The hosting team Sri Lanka has recently announced its 22-member One Day International (ODI) squad for upcoming three-match ODI encounter against Bangladesh. Earlier Bangladesh has also named its brilliant squad for the prestigious 50-over campaign. The Sri Lankan cricket board included star players like Shehan Jayasuriya, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dasun Shanaka in the well-built squad while the exclusion of Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sandakan and Lahiru Madusanka from the tournament came as a big shock for cricket fans.
This ODI series will bring a bundle of mixed emotions for Sri Lanka as their world-class pacer Lasith Malinga is going to play his last international match on the home pitch. Malinga has already announced his retirement after the showpiece event of ICC World Cup 2019 where Sri Lanka failed to reach the playoff stage at England and Wales. The first ODI battle of the series will be Malinga’s final ODI match, with the legendary pacer waving goodbye to the international cricket. Notably, experienced all-rounder cricketer Dasun Shanaka will take 35-year-old Malinga’s place in the remaining two matches which are scheduled to be held at R.Premadasa Stadium on July 28th and 31st respectively.
Check out Sri Lanka and Bangladesh squads for three-match One Day International series:
Sri Lankan squad for 2019 ODI series: Dimuth Karunaratne (Skipper), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimane, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (1st ODI), Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Dasun Shanaka (2nd and 3rd ODI).
Bangladesh squad for 2019 ODI series: 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.
Here’s see the complete schedule of Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh ODI Series 2019:
July 26th (1st ODI): Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh (R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo) at 2:30 PM IST, 3:00 PM BDT
July 28th (2nd ODI): Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh (R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo) at 2:30 PM IST, 3:00 PM BDT
July 31st (3rd ODI): Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh (R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo) at 2:30 PM IST, 3:00 PM BDT