Sri Lanka

James Anderson credits success at Headingley to change in bowling end

England pace spearhead James Anderson, who starred with the ball on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, said that changing the end from where he bowls has contributed to his success.
21 May 2016

Anderson, Broad decimate Sri Lanka on day two

After Jonny Bairstow scored a fantastic 140, James Anderson and Stuart Broad shared nine wickets to bowl Sri Lanka out for 91 runs after which England enforced the follow on under gloomy skies on the second day of the first Test at Headingley.
20 May 2016

Momentum is with England - Alex Hales

England opening batsman Alex Hales asserted that the unbeaten 88-run stand he shared with Jonny Bairstow has given the team momentum towards the end of the day.
20 May 2016

Hales, Bairstow rescue England after batting collapse on a gloomy day

After Dasun Shanaka reduced them to 83 for five, Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow hit unbeaten fifties to push England to 171 for five in 53 overs on day one before the third session of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Headingley was washed out.
19 May 2016

Home bound Dhammika Prasad in doubt for remainder of England tour

Sri Lanka's tour of England has received a fresh setback as pace bowler Dhammika Prasad is set to return home for further assessment of his shoulder injury which had ruled him out of the ongoing first Test match in Leeds.
19 May 2016

Steven Finn to play first Test against Sri Lanka ahead of Jake Ball

England Test captain Alastair Cook has confirmed that Steven Finn will play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Leeds ahead of the uncapped Jake Ball.
19 May 2016

Strauss feels that points based system will connect the three formats of the game

Director of England Cricket Andrew Strauss has voiced his support for the points-based scoring system for multi-format cricket and said that it will connect the three forms of the game.
19 May 2016

Rangana Herath hoping for a repeat of 2014 heroics

Sri Lankan spin spearhead Rangana Herath is hoping that his team can repeat their series-winning performance of the 2014 tour in the upcoming campaign against England.
18 May 2016

First Test, England v Sri Lanka - Statistical Preview

As England begin their 2016 international summer season with the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Leeds, let us look into a few key statistics.
18 May 2016

Three things Sri Lanka must do to beat England

England’s summer of cricket is finally here and the first team on their radar is Sri Lanka. But what must the tourists do if they are to prevail? Bimal Mirwani has some answers.
18 May 2016

Sri Lanka unlikely to repeat 2014 heroics - First Test Preview

As a busy international schedule commences at Headingley following the ICC World T20 tournament, here is our preview of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka.
18 May 2016

ICC denies receiving claim from Sri Lanka for reimbursement in Kusal Perera case

Contrary to the statement of the secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, the International Cricket Council has denied that it has received a request for reimbursement of the costs incurred by the board in the defence of Kusal Perera.
16 May 2016

Dhammika Prasad to miss first Test due to injury

Sri Lankan pacer Dhammika Prasad has been ruled out of the first Test against England in Leeds due to the shoulder injury he picked up while bowling in the tour match against Essex last week.
16 May 2016

Karunaratne stars with a hundred in a drawn encounter

Dimuth Karunaratne brought up a boundary-filled century starring in a day of good returns for Sri Lankans, who scored 200 for four in the second innings before declaring as the tour match against Leicestershire ended in a draw on the third day and final day.
16 May 2016

Leicestershire survive trial by spin on day two after Shanaka century

After a fluent century from Dasun Shanaka helped Sri Lankans score 367, Michael Burgess and Tom Wells shared a 128-run stand as Leicestershire went on to post 304 for five in 80 overs trailing by 63 runs by the end of day two of the tour match in Leicester.
14 May 2016

Dasun Shanaka rescues Sri Lanka with fluent 91

Dasun Shanaka scored a fluent 91 and shared a 126-run unbeaten partnership for the ninth wicket with Rangana Herath as Sri Lanka recovered from 192 for eight to post 318 for eight at the end of day one in the tour match against Leicestershire in Leicester.
13 May 2016

FICA Chief Tony Irish questions WADA program after Kusal Perera clean chit

The executive chairman of the Federation of International Cricketers' Association has raised doubts over the efficacy of the World Anti-Doping Agency program when it comes to safeguarding clean cricketers in the aftermath of the incident involving Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera.
13 May 2016

Pakistan considering playing their home series in Sri Lanka

The Pakistan Cricket Board is currently considering the prospect of hosting their home matches in Sri Lanka instead of their current adopted home venue, the United Arab Emirates.
13 May 2016

Kumar Sangakkara bats for Kusal Perera's inclusion for England tour

Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara is hoping that Kusal Perera will be given a chance to feature in the tour of England after doping charges against him were lifted.
13 May 2016

Alex Hales, Nick Compton receive support from Joe Root

England batsman Joe Root feels that Alex Hales and Nick Compton will be eager to prove their critics wrong by putting up good performances with the bat in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
13 May 2016