Chandimal ruled out of 2015 World Cup, Kusal as replacement The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Kusal Perera as a replacement player for Dinesh Chandimal in Sri Lanka’s squad for the tournament. Chandimal suffered a hamstring injury during his side’s match against Australia in Sydney and has been ruled out of further participation in the ...

Sangakkara to retire from Test cricket in August SYDNEY: The great Kumar Sangakkara, easily the best batsman/wicket-keeper produced by Sri Lanka has finally decided to end his glorious international cricket career in August. Sangakkara is due to retire from one-day international cricket at the end of the ongoing cricket World Cup along with his long time buddy Mahela Jayawardene, but had left a window open in Test ...

Australia finish on top in high scoring game Australia beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs in an entertaining high scoring game at the Sydney cricket ground, to very much seal the number 2 spot in Pool A. Batting first, the hosts hammered a mammoth 376 with Glenn Maxwell scoring a blistering century off 51 ball, the second fastest in World cup history. Skipper Michael Clarke announced his return ...

Our build up has been good – Mahela Reporting from Australia & New Zealand SYDNEY: Sri Lanka’s most experienced campaigner Mahela Jayawardene expressed satisfaction the way the team has been shaping up so far in the World Cup despite starting the tour in New Zealand with a loss. “In New Zealand what you have to realise is that we made a lot of runs. We made 280 or ...

Dimuth Karunaratne fractures hand out of World Cup Reporting from Australia & New Zealand SYDNEY: Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne became the latest casualty in the team when he fractured his left small finger at practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday and was ruled out of any further participation in the ongoing World Cup. “Dimuth injured his hand during a fielding session and X’rays indicated a ...

Amla and Du Plessis Set up big win Ireland came into this ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia high on confidence after victories in its first two games including the match against West Indies. South Africa, one of the pre-tournament favourites, presented a sterner test, however, and ruthless batting from Hashim Amla (159) and Faf du Plessis (109) ensured a ...

Seekkuge Prasanna sent to Australia Sri Lankan leg spinner Seekkuge Prasanna will go to Australia as a stand by for Rangana Herath at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Rangana Herath split his finger during the England v Sri Lanka match in Wellington and the wound will be expected take 7-10 days to heal. In a media release, Sri Lanka Cricket said that Seekkuge sent to Australia only as a precautionary measure.

Lakmal found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code for Players and Players Support Personnel during his side’s Pool A match of World Cup 2015 against England at Wellington on Sunday. Lakmal was fined 30 per cent of his match fee by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match ...

Rampant Lankans outplay England by nine wickets Reporting from Australia & New Zealand WELLINGTON: Sri Lanka was every bit as convincing in their batting when beating England by nine wickets in the World Cup Pool A match played at Westpac Stadium hereon Sunday but once again there was plenty of concern with regard to their bowling and fielding which was appalling to say the least. England who ...

Sri Lanka outclass England in Wellington Sri Lanka’s batting outclassed England on a day for the bowlers to forget where another game saw the teams go past the 300 run mark in the World Cup. The Lankans have now increased their chances of finishing second in Pool ‘A’ which will most probably require the tough task of beating Australia next Sunday at Sydney. This is also ...

තිලකරත්න ඩිල්ෂාන් මහතාගෙන් අපූරු වාර්තාවක් ( AWESOME Record 4m Mr.Thilakarathne Dilshan ) අපේ සුපිරි ක්‍රීඩක තිලකරත්න ඩිල්ෂාන්, බංගලාදේශය සමග පැවති තරගයේදී අපුර්ව වාර්තා 2ක් තබන්නට සමත් උනා....ආඩම්බරයි නෙහ්...ඔන්න එහෙනම් අහ ගන්නකෝ මොකක්ද ඒ වාර්තා කියලා....### තම ඉනිම පුරාවටම, හයේ පහරක් නොමැතිව ලබාගත් ඉහලම ලකුණු සංඛ්‍යාවේ වාර්තාව....( ලකුණු පුවරුව මෙතනින් බලන්න )### එක්දින තරග ඉතිහාසයේ ලකුණු 150ක් වාර්තාකළ වයස්ගතම පුද්ගලයා ( සුපිරිම ක්‍රීඩක සනත් ජයසුරිය 2006 දී නෙදර්ලන්තයට එරෙහිව පිහිටවූ වාර්තාව මෙලෙස බිද ...

Sri Lanka peak ahead of England showdown A change of location brought forth a change of attitude, a boost to their aggression and a much needed overall team form to the Lankan Lions as they devoured a hapless Bangladesh at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in the World Cup. Roared by thousands of Lankan fans, Sri Lanka outclassed their sub-continent opponents by 92 runs at their ...

Dilshan, Sangakkara centuries seals convincing win for Lanka Reporting from Australia & New Zealand MELBOURNE: Centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara playing in his 400th ODI gave Sri Lanka a thumping 92 runs win over Bangladesh in a World Cup Pool A game played under lightson Thursday but their fielding left much to be desired as they moved a step closer to qualifying for a quarter-final ...

We haven’t played our best cricket yet – Mathews Reporting from Australia & New Zealand MELBOURNE: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews admitted that his team has not played their best cricket yet and the game against Afghanistan was more or less a wake-up call for them. Sri Lanka was given a tough time by the Afghans before they managed to pull off a four-wicket win to earn their first ...

Technical Committee approves replacement in SL squad for the World Cup 2015 The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Upul Tharanga as a replacement player for Jeevan Mendis in Sri Lanka’s squad for the tournament. Mendis is suffering from a hamstring injury, which he picked up at a training session on Tuesday. 30-year-old Tharanga has played 176 One-Day ...

Bangladesh makes MCG debut against Sri Lanka Sa’adi Thawfeeq reporting from Australia & New Zealand MELBOURNE: Bangladesh has been a Test cricket nation for 16 years and playing one-day international cricket since 1985, but it will be the first time they will step into Australia’s famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) when they take on Sri Lanka in a Pool A World Cup match on Thursday. The ...

Jeevan Mendis injured and might be replaced  Sri Lankan spinning all-rounder Jeevan Mendis has sustained an injury during practise and is likely to be replaced by the management. In a media release Sri Lanka Cricket stated that Jeevan Mendis has sustained an injury at practices and is presently awaiting the ICC’s doctors to visit and assess him and his medical reports will be forwarded to the ...

Gayle scores Fastest ODI Double Hundred    Chris Gayle delivered one of the best innings under pressure against Zimbabwe in a world cup match at Manuka Oval in Canberra.   Gayle was under immense pressure coming into the game not scoring a century in 19 One Day Internationals.   The hard-hitting West Indian even changed his game plan during his past few innings slowing down ...

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