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Dimuth to lead Sri Lanka at World Cup

17 Apr 2019 - 0     - 714

The de Mel theory on World Cup

19 Mar 2019 - 11     - 5631

88 players picked for Super Provincial Tournament

19 Mar 2019 - 1     - 1375

A total of 88 players have been picked by the national selectors to play in the SLC Inter-Provincial fifty-over cricket tournament to be played in Dambulla and Pallekele from April 4-11. Each team con


Can beat any Test side if we bat well, says Afghanistan’s Nabi

19 Mar 2019 - 1     - 131

Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi said Monday Afghanistan has world-class spinners and is capable of beating any Test side in the world if their batting clicks.


S Africa sweep Sri Lanka series after floodlight failure

16 Mar 2019 - 0     - 180

South Africa completed a clean sweep of their five-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka with a 41-run victory via the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method on Saturday as the final match at


South Africa aim for series sweep

16 Mar 2019 - 0     - 183

Sri Lanka are falling into a familiar trench. They’ve lost four successive games this series. They’ve been bowled out each time they’ve played a full innings. And the board is likely to bring in



Amla sits out final two ODIs for family reasons

13 Mar 2019 - 0     - 184

Hashim Amla was given compassionate leave on Tuesday to miss South Africa’s last two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka, providing what could be a last-ditch opportunity for Reeza Hendricks to


SLC to ring major changes to ODI squad

12 Mar 2019 - 5     - 1884

Sri Lanka Cricket will ring in some major changes in the national team ahead of the T20 leg of the ongoing series in South Africa after the islanders conceded yet another limited-over series defeat.


Bouncer king Wagner’s two-day demolition of Bangladesh secures series

12 Mar 2019 - 0     - 83

Short-ball specialist Neil Wagner engineered an innings victory over Bangladesh in what New Zealand called “an ideal two days” in the rain-shortened second Test to wrap up the series with a game t


Markram gets World Cup lifeline with ODI recall

12 Mar 2019 - 0     - 40

Aiden Markram was handed a likely lifeline to the Cricket World Cup on Monday when he was named in South Africa’s squad for the final two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka.


KJP out of South Africa ODIs

11 Mar 2019 - 0     - 120

Sri Lanka have received a blow with the news that Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the last two ODIs against the Proteas.


De Kock smashes ton as South Africa clinch ODI series win

11 Mar 2019 - 1     - 119

DURBAN (Reuters) - Quinton de Kock’s swashbuckling century inspired South Africa to beat Sri Lanka by 71 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system at Kingsmead on Sunday to secure a winning 3-0 lead in


Imperious South Africa look to close out series

09 Mar 2019 - 0     - 106

South Africa have gone back to their dominant ways at home and will look to capitalise against a dented Sri Lankan team when they clash in the third ODI on Sunday, 10 March.


Sri Lanka Women announce ODI squad to face England

09 Mar 2019 - 0     - 170

Sri Lanka Women have named their squad of 15 players to face England Women in the upcoming three-match ODI series.


De Kock shines as South Africa thump Sri Lanka in second ODI

07 Mar 2019 - 1     - 134

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa’s Quinton de Kock top-scored with a fluent 94 as they cruised to a 113-run victory over Sri Lanka and a 2-0 lead in their five-match One-Day International series on


Confident South Africa Look to Extend Lead Against Sri Lanka in ODI Series

06 Mar 2019 - 0     - 184

Riding high on a clinical win in the opening One-Day International in Johannesburg, South Africa will be keen on extending their lead when they clash against Sri Lanka in the second encounter on Wedne


India pull off narrow win in thrilling Australia ODI

06 Mar 2019 - 0     - 175

India pulled off an eight-run victory in a low-scoring thriller after all-rounder Vijay Shankar picked two wickets in the final over of the second one-day international against Australia on Tuesday.


Warne says Australia can win World Cup with Smith and Warner

06 Mar 2019 - 0     - 89

Steve Smith and David Warner’s year-long exile has likely left them hungrier than ever and their return can spark Australia to World Cup glory, Test great Shane Warne said Wednesday.


Sri Lanka secures $11.5 mn withheld by ICC

05 Mar 2019 - 0     - 240

Sri Lankan cricket’s crisis-ridden governing body announced Sunday it had secured the release of $11.5 million withheld by the International Cricket Council for eight months due to a row over its le


Tahir to quit one-day international cricket

05 Mar 2019 - 0     - 106

Veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir said on Monday he would retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup in England and Wales, which ends on July 14.


Du Plessis ton helps South Africa to easy win over Sri Lanka

03 Mar 2019 - 0     - 85

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten century to lead his side to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International at The


India’s Shami restricts Australia to 236-7 in 1st ODI

02 Mar 2019 - 0     - 140

India paceman Mohammed Shami led an inspired bowling attack to help restrict Australia to 236 for seven in the first one-day international on Saturday.


Williamson’s 200 puts NZ in complete control of Bangladesh test

02 Mar 2019 - 0     - 70

Kane Williamson scored his second double century as New Zealand achieved their highest innings total and continued to dominate Bangladesh at the end of the third day of the first test in Hamilton on S


Chris Gayle reconsidering retirement after England purple patch

28 Feb 2019 - 0     - 247

Chris Gayle’s golden run since making his comeback to the West Indies one-day side now has him reconsidering his decision to retire from the sport after the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.


Hampshire sign Dimuth Karunaratne as overseas player

28 Feb 2019 - 0     - 268

Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Dimuth Karunaratne has signed for Hampshire as an overseas player for the first half of the 2019 county season.



Sangakkara to present Bhatia awards on March 10

26 Feb 2019 - 0     - 673

Dubai: Sri Lanka’s legendary batsman Kumar Sangakkara will join the list of great cricketers that have presented the Shyam Bhatia Awards for cricket excellence in the UAE when the ceremony for the 1


Smiling Sri Lanka stun South Africa to seal historic series win

23 Feb 2019 - 1     - 729

Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne hailed his happy, united team after they completed an historic series triumph against South Africa at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.


Sri Lanka creates history, becomes first Asian team to win a series in South Africa

23 Feb 2019 - 0     - 561

Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis propelled Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win over South Africa on the third day of the second Test at St George’s Park on Saturday, clinching an historic 2-0 series tr


Shammi Silva elected SLC president

21 Feb 2019 - 3     - 593

Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga and his brother, Nishantha, suffered defeats in the Sri Lanka Cricket elections held this morning. Shammi Silva backed by parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala


SLC election: Election to go ahead after parties agreed on a settlement

20 Feb 2019 - 4     - 1775

Sri Lanka Cricket election will be held tomorrow as scheduled after all parties came to an amicable settlement before the Court of Appeal. Accordingly Mohan de Silva and Ravin Wickremaratne were allow