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Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to seal quarter-final berth

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:36:26

The victory was set up by a trio of half-centuries from Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, and Darwish Rasooli, to set up an imposing total of 284 for 7

Zimbabwe overcome Thisara blitz in thrilling win

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:47:49

Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza and Tendai Chatara combined to lead Zimbabwe to a 12-run win over Sri Lanka, their first victory against a Full Member at a neutral venue in 15 years

Zimbabwe look to revive happy times against Sri Lanka

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:19:59

Zimbabwe have already lost one game in this series, but they have good memories from their last meeting against Sri Lanka to draw inspiration from

Hathurusingha plays it cool on Mirpur return

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:23:49

The teams set to start the tri-series are Bangladesh and Zimbabwe but much of the focus in Mirpur on Sunday was on Hathurusingha who returned to Dhaka after his acrimonious exit as Bangladesh coach last year

Lakshan, Mendis steer Sri Lanka to seven-wicket win

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:35:09

Dhananjaya Lakshan's 120-ball 101 and captain Kamindu Mendis all-round show took Sri Lanka to a win over Ireland in their opening match

Lakmal named Sri Lanka's Test vice-captain

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:05:25

He will be Dinesh Chandimal's deputy in Bangladesh, where the team will be play a two-match series starting on January 31

Sports ministry slow to act on former SL players' report

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:00:03

The five-member committee featuring the likes of Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara had suggested plans for domestic cricket in the first report

Rookie fast bowler Shehan Madushanka in SL squad for tri-series

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:28:53

Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis and legspinning-allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga also made their return to the 16-man squad for the tri-series in Bangladesh

Angelo Mathews reappointed limited-overs captain

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:56:17

The announcement was made at a press conference in Colombo on Tuesday

Hathurusingha to serve as official selector-on-tour

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:20:17

Cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha and the captain of the team will also be part of the three-man on-tour selection panel that picks the final XI for each match

Sri Lanka hire performance psychologist

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:02:08

Appointment of Dr Phil Jauncey on a short-term basis comes following a recommendation from head coach Chandika Hathurusingha

Mathews, Chandimal in ODI captaincy frame

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:37:43

Sri Lanka's ODI captaincy may pass back to Angelo Mathews, barely six months after he resigned from the position, or go to Test captain Dinesh Chandimal who has not consistently featured in the XI

'Still waiting to know why I'm being rested' - Malinga

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:23:09

"Usually it's a player who is 25 or 26 that needs to be rested. But for someone of my age, from what I know, there's really no purpose in being rested," the fast bowler said

Hathurusingha to enlist aid of former SL players, sports psychologist

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 07:37:38

The employment of a sports psychologist and tapping into the wealth of knowledge in Sri Lanka's network of former players are on the agenda for Sri Lanka's new coach

Ambidextrous Kamindu Mendis to captain SL U-19s

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:32:31

Mendis had also played the previous U-19 World Cup, in Bangladesh in 2016

Unadkat, Pandey shine as India complete 3-0 sweep

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 18:26:46

Sri Lanka competed hard on a bouncy Wankhede Stadium deck, but India pulled ahead at the crucial moments to wrap up a five-wicket win

Can punch-drunk Sri Lanka find some festive cheer?

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 15:52:10

With the series in the bag, India might consider handing a T20I debut to Tamil Nadu allrounder Washington Sundar or Baroda allrounder Deepak Hooda

I rely on timing more than power - Rohit

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:28:05

Having struck the joint-fastest T20I hundred, Rohit Sharma was pleased that despite a high percentage of boundaries, his innings centred on conventional cricketing shots

Hamstring strain puts Mathews out of action for two weeks

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:18:02

The injury has ruled him out of the third T20I against India on Sunday and could also put him in doubt for the start of the forthcoming Bangladesh tour

SL cricketers to undergo special training programme

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 05:01:28

Sri Lanka Cricket has organised the special training programme featuring 23 ODI cricketers, to allow Chandika Hathurusingha to have "quality time" with the preliminary squad

