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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Sri Lanka will want Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara to strike form when hosts meet Pakistan in the series deciding third ODI in Dambulla today. Lasith Malinga’s yorkers haven’t been as effective as they usually are and Nuwan Kulasekara has gone wicketless.
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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After undergoing tests in Brisbane for his bowling action, offspinner Saeed Ajmal is back with the Pakistan team for the third and the final ODI against Sri Lanka to be played at Dambulla on Saturday. With the series tied 1-1, the return of the 36-year-old is good news for the visitors...
Jagath Perera
Friday, August 29, 2014
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Thisara's performance was a slap on the face of the Sri Lankan selectors, who for some strange reason continue to undermine the value of one of the most talented young players in the country. Since last year, Perera had been cold shouldered by the selection panel headed by former...
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Adaptability has been among Sri Lanka's strengths in global competitions. Since 2007, they have put together their fine run of finals appearances by reacting quickly to the diverse challenges each new opposition and venue pose, during the competition. In recent years, Sri Lanka have...
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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World Cup winning batsman Asanka Gurusinha says he sees clear parallels between the progress made by Papua New Guinea cricket in recent years and the rise of Sri Lanka in the 1980s and early 90s. The PNG Barramundi's earned promotion to full One Day International status earlier this...
Jagath Perera
Friday, August 29, 2014
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A gap of three days between games can sometimes be a luxury in the manic schedule of an international cricketer. For Pakistan, the break and the ensuing change of scenery as the series shifts to Dambulla, is a chance to process the implosion in Hambantota.
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Members of the Pakistani cricket team, who were in Dambulla today, were prevented from entering the Masjidul Khaira mosque in Dambulla for their Friday evening prayers. The decision, which earned the ire of the Pakistani cricket team and its management, was taken by authorities who...
Rasikajy
Friday, August 29, 2014
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In March, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) had said Dassanayake would get a year's extension. However, due to the board being under investigation, he was only given an additional three months, which ran out in June. The government had intervened in early July and extended the...
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Kithuruwan Vithanage will face a disciplinary inquiry over leaving the team hotel overnight during the first Test against Pakistan at Galle, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed. According to an email from team manager Michael de Zoysa, Vithanage had left the hotel at about 7pm after the third...
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Sri Lanka and Pakistan clash in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at Dambulla on Saturday. The game is set to be the series decider with the both teams winning a game each so far. The hosts beat Pakistan in the second One-Day International (ODI) by 77 runs at...
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