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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Sri Lanka pace bowler Chanaka Welegedara has decided to migrate to Australia after being cold shouldered by the national selectors during the recent home series against Pakistan.
Siyadoris
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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"The coach supports us a lot," Kayes said. "He has given us all the freedom to play shots. Previously, we faced a situation where we had to play in a certain way. I like it now that he doesn't put stipulations on us. He tells us to play like we want to. It is a positive thing."
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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2 Openers who have scored at least 4000 ODI runs at an average higher than Dilshan's 47.22. Only Hashim Amla (average 54.45) and Sachin Tendulkar (48.29) have higher averages. Also, as an opener, Dilshan has scored 21 hundreds in 166 innings, an average of one every 7.90 innings - it's a rate..
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera is expected to miss Sri Lanka's first Test against India in Galle from August 12 to 16 because he has not recovered fully from a side strain that kept him out of the third Test against Pakistan and the five-match ODI series.
Daniel Alexander
Monday, July 27, 2015
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Chairman of selectors Kapila Wijegunawardene says sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga, will need to rediscover his lost venom if he is to be considered Sri Lanka's premier pacer in future ODIs, after being axed for the fifth and final one-day match against Pakistan at Hambantota last Sunday.
WZRD
Monday, July 27, 2015
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Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan on Sunday became the 11th member of the exclusive 10,000 ODI run club. He is the fourth Sri Lankan to the milestone, joining three Indians and one Australian, South African, Pakistani and West Indian in doing so.
Daniel Alexander
Monday, July 27, 2015
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"It was a clinical performance, but unfortunately it came a bit too late," Mathews said. "We had to go back to our basics, especially in the bowling department. "We also showed a bit of improvement in the fielding, but one needs to keep improving."
Daniel Alexander
Monday, July 27, 2015
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As a consequence of the series defeat, Sri Lanka remains in fifth place but has dropped three rankings points which means that sixth-placed England has an opportunity to gain ground on Angelo Mathews’ men when it faces Australia in a five-match ODI series from September 3-13.
Daniel Alexander
Monday, July 27, 2015
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Pakistan has moved into eighth position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings after its 3-2 series victory in Sri Lanka in the five- match series which concluded in Hambantota on Sunday. Azhar Ali’s men have advanced to 90 points, two ahead of the West Indies, and now has seventh- pla...
WZRD
Monday, July 27, 2015
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Highlights of the fifth ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Hambantota on July 26, 2015.
Island Cricket
Monday, July 27, 2015
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"The time will come when our neighbours will come. I am hoping especially that Sri Lanka should come," Abbas said. "We've been very close to each other in every department. If a gesture comes from them I will be very happy...
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Sri Lanka salvaged some pride after battering Pakistan by 165 runs in the fifth and final one-dayer at Hambantota on Sunday.
Island Cricket
Sunday, July 26, 2015
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The biggest surplus for Sri Lankan bowling was the performance of spinner, Sachithra Senanayake who grabbed 3 scalps in his first ODI in the series. Thisara Perera bowled good line and length to claim two wickets of Shoaib Malik and Mohammed Rizwan.
DDJW
Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Kusal (116) and Dilshan (64) was involved a strong 164-run opening stand which set up the highest Sri Lanka ODI score against Pakistan with Angelo Mathews (70*) and Milinda Siriwardana (52*) putting the icing on the cake smashing a quick-fire 114 runs in 55 balls.
DDJW
Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Tillakaratne Dilshan Sunday became the 11th batsman and the fourth Sri Lankan to compile 10,000 runs in one-day cricket, achieving the feat against Pakistan in Hambantota. The flamboyant 38-year-old reached the landmark in his 319th match when he took a single off Shoaib Malik to move to 55...
Daniel Alexander