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Dimuth to lead Sri Lanka at World Cup

17 Apr 2019 - 0     - 543

The de Mel theory on World Cup

19 Mar 2019 - 11     - 5622

Five takeaways from Sri Lanka’s CWC19 squad

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Sri Lanka made a bunch of surprise additions – and omissions – to their one-day international set-up in announcing their 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Sri Lanka name World Cup squad

18 Apr 2019 - 0     - 1484

Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made remarkable comebacks as Sri Lanka announced their 15-strong squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Thursday, 18 April.

Archer misses provisional World Cup squad but still on England radar

17 Apr 2019 - 0     - 342

England have not picked uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer in a preliminary 15-man World Cup squad but have named him in squads for the warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland.

Dimuth to lead Sri Lanka at World Cup

17 Apr 2019 - 0     - 543

Test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has been appointed Sri Lanka’s ODI captain and will lead the team during their campaign in the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Smith, Warner return for Australia’s World Cup defence

16 Apr 2019 - 1     - 476

The return of Steve Smith and David Warner to Australia’s squad for the Cricket World Cup came as little surprise on Monday but selectors still managed to cause a stir by omitting strike bowler Josh

Pant left out, India pick Karthik and Rahul for World Cup

16 Apr 2019 - 0     - 414

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Veteran Dinesh Karthik pipped young Rishabh Pant to the second wicketkeeper’s spot in India’s World Cup squad on Monday and all-rounder Vijay Shankar also made the cut.

Uncapped Jayed, recalled Mosaddek in Bangladesh World Cup squad

16 Apr 2019 - 0     - 126

Rookie swing bowler Abu Jayed earned a spot in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad on Tuesday while batsman Mosaddek Hossain also made the cut for the showpiece tournament in England and Wales.

Dimuth likely to get the ODI captaincy

15 Apr 2019 - 4     - 1891

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne has emerged as front-runner to take up the limited over captaincy as the selectors prepare to announce Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad on April 18.

Players sign performance based World Cup contract, after initial resistance

15 Apr 2019 - 4     - 5056

A new World Cup payment structure introduced by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) initially met with some resistance from senior players but, with little bargaining power given their dwindling performance in

Thirimanne nudges ahead in the World Cup race

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Lahiru Thirimanne gave a timely reminder to the selectors with a measured century for Team Galle ahead of World Cup team selection in the rain-affected inter-provincial limited over finals against Tea

Mathews strikes form, guides Dambulla win over Kandy

10 Apr 2019 - 1     - 1263

A brilliantly crafted century by Angelo Mathews and a magnificent 95 by Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped Team Dambulla record a 94 run win over Team Kandy in the third place play-off match played at Dambulla

Lasith Malinga returns to Mumbai Indians camp

10 Apr 2019 - 1     - 2296

Sri Lankan pace ace Lasith Malinga joined the Mumbai Indians on the eve of its Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kings XI Punjab.

Fixing the fixer

07 Apr 2019 - 0     - 404

As the International Cricket Council (ICC) edges closer to completing their corruption investigations here, Sri Lanka is just a step away from bringing tough laws to make all sports-related corruption

The decline of Sri Lankan cricket saddens me: Muttiah Muralitharan

06 Apr 2019 - 0     - 2618

Sri Lankan cricket has hit an all-time nadir and the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan blames it on the paucity of talent coupled with lack of passion among the current generation of cricketers for this

Top Afghan cricket players criticise change of captain

06 Apr 2019 - 0     - 729

Afghanistan has named a new captain to lead the cricket team into the forthcoming World Cup -- a move that has not gone down well with some of the players.

Malinga gets career-best List A bowling figures

04 Apr 2019 - 0     - 1982

Team Galle skipper Lasith Malinga returned a career-best List A figures of 7 for 49 as he led from the front to record a thumping 156 run over Team Kandy in the opening Super Provincial 50-over match

Lokuhettige charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

04 Apr 2019 - 0     - 587

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. These new charges are in addition to charge

Blundell called from wilderness into NZ World Cup squad

03 Apr 2019 - 0     - 229

Wicketkeeper Tom Blundell was the surprise selection in New Zealand’s 15-man squad for cricket’s one-day World Cup later this year, despite never having played the format at international level.

SLC to conduct random breathalyzer Tests; Dimuth gets hefty fine

02 Apr 2019 - 0     - 679

Sri Lanka Cricket will conduct random breathalyzer tests on cricketers in the future, its President Shammi Silva said today. The board has taken this decision after national Test skipper Dimuth Karun

India win top Test rankings for third year

02 Apr 2019 - 0     - 186

Virat Kohli’s India have topped the international Test rankings for the third year in a row -- boosted by their first ever series triumph in Australia -- earning a million dollar prize for the team.

Dimuth apologies for drink driving incident

01 Apr 2019 - 0     - 245

Test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has made a public apology after an alleged drink driving incident, describing his own behaviour as ’’utterly unbecoming of a Sri Lankan national cricketer”

Malinga to play domestic 50-over tournament

29 Mar 2019 - 0     - 697

Lasith Malinga will now be available for the domestic 50-over tournament starting next week. Malinga who played for Mumbai Indians in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) will play the entire tou

Malinga cleared to play IPL 2019

26 Mar 2019 - 1     - 315

Lasith Malinga has been cleared to play the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season after Sri Lanka Cricket granted the paceman permission to skip the domestic 50-overs tournament on Tuesd

Pretorius and Phehlukwayo steer South Africa to series sweep against Sri Lanka

25 Mar 2019 - 0     - 143

Dwaine Pretorius starred with the bat and Andile Phehlukwayo shone with the ball as South Africa completed a 3-0 sweep of the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka with a 45-run victory via

Malinga mulls retirement after T20 World Cup

23 Mar 2019 - 0     - 353

Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka’s limited-overs captain, aims to play the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia before signing off from international cricket.

South Africa seal Twenty20 series despite Udana heroics

23 Mar 2019 - 0     - 225

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen impressed with the bat as a much-changed South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 16 runs to seal the Twenty20 International series at Centurio

England women seal ODI series whitewash in Sri Lanka

22 Mar 2019 - 0     - 133

Amy Jones scored 76 and managed two run-outs as England’s women sealed a comfortable 3-0 one-day series whitewash in Sri Lanka.

New-look South Africa seek series win

21 Mar 2019 - 0     - 65

Having won the first game after a thrilling super over, South Africa will look to seal the series with a game to spare when they face Sri Lanka in the second T20I on Friday, 22 March.

Miller, Tahir lead South Africa to super-over victory over Sri Lanka

20 Mar 2019 - 1     - 204

David Miller helped South Africa blast 14 runs from their super over, before the wily Tahir restricted Sri Lanka to only five in reply, two of which were wides.