Mahela, Dilshan and Malinga for CPL 2015 Sri Lankan cricket stars, Mahela Jayawardene, Tilakaratne Dilshan and Lasith Malinga, have been added to the pool of international players to feature in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft which is set to take place in early 2015, organisers reported Friday. The three will join other top class T20 international players including South African all-rounder, Jacques Kallis, for the ...

Henry Five-for Subdues Pakistan New Zealand seals series 3-2 with 68-run win over Pakistan after Williamson, Taylor masterclass. With the top order misfiring, Pakistan’s middle order has been tested during the five-match One-Day International series against New Zealand. On Friday (December 16) in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan was 38 for 3 and it was Ahmed Shehzad (54) and Haris Sohail (65) who faced a ...

Morgan reportedly set to replace Cook With the ICC Cricket World Cup fast approaching, Alastair Cook has reportedly been removed as England one-day captain and replaced by Eoin Morgan. Cook has averaged only 27.52 in his last 20 one-dayers and his dumping comes on the back of a 5-2 ODI series defeat to Sri Lanka. He said during that series he would not resign, but ...

Sri Lankan cricketers arrive in New Zealand 3 News The Sri Lankan cricketers have arrived in New Zealand for their Test and one-day series against the Black Caps. Sri Lankan star Kumar Sangakkara and his family arrived at Christchurch Airport looking like they were here for an extended stay – that’s because they are. With two Tests and seven one-dayers against the Black Caps, followed by ...

Opening events announced for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will launch in spectacular fashion with opening events in both Melbourne and Christchurch on 12 February 2015. Both events will be free and open to the public. The Melbourne celebration will involve World Cup players and legends, cultural and music performances, a spectacular fireworks display and a yet to be revealed “special moment”. ...

Lord’s to host 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Final Lord’s has been chosen to host the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup Final and the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Final. Lord’s will also host two Test matches and the One Day Cup Final each year in 2017 and 2018 and 2019, and a One Day International in both 2017 and 2018. The announcement comes after the England & ...

Senanayake achieves career-best ICC ranking England’s Joe Root and Sachithra Senanayake of Sri Lanka have achieved career-best rankings in the latest International Cricket Council One Day International Player Rankings following the conclusion of the seven-match series, which Sri Lanka won by 5-2. Root finished the series as the second leading run-getter with 367 runs for which he has been rewarded with a jump 14 ...

TBT – Mahela, the magician in ’07 World Cup Semi-Final By ICC Sri Lanka faced New Zealand in the 2007 World Cup Semi-Final. The occasion provided Mahela Jayawardena, the captain, with the perfect canvas to paint one of his best innings in a World Cup. Sri Lanka entered the Super Eights with three comprehensive wins in Group B. The ones against Bermuda and Bangladesh were on expected lines, but ...

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said that his team had to play out of their skin ton come out of the 0-5 drubbing they received at the hands of India to beat England pretty convincingly by a 5-2 margin in the seven-match one-day international series concluded at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday. Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs ...

A romantic ending to a long-standing partnership What a romantic ending to a long-standing partnership. England’s last man out James Tredwell was stumped Sangakkara bowled Jayawardene. You couldn’t ask for a better script than that to mark the final one-day appearances at home of two of Sri Lanka’s cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. That dismissal signaled an 87-run win for Sri Lanka in the ...

Lara’s secret dressing room ritual revealed The West Indies legend comes clean on an old-fashioned practice that evokes memories of Bradman Has the secret behind Brian Lara’s incredibly successful cricket career finally been revealed? The 45-year-old West Indies legend produced a vintage display of batting on Monday to post an unbeaten 51 against the Perth Scorchers in a Twenty20 exhibition match at Perth’s Aquinas College. ...

Three changes to Australia XI for Gabba Test PIC Courtesy – Cricket Australia / Getty Images  Hazlewood, Starc come in for injured Harris, omitted Siddle; Shaun Marsh replaces Clarke Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will make up a new-look bowling attack for the second Test against India, replacing an injured Ryan Harris and omitted Peter Siddle in the starting XI. New captain Steve Smith has elevated himself ...

Perth Scorchers knock off Cricket Legends A bumper crowd has packed Perth’s Aquinas College to watch some of the greats of past and players of the present as the Perth Scorchers beat the Australian Legends by 50 runs in the WA Festival of Cricket Twenty20. The match pitted the KFC T20 Big Bash League reigning champions Scorchers against an all-star Legends XI led by Adam ...

The pre-match press conference ahead of the seven and final one-day international between Sri Lanka and England at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday centred around Mahela Jayawardene who along with Kumar Sangakkara will be playing his final innings in an international match at home. Both cricketing icons have indicated that they would officially retire from one-day cricket after ...

Smith to captain Australia for Test series against India Steve Smith has been named Australia’s new vice-captain and will skipper against India this summer with Brad Haddin as his deputy Steve Smith, the boy-faced batsman whose talent and temperament saw him earmarked as a future leader almost from the time he cemented a place in the national team, has been confirmed as Australia’s 45th Test cricket captain. Smith’s ...

Sangakkara fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the sixth One-Day International against England in Pallekele on Saturday. In a media release ICC stated that Sangakkara was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, ...

Sanga (112) bids farewell to Kandy on a high Sri Lanka takes winning 4-2 lead in ODI series PALLEKELE: Kumar Sangakkara, the dominion of the Sri Lankan batting line-up bid farewell to his hometown Kandy on a high with an authoritative century that saw Sri Lanka beat England comprehensively by 90 runs and take a winning 4-2 lead in the seven-match series in the sixth ODI played at Pallekele ...

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