Rohit's record ton blindsides SL, secures series for India

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:48:25

Rohit Sharma battered the joint-fastest T20I century and was supported by KL Rahul who made 89 off 49 as India posted a mammoth 260 that was too much for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka brace for another battle with wristspin

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:50:23

The visitors need to find a way to cope with challenges rather than spontaneously combust if they are to keep the T20 series alive

SLC promises new coach Hathurusingha autonomy

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:50:26

Board president Thilanga Sumathipala said: there's no point in hiring one of the best coaches in the world and then failing to give him the freedom to do his job

Chahal bags four in India's biggest T20 win

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:08:20

Chasing 181, Sri Lanka crumbled to 87 all out as India's bowlers mastered dew-sodden conditions at the Barabati Stadium

Sri Lanka sense chance against new-look India side

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 05:40:06

Sri Lanka have lost each of their last five T20Is, but they are up against an Indian side without Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar

India scamper to eighth successive ODI series win

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:13:14

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took six wickets between them to bowl Sri Lanka out for 215. Then Shikhar Dhawan chased it down with his 12th ODI ton

Sri Lanka's shot at first series win in India

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:32:22

India have an opportunity to end the year without having lost a single bilateral series across formats

Malinga 'rested' for India T20s

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:44:42

Suranga Lakmal has also been omitted for the three-match series, leaving the seam-bowling contingent short of experience

Bangladesh to host first tri-series since 2010

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:57:17

The tri-series, involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, will be followed by two Tests and two T20Is between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Prepare for more two-Test series starting May 2019

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:45:13

A copy of the incoming FTP shows that 41 out of 81 Test series between May 2019 and May 2023 will be two-Test series

SLC looking to relaunch showpiece T20 league

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:36:42

The board has not begun planning the event yet, but it has taken the preliminary step of blocking out a three-week slot in August and September 2019

Rohit's rampaging double-ton levels series

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:33:36

Rohit Sharma razed his way to an unbeaten 208, his third ODI double-ton, to thrust India to a series-levelling win in Mohali

India's batting under pressure as SL eye series win

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:58:49

Having trounced India in seam-friendly conditions in Dharamsala, Sri Lanka go to Mohali with a chance of ending an otherwise miserable ODI year on a high

Sri Lanka rout India to snap 12-game losing streak

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:07:36

Sri Lanka's seamers, led by Suranga Lakmal, used swinging and seaming conditions in Dharamsala to rip through India, setting up a seven-wicket rout that also snapped their 12-game losing streak in ODIs

Sri Lanka's best chance to challenge Kohli-less India

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:36:22

The visitors, buoyed by the return of Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne and Danushka Gunathilaka, seek to improve a woeful 2017 ODI record

Chandika Hathurusingha appointed Sri Lanka coach

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:29:08

Chandika Hathurusingha has been appointed Sri Lanka's new head coach and will begin his new role on December 20, at the start of the T20I series in India

ICC to take up pollution issue after Delhi Test draws criticism

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:56:32

The Indian Medical Association wrote to the BCCI saying it was troubled by the Test match taking place in hazardous conditions while Sri Lanka manager Asanka Gurusinha urged ICC to deploy air-quality meters in the future

Dhananjaya and a new dawn for Sri Lanka

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:14:40

Sri Lanka dropped him after throwing him in the firing line in South Africa. He has returned with the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India. Young talents like that need better nurturing

Dhananjaya, Roshen deny India 2-0

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:59:08

Dhananjaya de Silva and the debutant Roshen Silva were Sri Lanka's fifth-day heroes as they fought their way to a drawn third Test

SL coach Pothas mulls fading light 'coincidence'

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:59:18

In the dying moments of the fourth day, Sri Lanka lost a wicket to a fast bowler minutes before it was deemed too dark for the quicks to operate and two in an over to a spinner before it became the last over of the day

Sri Lanka bewildered by visit from DDCA doctor

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:06:01

The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) sent its doctor on call to the Sri Lanka dressing room for a medical check-up during the lunch on the fourth day, but the purpose of the test and its methodology was lost on the Sri Lanka camp

