Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe seek to rebuild in tri

A few Zimbabwe players have plied their trade in the Bangladesh Premier League

A few Zimbabwe players have plied their trade in the Bangladesh Premier League

Pothas was appointed as fielding coach of the national team in July 2016 for a two-year contract and was subsequently promoted to lead the side in the interim when Ford resigned following Sri Lanka's early exit at the Champions Trophy. But they were brutally exposed by the Proteas, as defeats by 10 wickets, 104 runs and 200 runs highlighted how much further they have to go.

"We didn't get what we wanted from our last tour (South Africa) but I am hopeful that we will be able to execute better this time". "Now, if we can win this tournament, everything can be changed", said Mashrafe Mortaza, the captain.

A former South African first class cricketer who has played just three ODIs for his motherland, however failed to impress his employee during his stint as head coach to take up the position on full-time and was replaced by Chandika Hathurusingha in December.

Mortaza also dismissed the idea that Hathurusingha's and Streak's knowledge of the Bangladesh team may work against them.

Mathews has been re-appointed as Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain ahead of 2019 World Cup.

Sri Lanka is the final team to qualify for the tournament that it won in 1996.

Meanwhile, underdogs Zimbabwe, who face Bangladesh in the first game of the tri-nation series on Monday, are looking for a lift ahead of hosting the World Cup 2019 qualifying tournament in March. The match lasted just 907 balls.

The three teams will play each other twice in the two-week tournament, which ends with a final on January 27.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Shehan Madushanka, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan and Wanidu Hasaranga.

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