Sri Lanka

Rain In Pallekele Frustrates Sri Lanka And New Zealand

New Zealand's tour of Sri Lanka got off to a soggy start as the only Twenty20 International was abandoned due to rain in Pallekele. After a delayed start and interruptions during the game, New Zealand limped to 74 for seven in 14 overs and Sri Lanka had completed just two overs of their run chase when the rain returned to finally end the contest.
30 October 2012

New Zealand Recruit Vaas For Sri Lanka Test Series

Former Sri Lankan pace bowler Chaminda Vaas will link up with New Zealand and work as a specialist bowling coach during their Test series in his home country. New Zealand play a Test apiece in Galle and Colombo in Novemeber with Vaas set to assist full-time bowling coach Shane Bond.
26 October 2012

Sri Lanka Call Up Rookie Kaushal For ODI Series

Sri Lanka have named a 15-man squad for the first three One-Day Internationals against New Zealand in a series that gets underway on 1st November. Uncapped off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been included the squad despite yet to play a first-class, one-day or Twenty20 match outside of Under-19 internationals.
25 October 2012

Malinga And Jayawardene Rested For New Zealand T20

Nuwan Kulasekara will assume the vice-captaincy of the Sri Lankan Twenty20 International team as Lasith Malinga and Mahela Jayawardene are rested for the one-off game against New Zealand in Pallekele on 30th October. New captain Angelo Mathews will take charge of the team while Ajantha Mendis is not included in the 13-man squad due to injury.
25 October 2012

Leg-Spinner Todd Astle Included In New Zealand Test Squad

Leg-spinner Todd Astle is the most notable inclusion in New Zealand's 15-man Test squad for their forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka. The limited-overs squad bares a strong resemblance to the one selected for the ICC World Twenty20, with Dan Vettori, Doug Bracewell and Martin Guptill the three to miss out from the squad that were knocked out at the super eight stage.
11 October 2012

West Indies Beat Sri Lanka To Win ICC WT20

The West Indies ended a long wait for a trophy by beating Sri Lanka by 36 runs in a remarkable final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Colombo. Batting first, they limped to 32 for two in 10 overs but an innings of 78 from Marlon Samuels helped them reach 137 for six. Despite making it to 48 for one, Sri Lanka were then bowled out for 101 in reply.
7 October 2012

ICC WT20 Podcasts: Sri Lanka-West Indies Final Preview

Chetan Narula and John Pennington look ahead to the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012, which sees Sri Lanka take on the West Indies in Colombo. In the first clip they assess what impact the crowd could have on the match, cheering on hosts Sri Lanka and consider the relative strengths of both sides.
7 October 2012

Cricket Betting: Can Gayle Blow Sri Lanka Away?

William Hill make hosts Sri Lanka their 4/5 favourites to beat the West Indies in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup, the Windies are offered at Evens. Chris Gayle was simply superb in the semi-final victory over Australia, he is 11/2 to be named man of the match and 4/1 to top score in a West Indies victory. Home favourites Lasith Malinga is 10/1 to be named man of the match with Mahela Jayawardene 8/1.
7 October 2012

ICC WT20 Podcast: Sri Lanka-Pakistan Review

John Pennington and Chetan Narula discuss the ICC World Twenty20 2012 semi-final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The game was won by Sri Lanka and they focus on the impact of Rangana Herath, among other things.
5 October 2012

Sri Lanka Reach Second ICC World Twenty20 Final

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 16 runs to reach the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 and guarantee a first-time winner on Sunday. In a match that see-sawed from one team to another all throughout, the hosts emerged victorious and will await the winners of the Australia versus West Indies semi-final.
4 October 2012

Cricket World Live - ICC WT20 2012 Semi-Final - Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Join our live cricket show covering the closing stages of the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 as Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in Colombo. Join us as we keep you up to date with the closing stages of the match with John Pennington and Daniel Grummitt leading coverage in the studio. Then, we look ahead to the second semi-final between Australia and the West Indies with contributions from Mickey Arthur, Stafanie Taylor, Chetan Narula and Mark Butcher.
4 October 2012

Malinga Bowls Sri Lanka Through As England Crash Out

Sri Lanka moved into the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 2012, taking the West Indies with them, by beating England by 19 runs in Pallekele. A powerful batting performance saw them post 169 for six - a score that proved well beyond England despite a fine knock of 63 in 43 balls from Samit Patel.
1 October 2012

Jayawardene Leads Sri Lanka To Thumping Win Over West Indies

Sri Lanka went from one extreme to the other, following up their tight Super Over victory over New Zealand with a comprehensive nine-wicket thrashing of the West Indies to make it two Super Eight wins in a row in the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Pallekele. A majestic unbeaten 65 from Mahela Jayawardene underpinned a successful run chase having been set a modest target of 130.
29 September 2012

New Zealand And Sri Lanka Record First Wins

New Zealand Women got their ICC Women's World Twenty20 campaign back on track with a comfortable victory over South Africa Women in Galle, while hosts Sri Lanka had the better of a rain-affected second game against West Indies.
28 September 2012

Sri Lanka Take Dramatic Super Over Win

There was high drama as the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20 got underway in Pallekele as Sri Lanka held their nerve to beat New Zealand on a Super Over. Both teams scored 174 - Rob Nicol hitting 58 for New Zealand and Tillakaratne Dilshan 76 for Sri Lanka in a high-class display of powerful batting - before it came down to cricket's equivalent of the penalty shootout.
27 September 2012

Sri Lanka Ease Past Woeful Zimbabwe

Tournament hosts Sri Lanka were barely troubled by a poor Zimbabwe side as they won the opening match of the ICC World T20 2012 by 82 runs in Hambantota. It was a tale of the two Mendises as Jeevan starred with the bat to haul Sri Lanka up to 182 for four and Ajantha with the ball to help rout the visitors for just 100.
18 September 2012

Sri Lanka-New Zealand Series Dates Confirmed

New Zealand will play a Twenty20 Internationals, five One-Day Internationals and two Tests matches in Sri Lanka between 30th October and 29th November. Galle and Colombo will host the Tests at the end of the month-long tour, which begins with the one-off Twenty20 match in Pallekele on 30th October.
13 September 2012

ICC WT20 Warm-Up Wins For Ireland And Sri Lanka

Ireland and Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe and the West Indies as the warm-up matches for the ICC World Twenty20 2012 got underway in Colombo. Ireland produced an impressive performance to hammer Zimbabwe by 54 runs while hosts Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by nine wickets in a dominant display.
13 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - Sri Lanka

At home, Sri Lanka are near unbeatable. There is recent proof of this, when in the 2011 ODI World Cup, they reached the finals without as much as breaking a sweat. With the ICC World Twenty20 2012 coming to their backyard, there aren’t many people who will bet against them. There is some difference between the two tournaments though. Of course there is the format and how Sri Lanka figure in that sense as compared to the competition is something that needs to be tackled a bit later. The foremost difference is in leadership.
11 September 2012

ICC World T20 Trophies Arrive In Sri Lanka

The ICC World Twenty20 2012 trophies have been ceremoniously accepted at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka after arriving from Dubai. The trophies were delivered to the host country at the completion of their global tour and the men's and women's trophies were met by Ajit Jayasakera, the Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer, and ICC World Twenty20 2012 Tournament Director Upekha Nell.
30 August 2012


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