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Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Lonwabo Tsotsobe, the South Africa left-arm seamer, has been ruled out of the tour to Sri Lanka in July to facilitate his recovery from ankle surgery scheduled on April 16. He will be sidelined for up to three months. South Africa's team manager and doctor Mohammad Moosajee said...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Batsman Jonny Bairstow's presence in England's squad for June's Test series against Sri Lanka remained in the balance this week. Bairstow has been sidelined after fracturing a finger on his left hand during Yorkshire's three-day fixture against Northamptonshire.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Captain of the National Women’s team Ms. Shashikala Siriwardene has been selected to represent the Rest of the World who will play against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s main ground. There has never been an M.C.C. Women vs. Rest of the World Women match at Lord’s...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Shoaib Akhtar terms cricket’s shortest format ‘ruthlessly cruel’ for pacers and advises them to stick to Tests, ODIs. Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar wants express fast-bowlers, including Dale Steyn, to quit Twenty20s and focus on Tests and One-Day Internationals instead.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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It`s hard to imagine a player sacrificing his spot during a World Cup, let alone a captain. However, Sri Lanka`s T20 skipper Dinesh Chandimal showed novelty in sacrificing the captaincy, citing poor form in the latter part of the tournament.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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The fact the IPL clashes with the start of the English season has long hindered the earning potential of certain players. Sri Lanka have the dubious honour of an early summer tour of the UK this year. As such, outstanding players such as Mahela Jayawardene and Nuwan Kulasekara were left...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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There is something unique about the Sri Lankan cricket team, which endears them to followers of the game — apart from, of course, oodles of natural talent: It’s their ability to play with a smile. It’s a quality, which has seen them winning the International Cricket Council’s ‘Spirit of...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has likened the talented Kusal Perera to erstwhile opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya. Jayasuriya was renowned for flashy cameos and substantial strike-rates during a prolific limited-overs career that spanned almost two decades.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Arjun Poddar hails from India; Sameera Viswakula from Sri Lanka. They are both pursuing their PhDs in Statistics at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, and have been sharing a two-bedroom apartment since July 2013 near the University.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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It triggered quite a furore in Sri Lankan cricket but the country's first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has backed Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara's decision to call it quits from Twenty20 Internationals, saying the duo's timing was correct.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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A fairytale end to an 18-year-long wait
In the recent past, Sri Lanka have appeared to rely on the performances of individuals, but this World T20 has changed all that, as all eleven players — including the discarded captain — played a role.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Sri Lankan great and second all-time Twenty20 international run-scorer Mahela Jayawardene has tendered his resignation from the shortest format, to Sri Lanka Cricket, effective immediately. The resignation comes on the back of a war of words between Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and...