Sri Lanka

All-round O'Keefe routs Sri Lankan XI in practice game

Steve O'Keefe completed a 10-wicket haul to follow up his unbeaten 78 in the first innings as Australia ran through Sri Lankan XI in their second innings, bowling them out for 83 runs in 20.5 overs to secure a victory by an innings and 162 runs in the tour match in Colombo.
20 July 2016

O'Keefe, Smith stretch Australia's lead past 200

Fifties from Steve O’Keefe and Steven Smith along with a cameo from Mitchell Starc took Australia to 431 for nine and extended their lead over Sri Lankan XI to 202 runs by the end of the second day’s play in the tour match in Colombo.
19 July 2016

O'Keefe, Burns shine for Australia on day one

Riding on Steve O’Keefe's five-wicket haul, Australia bowled out Sri Lankan XI for 229 runs in 57.2 overs following which they scored 127 for one in 32 overs with Joe Burns hitting an unbeaten 64 on the first day of the tour match in Colombo.
19 July 2016

Henriques in pursuit of consistency ahead of Test return

Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques stated that consistency will be the key for him in order to cement his place in the Test side after earning a recall for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
12 July 2016

Sri Lanka need to improve in all departments - Angelo Mathews

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has stressed on the need for the team to improve in all the three aspects of the game after a dismal tour of the British Isles.
10 July 2016

Warner confident of recovering in time for Sri Lanka Tests

Australian vice-captain David Warner said that he is confident of recovering in time for the Test matches against Sri Lanka which begin at the end of July.
8 July 2016

Sri Lanka suspend Kithuruwan Vithanage for one year

Middle-order batsman Kithuruwan Vithanage has been handed a one-year suspension from all forms of the game by Sri Lanka Cricket for his involvement in a public altercation in Colombo.
8 July 2016

Sri Lanka opposes two-tier Test Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala has stated that the board is opposed to the proposed revamp of Test cricket to include two tiers with a concept of promotion and relegation.
7 July 2016

ICC to support Kusal Perera's damages claim from WADA

The president of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala has revealed that the board has received the support of the International Cricket Council for the damages claim against the World Anti-Doping Agency on Kusal Perera.
7 July 2016

SLC aim to have Tharindu Kaushal's doosra cleared

Sri Lanka Cricket is currently mulling to get the doosra of off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal cleared as he has undergone remedial action since the International Cricket Council banned him from bowling the delivery in September 2015.
7 July 2016

Muttiah Muralitharan terms Australia as favourites against Sri Lanka

Spin bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan reckons that Australia will start as the favourites in the upcoming Test series in their tour of Sri Lanka which gets underway at the end of July.
6 July 2016

Buttler, Morgan power England to a convincing victory

Jos Butler scored a 49-ball 73 and shared a 114-run unbeaten stand with Eoin Morgan as England chased down a target of 141 runs in 17.3 overs to complete a comprehensive eight wicket win over Sri Lanka in the only Twenty20 International in Southampton.
5 July 2016

Desperate Sri Lanka seek their first win in England tour - Fifth ODI Preview

After losing the series 2-0 to England, Sri Lanka will be desperate to sign off the One-Day International campaign with a victory in the fifth game in Cardiff.
1 July 2016

Australia sign Thilan Samaraweera as batting consultant

Cricket Australia has signed former Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera as a batting consultant at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane from June to August.
30 June 2016

Jason Roy's 162 completes series victory for England

A career-best 162 from Jason Roy helped England chase down 308 runs in 40.1 overs in a rain-affected fixture against Sri Lanka and secured an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series with a six-wicket win in the fourth One-Day International at The Oval.
29 June 2016

Cricket to the rescue for England? Fourth ODI preview

What a week: A referendum vote to leave the European Union, the resulting resignation of a Prime Minister and England losing at Euro 2016 to Iceland. Cricket has never had to fight harder to be heard, writes Rob Johnston as he previews the fourth ODI between England and Sri Lanka at The Oval.
29 June 2016

Australia retain number one position in ODIs after tri-series win

After beating West Indies in the final of the recently concluded tri-series, Australia have managed to retain their position at the top of the ICC One-Day International Team Rankings despite losing a point.
28 June 2016

A fan's eye view of England's Edgbaston excellence

Kev Baker headed to Edgbaston to watch England dismantle Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International and here he gives us his 'fan's eye view' of a brilliant day - for England, himself and his club.
27 June 2016

Lahiru Thirimanne returns home with back injury

Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has flown back home due to a back injury and Niroshan Dickwella replaces him in the One-Day International squad for the remainder of the series against England.
27 June 2016

Incessant rain leads to abandonment of third ODI

Incessant rain ensured that the third One-Day International between England and Sri Lanka in Bristol was abandoned after the hosts scored 16 for one in four overs in reply to the visitors' total of 248 for nine.
26 June 2016