Sri Lanka
Lasith Malinga is congratulated by Sri Lankan players during a game against UAEGetty

Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the fifth fixture of the 2016 Asia Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Sunday, 28 February.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 1:30pm GMT. There is no live coverage in the UK. In India, the match is on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3.


Sri Lanka started the tournament on a positive note after registering a 14-run victory in the first match of the 2016 Asia Cup against the United Arab Emirates. The fixture saw Lasith Malinga return from injury to lead his side.

The Lankans were restricted to 129 and in reply, the UAE failed to chase the target after losing the first four wickets cheaply. Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara did the damage as they picked up four and three wickets respectively.

Bangladesh defeated UAE in their last fixtureGetty

Bangladesh, on the other hand, bounced back from the defeat against India with a victory over the UAE. The hosts scored 133 in 20 overs, thanks to Mohammad Mithun's 47 and Mahmudullah's unbeaten 36 down the order.

It was a collective effort from Bangladesh as everyone contributed. The UAE were bowled out for 82 as the hosts registered a 51-run victory.


Bangladesh to win

Betting Odds (bet365)

  • Bangladesh to win: 13/10
  • Sri Lanka to win: 8/13

Team News


Possible XI: Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka

Possible XI: Shehan Jayasuriya, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedara, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachitra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga (c)