Bangladesh are set to host Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in an ODI tri-series beginning from January 15. Bangladesh will then play two Tests and two ODIs against Sri Lanka after that. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will play a total of six matches before the final on January 27 at Dhaka. The Test series will begin from January 31, followed by the T20I series, which will commence from February 15.
Bangladesh had toured Sri Lanka earlier this year. The bilateral series consisted of two Tests, three ODIs, followed by two T20Is. Bangladesh managed to win their 100th Test at Colombo to level the series, but tasted defeats in the ODI and T20I series.
Sri Lanka are going through a tough phase at the moment. They suffered a Test, ODI and T20I series whitewash at the hands of India at home. However, they managed to put up an improved show in the Test series in India, but ended up on the losing side once again. Under new limited-overs captain Thisara Perera, they will look to turn a corner in the shorter formats
Schedule for Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh 2017-18:
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, Match 1, Dhaka, January 15
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, Match 2, Dhaka, January 17
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Match 3, Dhaka, January 19
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, Match 4, Dhaka, January 21
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, Match 5, Dhaka, January 23
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Match 6, Dhaka, January 25
Final, Dhaka, January 27.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Test series:
1st Test, Chittagong, January 31-February 4
2nd Test, Dhaka, February 8-12
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka T20I series:
1st T20I, Dhaka, February 15
2nd T20I, Sylhet, February 18