Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka stage tremendous comeback before bad light ends day four

Sri Lanka managed to set a target of 268 runs and then followed it up with three wickets, reducing Australia to 83 for three in 27 overs before bad light brought a premature end to the rain-affected fourth day of the first Test in Pallekele.
29 July 2016
 

Injured O'Keefe ruled out of Sri Lanka Test series

Australian left-arm orthodox spinner Steve O'Keefe has suffered a hamstring injury and has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka.
29 July 2016

Mendis masterclass scripts Sri Lanka comeback on day three

A masterful unbeaten 169 from Kusal Mendis led the way for Sri Lanka as they staged a comeback in the game and scored 282 for six in 80 overs, ending the third day’s play in the first Test in Pallekele with a lead of 196 runs.
28 July 2016

Muttiah Muralitharan set to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Former spin bowling great Muttiah Muralitharan became the first Sri Lankan cricketer to be selected into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame.
28 July 2016

Sandakan, Herath spin a web against Australia on day two

Debutant left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan and Rangana Herath shared eight wickets equally to bowl Australia out for 203 runs in the first innings on the rain-affected second day of the first Test match in Pallekele, but at stumps, the visitors still commanded a handy lead of 80 runs.
27 July 2016

Nic Pothas to join Sri Lanka as fielding coach

Former South African wicket-keeper batsman Nic Pothas is set to leave his position as the academy director at Leicestershire County Cricket Club to take over as the fielding coach of Sri Lanka.
26 July 2016

Rain washes third session after Australia decimate Sri Lanka

Australia thoroughly decimated the Sri Lankan batting line-up and bowled them out for 117 runs before going on to score 66 for two after which a steady drizzle washed out the third session of the first day of the first Test in Pallekele.
26 July 2016

Australia pick two-man spin attack for Pallekele Test

Australian captain Steven Smith confirmed that the team will field a two-man spin attack consisting of Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on Tuesday.
25 July 2016

Angelo Mathews wary of Australian challenge

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews is wary of the challenge posed by Australia in the upcoming Test series which begins on 26th July.
24 July 2016

Thirimanne, Siriwardana dropped for Australia Tests

The Sri Lankan selectors have dropped batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana from the 15-man squad which has been announced for the upcoming Test series against Australia.
21 July 2016

Test Rankings on the line for India and Australia

Ahead of their respective series against West Indies and Sri Lanka, India and Australia face a prospect of losing points in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings, if they do not record comprehensive wins.
20 July 2016

Phil Simmons emphasises the importance of being patient

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has stressed that it will be important for the team to stay patient and work hard in the upcoming four-match Test series against India.
20 July 2016

All-round O'Keefe routs Sri Lankan XI in practice game

Steve O'Keefe completed a 10-wicket haul to follow up his unbeaten 78 in the first innings as Australia ran through Sri Lankan XI in their second innings, bowling them out for 83 runs in 20.5 overs to secure a victory by an innings and 162 runs in the tour match in Colombo.
20 July 2016

O'Keefe, Smith stretch Australia's lead past 200

Fifties from Steve O’Keefe and Steven Smith along with a cameo from Mitchell Starc took Australia to 431 for nine and extended their lead over Sri Lankan XI to 202 runs by the end of the second day’s play in the tour match in Colombo.
19 July 2016

O'Keefe, Burns shine for Australia on day one

Riding on Steve O’Keefe's five-wicket haul, Australia bowled out Sri Lankan XI for 229 runs in 57.2 overs following which they scored 127 for one in 32 overs with Joe Burns hitting an unbeaten 64 on the first day of the tour match in Colombo.
19 July 2016

Henriques in pursuit of consistency ahead of Test return

Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques stated that consistency will be the key for him in order to cement his place in the Test side after earning a recall for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
12 July 2016

Sri Lanka need to improve in all departments - Angelo Mathews

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has stressed on the need for the team to improve in all the three aspects of the game after a dismal tour of the British Isles.
10 July 2016

Warner confident of recovering in time for Sri Lanka Tests

Australian vice-captain David Warner said that he is confident of recovering in time for the Test matches against Sri Lanka which begin at the end of July.
8 July 2016

Sri Lanka suspend Kithuruwan Vithanage for one year

Middle-order batsman Kithuruwan Vithanage has been handed a one-year suspension from all forms of the game by Sri Lanka Cricket for his involvement in a public altercation in Colombo.
8 July 2016

Sri Lanka opposes two-tier Test Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala has stated that the board is opposed to the proposed revamp of Test cricket to include two tiers with a concept of promotion and relegation.
7 July 2016