In a major overhaul, Sri Lanka is planning to drop Mahela Jayawardene from the Test squad, and hand over the captaincy duties to Thilina Kandamby.
As Sri Lankan cricket enters what is possibly the era of Angelo Mathews, it is disconcerting to note the subtext of race and religion that colours the discussion about his captaincy. One could either pretend it does not exist, or one could actually have a discussion about it in open forums.
Sanath Jayasuriya is Sri Lanka’s most accomplished ODI player, and one of the best to have ever played the 50-over format. It is a sad reflection on Sri Lankan fans, that they are so quick to forget what he has done for Sri Lanka over the years, and so quick to shout themselves hoarse over manufactured indignation.
If Angelo Mathews takes over as captain after this series, who should be vice-captain? Which players should Australia watch out for in the Sri Lankan side in the ODI series? These questions and more answered by Russel Arnold in his column this week.
Chennai Super Kings are set to drop their two Sri Lankan recruits — Nuwan Kulasekara and Akila Dananjaya — for the entire sixth edition of the Indian Premier League starting on April 3.
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera thank the crowd for their support after winning the first T20 of the two-match series against Australia at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on January
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, who played for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL) this year, was named today in the list of finalists for the player of the tournament award.
What's so special about Angelo Perera? What kind spinner is Tharindu Kaushal? These fan-questions and more answered this week in Russel Arnold's column.
Sanath Jayasuriya at the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 3 Curtain Raiser Event in Mumbai on 19th January, 2013.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) should be wary of the impact the Indian Premier League (IPL) has on its younger players. While the IPL has some benefits for young cricketers, in providing them with a platform to test their ability to handle pressure and think on their feet, it is doubtful whether young players are equipped to handle the riches, ...
Chaminda Vaas has informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that he would require certain conditions to be met if he is to accept a job with them.
In his column this week, Russel Arnold talks about Sri Lanka's new selectors, the split captaincy issue, who he thinks should captain Sri Lanka and more.
Kumar Sangakkara raises his bat after reaching 100 runs on the opening day of the first Test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on March
Mahela Jayawardene will miss the Test series against Bangladesh next month after suffering an injury during the premier league first-class match between SSC and NCC on Sunday.
Kumar Sangakkara attends an event organised by The Young Cricketers & Harmony Cricket Program of Cricket Victoria at Monash University on January 16, 2013.
Sri Lanka, with 127 rating-points, are currently ranked number-one on the ICC T20I Championship Table and lead second-placed West Indies by five ratings points. However, if seventh-ranked Australia wins both its games against Sri Lanka in the upcoming T20 series, then Angelo Mathews’ side will drop down to fourth place with 117 ratings points, putting West Indies at the top of the table.
Prasanna Jayawardene, who is considered by Kumar Sangakkara as the best wicket-keeper in Sri Lanka, has signed with Woodhall Spa Cricket Club in Lincolnshire, England.
Angelo Mathews surpises a young fan on his birthday.
Sri Lanka will undergo major changes following their tour of Australia, according to sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage.
The following letter by Thilan Samaraweera, dated March 5, 2013, was handed to journalists and media organisations by Samaraweera upon announcing his retirement. It is republished here unedited.