Poor first innings score puts SL A under pressure With play coming to an end on Day 3 in the 3rd unofficial Test Match in Dambulla, the visiting team Pakistan A have taken charge of proceedings with a massive first innings score of 580. The Sri Lankans were restricted to just 273 in their first innings with an outstanding bowling display. As the third day ended, the Sri Lankans ...

West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – T20 Squad Adhering to the 3-1 loss in the 4 match One Day International series, the selection committee had to re-think before finalizing the players for the shorter version of the game. Despite the fact that the West Indian women were a strong opponent, the Sri Lankans should have performed better, playing in home soil. Changes made to the T20 line up ...

Sangakkara ton secures draw A draw was always in the cards as the rain kept pouring continuously during the first two days of the four-day test match at Northampton. With Day One being totally washed off, Northamptonshire only managed to score 107 for the loss of 2 wickets on Day 2. Northamptonshire gained a little momentum as Stephen Peters and Rob Newton consolidated the ...

Shashikala receives a special award The 30-year-old all-rounder Shashikala Siriwardene was lately hailed for reaching a milestone by taking 100 wickets and scoring 1000 runs. She is now the first Sri Lankan female cricketer to accomplish such standards in the international level. Her all-round performance has impressed Sri Lanka throughout the days. Shashikala being a key contributor was ranked the World’s top women all-rounder in ...

Re-birth of International Cricket in Pakistan With no taste of International Cricket for the past 6 years, the terrorist attack on the touring Sri Lankan cricket team in March 2009 has had a great impact. Despite concerns and fear, Zimbabwe has decided to break the jinx by touring Pakistan for a limited over series. Bullets that hit the Sri Lankan bus in 2009 With high security ...

Aggressive Mumbai reach final – IPL 2015 Mumbai Indians lately outplayed the mighty Chennai Super Kings with a comprehensive 25 run win to reserve their place in the final of this year’s Indian Premier League. It was considered a splendid team effort as all the players contributed towards the valuable accomplishment. Coming into the game, expecting a tough challenge, the Mumbai Indians from the first ball considered ...

SLC initiate Soft Skills Development Program With the change in the interim committee and chairman, the public expected a much better service with decent practice among the Sri Lanka Cricket governing body. As the first step, the new committee has initiated a soft skills development program for cricketers of all age categories. After investigating, the committee has determined several basic areas which needed to be perfected. ...

Batting power-play to be excluded ; A Wise Move? The ICC Cricket Committee headed by Anil Kumble brought in a recommendation to remove the controversial batting power play which was lately considered extremely favourable to the batsman. During the gathering on Monday, the committee further discussed in bringing an initiative to allow five fielders outside the 27-metre circle in the last 10 overs. The committee spoke largely in favour ...

Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka – Match Schedule confirmed Sri Lanka Cricket has lately announced the match schedule for the upcoming Pakistan tour. While taking the cricket-wise relationship between the two countries into consideration, both nations deserve massive respect. Sri Lanka celebrate a Pakistani wicket during the previous matches This series happens to be important for both sides for various reason. The main reasons being, the shocking defeat Pakistan ...

No changes in captaincy – Sri Lanka Cricket Sri Lanka Cricket has agreed on going with all rounder Angelo Mathews and fast bowler Lasith Malinga as the captains for the upcoming clash against Pakistan. While Angelo takes over the leadership role for both Tests and One Day Internationals, Lasith is yet again trusted with the entertaining T20 format. Angelo Mathews, after succeeding Mahela Jayawardene as the Sri Lankan ...

Dottin powers West Indies women to victory The West Indian women comprehensively managed to beat the unstable Sri Lankan women’s side by 5 wickets in the first ODI played at the Sinhalese Sports Club. Deandra Dottin’s efforts saw her team get the upper hand after restricting the Sri Lankan first innings score to 149. Despite the fact that the Lankans put up an opening stand of 70 ...

Chamari Atapattu injured Prior to the important clash between West Indies, the Sri Lankan women’s team skipper, Chamari Atapattu has unfortunately faced an injury on her 4th and 5th finger in the right hand during a gym session. Having had a total of 16 stitches, she will miss the first and the second ODI against the visitors. Yashoda Mendis has been called up ...

Peterson gets a big “NO” from Strauss Despite choosing County Cricket over the Indian Premier League with anticipation to be recalled to the national squad, Kevin Peterson was not given preference even after scoring a mammoth 355 not out for Surrey lately. Peterson has lately shown a lot of interest in regaining his spot in the national side with some notable performances in English County Cricket. Due ...

De Villiers Steers RCB to victory In the recently concluded blinder between The Royal Challengers Bangalore and The Mumbai Indians, the fans in the Wankhede stadium were lucky enough to witness one of the most majestic innings in the history of T20 Cricket. The South African Superman AB De Villiers, walked in when The Royal Challengers Bangalore were in trouble after the loss of Chris Gayle ...

Sri Lanka Cricket eye on Jonty Rhodes Former Cricketer Sidath Wettuminy (head of the Sri Lanka cricket interim committee) has come up with a good solution for the current fielding woes faced by the national team. Lately, some successful talks were conducted with the former South African fielding sensation Jonty Rhodes. The Sri Lankan Cricket team considered as one of the best fielding units in Asia has ...

I’m a Cristiano Ronaldo fan – Chris Gayle In the recent Indian Premeir League clash between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, the West Indian power-house Christopher Henry Gayle scored the fastest century of this year’s edition. His 57 ball 117 helped the Royal Challengers Bangalore through to an easy 138 run win. Gayle’s thunderous hitting took the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a massive first innings ...

Ramanayake to replace Vaas As the former Sri Lankan opening bowler Chaminda Vaas’s two year contract came to an end, yet another former cricketer, Champaka Ramanayake is expected to replace him as National Bowling Coach. This time, the officials have decided to withdraw from giving Vaas an extension. The decision to withdraw from an extension came as there were certain coaching issues during the ...

Sanga joins the Hurricanes The Sri Lankan icon Kumar Sangakkara has lately decided to join the Hobart Hurricanes for the Fifth edition of the KFC Twenty 20 Big Bash League. This announcement has uplifted the Hurricanes to a great extent. Continuing his breathtaking form from the recent World Cup, Sangakkara’s ability with the bat and his leadership skills are believed to be admired by ...

Lankans Shine in foreign soil Following the world cup, the Sri Lankan cricketers have performed exceptionally well in foreign soil by getting themselves involved in major leagues and county cricket. Starting off with the controversial 8th edition of the Indian Premier League, by far it has been the only edition with a very limited amount of Sri Lankan Players. The Sri Lankan Skipper Angelo Mathews ...

Following a meeting organized by the national women’s selection committee, the 14 member team for the upcoming West Indian tour was finalized. The selected squad was approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports lately. 1 Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2 Prasadini Weerakkody 3 Nipuni Hansika 4 Sanduni Abeywickrema 5 Dilani Manodara 6 Sashikala Siriwardene 7 Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 8 Sripali ...

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