[caption id="attachment_871286" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-871286" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lasith-Malinga-AFP.jpg" alt="Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Lasith Malinga" width="628" height="353" /> Malinga, 35, will leave as Sri Lanka's third highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket with 335 wickets in 219 innings so far. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Veteran <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/news/">Sri Lanka</a> pace bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lasith-malinga/news/">Lasith Malinga</a> will retire from one-day international cricket with the first match of a three-match series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/news/">Bangladesh</a>, skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dimuth-karunaratne/news/">Dimuth Karunaratne</a> said on Monday. <p></p> <p></p>Malinga was named to the 22-man Sri Lanka squad for the series with matches scheduled for July 26, 28 and 31 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. <p></p> <p></p>But speaking at the team's press conference in the Sri Lankan capital, Karunaratne confirmed the 36-year old fast bowler and former captain would only appear in the first game. <p></p> <p></p>"He is going to play the first match. After that he is retiring. That's what he said to me. I don't know what he said for the selectors but for me he said he is playing only one match," said Karunaratne. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/sri-lanka-vs-bangladesh-2019-security-in-sri-lanka-has-been-fantastic-bangladesh-captain-tamim-iqbal-871279">Security in Sri Lanka has been fantastic: Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Malinga, 35, will leave as Sri Lanka's third highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket with 335 wickets in 219 innings so far. <p></p> <p></p>Only <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/muttiah-muralitharan/news/">Muttiah Muralitharan</a> (523) and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chaminda-vaas/news/">Chaminda Vaas</a> (399) have taken more wickets than Malinga in ODIs for Sri Lanka. <p></p> <p></p>He was Sri Lanka's highest wicket-taker at the World Cup, claiming 13 scalps in seven innings. <p></p> <p></p>Malinga retired from Test cricket in 2011 but continued to remain available in other formats since then.