At the time of writing, the last qualifying round of matches had begun in Chittagong. The hosts will play in the evening, taking on Hong Kong, and it should formally decide on their qualification to the next phase
John Pennington and Chetan Narula continue their preview of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 with a look at Group 1 of the tournament where England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa take on a qualifier.
Sri Lanka will be looking to shake off the tag of major tournament nearly-men in Bangladesh, having been defeated in both the 2009 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20 finals and the previous two World Cup finals.
The final group game of the Asia Cup 2014 proved to be a low-scoring affair won by Sri Lanka, who beat Bangladesh by three wickets to make it four wins out of four ahead of Saturday's final against Pakistan.