Sri Lanka

Tough Decision To Leave Johnson Out - Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke says the decision to leave Mitchell Johnson out of the team to take on Sri Lanka in the first Test in Hobart was a tough one. With Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus back in the side, Johnson misses out as he was preferred to fellow left-armer Mitchell Starc despite enjoying an impressive comeback against South Africa in Perth.
13 December 2012

Jayawardene To Step Down As Sri Lanka Captain

Mahela Jayawardene has confirmed his intention to stand down as Sri Lanka captain following his country's tour of Australia, which begins with the opening Test in Hobart tonight (14th December). Jayawardene is currently in his second spell as captain after he replaced Tillakaratne Dilshan and vice-captain Angelo Mathews is the early favourite to replace him in all three formats.
13 December 2012

Sri Lanka Name Preliminary World Cup Squad

Sri Lanka have named their preliminary squad for the Women's World Cup, which gets underway in India on 31st January. No captain has yet been named as Sri Lanka bid to improve on their previous showing when they finished eighth in 2009 having previously fnished seventh in 2005 and sixth in 2000.
11 December 2012

Sri Lanka Draw Tour Game With Chairman's XI

Sri Lanka opted for batting practice on the final day in Canberra as their tour game against Cricket Australia's Chairman's XI was drawn. Prasanna Jayawardene (71) and Dinesh Chandimal (57) scored half-centuries, adding to a century from Tillakaratne Dilshan and 55 from Kumar Sangakkara on day two.
8 December 2012

India End Sri Lanka's World Cup Unbeaten Run

India ended Sri Lanka's unbeaten start to the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup with an emphatic while elsewhere there were wins for Australia, England and West Indies. India handed Sri Lanka a 168-run defeat as Prakash Reddy smashed 149 off just 54 balls while the victories for Australia and West Indies were over Nepal and Bangladesh respectively before England beat South Africa.
6 December 2012

Hughes Lined Up To Replace Ponting Against Sri Lanka

Phillip Hughes has been handed a recall to Australia's Test squad ahead of the three-match series against Sri Lanka as Ricky Ponting's replacement. Ponting retired from international cricket following the third and final Test against South Africa in Perth and Hughes has beaten off competition from Usman Khawaja, Rob Quiney and Alex Doolan to fill the vacancy.
6 December 2012

Sri Lanka Hand England Third World Cup Defeat

Sri Lanka's perfect start to the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup continued with a 13-run win over England on the fourth day of the competiton. They were pushed hard by England, who are still chasing their first win following two defeats and a washout against Bangladesh.
5 December 2012

Khawaja To Captain Prime Minister's XI Against Sri Lanka

Usman Khawaja will captain the Australian Prime Minister's XI in a three-day tour game against Sri Lanka which begins on 6th December in Canberra. Khawaja is the only player in the squad with Test match experience although Glenn Maxwell has played limited overs cricket for Australia.
30 November 2012

Australia Decide To Rest Hilfenhaus And Siddle

Ben Hilfenhaus and Peter Siddle, whose lion-hearted efforts so nearly earned Australia a Test victory over South Africa in Adelaide, will not feature in the third and final match in Perth. The pair will be rested, meaning one or both of quick bowlers John Hastings or Josh Hazlewood will make their Test debut while South Africa also have some important selection decisions to make.
29 November 2012

New Zealand Win Despite Mathews Defiance

A determined innings from Angelo Mathews wasn't quite enough to help Sri Lanka escape with the draw on the final day against New Zealand. He perished for 84 well into the evening session to end what has been an absorbing Test match. Once Thilan Samaraweera had been run out early on, much depended on Mathews and he didn't disappoint, taking 178 balls over his fifty and finding support from Prasanna Jayawardene and Nuwan Kulasekara.
29 November 2012

Dilshan, Karunaratne Make Squad For Australia Tests

Sri Lanka have named a 16-man Test squad ahead of their three-Test tour to Australia, which begins with the opening Test in Hobart on 14th December. The only changes to the squad from the New Zealand series are the return of Tillakaratne Dilshan and the exclusion of uncapped spinner Tharindu Kaushal in favour of an extra pace bowler in Nuwan Pradeep.
20 November 2012

Sri Lanka Charge To Victory Inside Three Days

Left-arm-spinner Rangana Herath and debutant opener Dimuth Karunaratne played the starring roles as Sri Lanka wasted little time in wrapping up a ten-wicket win over New Zealand in the opening Test in Galle. Herath took six for 43 to bundle the Black Caps out for 119 in their second innings before Karunaratne's unbeaten 60 made light work of a victory target of 93 on just the third day of the match.
19 November 2012

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


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