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 ...

Mahela, Thisara spare Sri Lanka the blushes Reporting from New Zealand DUNEDIN: Afghanistan put up a terrific fight to force Sri Lanka to bring out the character of their team which could possibly see them performing better in the rest of the Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka were forced to dig deep into their reserves of strength to pluck out a four-wicket win and earn their first ...

SL survive Afghan scare to avoid Cricket’s biggest upset A Century from Mahela Jayawardene, a patient anchor role from skipper Angelo Mathews and some lower blitz from Thisara Perera supported by Jeevan Mendis saw Sri Lanka avoid what could have been Cricket’s biggest upset today. World Cup debutantes Afghanistan however, won the hearts of the Cricketing World when they gave the Lankans a run for their money with the ...

Cricket the only sport to be on world stage for Afghanistan When Afghanistan qualified for the Cricket World Cup in 2015 DUNEDIN: To be playing in the 2015 Cricket World Cup with the big teams and big names in the game is certainly a dream come true for Afghanistan. There rise to cricket’s biggest stage could be considered one of the greatest fairy tale beginnings for a nation ravaged by war ...

One good match should do the trick says fast bowling consultant Reporting from New Zealand DUNEDIN: Sri Lanka’s fast bowling consultant Rumesh Ratnayake is of the opinion that the team needs only one good match for them to regain their confidence for the rest of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. “Our bowlers are going through a period where their execution is not that great,” said Ratnayake as Sri Lanka prepared themselves ...

  Sri Lanka Cricket has come under fire from many spectators and Cricket greats, as a result of their poor display of performance, after being put under much pressure from a poor ODI series and a losing World Cup opener against New Zealand.    Many have criticised the current Sri Lankan Cricket Team for losing matches due to poor fielding efforts ...

Richmond College, Galle pulled off a great victory over Nalanda College, Colombo at the Nalanda College Grounds in Colombo. Richmond College, Galle won the toss and elected field. In their first innings, Nalanda was bundled out for 137 runs. Raveen Dasanayake top scored with 59 and was ably assisted by Malith Peiris who scored 36. Charith Asalanka and Chamod Piyumal ...

Red Bull Paper Wings – Give Wings to Your Paper Attention all engineers, creatives and anyone who had an awesome childhood! Remember the paper planes and the boats you made as a kid to see which could fly the furthest or stay afloat without tipping on its side? What if we were to tell you those endless hours you spent making paper planes are about to take you on a ...

Bear with us we’ll turn the corner says Mathews Reporting from New Zealand, Christchurch: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews called on the numerous cricket fans to bear with his team as they suffered another defeat at the hands of a bubbling New Zealand side in the opening game of the 2015 Cricket World Cup at Hagley Oval here on Saturday. “It’s just the first game we need to try and ...

Angelo Mathews highest SL player sold in IPL on Day 1 Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews was sold for 7.5 crores Indian rupees on Day one of the Indian Premier League auction today. Angelo Mathews will be playing for Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming IPL. Highest paid player was Yuvraj Singh who was sold for 16 crores while Dinesh Karthik was sold for 10.5 crores Indian rupees. Yuvraj Singh ...

First Upset of the ICC Cricket World Cup Ireland have displayed their consistent upsets in the showpiece tournament once again beating West Indies by 4 wickets in their group match played in Nelson today. This is not the first time Ireland have done this as they beat Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup and England in 2011. Winning the toss and electing bowl first Ireland used the ...

Irish cricket 'arrived' some years ago! 'Ireland has arrived!' is the title of an article I wrote for the Daily News on March 4, 2011. That's almost four years ago. Right now, as I re-post, Ireland is about to beat the once mighty West Indies in its first match of this edition of the Cricket World Cup!I’ve just finished watching Irelandpurposefully and one might even say ...

Allround India sink Pakistan Exactly when India completed their 300 innings, It was indeed an exciting second! Pakistan’s losing streak to India at World Cup encounters extended to 6 matches when they were outclassed by the defending champions by 76 runs at a packed Adelaide Oval today.  In what is billed as the most watched game in the sport’s history, India who elected to ...

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