Buttler equals Sehwag’s IPL fifty record

Jos Buttler said he was revelling in his run of form after cracking a fifth consecutive half-century to equal Virender Sehwag’s Indian Premier League record. The England wicketkeeper-batsman’s unbeaten 94 off 53 balls against the Mumbai Indians kept his Rajasthan Royals in the IPL playoff race and matched Sehwag’s mark set in 2012. Buttler hit nine fours and five sixes as the Royals romped home by seven wickets in the cash-rich Twenty20 league. “I’m really enjoying it, found some good form. It’s a do-or-die situation and I’m full of confidence so want to Read more...

139th Royal-Thomian ‘BATTLE OF THE BLUES’ rescheduled

Sri Lanka’s blue ribbon cricket encounter, the ‘Battle of the Blues’ between Royal College, Colombo, and St. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, for the prestigious Rt. Hon. D. S. Senanayake Memorial Shield, 2018 has been rescheduled to Friday (9) , Saturday (10) and Sunday (11). The decision has been taken as a mark of respect for the Late Venerable Daranagama Kusaladhamma Thero’s funeral arrangement which is set to take place at Independence Square on Thursday(8), announced Chairman of Joint Read more...

Shakib to lead Bangla in Nidahas Trophy T20s

After a lot of speculation, drama and an attempt to convince ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza to reconsider his T20 retirement, Shakib Al Hasan has been named captain for the tri-series that also involves Sri Lanka and India starting on 6 March in Sri Lanka. Shakib’s inclusion comes with a rider though – the BCB medical board has made it clear that he won’t be available for the opening two games of the tournament as he is still struggling with a sore finger. With the uncertainty Read more...

Cricket T20: Sri Lanka tastes victory after eight consecutive defeats

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by six wickets in Dhaka to take 1-0 lead in two-match T20I series today, February 15 in Dhaka. Chasing a target of 194 runs Sri Lanka openers Dhanushka Gunathilaka (30) and Kusal Mendis (53) set the platform for the easy win. Later on, middle order batsman Dasun Shanaka (42*) and Thisara Perera (39*) held the innings to a comprehensive victory with 20 deliveries remaining. Man of the Match : Kusal Mendis Bangladesh 193/5 in 20 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 66, Soumya Sarkar 51; Read more...

Lasith Malinga named Mumbai Indians’ bowling mentor

Lasith Malinga will be part of Mahela Jayawardene’s coaching staff for Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians. Malinga was named Mumbai Indians bowling mentor on Wednesday. Although Shane Bond is the official bowling coach of IPL champions Mumbai Indians, Malinga will add to the think tank, having played 110 matches for MI. The other coaches in Jayawardene’s team are Robin Singh (batting) and James Pemment (fielding). Malinga has been out of favour with the Sri Lankan selectors in recent Read more...

Sri Lanka seek lifeline against rampaging Bangladesh

Sri Lanka will be looking to turn things around for a win against Bangladesh, which will ensure their road to the final, as they take on the hosts in the final group stage match of the Tri Nation series to be played at Dhaka today. Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal said on Wednesday that the initial losses in the tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh spurred the team on to complete a turnaround and make the final. Sri Lanka lost their opening two games respectively against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe Read more...

Sri Lanka Crippled By Injuries Again: Kusal Janith Perera Ruled Out Of Tri-nation ODI Series

Sri Lankan opener Kusal Janith Perera has been ruled out of the tri-nation ODI series in Bangladesh, the Sri lanka Cricket announced. Sources said the Sri Lanka opener suffered with a side strain while batting during the last match against Zimbabwe. Perera is the second senior player to opt out of the tournament due to an injury. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews also returned to the country yesterday due to a hamstring injury. Dhananjaya de Silva has been called in to replace Perera in the rest Read more...

Angelo Mathews Ruled Out Of Tri-Nation ODI Series: Participation In Test Series Also Doubtful

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the tri-nation ODI series in Bangladesh The SLC sources that Dinesh Chandimal would captain the Sri Lanka team for the rest of the series. They also added that Mathews’ participation for the Test series is also doubtful. Mathews suffered a hamstring injury after the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh.  Read more...

Raza, Chatara star as Zimbabwe stun Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe bounced back from their defeat to Bangladesh with a thrilling 12-run victory over Sri Lanka in the second game in Dhaka. The win has also extended Zimbabwe’s dominance over Sri Lanka after they went on to beat them at their own backyard in an ODI series last year. Chasing the total of 291, Sri Lanka started well when Kusal Perera (80) and Upul Tharanga (11) struck three boundaries in the second over. Perera hit another six and a boundary as Sri Lanka reached 42 for naught in the first Read more...

MCG pitch rated poor by ICC

The Melbourne Cricket Ground track for the fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England has been rated poor by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday (2 January). Cricket Australia now has two weeks to respond. “The bounce of the MCG pitch was medium, but slow in pace and got slower as the match progressed,” Ranjan Madugalle, the match referee, said in his assessment. “The nature of the pitch did not change over the five days and there was no natural deterioration. As such, Read more...