Sri Lanka

England complete series win after drab draw at Lord's

A little more than 12 overs were possible on a gloomy fifth day at Lord’s as the third Test match between England and Sri Lanka ended in a draw, meaning England won the series 2-0.
13 June 2016

John Anderson, Max Sorensen added to Ireland squad

Ireland cricketers John Anderson and Max Sorensen have been added to the One-Day International squad for the two-match series against Sri Lanka in June.
13 June 2016

James Anderson reprimanded for code of conduct breach

England pace bowling spearhead James Anderson has been reprimanded by the ICC for showing disrespect to on-field umpire Sundaram Ravi during the third day's play of the third Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.
13 June 2016

England march ahead on rain-marred fourth day

Alex Hales and Alastair Cook struck fluent knocks and shared an 82-run partnership for the sixth wicket, helping England post a target of 362 runs on a rain-marred fourth day of the third Test match at Lord’s against Sri Lanka.
12 June 2016

Jerome Jayaratne to take over as COO of Sri Lanka Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed former all-rounder Jerome Jayaratne as the chief operating officer of the board with immediate effect.
12 June 2016

Pradeep strikes thrice after Sri Lankan batting collapse

Nuwan Pradeep took a three-wicket haul as Sri Lanka reduced England to 109 for four in the second innings after a batting collapse saw the visitors being bowled out for 288 runs on day three of the third Test at Lord’s.
11 June 2016

Silva, Karunaratne fifties keep Sri Lanka steady after Bairstow's career best knock

After Jonny Bairstow's career best unbeaten 167 took England to a total of 416, Sri Lanka replied strongly with a fifty from Dimuth Karunaratne and an unbeaten 79 from Kaushal Silva, posting 162 for one in the first innings at stumps on day two of the third Test at Lord’s.
10 June 2016

Mahela Jayawardene confirms ICC proposal to reduce margin of umpire's call in DRS

Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has confirmed that the ICC Cricket Committee has submitted a recommendation to to reduce the margin of umpire's call in lbw decisions made using the Decision Review System.
10 June 2016

Jonny Bairstow century highlights England fightback on day one

A splendid unbeaten century from Jonny Bairstow and a fluent 85 from Alastair Cook led England’s fightback as they scored 279 for six at stumps on day one of the third Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s following a middle order collapse that left the team struggling at 84 for four at one stage.
9 June 2016

England aim for clean sweep against Sri Lanka - Third Test Preview

After having won both the games in the ongoing Test series, England will be keen to complete a 3-0 whitewash when they take on Sri Lanka in the third Test at Lord's which starts on Thursday.
8 June 2016

Suraj Randiv, Farveez Maharoof earn recalls for England, Ireland ODIs

The Sri Lankan selectors have recalled off-spinner Suraj Randiv and pace bowler Farveez Maharoof for the One-Day International series to be played against England and Ireland.
8 June 2016

Third Test, England v Sri Lanka - Statistical Preview

Here are a few key statistics for the encounter ahead of the third Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's.
8 June 2016

Uncapped Barry McCarthy called up for Sri Lanka ODIs

Ireland have included uncapped pacer Barry McCarthy in their 13-man squad which will play in the two-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.
2 June 2016

Chaminda Bandara called up to replace Dushmantha Chameera

The Sri Lankan selectors have drafted in uncapped left-arm pacer Chaminda Bandara to replace the injured Dushmantha Chameera for the third Test against England at Lord's.
2 June 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan unavailable for England tour due to personal reasons

Sri Lankan batting mainstay Tillakaratne Dilshan has decided to skip the upcoming limited overs leg of the ongoing tour of the British Isles due to personal issues.
1 June 2016

Nuwan Kulasekara announces retirement from Test cricket

Sri Lankan speedster Nuwan Kulasekara on Wednesday has decided to retire from Test cricket in order to prolong his limited overs career.
1 June 2016

James Anderson becomes top-ranked Test bowler

England pace spearhead James Anderson has overtaken his fellow speedster Stuart Broad to become the new number one ranked bowler in Test cricket.
31 May 2016

Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga reported for suspect action

Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the second Test against England in Chester-le-Street.
31 May 2016

England seal comfortable series victory after Dinesh Chandimal ton

After Dinesh Chandimal notched a sublime century, England bowled Sri Lanka out for 475 runs in the second innings and chased down the target of 79 runs in 23.2 overs to secure an unassailable 2-0 series lead with a nine-wicket win in the second Test in Chester-le-Street.
30 May 2016

Kaushal Silva wants Sri Lanka to set a target for England on day four

Sri Lankan opening batsmen Kaushal Silva has urged his team to bat positively on the fourth day of the second Test in Durham so as to give England a target in the fourth innings.
30 May 2016