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12:00 AM, May 07, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 07, 2021

Bangladesh, SL eye rise in Super League standings

Sri Lanka will arrive in Dhaka on May 16 to play three ODIs against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The series presents both teams with the chance to move up the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League ladder.

Sri Lanka currently sit 12th on the standings with -2 points and can climb as high as ninth if they win the series 3-0, while Bangladesh could skyrocket to the top of the ladder with a series win.

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The Tigers currently sit sixth but only trail top-placed England by 10 points. A 2-1 series win would lift them to 50 points, 10 more than England, Pakistan and Australia, who all have 40 points.

Bangladesh will be desperately looking to win the series against Sri Lanka at home after a disappointing 1-0 Test series loss away to the Lankans.

Sri Lanka local newspaper reports suggested that the selectors have decided to infuse plenty of young blood in their ODI team for the series. And according to reports, they have dropped a few veterans such as Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal.

Karunaratne was the former Sri Lanka ODI skipper and Mathews was the one who led Sri Lanka in their previous T20I series against West Indies, in the absence of regular skipper Dasun Shanaka.

Chandimal, notably, had already been dropped from the Sri Lanka team in the recent Test series against Bangladesh.

Kusal Mendis, who had been dropped from the national side due to poor form, has been recalled for the Bangladesh tour, the report added.

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