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Friday, July 17, 2015
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Kandy's all-round cricketer Sachith Shanaka Pathirana, or commonly known as Sachith Pathirana (born 21 March 1989) nicknamed 'Podda', made his home town proud playing in the 2nd one day against Pakistan at Pallekele International Stadium.
WZRD
Friday, July 17, 2015
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Whilst agreeing to what author Janaka Malwatta portrays of De Silva as a cricketer, it is pertinent to mention here that it was De Silva’s poor misjudgment of Chandika Hathurusingha as a potential Sri Lanka coach that saw him end up coaching a different country other than his motherland.
Short-Leg
Friday, July 17, 2015
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Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali's captaincy tenure in one-day internationals might be shortlived if he is not able to inspire the national team to a series win over Sri Lanka in the on-going five-match rubber. The National selection committee and many others have not been impressed with Azhar s captaincy
Short-Leg
Friday, July 17, 2015
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Sri Lanka’s win in the second match has thrown the five-match series wide open and the way things are shaping up it is not to the liking of the Pakistanis. Prior to the start of the series Pakistan were in danger of failing to qualify for the ICC Champions trophy in England in 2017 if they fail...
Short-Leg
Friday, July 17, 2015
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Cricket has enough on its plate, good and bad, to occupy itself. This suggestion should be quickly consigned to the large round bin.
Neil Weerasekara
Friday, July 17, 2015
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Inevitably, when a conversation veers in the direction of big men who have played cricket and done well, Arjuna Ranatunga’s name is the first to come to mind. The man was big around the waist, but he was adept at handling pace and spin and did a decent job with the ball too.
Jagath Perera
Friday, July 17, 2015
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Friday, confirmed that injured fast bowler Wahab Riaz will not be available for selection for the final two ODIs of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka. Riaz, who suffered a hairline fracture on his left hand during the Galle Test of the tour, had to fly back home
Jagath Perera
Friday, July 17, 2015
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"I actually don't know to be honest (reason for struggle of Thirimanne), but yes he struggled a bit, He batted well for 20 in the first game but he threw it away. It's not a major issue as long as we win games. We all know what kind of a player he is, so hopefully he will step up and contribute."
AngeloP
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Marvan has failed to address a burning issue in Sri Lankan cricket. He was asked during the World Cup about the team’s horrible fielding standards. His reply was that the team had several wicketkeepers in the side and therefore fielding lapses had to be expected.
Hilal
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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A day after the owners of the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals franchises were suspended for two years by a Supreme Court-appointed panel, BCCI and IPL team officials had discussions across the country to try and figure out a way forward.
Hilal
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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"I'm always trying to give momentum to the team and mistakes happen when I try to do that. I had a downfall. I practiced hard and came back. I played well against Pakistan in the A team too," said Perera.
WZRD
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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"Fielding is definitely a concern. We can't field like this as a unit and we need to address it. We all know that we were pathetic on the field. It was a really good batting track and we had to work hard on the field. But we gave away about 30 runs while we were fielding..."
WZRD
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Highlights of the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on July 15, 2015
Island Cricket
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Jayawardene says he is unsure how long he will keep going as roving Twenty20 specialist, but providing he continues to enjoy it, he will keep going. “I just started doing that this year, so as long as my body holds up and I enjoy it I’ll see how it goes. I am quite happy spending more time with...
Jagath Perera
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, 25, bagged an eight-wicket match haul against Pakistan recently in a tour match between the visitors and Sri Lanka Board President's XI in Colombo. He has since been selected in a 14-man squad for South Africa Emerging Team's tour of Sri Lanka, which begins later this month. Vandersay spoke with Island Cricket's Daniel Alexander recently, excerpts of the interview below.
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