Sri Lanka

Mathews Targets Semi-Finals For Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has set his side the target of reaching the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy, which gets underway in England and Wales on 6th June. Sri Lanka are in a group with hosts England, reigning champions Australia and New Zealand, who have been in England since earlier this month and are always competitive.
30 May 2013

Lokuhettige Replaces Injured Welagedara For Sri Lanka

Dilhara Lokuhettige has been called up to replace fellow fast bowler Chanaka Welagedara in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Welagedara suffered an injury to his right foot and ankle and underwent scans, the results of which have forced him out of the reckoning for the tournament, which is held in England and Wales between 6th and 23rd June.
27 May 2013

Sri Lanka Hand Contracts To Women Cricketers

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have confirmed that they have given central contracts to 19 of their women cricketers, another boost following their strong showing in the World Cup earlier this year. They beat reigning champions England and hosts India on their way to a record fifth place finish and the 19 players have been split into three categories of contract.
10 May 2013

Sri Lanka-South Africa Series Dates Confirmed

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have confirmed the itinerary for South Africa's limited overs tour which will comprise five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals. The five ODIs will be played between 20th and 31st July in Colombo and Kandy before the three Twenty20 Internationals are held on 2nd, 4th and 6th August.
10 May 2013

Sri Lanka Recall Welagedara For Champions Trophy

Sri Lanka have banked largely on experience in naming their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 by recalling Chanaka Welagedara. There were four uncapped players in their provisional squad but none have made it through to the final squad, which will be led by Angelo Mathews.
3 May 2013

Four Uncapped Players In Sri Lanka Provisional Squad

Sri Lanka have named their 30-man provisional squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 which takes place in England and Wales in June. Shehan Jayasuriya, Ishan Jayaratne, Angelo Perera and Milinda Siriwardene are the four uncapped players in the squad while a number of experienced players have earned recalls.
8 April 2013

Sri Lanka See Off Bangladesh To Preserve T20 Ranking

Sri Lanka protected their number one ranking in Twenty20 International cricket with a convincing 17-run win over Bangladesh in their one-off match in Pallekele. Kushal Perera slammed 64 at the top of the order to help Sri Lanka post 198 for five and although Bangladesh fought hard, they fell short, closing on 181 for seven.
31 March 2013

Nasir Cameo Gives Bangladesh Historic Win

Bangladesh took a share of the spoils in the One-Day International series in Sri Lanka after having the better of a rain-affected affair in Pallekele. Rain stopped play with the tourists on 78 for one in the 14th over of their pursuit of Sri Lanka's 302, and they were set 183 in 27 overs when the players walked out a couple of hours later. Nasir Hossain proved to be the batting star, ending on 33 off 27 balls, as they reached their target with an over to spare.
28 March 2013

Sri Lanka Retain Same Squad For Final ODI

Sri Lanka have named an unchanged squad for the third and final One-Day International against Bangladesh after the second game in Hambantota was rained off. They won the opening match by eight wickets and the two teams will meet in the final match in Colombo tomorrow (27th March).
27 March 2013

Monsoon Rains Wash Out Second ODI

The arrival of the monsoon rains in Sri Lanka meant that the second One-Day International between the hosts and Bangladesh was washed out with just five overs possible in Hambantota. With the forecast for Thursday's final game looking equally wet, Sri Lanka's victory in the series opener looks like being decisive.
25 March 2013

Dilshan Sees Sri Lanka To Easy Win

Sri Lanka waltzed to victory in the opening One-Day International against Bangladesh in Hambantota. An unbeaten century from Tillakaratne Dilshan, coupled with contributions from Kushal Perera and Kumar Sangakkara, helped them chase down their revised target of 238 with 32 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand. Tamim Iqbal had given the tourists hope with his first international hundred in almost three years and the first by a Bangladeshi against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
23 March 2013

Sri Lanka Clinch Series In Colombo

Rangana Herath ended with match figures of 12 for 157 as Sri Lanka wrapped up victory in the second Test against Bangladesh with a day to spare in Colombo. Herath struck in the first over of the day and the home side never looked back in spite of some brief resistance from the Bangladeshi lower-order.
19 March 2013

Three Uncapped Players In Sri Lanka ODI Squad

Sri Lanka have called up uncapped batsmen Kithururan Vithanage and all-rounders Angelo Perera and Sachith Pathirana for the first two games in the One-Day International series against Bangladesh. Vithanage played in both Tests but is yet to play an ODI and the squad shows a number of other changes from the team that took on Australia.
18 March 2013

Mortaza Misses Out On ODI Squad, Ashraful Recalled

Bangladesh have named a 15-man squad for their three-match series of One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka later this month. Fast bowler and former captain Mashrafe Mortaza misses out on selection due to injury while Shafiul Islam and Elias Sunny have been dropped from the team that played against the West Indies in their last ODI.
13 March 2013

Sohag Gazi Fined And Reprimanded For Dissent

Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi has been fined 20 percent of his match fee and reprimanded after showing dissent during the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. After being dismissed in his side's first innings, Sohag pointed to his arm to indicate that the ball had struck him rather than his bat before he was given out caught.
13 March 2013

More Records Go Before Galle Run-Fest Is Drawn

More history was made on the final day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Galle before the match was, inevitably, drawn. Centuries for Tillakaratne Dilshan (126) and Kumar Sangakkara (105) equalled the record of eight centuries in one Test as Sri Lanka declared on 335 for four and Bangladesh closed on 70 for one in their second innings.
12 March 2013

West Indies Win Final Game In Dramatic Fashion

West Indies Women beat Sri Lanka Women by seven runs in the fifth and final Twenty20 International in Colombo, taking the series 4-1. In another tight game, West Indies posted 122 for five as Deandra Dottin top scored with 44 before their bowlers held their nerve at the death to dismiss Sri Lanka for 115.
8 March 2013

Sri Lanka Women Avoid Series Whitewash

Sri Lanka Women recorded a consolation win in the fourth Twenty20 International against the West Indies. With the series already won by the visitors, Sri Lanka's bowlers combined to dismiss their opponents for just 101 and then knocked off the runs, not without a few alarms, to win by four wickets.
7 March 2013

Ashraful Leads Aggressive Bangladesh Batting Effort

Bangladesh warmed up for the first Test against Sri Lanka with an encouraging batting performance on the final day of their drawn tour game with a Sri Lanka Emerging Players XI. Replying to 410, they were bowled out for 479 after Mohammad Ashraful made 102 and four other players scored half-centuries.
5 March 2013

Outstanding West Indies Seal Series In Sri Lanka

Stafanie Taylor hit 75 in 46 balls and Shanel Daley then returned five for 15 as West Indies Women thumped Sri Lanka by 34 runs in the third Twenty20 International in Colombo. Taylor's innings helped the tourists reach an imposing 145 for six and Daley's career-best effort saw Sri Lanka dismissed for 111 in the final over, handing West Indies an unassailable 3-0 series lead.
5 March 2013

 
 
 
 

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