Sri Lanka

Karunaratne stars with a hundred in a drawn encounter

Dimuth Karunaratne brought up a boundary-filled century starring in a day of good returns for Sri Lankans, who scored 200 for four in the second innings before declaring as the tour match against Leicestershire ended in a draw on the third day and final day.
16 May 2016

Leicestershire survive trial by spin on day two after Shanaka century

After a fluent century from Dasun Shanaka helped Sri Lankans score 367, Michael Burgess and Tom Wells shared a 128-run stand as Leicestershire went on to post 304 for five in 80 overs trailing by 63 runs by the end of day two of the tour match in Leicester.
14 May 2016

Dasun Shanaka rescues Sri Lanka with fluent 91

Dasun Shanaka scored a fluent 91 and shared a 126-run unbeaten partnership for the ninth wicket with Rangana Herath as Sri Lanka recovered from 192 for eight to post 318 for eight at the end of day one in the tour match against Leicestershire in Leicester.
13 May 2016

FICA Chief Tony Irish questions WADA program after Kusal Perera clean chit

The executive chairman of the Federation of International Cricketers' Association has raised doubts over the efficacy of the World Anti-Doping Agency program when it comes to safeguarding clean cricketers in the aftermath of the incident involving Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera.
13 May 2016

Pakistan considering playing their home series in Sri Lanka

The Pakistan Cricket Board is currently considering the prospect of hosting their home matches in Sri Lanka instead of their current adopted home venue, the United Arab Emirates.
13 May 2016

Kumar Sangakkara bats for Kusal Perera's inclusion for England tour

Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara is hoping that Kusal Perera will be given a chance to feature in the tour of England after doping charges against him were lifted.
13 May 2016

Alex Hales, Nick Compton receive support from Joe Root

England batsman Joe Root feels that Alex Hales and Nick Compton will be eager to prove their critics wrong by putting up good performances with the bat in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
13 May 2016

Jake Ball, James Vince earn maiden England Test call ups

England selectors have picked James Vince and Jake Ball in the 12-ball squad named for the first Test against Sri Lanka which will begin on 19th May in Leeds.
12 May 2016

ICC clears doping charges against Kusal Perera

The International Cricket Council on Wednesday lifted the provisional suspension on Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Perera after clearing the doping charges against him.
12 May 2016

Dhammika Prasad to miss second tour match against Leicestershire

Sri Lankan fast bowler Dhammika Prasad is all set to miss the second tour match against Leicestershire after suffering a shoulder injury during the encounter with Essex in Chelmsford.21
11 May 2016

Incessant rain washes out day three as Sri Lanka tour match ends in draw

Incessant rain at the County Ground in Chelmsford forced the abandonment of the third and final day’s play between Sri Lankans and Essex, ending the tour match as a draw.
10 May 2016

Mickleburgh, Westley smash tons as Sri Lanka struggle on day two

Jaik Mickleburgh and Tom Westley smashed fluent centuries as Essex posted 412 for four and took a 158-run lead before declaring their innings, leaving the Sri Lankan bowlers to toil hard on day two of the tour match in Chelmsford.
9 May 2016

James Anderson hails Alastair Cook's captaincy

England pace spearhead James Anderson has praised Alastair Cook for leading the Test team from the front and is confident that the 31-year-old will do a great job in the upcoming international season.
9 May 2016

Mendis, Dickwella hit fifties as Sri Lanka bowled out for 254

Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella hit fifties and were the only bright spots for the Sri Lankans as they were bowled out for 254 runs in 63 overs on the first day of the tour match against Essex in Chelmsford.
8 May 2016

Angelo Mathews wary of points based system for England tour

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has said that he was personally apprehensive about the points based system which is all set to be implemented for their tour of England.
7 May 2016

David Warner ready for Sri Lanka challenge

Australian opening batsman David Warner is eager to make a mark by adopting a positive approach during the tour of Sri Lanka in July.
5 May 2016

Australia remain No.1 in ODIs, New Zealand claim top spot in T20I rankings

Australia continue their reign at the top of the International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings while New Zealand have claimed the pole position in the shorter format of the game according to the latest update.
4 May 2016

Sri Lanka, Pakistan agree to have points system for England tour

Sri Lanka Cricket and the Pakistan Cricket Board have agreed in principle to use a points based scoring system for their upcoming tours of England later this year.
30 April 2016

Relentless pace is the key to success in Sri Lanka - Allan Donald

Newly appointed Australian bowling coach Allan Donald feels that sustained spells of pace bowling is the key to succeeding in Test matches in Sri Lanka.
29 April 2016

Cricket Australia appoint Allan Donald as bowling coach for Sri Lanka tour

Cricket Australia has confirmed the appointment of Allan Donald as the bowling coach of the national team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
28 April 2016