Sri Lanka wants to say goodbye to Lasith Malinga, who will make his last one-day international appearance on Friday, July 26, at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Fresh from a mixed campaign at the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are aiming for a successful start to the ODI series with three games. Bangladesh looks different than the team that contested the World Cup: All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (retired for personal reasons) and regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza (injury) are the most notable absentees.
Much will depend on Tamim Iqbal, the replacement skipper who will win Bangladesh for the first time on Sri Lankan soil.
As for Sri Lanka, they will try to say goodbye to Malinga, one of their favorite cricketers, in his final ODI appearance.
Last Few Matches History
The last ODI between these two teams, the round robin game at the World Cup, was washed out. In the opening match of the 2018 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, Mushfiqur Rahim, with his 144-man Bangladesh, had a stalwart victory over Sri Lanka with 137 wins.
Sri Lanka Captain (Dimuth Karunaratne)
“If you take part in the World Cup, we’ve done pretty well in patches, we know we need to look for a wicket-taking bowler, as Lasith Malinga is no longer available after this series, we have to find the bowlers who are in mid and middle wickets. ” I need some good young people, we have to take some young people for the next World Cup. “
Bangladesh Captain (Tamim Iqbal)
“I thought we had a pretty decent World Cup, there were a couple of games we should have won, and we, the cricketers, felt like we could have done more, I think, whoever the first one-day game plays, has to make money. ” on the occasion. “
In Colombo thunderstorms and light winds are expected, even if it rains all day long. The teams that beat first have won four of the last five ODIs played in the stadium, so throwing could be a deciding factor.