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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Captain Dimuth Karunaratne impressed with hosts' bench strength displayed in ODI series sweep
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Captain Dimuth Karunaratne impressed with hosts' bench strength displayed in ODI series sweep

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne is impressed with the bench strength displayed during their one-day international series win over Bangladesh, saying the next generation of players represent a fresh start for the island nation.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Angelo Mathews, bowlers steal the show as hosts complete 3-0 sweep with big win in 3rd ODI
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Angelo Mathews, bowlers steal the show as hosts complete 3-0 sweep with big win in 3rd ODI

Choosing to bat after winning the toss, Sri Lanka made 294 for eight in 50 overs, riding on the innings of Mathews. He was well backed by Kusal Mendis who made 54.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne says hosts hope to give Nuwan Kulasekara good send-off in third ODI
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne says hosts hope to give Nuwan Kulasekara good send-off in third ODI

Sri Lankan Cricket on Monday had announced that they would be dedicating the final ODI to retired pacer Nuwan Kulasekara.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: SLC to honour recently-retired pacer Nuwan Kulasekara in 3rd ODI at Colombo
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: SLC to honour recently-retired pacer Nuwan Kulasekara in 3rd ODI at Colombo

Sri Lanka will dedicate Wednesday's third one-day international against Bangladesh to fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara who recently announced his retirement from international cricket.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Match Highlights, 2nd ODI at Colombo: Hosts seal series victory with clinical 7-wicket win
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Match Highlights, 2nd ODI at Colombo: Hosts seal series victory with clinical 7-wicket win

Bangladesh will need to win the second ODI to keep the three-match series alive after Sri Lanka won the first ODI by a comfortable 91 runs margin

'The legend of Slinga Malinga will live long' tributes pour in for Lasith Malinga as Sri Lankan great bids adieu to ODI cricket
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'The legend of Slinga Malinga will live long' tributes pour in for Lasith Malinga as Sri Lankan great bids adieu to ODI cricket

Tributes poured in from around the cricketing world, as Lasith Malinga called time on a fantastic ODI career

Lasith Malinga – there's never been one like him and there may never be
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Lasith Malinga – there's never been one like him and there may never be

Even the great Arjuna Ranatunga or the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan, two of Sri Lanka’s favourite sons, couldn't match Malinga's ability to reach out to common people

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal says visitors won't be distracted by Lasith Malinga's retirement, will continue to play hard cricket
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal says visitors won't be distracted by Lasith Malinga's retirement, will continue to play hard cricket

Malinga will play his final one-day international in Colombo Friday in the first of three one-day internationals against Bangladesh, although he hopes to continue playing in the shorter T20 format.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Lasith Malinga 'very happy' to leave, feels his absence will give opportunity to new players
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Lasith Malinga 'very happy' to leave, feels his absence will give opportunity to new players

Malinga will play his final one-day international in Colombo Friday in the first of three ODIs against Bangladesh, but hopes to continue playing in the shorter T20 format.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Sri Lanka reduce 22-member ODI squad to sixteen; Dasun Shanaka to replace Lasith Malinga after first match
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Sri Lanka reduce 22-member ODI squad to sixteen; Dasun Shanaka to replace Lasith Malinga after first match

The first ODI will be played on Friday, the second two days later and the final match on 31 July. All three games will be in the day-night format at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Hosts' head coach Chandika Hathurusingha asked to step down from role after conclusion of ODI series
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Hosts' head coach Chandika Hathurusingha asked to step down from role after conclusion of ODI series

Hathurusingha was under pressure to quit after Sri Lanka's dismal showing in the recent World Cup. However, after returning to the country, Hathurusingha said he was keen to continue until the expiry of his contract, which was until the end of the next year.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Pacer Shafiul Islam added to visitors' squad for 3-match ODI series as cover for hot weather conditions
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Pacer Shafiul Islam added to visitors' squad for 3-match ODI series as cover for hot weather conditions

Bangladesh on Wednesday added fast bowler Shafiul Islam to their squad for the whirlwind three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka in Colombo as cover with hot weather expected.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Lasith Malinga hopes to play in next T20 World Cup, says doesn't mind losing spot to better players
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Lasith Malinga hopes to play in next T20 World Cup, says doesn't mind losing spot to better players

Malinga invited fans to his farewell ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday and said the cricket board agreed to his request to retire from the 50-over format of the game.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne says finding wicket-taking bowlers after Lasith Malinga's retirement a priority
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne says finding wicket-taking bowlers after Lasith Malinga's retirement a priority

Both teams go into the three-game series nursing a World Cup hangover, with Sri Lanka facing an especially tough rebuilding task with the loss of the instantly recognisable Malinga.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal comfortable with security in island nation, says team only thinking about cricket
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal comfortable with security in island nation, says team only thinking about cricket

Tamim said security was not a concern for them although the hosts had arranged tight protection following the April 21 attacks that killed 258 people.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Hosts name 22-man squad for ODIs; Tamim Iqbal to captain Tigers in absence of injured Mashrafe Mortaza
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Hosts name 22-man squad for ODIs; Tamim Iqbal to captain Tigers in absence of injured Mashrafe Mortaza

The first of the three one-day internationals will be played on 26 July, the second two days later and the final match on 31 July. All three games will be played at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: All-rounder Mosaddek Hossain says visitors are favourites for upcoming three-match ODI series
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: All-rounder Mosaddek Hossain says visitors are favourites for upcoming three-match ODI series

Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das were granted leaves for the Sri Lanka series and Mosaddek Hossain believes that the absence of these players will help him to cement his place in the Bangladesh lineup.