Bangladesh's only T20I victory over Afghanistan came way back in 2014.
De Kock has previously led in a couple of ODIs and is yet to register a win as a national skipper.
SA A have the ammunition to challenge the home team.
The Tigers will be fresh from their one month break.
The next two games might be dead rubbers but the youngsters should consider it as one more opportunity to improve their skills.
The speedster will be playing his last ODI game at Colombo and he deserves to end his glittering career on a positive note
The Rose Bowl is expected to be in high attendance on a pleasant Saturday morning and although it is a preparatory, both sides will be desperate to gather some momentum.
For the visitors, there won't be any changes but Kolkata Knight Riders might bring in Kuldeep for Prasidh Krishna and Matthew Kelly for Carlos Brathwaite.
CSK are at the top of the points table with six wins from seven matches.
It is going to be very tough for MI to go past the home team.