Bangladesh are gearing up for the Test series against Sri Lanka, which is also part of ICC’s Test Championship. The first match will be held from April 21 to 25, and the second Test will begin on April 29. Pallekele Stadium will host both matches. Bangladesh's Test record against Sri Lanka is very poor, so team tigers' main focus would be to improve their Test record against Sri Lanka. Besides, some players will get the opportunity to achieve individual milestones during the series. In this article, we discussed expected personal milestones to achieve in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Test series 2021.
Expected milestones that can be reached in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka series
14000 International Runs
Veteran Tamim Iqbal needs 282 runs to complete his 14,000 runs in the international arena. So far, he has scored 13,718 runs playing for Bangladesh, ICC XI, and World XI.
14000 runs for Bangladesh
Tamim Iqbal has scored 13,661 runs in 349 international appearances for Bangladesh. He needs 339 more runs to score 14,000 runs for the tigers across all formats.
4000 International Runs
Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque has scored 3,665 runs in 76 international appearances. He needs 335 runs to complete 4,000 runs in the international circuit.
3000 International Runs
Wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das needs only 140 runs to complete his 3,000 runs in the international arena. Liton has scored 2,860 runs in 96 international matches.
1000 Test Runs
Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz will complete his 1,000 Test runs if he scores 164 runs in upcoming Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh series.
150 International Wickets
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam needs 11 more wickets to complete his 150 international wickets for Bangladesh. Taijul has picked 139 wickets in 42 matches.
50 International Wickets
Right-arm medium pacer Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi requires 11 wickets to reach the 50 international wickets milestone. Rahi has bagged 39 wickets in 15 appearances for Bangladesh.
50 International Dismissals
Liton Das only 3 dismissals away to complete his 50 international dismissals for Bangladesh.
50 International Catches
Liton Das only 4 catches away to complete his 50 international catches for Bangladesh.
350 International Appearances
Tamim will become the second player after Mushfiqur Rahim to play 350 matches for Bangladesh when he stepped on the field for the first Test against Sri Lanka.
9000 International Runs
Dinesh Chandimal has scored 8,724 runs in 268 international appearances. He needs 276 runs to complete 9,000 runs in the international circuit.
150 International Appearances
Lankan top-order batsman Kusal Mendis only one match away to complete his 150 appearances for Sri Lanka.
5000 Test Runs
Sri Lankan Test captain Dimurth Karunaratne has scored 4,748 runs in 70 Test appearances. He needs 252 runs to complete 5,000 runs in Tests.
2000 Test Runs
Lahiru Thirimanne has scored 1,863 runs in 40 matches and he only needs 137 runs to reach the 2,000 Test runs milestone.
1000 Test Runs
Pacer Suranga Lakmal will complete his 1,000 Test runs if he scores 136 runs in upcoming Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka series.
50 Test Wickets
Slow left-arm orthodox spinner Lasith Embuldeniya is only one wicket shy to complete 50 scalps in Tests. The talented youngster has bagged 49 wickets in just 11 matches for Sri Lanka.
50 Test Wickets
Left-arm pacer Vishwa Fernando has scalped 36 wickets in 12 matches, therefore he needs 14 more wickets to complete 50 Test wickets for Sri Lanka.
Players will be eager to achieve their personal milestones in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Test series 2021, but the main focus should be to win the series. The two teams have played a total of 20 Test matches between them. Sri Lanka won 16 games, three were drawn, and Bangladesh only won one game. Bangladesh's only Test victory against Sri Lanka came in 2017. Sri Lanka's current Test setup is not particularly strong. In that perspective, Bangladesh have a fair chance of winning the series against Sri Lanka.