Six years ago, India, Pakistan and South Africa won the ODI series against powerful countries. This list includes New Zealand, Afghanistan. Besides, there is a history of winning the series against Zimbabwe, Kenya and West Indies more than once. But the Tigers have never won an ODI series against Sri Lanka as the only country in South Asia. That elusive series win was finally captured at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.
The Bivore Tigers now dream of whitewashing the Lankans by winning the last ODI. However, Sanath Jayasuriya, one of the biggest stars in the history of Sri Lankan cricket, does not want Bangladesh to win the third ODI.
For the first time in history, former Sri Lankan cricketers and supporters have bowed to Tamim at a series rate. Former Sri Lankan captain Jayasuriya has called for Sri Lanka to regain some of their lost honors after winning the last match of the tournament.
He made it clear on social media that it is difficult for him to accept the first series rate for Bangladesh. Jayasuriya also understands that there will be no end to the shame of being whitewashed by Bangladesh. So he tried to inspire the cricketers.
Jayasuriya tweeted, ‘Being a former player and captain, it is difficult for me to accept the first series rate for Bangladesh. The honor of the nation is at stake, boys.
It remains to be seen whether Sri Lanka can avoid the embarrassment of a whitewash by winning the last match.
Meanwhile, although the series win was confirmed, the importance of the last ODI did not diminish for Bangladesh. Mehdi Hasan Miraj, who performed well in the first two matches, insisted, In the last match of Sri Lanka-Bangladesh also there are various calculations. The team will enter the field keeping an eye on 10 points.
Bangladesh won the three-match ODI series 2-0 with one match left. Besides losing the series to the Lankans for the first time, Tamim Iqbal’s team has risen to the top with 50 points in the ODI Super League. However, the work is not over yet. Winning the last match has a chance to increase the points gap. Also to whitewash the opponent in three consecutive series on the soil of the country.
Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI on Friday (May 26) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.