SL vs BAN Test Series: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Full Schedule, Squad, LIVE Streaming, Broadcast all you need to know – Amidst the cacophony of T20 cricket, those who prefer the subtleties and nuances of Test cricket can now enjoy the longest format as the Test series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh gets underway at Kandy on April 21. Bangladesh would be without their greatest player Shakib Al Hasan as he was given the NOC for playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Bangladesh need some redemption after their very disappointing 2-0 home series loss to a depleted West Indies team. #SL vs BAN Test series: Find out where and how to watch Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are looking optimistic after a very well-earned drawn 0-0 series in West Indies. A generally struggling side since the retirement of the likes of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, occasionally, the Sri Lankans have stunned the world with unexpected success – 2-0 away Test series win against South Africa in 2019 being the prime example. But consistency has been lacking. In 2017, Bangladesh registered their first-ever away win in a Test match against a major Test side, excluding West Indies in 2009 when the latter fielded a second-string side, after defeating Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval in Colombo. Also Read: Nepal tri-series: Nepal hosts big T20 cricket extravaganza, Where and how to watch, schedule, teams SL vs BAN Test Series: Team News Bangladesh The absence of Shakib will be acutely felt. Mehedy Hasan Miraj and Taijul need to prove themselves again after a below-par performance against West Indies. Nayeem Islam would be in the running as well for the role of the second spinner. Batting would revolve around the experienced duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal. Mominul Haque, the captain and the future leader of Bangladesh’s batting unit, would also play a big part. Shuvagata Hom is coming back after time away from the team and his performance would be keenly watched. Two young seamers have been taken along as well – 19-year old Shoriful Islam and 20-year old Mukidul Islam. Whether they would be picked ahead of the likes of Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, and Ebadot Hossain remains to be seen. SL vs BAN Test Series: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Full Schedule, Squad, LIVE Streaming, Broadcast all you need to know Sri Lanka Sri Lankan team is yet to be announced by few changes are expected after their commendable performance in West Indies. Dimuth Karunaratne proved his mettle again with a match-saving half-century in the final innings of the second Test after three failures. Lahiru Thirimanna is in great form, so the opening pair would present a tough challenge to Bangladesh. But all eyes would be on Pathum Nissanka after his brilliant debut in West Indies. Could he be the next great Sri Lankan batsman? But one senior pro is under serious pressure – Dinesh Chandimal. A lean series puts his place in the team under some cloud. SL vs BAN Test Series: Full Schedule 1st Test Date: April 21-25 Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy Time: 10 AM IST 2nd Test: Date: April 29-May 3 Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy Time: 10 AM IST SL vs BAN Test series: Live Streaming and Broadcast The live coverage of the series would be available on the Sony Sports Network in India. Online viewers can catch the action live on the Sony LIV platform.