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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Left-handed opening batsman Upul Tharanga is set to make a return to Test cricket in today’s first Test against Proteas at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. The 29-year-old hasn’t featured in a Test Match since 2007, but will get another opportunity when he will partner Kaushal...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Five days of exciting cricket - if the match lasts so long - is in store for fans who throng the Galle International Cricket Stadium to watch the first of two Test matches between South Africa and Sri Lanka beginning today.
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Mahela Jayawardene has said that the decision to call time on his Test career was "really tough" and also announced that he would retire from ODIs after February's World Cup.
Island Cricket
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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English Premier League (EPL) football club Manchester United wished Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene on the announcement of his plans to retire later this year. The club posted on their Facebook page on Monday a picture of Jayawardene with the rest of the Sri Lankan team at the Old...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket remained confident that their spinner Sachithra Senanayake's action could be remedied, and that he could be reintroduced to international cricket before the World Cup, despite a harsh biomechanical assessment.
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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South Africa are stepping into unfamiliar territory in this series. Not only are they beginning life under a new Test captain - for the first time in more than a decade - they are also playing a Test in Sri Lanka after eight years. Their previous visit was well before their famous double-...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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AB de Villiers will avoid putting extra stress on a hamstring injury by playing as a batsman only in the first Sri Lanka test with Quinton de Kock taking over wicketkeeping duties, South Africa captain Hashim Amla said on Tuesday.
Jagath Perera
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, said his side wanted to give Mahela Jayawardene a fitting farewell to Test cricket by winning his remaining four matches. Jayawardene had announced on Monday that he would retire from the longest format of the game in August...
Jagath Perera
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Galle is undoubtedly where the Sri Lankans will wish their left-arm spinning trump-card, veteran Rangana Herath, to come into his own to potentially devastating effect. Forget the fact that the Proteas no longer have to deal with an old scourge, the brilliant Muttiah Muralitharan...
Jagath Perera
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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"As a leader, and a team man, there is no one you would rather have around than Mahela. Even when he's not captain, he's the leader of that Sri Lanka team, and I think Angie [Angelo Mathews] has learned a lot from him over the past few months. Everything he does is always...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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AB de Villiers will avoid putting extra stress on a hamstring injury by playing as a batsman only in the first Sri Lanka test with Quinton de Kock taking over wicketkeeping duties, South Africa captain Hashim Amla said on Tuesday. "De Villiers unfortunately has being struggling with...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Nicky Boje is statistically South Africa’s most successful spinner in Sri Lanka. Exactly a quarter of his 100 test wickets came in Colombo, Galle and Kandy. Almost never afforded the services of a fellow specialist spinner, Boje went at it alone, three times, in 2000, 2004 and 2006.
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Sri Lanka are hoping to give former captain Mahela Jayawardene a memorable farewell by winning the last four Tests of his career against South Africa and Pakistan, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Tuesday. "We sent both Sanga (Kumar Sangakkara) and Mahela off (from the Twenty20 format...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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For almost 20 years, Mahela Jayawardene has captured the Sri Lankan public's imagination. Of the schoolboy cricketers over the last 30 years, Jayawardene was perhaps the only player to match the island-wide fame Arjuna Ranatunga had achieved in the early 1980s. Angelo Mathews would...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Sri Lanka's reputation had sunk so low before Tests in South Africa in 2011/12, Kepler Wessels urged South Africa to experiment during their visit. "Have you seen Sri Lanka play recently?" he asked in a South African newspaper. "We could beat them with our SA 'A...
Viraj Kohlitha
Monday, July 14, 2014
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Tests conducted by the ICC accredited laboratory in Cardiff has proved that the star spinner had extended his elbow as much as a whopping 43 degrees, way beyond the allowed legal limit of 15 degrees.
Siyadoris
Monday, July 14, 2014
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Sri Lanka ‘A’ players captained by Ashan Priyanjan flew to England yesterday to play 12 one-day games against county teams, England Lions, Ireland and New Zealand ‘A’. The Sri Lankans will be in England until 14th August. Sri Lanka Squad: Ashan Priyanjan (Captain), Kusal Perera...
Daniel Alexander
Monday, July 14, 2014
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The first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa, which starts on Wednesday at the Galle International Stadium will be the twenty third Test to have been played at that iconic ground. Of the twenty two played previously, Sri Lanka have won twelve and lost four.
Daniel Alexander
Monday, July 14, 2014
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For so much of Mahela Jayawardene's career, his cricket was ruled foremost by instinct. Where other batsmen would avoid playing the pull with a leg trap set, Jayawardene took the field on. Where other captains would formulate exhaustive plans and stand by them through duress..
Daniel Alexander