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Liyanage, Akram, and Mufudza made their debuts as Sri Lanka took on Zimbabwe first.

This is Kusal Mendis’ first ODI in charge of the team, with the visitors looking for a change in ODI fortunes.

Looking to change their ODI fortunes, Sri Lankan captain Kusal Mendis opted to bat first at Khettarama against a Zimbabwean side who were also looking for a way to turn around.

There are three newcomers on both sides. Batting all-rounder Janith Liyanage is at No.4 for the visitors, while Faraz Akram and off-spinner Tapiwa Mufudza scored their debuts in Zimbabwe.

This is Kusal’s first role after being named ODI captain late last month, as part of a three-way captaincy split across all formats. Sri Lanka is without Pathum Nissanka, who was hospitalized with suspected dengue fever on the eve of the series.

Zimbabwe will miss Sean Williams, who did not travel with the team to Sri Lanka due to injury, but the return of captain Craig Ervine after suspension will strengthen their squad.

The field report suggested that the batting side would need a score of 280-300. But with gray clouds and ground crews lurking in the background, there could be delays due to rain and after-hours. Sri Lanka: 1 Kusal Mendis (captain, semaine), 2 Avishka Fernando, 3 Sadeera Samarawickrama, 4 Janith Liyanage, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Sahan Arachchige, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Maheesh Theekshana, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Jeffrey Dilsay. Madouchanka

Zimbabwe: 1 Takudzawanshe Kaitano, 2 Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, 3 Craig Ervine (captain), 4 Milton Shumba, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Ryan Burl, 7 Clive Madande (semaine), 8 Faraz Akram, 9 Richard Ngarava, 10 Blessing Muzarabani, 11 Tapiwa Mufudza.

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