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Asela Gunaratne ruled out of T20 tri-series
The batsman sustained an injury on his right arm while diving during a fielding drill on the Bangladesh tour

Hathurusingha keen on expanding Sri Lanka's player pool
The head coach wants to build a side that can compete in all conditions and to that end he said, "with me, I don't think you will see the same team too often."

Mendis has grabbed all opportunities as opener - Chandimal
Sri Lanka's captain was pleased with Kusal Mendis' form and the team's tour sweep in Bangladesh

Mendis stars in thumping win as SL sweep tour
Sri Lanka ended their Bangladesh tour in style, crushing the hosts by 75 runs to wrap up the T20 series 2-0

Sri Lanka's rare chance to cap successful tour
In five matches against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have lost four and drawn one, but Sunday is their last chance to restore a degree of respectability to the affair

Sri Lanka capitalise on coach Hathurusingha's insider information
Having been Bangladesh's head coach - a role he had held since 2014 - the current Sri Lanka coach was privy to information on individual players' games. Sri Lanka have used that effectively to gain a substantial edge

New Lankan Premier League set to clash with CPL and T20 Blast
The six-team tournament is scheduled from August 18 and September 10, while the CPL is set to be played from August 8 to September 16 and the English domestic season ongoing throughout

Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera overpower Bangladesh
Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera ransacked Bangladesh's bowlers, after a fifty from opener Kusal Mendis, to help Sri Lanka chase down 194 - their highest in T20Is

Sri Lanka eye tour sweep against injury-hit Bangladesh
Last year in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh enjoyed, perhaps, their best-ever away tour. Fast forward to the return series in 2018 and the tables have turned, across formats. Can the hosts halt Sri Lanka's charge?

Kusal Mendis to replace injured Kusal Perera in T20s
Kusal Mednis will come into the Sri Lankan T20I squad in place of the injured Kusal Perera

Simon Willis resigns as SL high performance manager
The former Kent batsman has stepped down from his role, less than two years into a three-year contract

'Feel like we've started another journey' - Herath
Veteran spinner sees a "proper" team with youth and experience in equal measure following three years of rebuilding

Dananjaya takes five as Sri Lanka clinch series
Akila Dananjaya recorded the best figures for a Sri Lanka bowler on debut as the visitors sealed a 215-run win after lunch on the third day

'I don't know why they gave a wicket like this' - Roshen Silva
The Sri Lanka batsman expressed surprise over the rank turner in Mirpur based on how his team had "very experienced bowlers" capable of exploiting it

Malinga mulling his playing future
The 34-year old fast bowler intends to play the domestic one-day tournament to test his fitness and insists he hasn't "made a decision on anything yet"

Roshen Silva's fifty puts SL in firm control
Debutant Akila Dananjaya ransacked Bangladesh's lower-middle order in the morning, and Roshen Silva compiled a second high-quality fifty in the match, as Sri Lanka claimed a 312-run lead and took iron-grip of the Test

IPL-style T20 League in Sri Lanka slated for 2018
SLC is looking at next month's Nidahas Trophy as a testing ground of sorts for maximising Sri Lankan cricket's international exposure, ahead of the launch of any domestic T20 league

Sri Lanka on top after 14-wicket first day
On a treacherous day-one Mirpur surface, Sri Lanka hit back with four wickets to soar ahead in the Test match after being wiped out for 222 by the spin duo of Abdur Razzak and Taijul Islam

Mumbai Indians appoint Malinga as bowling mentor
After going unsold in the IPL auction last month, the Sri Lanka fast bowler will join Mumbai Indians' support staff headed by his former captain Mahela Jayawardene

Bangladesh face Sabbir v Mosaddek dilemma
Sabbir Rahman's aggressive style of batting could tip the balance in his favour on what is expected to be a turning pitch in Mirpur

Sterner tests await batsmen as teams move to Mirpur turner
Sri Lanka are no strangers to playing on dustbowls, but Bangladesh can only hope their familiarity with Mirpur, where they recently picked up wins over Australia and England, gives them an edge

Sri Lanka pick Asitha for T20 series, Jeevan Mendis returns
The first T20 squad of Chandika Hathurusingha's tenure features a preponderance of youth

Kensington Oval to host first day-night Test in the Caribbean
West Indies will host their first day-night Test match on June 23 when they play Sri Lanka in Barbados

Angelo Mathews sidelined for remainder of Bangladesh tour
As has often been the case with Mathews, his recovery from a hamstring injury is taking longer that what the team management had initially forecast

Players offer contrasting views on Chittagong pitch
The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium can now be added to the list of recent venues (the others being the MCG and the Wanderers) in which either the batsmen or the bowlers had absolute advantage over the other

