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Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Sports and Tourism Minister Navin Dissanayake ceremonially laid the foundation stone for a new indoor cricket building at the R. Premadasa International cricket venue in Colombo yesterday, The building complex is to include indoor nets as well as a swimming pool. R Premadasa Stadium in Khettarama..
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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"It's a strange experience to be without Mahela and Sanga, but we have some good young players who are ready to step in," vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne told reporters on Thursday. "Upul has been around for a long time and understands the demands of test cricket."
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Sri Lanka meet Pakistan in the third, and final, Test of the series in Pallekele with the series locked at one-all and everything to play for. Both teams have each had convincing wins in the two previous matches so it is difficult to know which team is favourites for this match. Pakistan won the..
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Originally billed as the 'Centurion of the East', the title does neither ground justice in truth. While the comparison came about due to the fact that both grounds have low grass banks making up two sides of the stadium - giving them an open, friendly feel - the settings are completely different.
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Pakistan might have been a dominant team in Sri Lanka before 2009, but in the last six years, they have enjoyed little success, having last won a series in the island nation in 2006. This is the first time since then that Pakistan have come close to registering a victory.
WZRD
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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When Dimuth Karunaratne was out for a duck in his first Test innings, he was following in the footsteps of other openers in the dressing room. Batting coach Marvan Atapattu had also begun his career with a zero and the then-manager Charith Senanay...
WZRD
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Sri Lanka's new fast-bowling find Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the third Test against Pakistan starting in Pallekele on Friday. Chameera, on debut, suffered a side strain in the second Test at the P Sara Oval and has been declared unfit for the decider.
WZRD
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Upul Tharanga was drafted into the squad as replacement for Sangakkara, and despite other batsmen having been in the squad all along, it appears as if Tharanga will move straight into the No. 3 position. Kithuruwan Vithanage's middle order spot is also under threat from Kusal Perera.
WZRD
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Surrey needed six to win from the final ball, so nothing other than a maximum would do and 40-year-old Mahmood – who smashed 22 from 14 balls – obliged, pulling Craig Miles for six to huge cheers from The Oval crowd. Gloucestershire had set Surrey 155 to win and seemed to be set to defend the..
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Early this year, fast bowler Dhammika Prasad was excited that he was going to share the new ball with Lasith Malinga during the ICC Cricket World Cup. But just two days prior to the tournament, he fractured his left hand attempting a return catch during training. He was ruled out for four weeks...
Hilal
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif on Wednesday asked cricket authorities in South Asian region to seriously think about staging day-night Test matches at night for the survival of the five-day format. Latif, 46, backed the decision taken by Australia and New Zealand to play a day-night Test...
Hilal
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Sri Lanka Cricket is exploring the possibility of getting down a top bowling coach to uplift the standard bowling in the national team. Following the success Sri Lanka had by inviting former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes for a ten-day fielding coaching stint...
Cricket StatsGuru
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Sri Lanka may have won the second Test and leveled the three-match series one-all at the P Sara Oval but what excites the Lankan captain Angelo Mathews is the performances of two young bowlers who played a part in that victory.
Cricket StatsGuru
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, hosted by Australia and New Zealand during February and March this year, was one the biggest events in the history of both countries and provided a significant positive boost to the local economies
Cricket StatsGuru
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Interim committee chairman Sidath Wettimuny stated that the finance position of Sri Lanka Cricket was in ‘very good shape’ thanks to a tightly controlled budget enforced by the current administration after it took office three months ago.
Cricket StatsGuru