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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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"I understand Tharindu Kaushal is raw, but he’s got more than 200 wickets in First Class cricket. We had to be positive with him. We also picked Dushmantha because we know he can bowl a lot faster. I was actually very excited to see Dushmantha bowl that fast," Mathews told..
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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For the first time in 15 years since Kumar Sangakkara s debut in July 2000, Sri Lanka will take the field in a Test without either him or Mahela Jayawardene in the ranks. Sangakkara, Test cricket s leading current run-getter, committed himself to playing just two Tests against Pakistan and two more
WZRD
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The venue, for the all important Test of the three-match series which is currently deadlocked 1-1, after both teams had won a Test each (Pakistan by 10 wickets at Galle and Sri Lanka by 7 wickets at P Sara Oval), is yet to produce a result after having staged three Tests so far.
WZRD
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Chairman of selectors Kapila Wijegunawardene says there is no reason why Sri Lanka cannot win the third Test against Pakistan and win the three-match Test series 2-1, in the aftermath of the hosts comprehensive seven-wicket win in the second Test in Colombo on Monday.
WZRD
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Surrey will be able to call upon veteran Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara once again as they look to record just their third NatWest T20 Blast victory of the season against Gloucestershire. The 37-year-old has returned from two Tests against Pakistan in his homeland to boost his county...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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"Ideally the ICC would like us to have elections before October, but in a letter they've said that by the latest we must hold elections by the following meeting on January 26," Wettimuny said. "If we go beyond that, then we're getting into trouble. I don't think we should do that...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Kumar Sangakkara is named in the squad having returned from playing for Sri Lanka in their Test Series against Pakistan. Surrey go into the game having won their last match in the competition against Glamorgan by 19 runs.
WZRD
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakarra has dropped one place to fourth, but the biggest mover inside the top 10 is Angelo Mathews who has climbed three places to fifth after scoring 77 and 43 not out.
WZRD
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Sri Lanka Cricket has reappointed allrounder Shashikala Siriwardene as captain of the women's ODI and T20I teams, while batsman Chamari Atapattu has been named vice-captain.
WZRD
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will replace Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan starting Friday in Pallekele. Sangakkara made himself unavailable for the last Test of the series partly because of commitments with Surrey. He will also not play the third Test against India in August
WZRD
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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It was announced on Tuesday that the first ever day-night Test will be played between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide in November and December this year, the beginning of a new era in international cricket. The concept has been introduced in an attempt to increase crowd numbers and..
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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“We take an example from Sri Lanka the way they bounced back. In batting our batsman are not scoring the big runs and it’s due on them. We are obviously going to sit and discuss our mistakes and come up with a positive state of mind to try to win the next Test,” Misbah said.
Daniel Alexander
Monday, June 29, 2015
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A combined schools cricket team from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) schools will start a 12-day cricket tour in Sri Lanka today. The tour marks the first official visit of a schools cricket team from Canada - a country beyond cricket's traditional boundaries.
WZRD
Monday, June 29, 2015
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Pakistan's experienced all-rounder, Muhammad Hafeez is due to fly to Chennai on Tuesday for his bowling assessment test but is still awaiting a visa from the Indian authorities. A PCB source said that as per program Hafeez was due to be tested at the ICC accredited biomechanics laboratory in Chennai
Daniel Alexander
Monday, June 29, 2015
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"I think Sangakkara has set the right example. He knows when it is time to move on. His statement on not wanting to stay on to just to break records is thoughtful and indicates confidence in Sri Lankan cricket's young guns," he said. Incidentally Younis, who turns 38 in November..
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