Ireland will be playing their 1st ODi in 2016 © Getty Images
Ireland will be playing their 1st ODi in 2016 © Getty Images

Catch live cricket streaming of Ireland vs Sri Lanka first ODI in Dublin at Espn.co.in. There will be no live coverage of Ireland vs Sri Lanka ODI series in India. Hosts Ireland are set to take on visitors Sri Lanka  in the 1st ODI at Dublin, Ireland on 3:15 IST. This will be the second time Sri Lanka will be touring Ireland (the first time was in 2014) and the third time they will be playing an ODI. Sri Lanka have had a horrible Test series against England which they lost by 2-0. They were outclassed in every department of the game. The only chance they had was in the last Test which was abandoned due to rain on Day 5 with Sri Lanka chasing. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Ireland vs Sri Lanka 2016,1st ODI at Dublin

Sri Lanka will be looking to beat minnows Ireland and get back to the winning ways. They are in a rebuilding phase after retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Angelo Mathews has a lot on his plate with the weight of captaincy on his shoulders along with the role of all-rounder. Farveez Maharoof will be returning in the side after a gap of four years. The exclusion of Milinda Siriwardana from the squad raised a few eyebrows. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: Ireland vs Sri Lanka 2016,1st ODI at Dublin

Ireland will be looking to utilise their home conditions and put pressure on out of form Sri Lanka. They have Boyd Rankin who can bowl at a lethal pace and create problems for the batsman. Hosts Ireland have nothing to lose against visitors Sri Lanka as they will be back in ODI circuit after a long time. They too had a rather unimpressive T20 World Cup 2016 as they got knocked out in the Round 1.