1st ODI – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live Match Score & Updates | SL vs BAN Live Sat Mar 23, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis arrives at Sri Lanka cricket board headquarters in Colombo March 3, 2013. A pay dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and its 23 centrally contracted players was resolved ahead of series against Bangladesh. REUTERS
1st ODI – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live | SL vs BAN 1st odi live
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
Sat Mar 23 (Day/Night)
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 14:00 PKT
Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bowl first
Umpires: NJ Llong and RSA Palliyaguruge
TV umpire: TH Wijewardene
Match referee: ; DC Boon
Reserve Umpire: HMNC Dhanasinghe
Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the 1st ODI match between Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota on Sat Mar 23.
Sri Lanka is all set to take on visiting Bangladesh in the 1st ODI match (of total of three to be played) during their tour. The ODI series see injuries in both teams as changes are made to both Bangladesh and Sri Lankan teams.
Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been rested for the first two games of the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh, which begins on March 23. Mahela Jayawardene missed out as he is yet to fully recover from a fracture to the middle finger of his left hand.
Tillakaratne Dilshan was included in the 16-man squad “subject to fitness” according to Sri Lanka Cricket’s press release, and chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said his involvement is subject to recovery from a quadriceps strain. However, Dilshan showed no signs of discomfort while bowling at the ongoing Test against Bangladesh on Monday.
Twenty-three-year-old batsmen Angelo Perera and Kithuruwan Vithanage earned call-ups, having both impressed in Sri Lanka’s List A tournament, as well as the first-class competition. Vithanage had also debuted in Tests against Bangladesh in Galle. Allrounder Sachith Pathirana, also 23, also has a place in the 16-man squad.
Wicketkeeper-bastman Kushal Janith Perera, who is coming of first-class scores of 203, 97 and 336 in his last three matches, is also in the squad. Perera had a successful introduction to international cricket in the limited-overs leg of Sri Lanka’s Australia tour.
Offspinner Sachithra Senanayake was the recipient of a central contract in 2013, and finds himself back in the squad, having last played for Sri Lanka in August 2012. Alongside Pathirana, he effectively replaces Ajantha Mendis and Akila Dananjaya, both of whom had played in the Australia limited overs matches.
The series will be Angelo Mathews’ first as full time ODI captain, and will be played in Hambantota, which hosts two matches, and Pallekele. The squad may change for the third ODI, and a single Twenty20 fill follow the one-dayers.
For Bangladesh, injuries to several players have forced the Bangladesh selectors to make four changes to the ODI squad for the tour of Sri Lanka. Mohammad Ashraful, Nazmul Hossain, Abul Hasan and Mosharraf Hossain have been drafted in to replace the injured trio of Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul Islam and Naeem Islam, while Elias Sunny has been dropped.
The 1st ODI between Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh is being played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota on Sat Mar 23 at 09:00 GMT, 14:30 local in Hambantota and 14:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 1st ODI match of SL vs Ban here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Sri Lanka and Bangladesh match updates and match report after the match is over.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Squads
Bangladesh Team for 1st ODI: (From) Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Jaharul Islam, Mohammad Ashraful, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Mosharraf Hossain, Abul Hasan, Ziaur Rahman.
Sri Lanka Team for 1st ODI: (From) Angelo Mathews (capt), Dinesh Chandimal (vice-capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan (subject to fitness), Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake, Upul Tharanga, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Sachith Pathirana
Sri Lanka hosts Bangladesh for two Tests, three ODIs and a single T20 match.
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