Sri Lanka

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

ICC to support Kusal Perera's damages claim from WADA

The president of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala has revealed that the board has received the support of the International Cricket Council for the damages claim against the World Anti-Doping Agency on Kusal Perera.
7 July 2016

SLC aim to have Tharindu Kaushal's doosra cleared

Sri Lanka Cricket is currently mulling to get the doosra of off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal cleared as he has undergone remedial action since the International Cricket Council banned him from bowling the delivery in September 2015.
7 July 2016

Muttiah Muralitharan terms Australia as favourites against Sri Lanka

Spin bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan reckons that Australia will start as the favourites in the upcoming Test series in their tour of Sri Lanka which gets underway at the end of July.
6 July 2016

Buttler, Morgan power England to a convincing victory

Jos Butler scored a 49-ball 73 and shared a 114-run unbeaten stand with Eoin Morgan as England chased down a target of 141 runs in 17.3 overs to complete a comprehensive eight wicket win over Sri Lanka in the only Twenty20 International in Southampton.
5 July 2016

Desperate Sri Lanka seek their first win in England tour - Fifth ODI Preview

After losing the series 2-0 to England, Sri Lanka will be desperate to sign off the One-Day International campaign with a victory in the fifth game in Cardiff.
1 July 2016