England ready for Sri Lanka despite lack of match practice By Sa’adi Thawfeeq England captain Alastair Cook said that his team was ready to take on Sri Lanka in the seven-match one-day series starting at the R Premadasa stadium under lights on Wednesday despite the limited match practice his team’s had due to the bad weather. England had only one practice game at the SSC whereas their second match ...

Thoughts with Hughes – Cook England Cricket Captain Alastair Cook expressed his wishes to Australian Batsman Phil Hughes who was hit by a short ball in a sheffield shield match in Sydney this morning. Speaking at the press conference in Colombo ahead of the first One Day International against Sri Lanka Cook said “we have played a lot of cricket with him and the ...

Final ODI home series for seniors Sri Lanka and England, who have been at the receiving end of World Cup champions India will front up for a seven-match one-day international series with both sides wanting a win badly to boost their morale ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The first match of a series is usually important to any side for it’s always nice to ...

Murali wants comprehensive testing on “Chucking”   Former Sri Lanka off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has called the on officials of the International Cricket Council to make a definitive call on chucking in cricket.   A number of bowlers around the world were reported on suspect bowling actions since June, Including Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senananyake and Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal.   The Spin Wizard, who is in ...

Vettori set for Test cricket return Kiwi spinner Daniel Vettori is set to play his first Test in more than two years after joining the Black Caps squad for the final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah. Vettori was already in the United Arab Emirates with the New Zealand A team, but trained on Monday with the Black Caps ahead of Wednesday’s Test. The 35-year-old left-armer ...

Senanayake undergoes official re-test in India Sri Lanka Cricket stated that Off spinner Sachithra Senanayake who is currently facing a ban from International Cricket on his bowling action has undergone an official re-test at an International Cricket Council accredited testing site in Chennai, India over the weekend (Sunday) . Issuing a statement SLC said that the outcome of this test will be released by the ...

Sri Lanka squad for 1st three ODIs agianst England   Sri Lanka Cricket named a 15 man squad for the upcoming 7 match England series which will commence on Wednesday (26).   Kumar Sangakkara who was rested for the last 2 One Day Internationals against India has been brought back into the side, while Dinesh Chandimal has been dropped from the squad.   Jeevan Mendis, who was performing ...

Australia Test squad announced for India, Clarke in it. Michael Clarke has been named to lead Australia into the summer’s opening Test but his availability for the match against India will depend on him playing a tour match that starts in Adelaide on Friday. According to Cricket Australia, Clarke has been named in Australia’s 12-man squad for the first match of the Commonwealth Bank Test Series against India ...

Australia back to No 1 in ODI Rankings ahead of India Four-time world champion Australia has returned to the top of the ICC ODI Team Rankings after defeating South Africa 4-1 in the five-match ODI series, which concluded in Sydney on Sunday. George Bailey’s side had started the series in third position on 114 ratings points and has finished on equal points with India on 117 ratings points. However, when ...

A prominent daily in Sri Lanka, Daily Mirror, discharged a bolt from the blue in the early hours of Friday by publishing a news article that read “Sanga to announce retirement”. The news article alleged that according to “sources”, Sanga would announce his retirement... The post Kumar Sangakkara announcing retirement? It’s nothing more than a rumour! appeared first on The Arm ...

We will continue to experiment with a few players – Mathews     We will continue to experiment few players – Mathews The trophy of the upcoming Sri Lanka- England ODI series was unveiled at a media briefing in Colombo today.Sri Lanka Cricket Coach Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews , England Cricket Captain Alastair Cook and England Cricket Coach Peter Moores were present along with Sri Lanka Cricket ...

The Sri Lanka A squad, including a wealth of full international experience, for England’s two warm-up games has been announced. Sri Lanka A will be led by batsman Ashan Priyanjan, who has 21 one-day international caps and played in this month’s first three fixtures versus India en route to Sri Lanka being whitewashed 5-0. Four other players in the ‘A’ ...

FINCH, SMITH STAR IN AUSTRALIA’S 73-RUN WIN Australia took a 2-1 lead in its One-Day International series against South Africa on Wednesday (November 19), cruising to a 73-run victory in the third of five ODIs in Canberra. While a big-hitting Aaron Finch and Steve Smith helped Australia put up an imposing 329 for 5 in its allotted overs, Mitchell Starc, the left-arm fast bowler, and Josh ...

Clarke out of Shield, Test remains unclear Australia team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris told a media conference today (Thursday it was still not clear how long Clarke would be out of action with his latest hamstring injury. However, he said it was “not that dramatic that he’s going to miss the whole summer” and he was hoping the skipper would be able to lead Australia into the ...

Sri Lanka ‘A’ squad named for warm up matches against England The National Selectors have named a 15 man squad for the warm up matches against England. Ashan Priyanjan will lead the side while Jeevan Mendis has been called back. 1 Ashan Priyanjan (Captain)2 Kaushal Silva3 Kusal Janith Perera4 Niroshan Dickwella5 Dinesh Chandimal6 Thilina Kandamby7 Kithruwan Vithanage8 Jeevan Mendis9 Dilruwan Perera10 S A Lakshan Randika Sandakan11 Ramith Rambukwella12 Lahiru Gamage13 ...

School Cricket Update 2014/15 S. Thomas College 1st innings 314-6 Overs – 57 Rashmika Opatha 95Pavindu Sasanka 58Chenutha Wickramasinghe 53Nimesh Kumara 5-101 Prince of Wales 1st Innings 222 Overs 77.1 Jayanga Vikum Pieris 35 Hasitha Lanka 131 Chenuthe Wickramasinghe 4-27 Senal De Silva 2-19 St. Thomas College 2nd Innings – 116-6 Overs 14 Rashmika Opatha 52 Jayanga Pieris 3-46 Prince of Wales College – ...

A popular theory put forward by some Tamils in Sri Lanka is that the Sri Lankan cricket team does not represent the Tamil speaking population of the island. This is a delicate matter that needs to be looked at objectively rather than subjectively,... The post Are Sri Lankan Tamil cricketers discriminated against? appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.

The winners of the ICC awards for the year 2014 were announced yesterday, with Mitchell Johnson claiming the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, while Aaron Finch won the T20I Performance of the Year. Even though the overwhelming feeling... The post 2014 ICC Awards: Missed opportunities for Angelo Mathews and Rangana Herath? appeared first on The ...

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