Sri Lanka

Matthew Hoggard picks India as ICC WT20 favourites

Former England fast bowler Matthew Hoggard has picked tournament hosts India as the favourites to win the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
12 March 2016

Angelo Mathews named Sri Lankan captain after Lasith Malinga steps down

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga has decided to step down as the captain of the Sri Lanka Twenty20 International team and Angelo Mathews has been named as his replacement ahead of the ICC World T20.
8 March 2016

Kumar Sangakkara appointed as Sri Lanka selector

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been included in the national selection committee which was appointed by the sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara.
8 March 2016

Disciplined batting effort help Pakistan to consolation victory

Crucial knocks from Sharjeel Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Akmal saw Pakistan chase down Sri Lanka’s total of 151 runs in 19.2 overs with six wickets in hand in the 10th match of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur.
4 March 2016

Kohli, Yuvraj rattle Sri Lanka as India storm into Asia Cup final

Riding on the back of a flamboyant fifty from Virat Kohli and a boundary studded cameo from Yuvraj Singh, India chased down Sri Lanka's target of 139 runs in 19.2 overs to secure a five-wicket in the seventh match of the 2016 Asia Cup which helped them secure a place in the final of the tournament.
1 March 2016

Sabbir's 80 sets up convincing win for Bangladesh

A flamboyant knock of 80 by Sabbir Rahman helped Bangladesh defeat Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the fifth match of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur.
28 February 2016

Mahela Jayawardene disappointed with comments of SLC president

Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene expressed his disappointment at the comments of the president of Sri Lanka Cricket, who was unhappy with the 38-year-old for accepting a consulting role with England in the upcoming ICC World Twenty20.
27 February 2016

India complete clean sweep with comprehensive win in third T20I

Led by impressive bowling spells from Anuja Patil and Ekta Bisht, India Women restricted Sri Lanka Women to 89 for nine in 20 overs following which a run-a-ball knock of 43 runs from Smriti Mandhana helped seal a nine-wicket win which completed a 3-0 clean sweep in the series.
27 February 2016

Malinga, Kulasekara rattle UAE after Chandimal fifty sets up Sri Lanka victory

Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara shared seven wickets between them to decimate the batting lineup of the United Arab Emirates as Sri Lanka successfully defended a target of 130 runs to claim a 14-run victory in the second match of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur.
25 February 2016

Mithali Raj guide India to series victory in low-scoring encounter

Mithali Raj led from the front with an unbeaten 51 and added 77 runs with Anuja Patil to guide India Women to a five-wicket win chasing a total of 108 against Sri Lanka Women in the second Twenty20 International in Ranchi taking an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series.
24 February 2016

T20 is entertainment, Test cricket is education - Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga admits he's not the biggest fan of Twenty20 cricket, but he reckons his 1996 World Cup side would have been pretty handy at the shortest format of the game.
23 February 2016

India beat Sri Lanka by 34 runs in T20I opener

India Women won the first Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka Women by 34 runs in Ranchi to take a 1-0 lead in their three-match series.
22 February 2016

Deepti Sharma sets up clean sweep for India

Deepti Sharma took six wickets and then hit 28 to help India Women beat Sri Lanka Women by seven wickets in the third and final One-Day International in Ranchi and claim a 3-0 series win.
19 February 2016

Experienced players return for Sri Lanka World T20 campaign

Premier fast bowler Lasith Malinga and all-rounder Angelo Mathews have been named in the Sri Lankan squad for the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 campaigns which are scheduled to be played in Bangladesh and India respectively.
18 February 2016

India complete series-clinching victory against Sri Lanka

Indian Women captain Mithali Raj led the way with a splendid unbeaten fifty, helping the team beat Sri Lanka Women by six wickets in the second One-Day International in Ranchi giving them an unbeaten 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
17 February 2016

Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka as India complete series win

Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets as India bundled Sri Lanka out for 82 runs and chased down the target in 13.5 overs to complete a nine-wicket win in the third Twenty20 International in Visakhapatnam while sealing a 2-1 series victory.
14 February 2016

India level series with strong batting performance

A collective batting performance led by Shikhar Dhawan's fifty helped India flex their batting muscle to defeat Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second Twenty20 International in Ranchi and level the series 1-1.
12 February 2016

MS Dhoni blames Pune pitch for defeat against Sri Lanka

Indian captain MS Dhoni was critical of the pitch used for the first Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Pune which his team went on to lose by five wickets.
10 February 2016

Sri Lankan seamers blow India away on lively pitch

The Sri Lankan fast bowlers produced a superlative bowling performance on a lively pitch to bowl India out for just 101 runs following which the batsmen chased down the total in 18 overs to complete a five-wicket win in the first Twenty20 International in Pune.
9 February 2016

India storm into finals with massive win over Sri Lanka

Riding on fifties from Anmolpreet Singh and Sarfaraz Khan India posted a target of 268 runs for Sri Lanka and went on to bowl them out for just 170 runs to secure their place in the finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a 97-run win in the semi-final in Mirpur.
9 February 2016