SL's struggles with Delhi air may be genuine - Dhawan

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:03:45

After having seen his team-mate Shami vomit on the field, the India opener was more understanding of the visitors' discomfort, but he only went as far as giving them a benefit of doubt

Kusal Perera back in Sri Lanka ODI squad

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:27:55

Kusal Mendis, who was rested for the Test series, was not among the 16 men picked by the selection committee

SL players asked to disembark flight by sports minister

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:06:46

The unprecedented action was justified by citing Sri Lanka's sports law which states that all national squads are subject to the sports minister's approval

Jadeja, Shami keep India on course for 2-0

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:42:00

Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja ripped through Sri Lanka's top order after India set them 410 to win the Delhi Test or survive the best part of four sessions to save it

Sri Lanka set to play Test at Kensington Oval for first time in June 2018

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:59:52

The month-long tour will be the first time Sri Lanka will play a Test series in the Caribbean since March 2008

Centuries for Mathews and Chandimal but India still on top

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:57:13

Having kept it locked up all through this tour, Sri Lanka finally reminded everyone of the batting quality they possess, as centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and, at long last, Angelo Mathews helped them avoid the follow-on at the Feroz Shah Kotla

'We had players coming off and vomiting' - Pothas

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:07:43

Sri Lanka were unable to cope with conditions in Delhi, where the air quality dipped to "very unhealthy" levels on Sunday

Delhi pollution interrupts India-Sri Lanka Test

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:09:04

In the post-lunch session, at least five of their fielders came out wearing masks and a little later they appeared not to have enough healthy players to put on the park

Kohli's 243 hands India massive advantage

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:36:52

Either side of a stop-start hour in which the focus of the Delhi Test shifted to the quality of the city's air, India extended their dominance over Sri Lanka with bat and ball

Sri Lanka select out of hope not expectation

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 15:17:50

When you are getting hammered all over and missing a talismanic bowler who has been both your stock bowler and your spearhead, there are no easy decisions

Vijay, Kohli tons cement India's dominance

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 13:35:40

M Vijay and Virat Kohli added 283 for the third wicket, utterly dispiriting Sri Lanka until Lakshan Sandakan gave them something to cheer with two quick wickets late in the day

Must-win scenario beckons battle-weary Sri Lanka

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:19:06

They do not have a Test win in India and they must find one in Delhi to level the series

Need to score 350 in the first innings - Chandimal

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:01:00

Chandimal said that SL must score at least 350 in their first innings, failing which it would be tough for the visitors to 'stay in the game'

Thisara Perera named captain for ODIs, T20Is against India

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:02:46

Thisara Perera is the seventh man to captain Sri Lanka in 2017, a year in which the team has suffered three ODI whitewashes

Rangana Herath out of Delhi Test with back injury

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:50:21

Sri Lanka are likely to name legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay as the replacement for the Test that starts in Delhi on December 2

India experience will help identify the right characters - Pothas

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:47:35

Sri Lanka's interim coach slams team's aggressive approach on the fourth morning, says some of the players are repeating the same mistakes

Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs; Rohit to lead

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:07:48

Virat Kohli has been rested from the ODI series against Sri Lanka, which follows the third Test in Delhi from December 2. Rohit Sharma will lead the ODI side in Kohli's absence

Ashwin quickest to 300 wickets, India record joint-biggest win

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:17:54

Virat Kohli will go to South Africa without having lost a Test series as a captain after India took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series with their joint-biggest Test win and Sri Lanka's biggest defeat

Kohli, Rohit bat Sri Lanka out of Nagpur Test

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 14:34:26

India continued to reap a rich harvest for all the hard work done sowing the crop on day two

Dasun Shanaka penalised for 'changing condition of ball'

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 18:05:24

The Sri Lanka allrounder has been handed three demerit points, and a fine worth 75% of his match fees, after being caught on television "picking up an area on the ball next to the seam several times."

