Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st ODI Today Match Live Cricket Score, 26 Jul 2019
Series: Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, 2019
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium,Colombo
Date & Time: Jul 26, 02:30 PM LOCAL
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st one-day international match on July 26 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo; the game starts at 09:00 AM GMT. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have played 45 games against each other in one-day international, here are the ODI stats between these two sides:
It’s been almost three weeks since the World Cup campaign of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh came to an end. Both teams had their moments in the tournament. but incidentally, they never faced each other with their clash getting washed out. Two years ago when Bangladesh visited these shores, the series across all three formats was hard-fought with no clear winner emerging. The Tests, the ODIs and the T20Is had the same result (1-1).
That tour not only highlighted Bangladesh’s rise, but it was also another gentle reminder of Sri Lanka’s mercurial fall. There are also rumours that the Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha might switch camps pretty soon and return to a familiar place where he was perhaps at more ease. But when the teams line up on Thursday (July 26) for their first of three ODIs post the mega event in England, these things take a side step. The focus will be on an all-time great who brings his illustrious ODI career to a halt. Lasith Malinga plans to play on until the World T20 but has had enough of 50-over cricket and will get a home farewell in front of what is expected to be a full house.
Three more wickets in his final game will take him past Anil Kumble into ninth spot on the all-time wicket-takers list. More importantly, Malinga would want to sign off with a win, a result he hasn’t seen often in Sri Lankan colours off late. For starters, Sri Lanka will have to ensure their batting is firing again. Dimuth Karunaratne continues to be at the helm and had some decent outings recently, but a big one right at the start of a post World Cup journey would do wonders to his confidence and this team’s.
Angelo Mathews, returning to the middle order, had a woeful start to his World Cup campaign but redeemed himself towards the end with a vital unbeaten 85 against England and a century against India in Sri Lanka’s final game. If he can carry that form into this series, Sri Lanka will feel a lot more confident. In the bowling department, it remains to be seen if Akila Dhananjaya can make his recall count.
For Bangladesh, the task is going to be a lot harder in the absence of their marquee player Shakib Al Hasan and regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza. Batting at 3, Shakib stood tall with the bat scoring more than 600 runs in the World Cup and kept chipping in with the ball as well. In his absence, Tamim Iqbal will have to shoulder a huge responsibility especially after going through a dip in England. That, apart from leading the side with Mortaza ruled out of the tour with injury.
TV Guide: Sony Six and Sony Six HD to broadcast live coverage of Bangladesh v Sri Lanka three-match One-Day International (ODI) series in India and its subcontinent (Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, and Bhutan) countries; all matches streamed live in the Indian subcontinent on SonyLIV digital platform (Website, App).
- Sony Pictures Network: Sony Six, Sony Six HD (Live),Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD (Highlights)
Cricket fans in Bangladesh can watch matches live broadcast on Gazi TV (GTV). Gazi Television which is officially known as GTV is a Bengali language digital cable television. All the three matches of Sri Lanka v Bangladesh ODI series will be telecast on BTV, Maasranga TV and Gazi TV.
SuperSport to telecast live coverage of Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh three-match one-day series in South Africa; all matches live streamed on the SuperSport digital platform (Website, App). OSN Sports Cricket HD have TV rights to provide live coverage of matches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Countries.
India: Sony Six, Sony Six HD
Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV), BTV, Maasranga TV
South Africa: SuperSport