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Monday, July 25, 2016
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On the eve of the first of three Tests, board president Thilanga Sumathipala accused Muttiah Muralitharan of insulting Sri Lanka team manager Charith Senanayake in a row over the Australians' use of a practice pitch in Colombo.
Island Cricket
Monday, July 25, 2016
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AUSTRALIA XI: David Warner (vc), Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (c), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wk), Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
Jeewantha
Monday, July 25, 2016
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It was here that Darrell Hair famously (or infamously) called Muttiah Muralitharan for chucking for the first time in international cricket. Seven times Hair no-balled Murali, always from the bowler’s end.
WZRD
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Stats preview of the three-Test series between Sri Lanka and Australia, which begins in Pallekele on Tuesday
Jeewantha
Monday, July 25, 2016
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In the 26 matches since their first meeting in 1983, Australia have won 17 times and lost only once, with eight draws. So it’s no surprise that the list of the top five best players from Australia-Sri Lanka clashes is dominated by Australians.
Jeewantha
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Australia are back on top of the Test rankings, Sri Lanka have slipped to seventh. Australia have more or less a full- strength squad; Sri Lanka have several bowlers injured. Even Muralitharan, he of 800 Test wickets, has changed camps and is coaching the Australians on this tour
Jeewantha
Monday, July 25, 2016
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The sightscreens are painted white, the advertising boards are in place, the outfield has been trimmed perfectly as Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium gets ready to host the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka for the ‘Warne-Muralitharan’ trophy starting on the 26th of July.
DDJW
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Former cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan’s teaming up with the Australian camp during the Warne-Murali trophy would be disadvantageous to Murali himself in the long run, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala said yesterday.
WZRD
Monday, July 25, 2016
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The two sides have played one Test at the venue which ended in a draw in 2011.
DDJW
Monday, July 25, 2016
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The difference between the two finalists competing in the SLC Under 23 division I limited-over inter-club final between Chilaw Marians CC and Sri Lanka Army SC at the SSC grounds yesterday was off-spinner Rajika Dilshan.
WZRD