Angelo Mathews will lead Sri Lanka in the five-match ODi series © Getty Images (File Photo)
Angelo Mathews will lead Sri Lanka in the five-match ODi series © Getty Images (File Photo)

The first ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka of the five-match ODI series will be played on Sunday, at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. You can watch the live telecast of the match on Ten Sports and the live streaming of the match will be available on Ozee and Ditto Tv app. Australia will like to change their fortunes after a 3-0 whitewash by Angelo Mathews’ side in the Test series. It was not only that they lost a Test series in the Lankan island for the first time in 17 years, but they also lost their No.1 Test ranking in the process. Both sides have brought in their choice of players for the limited overs format. There will be no Rangana Herath to haunt the visitors but they cannot take the risk of underestimating the hosts again. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st ODI at Colombo (RPS)

For Australia, the leg-spinner Adam Zampa comes in. He would be a talent to watch out for especially if the pitches offer turn. Meanwhile, all-rounder James Faulkner also gets to have a go at the Lankans. Wicketkeeper Mathew Wade also joins the squad. The experienced George Bailey also joins the team. Glenn Maxwell will be a notable absence after he was dropped from the squad after poor performances. Captain Steven Smith will, after the Test series loss, now have to regroup his team and turn things around and thereby live upto the expectations of the Australian fans.

For Sri Lanka Tillakaratne Dilshan will be back. All-rounders Milinda Siriwardana and Thisara Perera will give them the boost as well. Sri Lanka will be oozing with confidence and would want to take it to the next level with a ODI series win.