Sri Lanka cricket captain Dimuth Karunarathna says that they hope to win the first one day international with Bangladesh, as an honor to Lasith Malinga. A special felicitation ceremony will be held for Lasith Malinga. Speaking at a media briefing yesterday at R.Premadasa stadium in Colombo, he said that the one day tournament which commences today, will be a good opportunity for young players to show their talents. Dasun Shanaka, meanwhile, is set to play from the second ODI onwards as a replacement for the retiring Lasith Malinga.
Lasith Malinga said he is happy to get an opportunity to play in a farewell match. He is looking forward to play in the next T20 World Cup. Whatever said and done, cricket is a sport in which only talents can remain until the end.