SL haven't played spin well in last two years - Thilan Samaraweera

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 16:04:15

The newly appointed batting coach believes Sri Lanka have not played spin very well over the past two years and that they need to rectify that in the off season

Vijay, Pujara grind Sri Lanka into Nagpur dust

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:35:32

That safe, warm, fuzzy, home-like feeling was back for India as their two most valuable batsmen in recent times reunited to keep others blissfully unaware of any dangers there might have been of the new ball or the fresh bowlers or scoreboard pressure

You can't be missing straight balls at this level - Pothas

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:18:31

And while admitting that the SL batsmen let themselves down, Nic Pothas defended the shot selections that dismissed both Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella

Ashwin, Jadeja hand India advantage on 11-wicket day

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:58:31

Treating these Tests almost as tour games for the series in South Africa, India were in no danger of the apparent disrespect to Sri Lanka, biting them on the backside instead

SL's chance to shift India's focus from South Africa

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:02:42

Sri Lanka need drastic improvement in every facet of their game to compete with India, who are yet to lose a bilateral series under Virat Kohli

Nagpur pitch less seam-friendly than Eden Gardens - Chandimal

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:31:43

The Sri Lanka captain said the team is prepared to field a fifth bowler or an allrounder in keeping with their "changed" attitude to win the match

Seam-friendly tracks against SL the only way to prepare for SA - Kohli

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:34:36

The short gap between the Sri Lanka series and the South Africa tour has forced the team to get into a "game situation" as preparation for the tour, according to the India captain Virat Kohli

'Hathurusingha will be a great fit' - SLC president

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:42:09

Sri Lanka Cricket is ready to offer Chandika Hathurusingha the position of head coach if he has no further contractual obligations to the BCB

Excited by how Sri Lanka fought over four days - Pothas

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:25:56

The Sri Lanka coach said the side's process of improving began soon after their 3-0 series loss to India at home earlier this year

Sri Lanka hang on for draw after brutal Shami, Bhuvneshwar bursts

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:03:44

At half-past four, with seven wickets down and India's tail up, the light deteriorated enough to help Sri Lanka draw an absolutely riveting Test

Hathurusingha in line for Sri Lanka coach job

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:36:59

ESPNcricinfo understands that SLC and Hathurusingha have agreed verbally on a deal, and are about a week away from putting pen to paper

Rahul and Dhawan carry India into lead with ease

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:10:50

Both openers capitalised on vastly improved batting conditions, both overhead and underfoot, to lead India's recovery on the fourth day in Kolkata

Dilruwan survives after unusual review

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:31:24

After being adjudged lbw Dilruwan turned around and began walking back towards the dressing room, only to turn around and ask for a review, and the decision was overturned after replays suggested the ball had hit him outside the line of off stump

'It's about runs on such pitches' - Mathews

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:18:18

'Fifties won't take us anywhere, we will need hundreds on this pitch, says Sri Lanka batsman

Sri Lanka well placed to take first-innings lead

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:49:36

Half-centuries from Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne - in tough batting conditions - frustrated India after they were bowled out for 172 on the third day in Kolkata

SL to host India, Bangladesh for T20I tri-series in March

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:46:25

The series will comprise seven matches in Colombo, with each team to play each other twice before the final on March 20

India wobble against seam before rain washes out second day

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:40:35

Dasun Shanaka took two wickets as India were reduced to 74 for 5 in bowling-friendly conditions before a period of persistent rain forced officials to call off play more than two hours before the scheduled close

Breaks in play stopped batsmen from finding rhythm - Bangar

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:17:21

In the other camp, Sri Lanka bowling coach Ratnayake praised Lakmal, saying his spell was among the best he has seen "in a long time", but was also wary that batting would be equally difficult for his team on this surface

Lakmal 6-6-0-3 tortures India in tough conditions

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:36:41

Only 11.5 overs of cricket was possible in the first two sessions of the Kolkata Test, but they were 11.5 difficult overs for India, asked to bat on a damp green pitch under overcast skies

Important to play five bowlers against good Test sides - Chandimal

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:11:25

The Sri Lanka captain said that using five bowlers - to aid in taking 20 wickets in the match - and staying energetic in the field through the Test was important against Pakistan and will remain so in India

