Bangladesh’s current position among the Test-playing nations is deplorable. They have only won one Test match in the last two years. On the other hand, the Sri Lankan Test team is currently struggling in the longer version format. If we consider this issue, the upcoming series will be highly significant for both teams. The record between these two teams shows that Sri Lanka are well ahead of Bangladesh in the Test format. However, winning the series against Sri Lanka won’t be impossible if Bangladesh play at their best. Let’s recap the Key Test Records between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Head to head Bilateral Test series record
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh would lock horns in a 2-match Test series, starting from April 21. Bangladesh will miss their two of the most important players Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman as both are currently busy playing IPL in India. They will be missed but Bangladesh still have a very competitive squad to upset the home side. On the other side, DimuthKarunaratne-led Sri Lanka will be eying to whitewash Bangladesh in the series. Here are the head-to-head bilateral Test series record between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Ninth bilateral Test series:
Prior to the upcoming series, both teams competed in eight bilateral Test series. Bangladesh only managed to draw one series, while Sri Lanka won seven.
Sixth bilateral Test series in Sri Lanka:
This will be the sixth bilateral Test series in Sri Lanka. Interestingly, Bangladesh’s only Test victory against Sri Lanka came in Sri Lanka back in 2017. Sri Lanka won 9 Test matches at home against Bangladesh.
Three bilateral Test series in Bangladesh:
Bangladesh have hosted Sri Lanka for three bilateral Test series. In which, Sri Lanka won five out of six matches they played in Bangladesh and understandably, team tigers’ lost all the series.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Key Test Records ahead of the series
Bangladeshi players have had a lot more success against Sri Lanka in Test cricket. In below mentioned some of the most noteworthy individual Test Records between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Source: United News of Bangladesh