Bangladesh travels to Sri Lanka for the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series. This will be the first assignment for both the teams post the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Interestingly, the World Cup fixture between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh was washed-out without a ball being bowled. Following the World Cup, both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be looking to build a team with an eye on future. Lasith Malinga Announces ODI Retirement; Netizens Pay Tribute to Famed Sri Lankan Pacer.
While Sri Lanka ended on sixth spot in the Cricket World Cup 2019, Bangladesh finished n eighth place. Meanwhile, the three ODIs will be day-night fixtures with all the matches to take place at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Sri Lanka’s ace fast bowler Lasith Malinga has announced that the first match of the series will be his last ODI as he has decided to retire from 50-overs cricket. Sri Lanka will be keen to do well in front of the home crowd under Dimuth Karunaratne’s captaincy.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh ODI Series 2019 Schedule
|July 26||1st ODI||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||2:30 PM IST | 3:00 PM BDT|
|July 28||2nd ODI||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||2:30 PM IST | 3:00 PM BDT|
|July 31||3rd ODI||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||2:30 PM IST | 3:00 PM BDT|
Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Thissara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Madushanka.
Bangladesh squad: Tamim Iqbal (c), Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam Farhad Reza.