Mominul 105, Liton 94 end run-fest in draw
During the course of his 180-run stand with Liton Das, Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh batsman to score centuries in each innings of a Test

Bangladesh's batsmen pay for defensive mindset
"They went into a negative position to save their wickets and defend the balls. The ball is turning from the rough. I think positive approach is the best way to play on this wicket," Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella said

Late wickets leave Bangladesh in trouble after Sri Lanka's 713
The fall of three late Bangladesh wickets lent hope the Chittagong Test may yet produce a result, after Sri Lanka had secured a first-innings lead of 200, amassing 713 for 9

Want to give Kusal Mendis every opportunity - Samaraweera
Sri Lanka's batting coach said the 23-year-old's ability was the reason he was pushed up to open the batting

Sri Lanka pile on the runs and eye big lead
Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis and Roshen Silva combined to grind the Bangladesh attack into the dust

Northants turn to legspin with Prasanna recall
Legspin is all the rage in T20 and Northants think they have one of the most dangerous performers around

Technical change brings prolific run for Mominul
The small change with coach Mohammad Salahuddin has made a big difference in Mominul's approach against spinners, as he can now move forward and back more swiftly

Dhananjaya, Mendis lead strong Sri Lanka reply
After Sri Lanka lost a wicket before they had even scored a run, Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Silva wiped 187 runs off Bangladesh's 513

Mominul 175*, Mushfiqur 92 flatten Sri Lanka
Mominul Haque brought up the second-fastest century for a Bangladesh batsman as Sri Lanka endured a tiring day

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh resume rivalry in spin-friendly Chittagong
In the absence of the injured Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh have recalled Abdur Razzak after four years and have five other spinners in their squad. The visitors are likely to hand Akila Dananjaya a Test debut

Mashrafe fined 20%, Gunathilaka receives official reprimand
As a result, one demerit point has been added to each player's disciplinary records

We knew 220-230 would be enough - Chandimal
While the stand-in captain praised Sri Lanka for their series turnaround, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said his team could not execute their plans despite doing 'some homework' before the final

Madushanka's debut hat-trick seals tri-series title
Dushmantha Chameera blasted out the top order, Akila Dananjaya squeezed through the middle overs, and debutant Shehan Madushanka closed out the tournament with a hat-trick as Sri Lanka defended 221 to win by 79 runs

Sri Lanka put their faith in Hathurusingha
Riding on the confidence gained from two massive wins, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal is hopeful his team can continue what has been a bright start under the new coach in the tri-series final

Mercurial SL seek an encore in scrap for title
Bangladesh have been a powerhouse this tri-nation series, but if Sri Lanka show up in the same form that they did on Thursday, the hosts will need fresh answers quickly

Sri Lanka dismantle Bangladesh for 82 and storm into final
Suranga Lakmal decked the Bangladesh top order, Thisara Perera struck blows in the middle, before Dushmantha Chameera and Lakshan Sandakan wiped out the tail and a hail of sixes carried Sri Lanka's openers to a paltry target of 83

Bangladesh seniors boosting their side - Chandimal
While the likes of Shakib, Tamim and Mushfiqur are taking up responsibility, Mathews keeps getting injured, Chandimal himself is often not in good form and Thisara hasn't quite racked up the best numbers in the tri-series

Sri Lanka seek lifeline against rampaging Bangladesh
Now Tigers - capital T - in home ODIs, Bangladesh have not just won their first three matches, they have preyed ruthlessly on their oppositions taking a bonus point from each game

Boyagoda's 191 leads 311-run rout of Kenya
Opener Hasitha Boyagoda racked up the highest score in Youth ODIs, 191 off 152 balls, as he took Sri Lanka to their highest-ever Under-19 total of 414

Dhananjaya to replace injured Kusal Perera
A side strain has ruled Kusal Perera out of the remainder of the Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh

Mathews in doubt for Tests against Bangladesh
Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain is recovering from a hamstring injury that is neither a strain nor a tear, according to the team management, but an irritation of the scar tissue sustained from previous injuries

Chandimal wants more from his batsmen
Sri Lanka's stand-in captain was pleased to take points from the game, but felt his side could have taken the bonus point too if only his batsmen did not waste the starts they got

Thisara Perera's all-round brilliance keeps Sri Lanka alive
The allrounder followed figures of 4 for 33 - his best since 2012 - with an unbeaten 39 off 26 balls to give Sri Lanka their first points in the tri-series

Ervine credits Vikings for Raza's hot streak
Sri Lanka must contend with Sikandar Raza's contentment in Bangladesh conditions after his success in the BPL

