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 of the series.  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...

Lasith Malinga to retire after 2019 World Cup

Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga says that he will retire from international cricket after the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The fast bowler quit Test cricket because of a “long-standing degenerative condition in the right knee” in 2011, but he continued playing the shorter formats. One of the best fast bowlers to have ever played for Sri Lanka, Malinga isn’t part of the 23 man squad for the tour to Bangladesh but was present at a special practice session with new coach Chandika Hathurusingha in Read more...

Opportunity, not pressure, says Hathurusingha

Chandika Hathurusingha, Sri Lanka’s new coach who will take charge at the end of the ongoing tour of India, said he scented opportunity for the team despite a string of humiliating defeats. “Listening to president and the sports minister and thinking of all the expectations, there’s no pressure for me. This is all opportunities,” said the 49-year-old former Test batsman, who was officially named for the post on December 8, on Wednesday (December 20). “Looking from outside, looking at our Read more...

Nidahas Trophy 2018 SL skipper formally invites India SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) issued a press release yesterday stating that Sri Lanka T20 captain Thisara Perera extended a formal invitation to the India national team last afternoon to participate for the Tri-nation T20 Series “Nidahas Trophy 2018”. The release further stated: The Nidahas Trophy 2018 – played in celebration of Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence, coincidentally, Sri Lanka Cricket’s 70th year as well – was announced in March this year at a joint press Read more...

Sri Lanka eye series win SL’s charter flight was unable to take off after four hours at airport on Monday

Sri Lanka will take on India in the second ODI eyeing a series win at Mohali today. Sri Lanka scored an upset win at Dharmasala on Sunday and lead the series 1-0. Sri Lanka had to go through some rough time off the field due to rain at Dharmasala. On Monday, they spent four hours at the airport with their chartered flight unable to take off. They returned to their hotels and only flew to Mohali yesterday on the eve of their second ODI. Although unbeaten in its seven previous bilateral ODI series, Read more...

SLvsIND: Dhananjaya ton aid Sri Lanka in denying a series domination of India

The third and final test match between Sri Lanka and hosts India ended today (December 6) in a draw, much to the relief of Sri Lanka. In their 2nd innings, Sri Lanka’s top order failed -putting up a worse performance than they did in the 1st innings. However, Dhananjaya de Silva -the man who was dismissed by an lbw in the 1st inning for just 1 run, magnificently crafted an unbeaten century in the 2nd, aiding Sri Lanka in their desperate campaign to keep the match alive to a draw. This young lad Read more...

Sehwag slams SL players for complaining about smog

Virender Sehwag has slammed Sri Lankan players for wearing masks and complaining about smog on the second day of the Delhi Test, calling it a pre-planned strategy, the DNA reported Monday. He said that it was meant to stop Virat Kohli from scoring a triple century. While speaking to a TV channel after the day’s play, Sehwag said, “It was all a strategy against Virat Kohli. They wanted to stop him as it seemed that he was inching towards his triple century.” “They could have Read more...