Lasith Malinga wil be key to Sri Lanka's success over Bangladesh in the T20I series    AFP
Lasith Malinga wil be key to Sri Lanka’s success over Bangladesh in the T20I series AFP

Sri Lanka take on Bangladesh in the first T20 International (T20I) at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Tuesday. The live cricket streaming of the first T20I between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be available in India on SONY LIV, while the live telecast of the match will be available on Ten 1 HD and Ten 3. It has been an extremely competitive tour so far. The two-match Test series between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw. Sri Lanka won the first Test comfortably, but Bangladesh in their historic 100th Test bounced back extremely well to level the series. The Test series was followed by the One-Day International (ODI) series. Full Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I at Colombo (RPS)

This time, it was Bangladesh, who took the lead registering a 90-run win in the first ODI at Dambulla. The second match at the same venue was washed out due to rain, but not before Sri Lanka posted a score 311. However, Sri Lanka won the third ODI at the SSC, Colombo by 70 runs to level the three-match series 1-1. There are a few changes from both sides in the T20I series. Bangladesh have included all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin into the squad. Shuvagata Hom and Rubel Hossain, who did not play a single ODI, have returned home. In the Sri Lankan camp, their regular skipper Angelo Mathews misses out as he is yet to recover from a calf injury. Dinesh Chandimal too has been dropped. As a result, Upul Tharanga will continue to lead Sri Lanka in this series as well. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I at Colombo: Preview

Chandimal is not the only absentee. In-form batsman Kusal Mendis too has been axed. But they have included all-rounder Thisara Perera and Shehan Jayasuriya.