Bruised Sri Lanka battle to stay alive
Sri Lanka's dire start to the new year has made Zimbabwe unlikely favourites, and another defeat will see Dinesh Chandimal's team crash out of the tri-series

Coach can't do miracles, SL have to step up - Thisara
Getting Chandika Hathurusingha on board was a "positive," Thisara Perera said but added that won't change Sri Lanka's fortunes overnight

Shakib, Tamim fire Bangladesh to their biggest ODI win
Bangladesh's four seniormost cricketers came to the fore to deliver them a 163-run win - their biggest in ODIs - over Sri Lanka in Mirpur

Injury sidelines Mathews for two ODIs
Mathews suffered a right hamstring tightness while he was batting against Zimbabwe earlier in the series. Chandimal will lead Sri Lanka in his absence

Pakistan seal quarter-final berth, Sri Lanka knocked out
A slim and slightly tense chase helped Pakistan seal a three-wicket win and a quarter-final berth, led by a combined five wickets between their quick bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Suleman Shafqat

SL in trouble, Mathews under injury cloud
Bangladesh would view that as an excellent opportunity to put one over the team that is now under the charge of their former coach Chandika Hathurusingha

Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to seal quarter-final berth
The victory was set up by a trio of half-centuries from Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, and Darwish Rasooli, to set up an imposing total of 284 for 7

Zimbabwe overcome Thisara blitz in thrilling win
Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza and Tendai Chatara combined to lead Zimbabwe to a 12-run win over Sri Lanka, their first victory against a Full Member at a neutral venue in 15 years

Zimbabwe look to revive happy times against Sri Lanka
Zimbabwe have already lost one game in this series, but they have good memories from their last meeting against Sri Lanka to draw inspiration from

Hathurusingha plays it cool on Mirpur return
The teams set to start the tri-series are Bangladesh and Zimbabwe but much of the focus in Mirpur on Sunday was on Hathurusingha who returned to Dhaka after his acrimonious exit as Bangladesh coach last year

Lakshan, Mendis steer Sri Lanka to seven-wicket win
Dhananjaya Lakshan's 120-ball 101 and captain Kamindu Mendis all-round show took Sri Lanka to a win over Ireland in their opening match

Lakmal named Sri Lanka's Test vice-captain
He will be Dinesh Chandimal's deputy in Bangladesh, where the team will be play a two-match series starting on January 31

Sports ministry slow to act on former SL players' report
The five-member committee featuring the likes of Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara had suggested plans for domestic cricket in the first report

Rookie fast bowler Shehan Madushanka in SL squad for tri-series
Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis and legspinning-allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga also made their return to the 16-man squad for the tri-series in Bangladesh

Angelo Mathews reappointed limited-overs captain
The announcement was made at a press conference in Colombo on Tuesday

Hathurusingha to serve as official selector-on-tour
Cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha and the captain of the team will also be part of the three-man on-tour selection panel that picks the final XI for each match

Sri Lanka hire performance psychologist
Appointment of Dr Phil Jauncey on a short-term basis comes following a recommendation from head coach Chandika Hathurusingha

Mathews, Chandimal in ODI captaincy frame
Sri Lanka's ODI captaincy may pass back to Angelo Mathews, barely six months after he resigned from the position, or go to Test captain Dinesh Chandimal who has not consistently featured in the XI

'Still waiting to know why I'm being rested' - Malinga
"Usually it's a player who is 25 or 26 that needs to be rested. But for someone of my age, from what I know, there's really no purpose in being rested," the fast bowler said

Hathurusingha to enlist aid of former SL players, sports psychologist
The employment of a sports psychologist and tapping into the wealth of knowledge in Sri Lanka's network of former players are on the agenda for Sri Lanka's new coach

Ambidextrous Kamindu Mendis to captain SL U-19s
Mendis had also played the previous U-19 World Cup, in Bangladesh in 2016

Unadkat, Pandey shine as India complete 3-0 sweep
Sri Lanka competed hard on a bouncy Wankhede Stadium deck, but India pulled ahead at the crucial moments to wrap up a five-wicket win

Can punch-drunk Sri Lanka find some festive cheer?
With the series in the bag, India might consider handing a T20I debut to Tamil Nadu allrounder Washington Sundar or Baroda allrounder Deepak Hooda

I rely on timing more than power - Rohit
Having struck the joint-fastest T20I hundred, Rohit Sharma was pleased that despite a high percentage of boundaries, his innings centred on conventional cricketing shots

Hamstring strain puts Mathews out of action for two weeks
The injury has ruled him out of the third T20I against India on Sunday and could also put him in doubt for the start of the forthcoming Bangladesh tour

