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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.
Island Cricket
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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In the build-up to Sri Lanka's first Test in England in 1984, a throwaway line in a newspaper article caught my eye. The Sri Lankan bowling attack was to be headed by a 42-year-old legspinner. That a bowling attack could be said to be headed by a spinner...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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Sangakkara played patiently against the swinging ball as Zafar Ansari settled at the crease by finding the boundary on a couple of occasions. Stevens reduced Surrey to 171-3 when he dismissed Ansari in identical fashion to Harinath for 10 as the ball continued to swing.
WZRD
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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The Indian squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka featuring three Tests would be selected on July 23 in New Delhi. "The meeting is scheduled on the 23rd in Delhi," a Cricket Board source informed PTI when queried about the scheduled date and venue of the meeting.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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Sri Lanka opener Kusal Perera blasted the second fastest ODI fifty in their series-levelling two-wicket victory against Pakistan in the second ODI at Pallekele on Wednesday.
Island Cricket
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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272 Perera's strike-rate in this match - the highest in an innings of 50 or more runs by a Sri Lanka batsman in ODIs. Perera's innings in this game managed to edge out Jayasuriya's against Pakistan in 1996, in which he had a strike rate of 271.42.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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Sri Lanka chased down a challenging target of 288 thanks to a record-equaling knock of 68 by opener Kusal Perera and a timely unbeaten innings of 48 by Dinesh Chandimal.
DDJW
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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Sri Lanka leaked 88 runs in the final 10 overs with the help of mediocre bowling, excellent batting and poor fielding.
DDJW
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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Former Sri Lanka Test wicket-keeper Lanka de Silva has been appointed as head coach of the Sri Lanka Women’s cricket. De Silva replaces Jeevantha Kulatunga whose contract was not renewed when it expired after two years.
WZRD
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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It was the tale of two lefties in Pallekele. Kusal Perera hammered Sri Lanka's joint fastest fifty in ODIs, which made a target of 288 look like a cakewalk. But when Pakistan's tenacity brought them back and put the game on a razor's edge - 92 runs needed off 112 balls with only four wickets left..
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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The Champions League Twenty20 tournament, which has been run since 2009 by the cricket boards of India, Australia and South Africa, has been discontinued with immediate effect because of lack of interest.
Island Cricket
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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For every right-thinking cricket fan - Indian or otherwise - this is a day to rejoice [...] by punishing the owners of the IPL teams for the misconduct of two of their own, the Lodha committee has delivered a game changer.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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The Champions League Twenty20 tournament has been officially discontinued and this year's tournament, scheduled to feature the Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers in September, cancelled. The competition was a joint venture between Cricket Australia, Cricket South Africa and the Board of Control..
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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Left arm spinner Sachith Pathirana who did not play in the first game, was seen batting long at the nets under lights, and came back to bowl immediately, indicating there is a possibility of him playing today's match.
AngeloP
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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“As of now . I don’t like to meddle too much with the batting order . We just want the team to settle down . The result might not come initially. But we need to stick to the same batting line up. However we may keep the options open. It is a 50-over game...
Daniel Alexander