The Sri Lanka A squad, including a wealth of full international experience, for England’s two warm-up games has been announced. Sri Lanka A will be led by batsman Ashan Priyanjan, who has 21 one-day international caps and played in this month’s first three fixtures versus India en route to Sri Lanka being whitewashed 5-0. Four other players in the ‘A’ ...

FINCH, SMITH STAR IN AUSTRALIA’S 73-RUN WIN Australia took a 2-1 lead in its One-Day International series against South Africa on Wednesday (November 19), cruising to a 73-run victory in the third of five ODIs in Canberra. While a big-hitting Aaron Finch and Steve Smith helped Australia put up an imposing 329 for 5 in its allotted overs, Mitchell Starc, the left-arm fast bowler, and Josh ...

Clarke out of Shield, Test remains unclear Australia team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris told a media conference today (Thursday it was still not clear how long Clarke would be out of action with his latest hamstring injury. However, he said it was “not that dramatic that he’s going to miss the whole summer” and he was hoping the skipper would be able to lead Australia into the ...

Sri Lanka ‘A’ squad named for warm up matches against England The National Selectors have named a 15 man squad for the warm up matches against England. Ashan Priyanjan will lead the side while Jeevan Mendis has been called back. 1 Ashan Priyanjan (Captain)2 Kaushal Silva3 Kusal Janith Perera4 Niroshan Dickwella5 Dinesh Chandimal6 Thilina Kandamby7 Kithruwan Vithanage8 Jeevan Mendis9 Dilruwan Perera10 S A Lakshan Randika Sandakan11 Ramith Rambukwella12 Lahiru Gamage13 ...

School Cricket Update 2014/15 S. Thomas College 1st innings 314-6 Overs – 57 Rashmika Opatha 95Pavindu Sasanka 58Chenutha Wickramasinghe 53Nimesh Kumara 5-101 Prince of Wales 1st Innings 222 Overs 77.1 Jayanga Vikum Pieris 35 Hasitha Lanka 131 Chenuthe Wickramasinghe 4-27 Senal De Silva 2-19 St. Thomas College 2nd Innings – 116-6 Overs 14 Rashmika Opatha 52 Jayanga Pieris 3-46 Prince of Wales College – ...

A popular theory put forward by some Tamils in Sri Lanka is that the Sri Lankan cricket team does not represent the Tamil speaking population of the island. This is a delicate matter that needs to be looked at objectively rather than subjectively,... The post Are Sri Lankan Tamil cricketers discriminated against? appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.

The winners of the ICC awards for the year 2014 were announced yesterday, with Mitchell Johnson claiming the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, while Aaron Finch won the T20I Performance of the Year. Even though the overwhelming feeling... The post 2014 ICC Awards: Missed opportunities for Angelo Mathews and Rangana Herath? appeared first on The ...

The struggle to acclimatize – Slow starters Sri Lanka’s batting has imploded in the first match of every One Day International (ODI) series they have played in 2014, which indicates that their batsmen have initially struggled to adapt to the demands of the conditions. As far as... The post 9 Issues Sri Lanka need to address before World Cup 2015 appeared first on The ...

In Mahabharata, Parasuram cursed Karna that he would forget the execution of his skills at the moment of his greatest need. Looking at Sri Lanka’s ODI performances in India historically, it makes one wonder whether they suffer a similar curse, too, when playing in the country. The... The post Why ODI series loss against India is a blessing in disguise for Sri Lanka appeared ...

Mathews NO.1 ODI all-rounder in the World Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has surged to the top of the International Cricket Council  One Day International Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders for the first time after accumulating 339 runs, including 139 not out and two half centuries (75 and 92 not out), to finish the series with an average of 113.00 with the bat. In doing so, ...

England touch down Sri Lanka early today Chris Jordan’s pace and bounce will be a huge asset for England in Sri Lanka, according to Sussex team-mate Ed Joyce. The 26-year-old is part of a 15-man squad that arrived today in Sri Lanka for seven one-day internationals. Jordan has made great strides on the world stage over the last 12 months, making his England debut in all ...

Hazlewood’s five not enough Two bowlers picked up a five-for in the second One-Day International in Perth on Sunday (November 16), but Morne Morkel went home happier than Josh Hazlewood as South Africa secured a three-wicket win against Australia to level the five-match series 1-1. Morkel achieved a career-best 5 for 21 to skittle Australia out for 154, but the batsmen nearly made ...

India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI Stand-in captain Virat Kohli has time and again mentioned “ruthless” in his media interactions. One begins to think what would Kohli call Rohit Sharma’s approach in the Eden Gardens where he scaled Mount 200 for the second time. Rohit’s innings of 264 in the 4th ODI bore no mercy on a depleted Lankan side, had aggression, beautifully laced shots ...

Proteas fall short at the WACA ` Nathan Coulter-Nile and George Bailey hand Australia a 1-nil lead in the ODI series Australia have taken out the first ODI by 32 runs, but the win has come at a cost with captain Michael Clarke re-injuring his troublesome hamstring. The skipper made 11 from 20 balls before falling to arch-rival Dale Steyn, and will now have scans on ...

Sri Lanka’s world cup 2015 preparation crashed Why is the Sri Lankan Cricket Team being critisised so much exactly 3 months before the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Lets a take look When West Indies pulled out of the tour of India and Sri Lanka accepted the 5 match One Day International Series many came out with opinions. First to voice out was the ...

Arjuna slams SLC decision on India tour Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga was highly critical of Sri Lanka Cricket’s last-minute decision to send the national cricket team to India. “The team has now become a laughing stock” said Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning skipper. “The Sri Lankan cricket board and the sports ministry must take the blame for sending the team to India.” Ranatunga said. ...

Johnson takes top honours at LG ICC Awards 2014 Australia paceman named winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. Johnson: “This is something that I’ll be able to look back on in time when my career is over and be exceptionally proud of” Ballance, Brunt, de Villiers, Finch, Kettleborough, Lanning, Mommsen and Sarah Taylor among ...

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