Sri Lanka

Naeem, Enamul Ruled Out Of Sri Lanka Tests

Bangladesh have been forced to make two changes to their Test squad ahead of the Sri Lanka series due to both Naeem Islam and Enamul Haque junior succumbing to injuries. Enamul has torn his left hamstring and Naeem has a tear in his right thigh and have been replaced by Elias Sunny and Marshall Ayub respectively.
25 February 2013

Sri Lanka Win Despite Brilliant Campbelle Century

Shemaine Campbelle hit a record-breaking century but her efforts were in vain as Sri Lanka Women won the second One-Day International against West Indies in Dambulla. One of the most remarkable rescue acts ever seen in women's cricket came to nothing when Sri Lanka, thanks to Deepika Rasangika's 55, reached their victory target to level the series in 45.3 overs.
24 February 2013

Three Players Recalled By Bangladesh For Sri Lanka Tests

Bangladesh have named their 15-man Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, which begins with a warm-up match in Matara on 3rd March. Shakib Al Hasan's exclusion due to injury is the big news, although there are recalls for Jahurul Islam, Robiul Islam and Enamul Haque jnr and a maiden Test call-up for Mominul Haque.
24 February 2013

Shakib Al Hasan Ruled Out Of Sri Lanka Tour

Bangladesh have been dealt a blow ahead of next month's tour of Sri Lanka with the news that all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss all six internationals in order to have surgery on his right calf muscle. "Shakib will be out of action for at least six weeks after the surgery," Dr Debashish Chowdhury, BCB's chief medical officer, said.
23 February 2013

Dottin Powers West Indies To Victory Over Sri Lanka

West Indies Women might have been comprehensively beaten in the World Cup final five days ago but they put that disappointment behind them with a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International in Dambulla. They were tested at times by Sri Lanka, who finished the World Cup in fifth, but eventually proved too strong for their ever-improving opponents.
22 February 2013

West Indies Aiming To Build On World Cup Showing

Fresh from their eventful journey to the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in India, West Indies Women are now beginning their final preparations for the first One-Day International in Sri Lanka. The newly-ranked second best team in the world meets Sri Lanka, who also enjoyed a breakthrough World Cup, finishing fifth, in the first of three ODIs tonight (22nd February) in Dambulla.
22 February 2013

Sri Lanka Sign Up Vaas As Bowling Coach

Sri Lanka have confirmed the appointment of Chaminda Vaas as bowling coach, and the former World Cup winner has signed a two-year contract. He will lead bowling coaches Champaka Ramanayake and Anusha Samaranayake and join up with the squad ahead of the home series against Bangladesh, which begins on 8th March.
20 February 2013

Sri Lanka Make Changes Ahead Of ODI Series

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has named a 14-member squad for the first two Women's One-Day Internationals against the West Indies on 22nd and 24th February. While the West Indies squad is unchanged from the set of players that carried them to a first ever World Cup final, Sri Lanka have made changes after finishing in a best ever fifth place.
19 February 2013

Injury Rules Jayawardene Out Of Bangladesh Tests

Experienced Sri Lanka batsman and former captain Mahela Jayawardene has dislocated the middle finger of his left hand and will be sidelined for up to six weeks. He will miss both Test matches against Bangladesh in early March and has been replaced in Sri Lanka's provisional squad by Thilan Samaraweera.
19 February 2013

Bangladesh Name Preliminary Test Squad

Bangladesh have named a 25-man preliminary squad for their upcoming two-Test series in Sri Lanka, which gets underway on 8th March. The opening Test will be played in Galle while the venue for the second game, which begins on 16th March, has yet to be confirmed.
18 February 2013

West Indies Women And Sri Lanka Women Agree Limited-Overs Series

Two of the surprise packages from the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup, West Indies and Sri Lanka, will play a series of limited-overs matches later this month. The first of three One-Day Internationals will begin in Dambulla on 22nd February, with the first of five T20 Internationals taking place on 1st March at the R Premadasa.
17 February 2013

Siriwardene Seals Sri Lanka's Personal Best

Sri Lanka Women ended their World Cup campaign on a high note, finishing in fifth place following a comprehensive 88-run win over South Africa in their positional play-off in Cuttack. Sri Lanka equalled their fourth highest ODI score to make 244 for seven before dismissing South Africa for 156 as Shashikala Siriwardene returned figures of four for 31.
15 February 2013

Mathews Named As Sri Lanka Test Captain

Angelo Mathews has been named as Sri Lanka's new Test and One-Day International captain with Dinesh Chandimal taking over as Twenty20 International skipper. Mathews had already been leading the one-day side but following Mahela Jayawardene's decision to step down as Test captain, he becomes their fourth captain in the last three years after Kumar Sangakakra, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Jayawardene.
14 February 2013

Sri Lanka Collapse Hands South Africa Victory

Sri Lanka Women lost seven wickets for seven runs, collapsing from 110 for three to be all out for 117 to hand South Africa a 110-run win in their Women's World Cup Super Six game in Cuttack. They were making steady progress having been set 228 to win before losing their way completely, Dane van Niekerk taking four for 18 to ensure the two sides will meet again in Friday's fifth place play-off.
13 February 2013

Australia Crush Sri Lanka To Reach World Cup Final

Australia Women's seemingly inexorable march towards a sixth Women's World Cup title advanced one step further as they comfortably beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their penultimate Super Six game. They made it five tournament wins out of five by dismissing the competition's surprise package for 131 and then racing to their target in just 22.2 overs.
10 February 2013

Sri Lanka Make More History By Knocking India Out

Sri Lanka Women proved that their stunning victory over England was no fluke, completely outplaying India Women to qualify for the Super Sixes of the Women's World Cup with a 138-run win in Mumbai. The result knocked India out of the tournament after they failed to even get close to the score of 251 that would have seen them through at the West Indies' expense.
5 February 2013

Sri Lanka Stun England, Wins For Australia, New Zealand

World Cup upsets don't come much bigger than this. Tournament outsiders Sri Lanka should have been no match for reigning champions England but won a thriller in Mumbai by one wicket, wicket-keeper Dilani Manodara hitting the last ball for six. There were also wins for Australia over Pakistan and New Zealand over South Africa.
1 February 2013

Women's World Cup Preview - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka go into this tournament as the lowest ranked side and rank outsiders. In their last three tournaments, they have finished sixth, seventh and eighth, following an unexpected loss to Pakistan in the Super Six stage in 2009. They subsequently beat Pakistan in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in 2009, and repeated the trick one year later although failed to progress – mirroring their World Cup performances.
30 January 2013

Weerakkody Guides Sri Lanka To Victory

Sripali Weerakkody scored an unbeaten half-century to guide Sri Lanka Women to a fine two-wicket win over South Africa Women in their final warm-up match ahead of the Women's World Cup. Set 165 after South Africa were dismissed for 164, Sri Lanka were struggling at 66 for six before Weerakkody's innings handed Sri Lanka a rare victory.
29 January 2013

Sri Lanka Hold Their Nerve In MCG Thriller

The second Twenty20 International at the MCG had everything. A fine innings by one of the most stylish batsmen in world cricket, Mahela Jayawardene, poor death bowling, rain, a revised target, and eventually a close finish. Ultimately, it was Sri Lanka who held their nerve and defended four off the last ball to take a clean sweep of the two-match series.
28 January 2013

 
 
 

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