However, according to Bangladeshi cricketer Soumya Sarkar, they are well aware of Hathurusinghe’s strategies and it would make no difference to the game simply because he was appointed as the Coach of the Sri Lankan team.
“Yes we know Hathurusinghe well and he brings a lot of hope. However, it is the players who engage in the game and not Hathurusinghe. Hence, those who perform well on the field will win,” he said.
“We too have a new Coach and the strategies of both teams are bound to be different. We will commence next year on a positive note. As we know Hathurusinghe well, we know how he strategizes the game in order to win.”
The match time-table is given below:
DATE OF MATCH, MATCH TYPE, VENUE
17th January, 2018 Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI – Day Night SBNCS, Dhaka
19th January, 2018 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI – Day Night SBNCS, Dhaka
21st January, 2018 Sri Lanka vz Zimbabwe ODI – Day Night SBNCS, Dhaka
25th January, 2018 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI – Day Night SBNCS – Dhaka
27th January, 2018 Final – Tri Nation Tournament Day Night SBNCS, Dhaka31st January,
2018 to 4th February, 2018 1st Test Match vs Bangladesh Day Match ZACS, Chittagong
08th February, 2018 to 12th February, 2018 2nd Test Match vs Bangladesh Day Match SBNCS, Dhaka
15th February, 2018 1st T20i Match Day-Night Match SBNCS, Dhaka
18th February, 2018 2nd T20i Match Day-Night Match SICS, Sylhet