SL cricketers to undergo special training programme
Sri Lanka Cricket has organised the special training programme featuring 23 ODI cricketers, to allow Chandika Hathurusingha to have "quality time" with the preliminary squad

Rohit's record ton blindsides SL, secures series for India
Rohit Sharma battered the joint-fastest T20I century and was supported by KL Rahul who made 89 off 49 as India posted a mammoth 260 that was too much for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka brace for another battle with wristspin
The visitors need to find a way to cope with challenges rather than spontaneously combust if they are to keep the T20 series alive

SLC promises new coach Hathurusingha autonomy
Board president Thilanga Sumathipala said: there's no point in hiring one of the best coaches in the world and then failing to give him the freedom to do his job

Chahal bags four in India's biggest T20 win
Chasing 181, Sri Lanka crumbled to 87 all out as India's bowlers mastered dew-sodden conditions at the Barabati Stadium

Sri Lanka sense chance against new-look India side
Sri Lanka have lost each of their last five T20Is, but they are up against an Indian side without Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar

India scamper to eighth successive ODI series win
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took six wickets between them to bowl Sri Lanka out for 215. Then Shikhar Dhawan chased it down with his 12th ODI ton

Sri Lanka's shot at first series win in India
India have an opportunity to end the year without having lost a single bilateral series across formats

Malinga 'rested' for India T20s
Suranga Lakmal has also been omitted for the three-match series, leaving the seam-bowling contingent short of experience

Bangladesh to host first tri-series since 2010
The tri-series, involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, will be followed by two Tests and two T20Is between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Prepare for more two-Test series starting May 2019
A copy of the incoming FTP shows that 41 out of 81 Test series between May 2019 and May 2023 will be two-Test series

SLC looking to relaunch showpiece T20 league
The board has not begun planning the event yet, but it has taken the preliminary step of blocking out a three-week slot in August and September 2019

Rohit's rampaging double-ton levels series
Rohit Sharma razed his way to an unbeaten 208, his third ODI double-ton, to thrust India to a series-levelling win in Mohali

India's batting under pressure as SL eye series win
Having trounced India in seam-friendly conditions in Dharamsala, Sri Lanka go to Mohali with a chance of ending an otherwise miserable ODI year on a high

Sri Lanka rout India to snap 12-game losing streak
Sri Lanka's seamers, led by Suranga Lakmal, used swinging and seaming conditions in Dharamsala to rip through India, setting up a seven-wicket rout that also snapped their 12-game losing streak in ODIs

Sri Lanka's best chance to challenge Kohli-less India
The visitors, buoyed by the return of Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne and Danushka Gunathilaka, seek to improve a woeful 2017 ODI record

Chandika Hathurusingha appointed Sri Lanka coach
Chandika Hathurusingha has been appointed Sri Lanka's new head coach and will begin his new role on December 20, at the start of the T20I series in India

ICC to take up pollution issue after Delhi Test draws criticism
The Indian Medical Association wrote to the BCCI saying it was troubled by the Test match taking place in hazardous conditions while Sri Lanka manager Asanka Gurusinha urged ICC to deploy air-quality meters in the future

Dhananjaya and a new dawn for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka dropped him after throwing him in the firing line in South Africa. He has returned with the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India. Young talents like that need better nurturing

Dhananjaya, Roshen deny India 2-0
Dhananjaya de Silva and the debutant Roshen Silva were Sri Lanka's fifth-day heroes as they fought their way to a drawn third Test

SL coach Pothas mulls fading light 'coincidence'
In the dying moments of the fourth day, Sri Lanka lost a wicket to a fast bowler minutes before it was deemed too dark for the quicks to operate and two in an over to a spinner before it became the last over of the day

Sri Lanka bewildered by visit from DDCA doctor
The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) sent its doctor on call to the Sri Lanka dressing room for a medical check-up during the lunch on the fourth day, but the purpose of the test and its methodology was lost on the Sri Lanka camp

SL's struggles with Delhi air may be genuine - Dhawan
After having seen his team-mate Shami vomit on the field, the India opener was more understanding of the visitors' discomfort, but he only went as far as giving them a benefit of doubt

Kusal Perera back in Sri Lanka ODI squad
Kusal Mendis, who was rested for the Test series, was not among the 16 men picked by the selection committee

SL players asked to disembark flight by sports minister
The unprecedented action was justified by citing Sri Lanka's sports law which states that all national squads are subject to the sports minister's approval

Jadeja, Shami keep India on course for 2-0
Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja ripped through Sri Lanka's top order after India set them 410 to win the Delhi Test or survive the best part of four sessions to save it








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