Sri Lanka

Comfortable Win Puts West Indies Into 2-0 Series Lead

West Indies Women moved into a 2-0 series lead over Sri Lanka Women by winning the second Twenty20 International in Colombo by six wickets. Like the first match, runs came at a premium and after Sri Lanka had limped to 73 for eight, West Indies confidently reached 74 for four inside 16 overs to put themselves one win away from clinching the series.
3 March 2013

Bangladesh Bowlers Struggle Ahead Of First Test

Bangladesh began their preparations ahead of Friday's first Test and encountered problems of their own against a Sri Lanka Development XI, some of whom may well make their Test debuts in five days time. 22 year-old left-hander Kithuruwan Vithanage hit a career-best 157 not out for the Sri Lankans and added 159 with all-rounder Ashan Priyanjan for the fifth-wicket after the tourists had had the better of the first session.
3 March 2013

Aguilleira Guides West Indies Home In Low-Scoring Thriller

West Indian captain Merissa Aguilleira held her nerve to hit the winning runs from the final ball of the first Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka Women in Colombo. In a low-scoring match, Sri Lanka posted 87 for eight but it needed Aguilleira's calm unbeaten 34 - including a boundary from the final ball - to guide the tourists to a two-wicket victory.
1 March 2013

Sangakkara Included In Team For Bangladesh Tour Match

Sri Lanka have included experienced batsman and former captain Kumar Sangakkara in an Emerging Players squad to play the touring Bangladesh side in a three-day game. Sangakkara is continuing his recovery from the hand injury that ended his tour of Australia prematurely in December.
28 February 2013

Three Changes As Sri Lanka Name Twenty20 Squad

Sri Lanka have named a 14-member squad for the five-match Twenty20 International series against West Indies Women that gets underway tomorrow (1st Match). There are three changes from the squad that lost the One-Day International series 2-1.
28 February 2013

Ashraful Replaces Injured Shahriar Nafees In Test Squad

Former captain and middle-order batsman Mohammad Ashraful has been called up to replace Shahriar Nafees in Bangladesh's Test squad to tour Sri Lanka. Left-handed opener Shahriar has suffered a hand injury and stitches won't be removed for seven days, allowing Ashraful another recall.
27 February 2013

West Indies Win By 33 Runs To Clinch ODI Series

West Indies Women beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs in the decisive third One-Day International in Dambulla, repeating the 2-1 series win they managed at home against the same opponents in 2012. Shemaine Campbelle followed up her century in the second game by top scoring with 37 for the West Indies as they posted 191 for nine before Sri Lanka were restricted to 156 for nine in reply.
26 February 2013

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

 
 
 
 

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