Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2013-14 November 20, 2013

Bangladesh-SL Tests from January 27

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka's tour of Bangladesh, which was scheduled for February 2014, has been advanced by a few days to allow the Asia Cup to kick off on February 24. Bangladesh will now host Sri Lanka for two Tests starting on January 27, a week after Sri Lanka's Test series against Pakistan in the UAE concludes. The teams will also play two Twenty20s and three ODIs during the series, which ends on February 22, two days before the Asia Cup begins in Bangladesh.

Mirpur and Chittagong will get a Test each, while the teams will also travel to Sylhet for the limited-overs games. The ODI in Sylhet, on February 17, will provide the BCB an opportunity to check how match-fit the ground is. The Twenty20 scheduled between Bangladesh and New Zealand here in November 2013 was shifted out, with the BCB scrambling to meet the ICC's deadline of November 30 to have the stadium fully ready for the World Twenty20. The Sri Lanka ODI will be the first international game at the venue since its completion.

The two teams last faced off in March 2013, in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the two-Test series 1-0, the ODIs were tied 1-1, and the hosts won the one-off T20.

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  • Bangla on November 27, 2013, 16:30 GMT

    To all SL Fan: You guys really dont know what SL mean to Bangladeshi Fan. SL were our dream team when Bangladesh were not in cricket. Every single Bangladeshi fan used to support Sri Lanka. So just show some respect to Bangladesh and its fan.

    We should have mutual respect for each other. Welcome to Bangladesh !

  • Dummy4 on November 26, 2013, 2:42 GMT

    we are expecting a good series from the best team of bangladesh. We have few thing to be proud. Cricket team is my pride

  • Tharindu on November 25, 2013, 2:18 GMT

    Its hilarious that anyone mentioned SL was not a big team. Even according to that explanation India isn't a BIG team because they are absolutely poor outside the subcontinent. Every team is strong usually on there own deck. Ausie team in under Pontings captaincy between 2002-2007 was the only team that could perform anywhere without a hesitation.. India too lost in BD. Surely this is going to be a very good series. Best of luck to both teams..

  • sudhanshu on November 24, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    Get Mahela and Sanga, srilankan batting crumbles

  • Tonmoy on November 24, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    WARM WELCOME SL. To BCB, I don't know what do you have in your mind. You people can arrange more 1 or 2 T20 matches excluding 1 ODI. Ultimately that could be a best practice,consdring T20 WC. Best of luck TIGERS.

  • Dummy4 on November 24, 2013, 0:50 GMT

    Sl is not a BIG team. BIG teams are Australia, South Africa, England and India, although they do not play well outside of their country. SL is a middle class team whereas BD is rapidly moving from lower class to middle class and is very close. If u do not count Sanga and Jayawardone then BD and SL are the same quality. Since the games will be played in BD and given the current form of BD my predictions for BD are: odi 2-1, t20 1-1, and test 0-0 or 0-1.

  • Dummy4 on November 23, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    Sri Lanka should rest their senior pros for this series as they need to try out their youngsters and the best time is this series as Bangladesh will make them get challenged, and from this challenge they can carry the momentum from the challenges and put it to the test against the much stronger teams. In tests i am assuming Herath will make a difference as well as Gazi and Shakib.

  • Sanjaya on November 23, 2013, 17:53 GMT

    It's gonna be a tight serise

  • Amir on November 23, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    Let's give the Srilankan team a warm welcome. We appreciate teams like SL and NZ playing us whereas other so called "big teams" do not play us. I am hoping for a good hard fought series. We Bangladeshis are proud of our team but let us not get carried away with unnecessary remarks. SL team is experienced and we have a very poor record against them. However, this two teams are more equal, especially in BD. Respect for SL from BD but I do hope we win the series. Go Tigers!

  • Dummy4 on November 23, 2013, 8:45 GMT

    It is going to be a interesting series between both these teams, because they both seem to have different type of physical make-up. Bangladeshi players seem to develop early and fade away before they reach in their early thirties years of age, while the Sri Lankans players seem to develop late and can perform well up to their forties years of age. I think Bangladesh home advantage will be crucial.

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