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Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Sri Lanka are likely to make a couple of changes to their batting line-up, with Tharanga coming in for the retired Sangakkara and Kusal replacing the struggling Mubarak. If Kusal plays, he could take the wicketkeeping gloves off Dinesh Chandimal. Kaushal is a doubtful starter...
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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For the past week, Sri Lanka has reflected on Kumar Sangakkara's legacy. On the eve of the deciding Test match, the team has found he has also left behind a slew of dilemmas. Sri Lanka know there is no possible substitute for Sangakkara's experience, but they do hope to scavenge together the runs...
WZRD
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Factbox on Sri Lanka batting great Kumar Sangakkara after his retirement from international cricket.
Island Cricket
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Kumar Sangakkara's awareness of both cricket's importance to its ordinary fan and his selfless commitment to his country's cause may prove an increasing rarity in the Twenty20 era of inflated egos and even more inflated wages. It is this aspect of his legacy which will probably be missed most.
Island Cricket
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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New Zealand Cricket has announced the summer international programme for the Black Caps which includes tours here by Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Highlights of the international programme include a Boxing Day ODI against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval...
WZRD
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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"If you look at the ODIs, I was always in the runs," Thirimanne said. "In Tests, the shots I played weren't executed all that well. There was an element of bad luck as well - sometimes the shots went directly to hand. Mentally I never had an issue. I was always ready for the matches I played...
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Dunedin will host the first test between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka in early December, but otherwise misses out on international cricket this summer. The first of two tests between the sides will be played at the University Oval from december 10 to 14.
WZRD
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The hosts are also considering a switch in the wicket-keeping department. Dinesh Chandimal has been their best batsman in the series so far along with skipper Angelo Mathews. The Lankans are possibly considering relieving him of additional 'keeping duties to push him up the order to No. 4
AmilaSaman
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The United Nations is yet to release the definitive figures on this matter, but there cannot be many countries with a higher per capita average of hours spent smiling each day than Sri Lanka. At the risk of ethnic stereotyping, they are a happy bunch. Not Rangana Herath...
IBA
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Seldom does one expect seamers to dominate a Test series between two south Asian teams playing in subcontinental conditions. Yet, the near-abject capitulations of both Sri Lankan and Indian batsmen against spinners in the ongoing series has thrown up an intriguing debate...
Sujan
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya on Wednesday said recently-retired wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara is "irreplaceable" for the team. Sangakkara played his last match for Sri Lanka in the second Test against India that concluded on Monday.
WZRD
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Zafar Ansari is named in the squad having recovered from his hamstring strain and Kumar Sangakkara returns to the squad having played his final Test Match for Sri Lanka earlier in the week against India. Gary Wilson is unavailable after being selected in the Irela...
WZRD
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Madhya Padesh wicket-keeper Naman Ojha and Karnataka batsman Karun Nair were on Sunday named as replacements for injured Wriddhiman Saha and Murali Vijay, respectively, for the remainder of India's tour of Sri Lanka. "Saha has sustained a strain in his lower right hamstr...
WZRD
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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I'd encourage any young London lad to get down to The Oval to watch him play at the back end of this season and next – and every guy in that Surrey dressing room to pick his brains and ask him questions ... Kumar will definitely have time for them – he's a great who doesn't tell you he's a great...
Ryan
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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"Arjuna made us believe in ourselves. He did it for two decades. We owe a lot to him. He helped us become a force in world cricket. He is definitely the most influential cricketer Sri Lanka ever produced," Muralitharan said on air on Monday, without belittling Sangakkara's contribution.
Ryan