Sri Lanka resume search for first Test win in India

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:22:41

But for that to happen, their batting needs serious improvement considering at least one of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be back after spending three months being "rested" or "rotated"

Sri Lanka bowlers get a workout in only warm-up game

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:33:06

Sanju Samson struck a quickfire 128, off 143 balls, on the second day of the warm-up game as Sri Lanka were made to toil in Kolkata

SL batsmen make strong start to India tour

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:29:55

Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella made half-centuries as the tourists ended the first day at 411 for 6

Pothas warns SL against being 'infatuated' with India

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:29:35

The Sri Lanka coach says his side learnt lessons from the drubbing it got from India at home earlier this year, and comes to visit its in-form neighbour with a refreshed team culture

Want to protect Mendis' form, confidence - Labrooy

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 03:36:48

Graeme Labrooy, Sri Lanka's chief selector, said the panel "didn't want to throw Kusal Mendis to the deep end or take him to India and leave him on the bench"

Cottrell four dismantles SL A for 107 to set up series-leveling win

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:48:01

West Indies A defended 152 in the third unofficial one-dayer against Sri Lanka A, in a match where 16 wickets fell to pace-bowling

Mendis, Kaushal Silva and Pradeep left out of India tour

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:10:56

Angelo Mathews is back in the Test squad, which also includes allrounders Dhananjaya de Silva and Dasun Shanaka

Samaraweera to coach Sri Lanka's batsmen

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:49:54

An official announcement from SLC is likely on Monday, with the former Sri Lanka batsman taking on the role leading up to the 2019 World Cup

Aponso, Jayasuriya help Sri Lanka A clinch low-scorer

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:36:21

Sri Lanka A's lower order, led by Shehan Jayasuriya, rallied from 83 for 5 to chase down 177, despite fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell's career-best 4 for 44

Atapattu signs WBBL contract with Melbourne Renegades

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:49:03

The Sri Lanka batsman struck an unbeaten 178 against Australia at the World Cup and was subsequently signed by Yorkshire Diamonds for England's domestic T20 league in July

Gunaratne wins big at SLC's annual awards

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:26:51

The allrounder picked up four awards at the ceremony, while Rangana Herath and Chamari Atapattu were named the men's and women's cricketers of the year

Angelo Mathews declared fit for India tour

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:38:14

Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne are also expected return to the national set-up when Sri Lanka fly to India for a full tour

'We are happy and privileged to be here' - SLC president

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 16:22:49

Thilanga Sumathipala sent out a message of solidarity with Pakistan, reiterating that the PCB and and the government of Pakistan have stood by Sri Lanka in the past

Pakistan cruise to win on Lahore's big night

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 17:51:31

Shoaib Malik scorched his way to a 23-ball fifty, Mohammad Amir scythed through Sri Lanka's chase, and Pakistan gave a raucous home crowd an evening to remember, as they trounced Sri Lanka by 36 runs

SL team surrounded by 'extraordinary' security arrangements in Lahore

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 10:40:36

With roads sealed off and huge security convoys, the security arrangements provided to the Sri Lanka team are similar to the protocol followed for a presidential visit

Jayasuriya, Pushpakumara sweep WI A away

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 06:26:27

The two spinners finished with match hauls of eight wickets each to clinch the unofficial Test series for Sri Lanka 2-1

Lahore readies itself for that international feeling

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:09:45

The city might be gaining a new familiarity with the feeling of hosting international cricket, but there is additional meaning to this latest match, given the identity of the visiting team

Pothas 'proud of' T20 team despite losing series

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 07:14:56

The Sri Lanka coach is looking at the side's dismal streak of losing seven straight limited-overs matches in the UAE as 'five defeats and two good games'

Shadab swings low-scoring scrap with ball and bat

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:02:21

Sri Lanka fought desperately despite a spectacular collapse lit up by a Faheem Ashraf hat-trick, and held the ascendancy right until Shadab Khan smashed a six with Pakistan needing eight from three balls