Sri Lanka

Dilshan Out Of Opening Test, Karunaratne Called Up

Experienced all-rounder and former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's opening Test against New Zealand with a back injury. He missed the final two One-Day Internationals with the same problem which has not cleared up sufficiently for him to play.
16 November 2012

Sri Lanka Struggle Before Rain Washes Out Final ODI

There was unfortunately little surprise in store at Hambantota, where the fifth and final One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned. After 28.3 overs, Sri Lanka had struggled to make 123 for eight when the rain set in, and despite inspections being scheduled, that was as far as the game got, meaning Sri Lanka claimed the series 3-0.
12 November 2012

Sri Lanka Clinch Series With Emphatic Win

Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chadimal and Kumar Sangakkara ensured that New Zealand's meagre total of 131 for eight off 32 overs wasn't enough to win the fourth ODI. Nuwan Kulasekara and Jeevan Mendis had been the visitors' chief tormentors, sharing five wickets and making the most of some helpful bowling conditions.
10 November 2012

Cricket Video - Sri Lanka Name Test Squad To Take On New Zealand - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look ahead to the Test series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Sri Lanka have named a 15-man squad for the series which gets underway in Galle on 17th November, calling up uncapped 19-year-old Tharindu Kaushal.
9 November 2012

Kapugedera Replaces Injured Tillakaratne Dilshan

Chamara Kapugedera has been drafted in to Sri Lanka's squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand as a replacement for Tillakaratne Dilshan. Dilshan shrugged off back pain to score a match-winning century in the third match but has subsequently been advised to rest and will miss the end of the series.
9 November 2012

Uncapped Spinner Kaushal Makes Sri Lanka Test Squad

Sri Lanka have included uncapped off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal in a 15-man Test squad ahead of the two-match series against New Zealand. Despite not having yet played a first-class, one-day or Twenty20 game aside from Under-19 internationals, 19-year-old Kaushal, was also named in the One-Day International squad but is yet to feature.
9 November 2012

Cricket Video - Dilshan Century Hands Sri Lanka Victory Over New Zealand - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back at the third One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Pallekele. While the world's eyes were trained on America's choice of President and subsequent return to office of Barack Obama, these two sides - who have played series in USA in the past - played out a thrilling 33 overs per side match having, taking advantage of a break in the weather.
7 November 2012

Dilshan And Mathews Partnership Hands Sri Lanka Victory

A fine century by Tillakaratne Dilshan guided Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in a rain-reduced third One-Day International in Pallekele. Chasing a Duckworth/Lewis adjusted target of 197 in 33 overs, Dilshan and Angelo Mathews put on an unbroken fourth-wicket stand worth 127 to win the game with 11 balls to spare.
6 November 2012

Ellis And Taylor Hospitalised In Sri Lanka

New Zealand pair Andrew Ellis and Ross Taylor have spent time in hospital in Sri Lanka after showing signs of dehydration and symptoms of gastro-enteritis. Although Taylor managed to play - and score 72 - in the second One-Day International in Pallekele, Ellis was too unwell to be selected.
5 November 2012

Sri Lanka Win Rain-Affected Second ODI

New Zealand and Sri Lanka finally got onto the field to get their ODI series underway, but it was the Black Caps who were left ruing the rain when it did arrive as it meant Sri Lanka were victors by 14 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.
4 November 2012

Sri Lanka Shift ODIs From Colombo To Pallekele

The second and third One-Day Internationals between New Zealand and Sri Lanka have been shifted from Colombo to Pallekele due to adverse weather forecasts. Prevailing weather and ground conditions paint a gloomy forecast for play in Colombo and the teams will remain in Pallekele, where the opening two games of the tour were both washed out.
2 November 2012

First Sri Lanka-New Zealand ODI Abandoned

The first One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled in Pallekele. Persistent rain in the area prevented the match from getting underway and no attempt to even hold a coin toss was made such were the conditions.
1 November 2012

South Africa-Sri Lanka Tests Postponed Until 2015

Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have agreed to postpone a Test series scheduled for 2013 until June and July 2015. South Africa will still tour Sri Lanka next year to play five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals after SLC requested that the tour be split.
1 November 2012

Cricket Video - Rain Ruins New Zealand-Sri Lanka Twenty20 In Pallekele - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back on the Twenty20 International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Pallekele. The match was unfortunately first delayed, and then abandoned due to rain although in the 16 overs of play that was possible, Sri Lanka laid down a marker ahead of the One-Day International series that begins soon after.
31 October 2012

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


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