ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

Sri Lanka abandoned Test tour to Pakistan, will play limited over leg instead

23 Aug 2019 - 0     - 85

Sri Lanka Cricket has abandoned their plans to visit Pakistan to play the two-match Test series in Pakistan--ten years since test cricket was last played in the troubled-hit country, but has agreed to


Boult, Southee rattle Sri Lanka in second Test

23 Aug 2019 - 0     - 91

Trent Boult and Tim Southee led New Zealand’s charge against Sri Lanka on day two of the rain-hit second Test on Friday, with the host skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s offering resistance with a half-


Sri Lanka reach 85-2 on rain-hit day against New Zealand

23 Aug 2019 - 0     - 58

Sri Lanka reached 85-2 after losing the wickets of Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Mendis on a rain-truncated opening day in the second and final test against New Zealand in Colombo on Thursday.


Resilient New Zealand aim to level series against revitalised Sri Lanka

21 Aug 2019 - 0     - 272

There are 60 points up for grabs in the World Test Championship match and after succumbing to a six-wicket loss in the first Test at Galle, New Zealand will be looking to show more fight and upset the


Tim Southee to lead New Zealand in T20Is against Sri Lanka

20 Aug 2019 - 0     - 185

Kane Williamson and Trent Boult are out of New Zealand’s 14-member squad for the three-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka, which starts on 1 September.


Williamson and Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action

20 Aug 2019 - 0     - 439

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka bowler Akila Dananjaya have both been reported with a suspect bowling action following the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle from


Smith closes in on top-ranked Kohli in Test Rankings

20 Aug 2019 - 0     - 259

Steve Smith’s valiant 92 in the first innings at Lord’s has helped him gain one spot and close in on top-ranked Virat Kohli in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings.


Karunaratne leads by example in Sri Lanka’s Galle win

18 Aug 2019 - 0     - 299

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne led by example, hitting a sparkling 122 to help secure Sri Lanka’s six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening test at Galle on Sunday.


Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka victory push in Galle

17 Aug 2019 - 0     - 203

Sri Lanka got off to a strong start in their chase for a 268-run victory target after skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne frustrated New Zealand with a 133-run opening stand on the penult


Shastri wins ’close race’ to continue as India’s head coach

16 Aug 2019 - 0     - 536

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Ravi Shastri will continue as head coach of the Indian senior men’s cricket team up to 2021 after pipping New Zealand’s Mike Hesson and Australia’s Tom Moody, the country’s


Watling half-century revives New Zealand in Galle test

16 Aug 2019 - 0     - 128

BJ Watling rescued New Zealand with a gutsy unbeaten 63 as the visitors overcame a batting collapse to reach 195 for seven in their second innings on day three of the opening test against Sri Lanka on


New Zealand’s Patel restricts Sri Lanka with five-wicket haul

15 Aug 2019 - 0     - 246

New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel carved through Sri Lanka’s top order and took five wickets to even the odds for the visitors after the second day of the opening test in Galle on Thursday.


South Africa name three uncapped players for test tour of India

14 Aug 2019 - 0     - 141

South Africa have named three uncapped players in their test squad for the three-match tour of India in early October as they begin life without retired veterans Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla.


Dananjaya takes five to put NZ on back foot in Galle

14 Aug 2019 - 0     - 368

Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya spun a web around New Zealand’s batsmen, picking up all five wickets on a rain-shortened opening day of the first test in Galle on Wednesday. Experienced batsman Ross


Sri Lanka hope to maintain home record against formidable New Zealand

13 Aug 2019 - 0     - 267

New Zealand have a chance of securing the top spot in Test cricket when they take on Sri Lanka in a two-match series from Wednesday, exactly a month after their cruel World Cup defeat to England.


A costly sack?

13 Aug 2019 - 0     - 458

The impending “sacking” of Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha may cost it an arm and a leg but Sri Lanka Cricket, pressured by Sports Minister Harin Fernando, is determined to do it in order to “


Chandimal, Akila in 15-man squad to face NZ

09 Aug 2019 - 0     - 562

Former Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Akila Dananjaya have been included in the 15-man squad for the two-Test series against New Zealand. The series—a part of the newly introduced ICC Tes


South Africa’s Amla retires from international cricket

09 Aug 2019 - 0     - 352

South Africa’s Hashim Amla announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday, bringing the curtain down on one of the country’s leading batting careers.


Rumesh Ratnayake appointed Interim Head Coach for New Zealand series

07 Aug 2019 - 0     - 520

Former Sri Lanka fast bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed interim head coach of the national team for the forthcoming series against New Zealand.


Chandimal, Dananjaya in as Sri Lanka names Test squad of 22 players

07 Aug 2019 - 0     - 572

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) released the names of the Test squad of 22 players that will represent Sri Lanka against New Zealand in the two-match Test Series, which is part of the ICC Test Championship.


Vinothen John added to cricket selection panel

06 Aug 2019 - 0     - 1013

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Vinothen John has been included in a three-member National Cricket Selection Committee headed by Ashantha de Mel. The other member in the committee is former first class c


South Africa fast bowler Steyn calls time on test career

06 Aug 2019 - 0     - 138

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from test cricket, but will be available for one-day international and Twenty20 cricket, he confirmed on Monday.


Lyon rips through England to hand Australia Ashes advantage

06 Aug 2019 - 0     - 146

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon ripped through England’s batting line-up as the hosts lost the first Ashes test by 251 runs after being bowled out for 146 in their second innings on Monday.


Hathurusingha removed, Jerome to take over in the interim

05 Aug 2019 - 0     - 2897

Chandika Hathurusingha, Sri Lanka Head Coach, will be removed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) tomorrow after its Executive Committee holds an emergency meeting, authoritative sources said.


ICC opposes political meddling; rejects Interim Committee for SLC

04 Aug 2019 - 0     - 4

The possibility of an interim administration for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been banished after the game’s global body, the International Cricket Council, rejected any form of political interferenc


Focus should shift to T20 WC – De Mel

04 Aug 2019 - 0     - 214

Ashantha de Mel, Chairman of Cricket Selectors, thinks Sri Lanka should focus on training that is specific to the shortest format, as they prepare for next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.


Burns’ maiden ton helps England take initiative in Ashes opener

03 Aug 2019 - 0     - 115

Rory Burns smashed an unbeaten maiden test century as England gained the upper hand in the first Ashes test by finishing day two on 267-4, trailing Australia by just 17 runs on Friday.


Sri Lanka whitewash Bangladesh in one-day series

31 Jul 2019 - 0     - 439

Sri Lanka put on a clinical performance with bat and ball to record a 122-run win in the third and final one-day international and complete a clean sweep over Bangladesh in Colombo on Wednesday (Jul 3


In-form Sri Lanka eye rare series sweep

30 Jul 2019 - 0     - 281

Sri Lanka kicked off the post-Lasith Malinga era with a resounding seven-wicket victory in the second one-day international, and are now in line to seal their first clean sweep in an ODI series featur


Cricket needs the ICC World Test Championship - Mahela

30 Jul 2019 - 0     - 357

Cricket needs the ICC World Test Championship. Context is essential, to play for points as well as pride. We have a World Championship in other formats and I think it’s important to bring that over