Angelo Matthews and Asita Fernando win the test series
Many anticipated Sri Lanka to struggle in away circumstances and lose the series against Bangladesh, but the Lankan Lions won 1-0 thanks to Asitha Fernando, Angelo Mathews, and Kasun Rajitha’s efforts. The victory advanced them to fourth place in the WTC points standings, slightly ahead of Pakistan, while Bangladesh remained in eighth place.
Oshada Fernando (6/10) – Replacing an injured Pathum Nissanka in the Test team, Oshada batted patiently for a half-century in the first innings of the second Test before striking the winning runs in the second innings.
Kusal Mendis (6/10) — In the second Test, Mendis complained of chest trouble but was cleared of any severe issues. He scored a half-century while batting first after a patient 48-run performance in the second innings to help Sri Lanka draw the opening Test.
Angelo Mathews (nine out of ten) – Mathews, who is ageing like great wine, missed out on a double century in the first innings of the first Test by only one run, then was out for a duck in the second innings. In the second Test, he stayed unbeaten at 145 while his teammates succumbed one by one.
The 34-year-old was the series’ leading run scorer
Ramesh Mendis (3/10) – With both the bat and the ball, Mendis was unable to get his act together. He only managed 11 runs from two innings in the series due to his inability to pick up a single wicket.
Praveen Jayawickrama (3/10) – After replacing Embuldeniya, Jayawickrama failed to bother the Bangladeshi batsmen in the second Test, taking only one wicket. The surfaces in Bangladesh are designed for spin bowlers, and the Lankan players’ failure to get the most out of them should worry the coaching staff.
Vishwa Fernando (3/10) — After receiving a concussion, Vishwa was forced to leave the field after bowling only eight overs. As a result, he was unable to participate in the second Test. Asitha Fernando (9/10) – Sri Lanka may have unearthed a new and effective white-ball duo in Test cricket, as Asitha complimented Rajitha superbly in the second Test to collapse the Bangladeshi batting order. With the outside-off, he varies his bouncers beautifully.
Lasith Embuldeniya (3/10) – Like Mendis, left-arm off-spinner Embuldeniya didn’t do much to worry Bangladesh with his variations in the first Test, taking only one wicket. As a result, in the second Test, he was compelled to leave his job.
Kasun Rajitha (nine out of ten) – Rajitha finished the first Test with 11 wickets from three innings after replacing Vishwa Fernando because to a concussion. The 28-year-old is also the only fast bowler to take a five-for in Dhaka in the previous eight years.