Hosts Sri Lanka will be looking to start their home season on a winning note when they face Bangladesh in the three-match one-day series starting from July 26th. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the side for the one-day series.
For home side, five players have added into the limited-overs squad for Bangladesh series. Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dhananjaya, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya and Lahiru Kumara make their comeback into the limited-overs squad on the back of strong performances delivered at the domestic level.
On the other hand, Bangladesh will be confident of doing well in this upcoming three-match ODI series that starts on Friday. Farhad Raza and Shafiul Islam are only the additions to the squad for the series. Stand-in captain Tamim Iqbal can continue their good form with the bat and ball in this three-match one-day series.
Here are some of the important stats related to Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2019 ODI Series
0 series wins for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in the 50-over format. The previous series played in Sri Lanka between two teams ended in a draw.
2014 was last time Sri Lanka won a bilateral one-day series against Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal and co. will be looking to win their maiden one-day series against Sri Lanka this time around.
45 matches have been played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in limited-overs cricket. Sri Lanka have clearly dominated the proceedings in white-ball cricket with 36 victories to their name. Bangladesh have come out on top on just seven occasions. Two matches have been ended in a no-result.
15 wickets needed by Bangladesh off-spinner Mehdy Hasan Miraaz to complete 50 wickets in one-day internationals. Mehdy currently has taken 35 wickets in 35 games at an average of 38.68.
129 runs required by Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal to complete 7000 runs in one-day internationals. Left-handed batman has scored 6871 run in 201 matches with eleven centuries to his name.
75 runs needed by wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim to complete 6000 runs in one-day internationals. Middle-order batsman has scored 5925 run in 213 matches with seven centuries to his name.
24 runs needed by Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad to complete 4000 runs in limited-overs format. Mahmudullah has scored 3976 runs in 182 matches at an average of 34.57.
165 runs needed by Sri Lanka middle-order batsman Kusal Mendis to complete 2000 runs in one-day internationals. Mendis currently has scored 1835 runs in 70 matches at an average of 27.80.