Lasith Malinga will be playing his last ODI when Sri Lanka takes on Bangladesh in the first ODI on Friday, July 26, 2019. The match will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The series consists of three ODIs but Malinga has decided to bow out from the one-day international Cricket after the first match itself. He is likely to stick around and continue playing T20Is for Sri Lanka. The first ODI will start at 2:30 PM SLST, 3:00 PM BST.

SL vs BAN 1st ODI broadcast

Gazi TV (GTV), BTV and Maasranga TV will telecast the match Live in Bangladesh.

Rabbitholebd will provide the online streaming of the match in Bangladesh.

Sony Six and Sony Six HD will broadcast the match live in India. SonyLiv will live stream the match in the Indian subcontinent.

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Another series, another new look Sri Lankan team

Sri Lanka has made several changes to their squad which had played the ICC Cricket World Cup recently.

Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga all have all included in the squad as new faces.

Among them, Shanaka will join the squad after the first ODI while Dananjaya and Jayasuriya are the most likely candidate to feature in the first match, considering their recent performances for Sri Lanka A.

Tamim upbeat for his captaincy role

Tamim Iqbal is all set to lead the Bangladesh ODI team for the first time in his career.

The decision comes after Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out due to an injury just days before the series.

Regular vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan has also taken a leave from the series along with Liton Das. Apart from these three, Bangladesh has pretty much the same side which they had for the World Cup.

The weather in Colombo could be a worry for both the sides as a shortened match is likely to take place. It will be difficult to assess the conditions as the rain could be a decisive factor in this match.

Batting won't be so easy on this track as it has been under the covers leading up to the match.

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