same area where he injured
himself while trying to grab a low chance in the slips
in the first innings of the Dubai Test against Pakistan
last month. Also, Lahiru Thirimanne s injury means
the No 7 slot could go to Seekkuge Prasanna, or
Angelo Perera. (ESPNcricinfo)
NEW DELHI---Allrounder Yuvraj Singh is
in India s squad for the World Twenty20
in Bangladesh next month despite losing
favor from the selectors for recent one-
The 32-year-old left-hander, famous for
clubbing six sixes off an over from England
pace bowler Stuart Broad during the inau-
gural World Twenty20 in South Africa in
2007, was not picked yesterday for the pre-
ceding Asia Cup one-day tournament also
in Bangladesh. He hasn t played an ODI for
India since December.
Singh, who battled a rare germ cancer to
make a dramatic return to international
cricket in 2012, will appear in his fifth World
Twenty20. He helped India win his first,
the inaugural tournament in 2007.
Suresh Raina, too, was named to his fourth
World Twenty20 squad while being dropped
for the Asia Cup.
Pace bowler Ishant Sharma failed to find
a place in either squad after an indifferent
showing in recent limited-overs games.
Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has been
selected for the Asia Cup but not for the
The Asia Cup will be held from February
25 to March 8, while the World Twenty20
is scheduled from March 16-April 6. (AP)
Yuvraj Singh in India's squad for World T20
India squad for World Twenty 20: Shikhar
Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina,
Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh
Dhoni (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran
Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Stuart Binny,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit
Sharma, Varun Aaron.
India squad for Asia Cup: Shikhar Dhawan,
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara,
Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra
Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravindra Jadeja,
Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun
Aaron, Stuart Binny, Ishwar Pandey.
A dress rehearsal
to the World T20
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