Island Cricket - Home of the Sri Lanka Cricket Fan http://www.islandcricket.lk/rss.xml Home of the Sri Lanka cricket fan en Retiring star Dilshan in focus as teams scrap for lead http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/retiring-star-dilshan-in-focus-as-teams-scrap-for-lead <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/star.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three days ago, there was no reason to expect that this third ODI would be particularly headline-grabbing - at least, not beyond Dambulla hosting day-night cricket for the first time in six years. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/retiring-star-dilshan-in-focus-as-teams-scrap-for-lead#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Tillakaratne Dilshan Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:18:56 +0000 Daniel Alexander 50166 at http://www.islandcricket.lk The best from Dilshan's school of unorthodoxy http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/the-best-from-dilshans-school-of-unorthodoxy <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/dil_100.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> England got 229 on one of the lower-scoring venues in the world, and thought they had plenty. The comfort with which Dilshan ran down this target occasionally verged on the comical. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/the-best-from-dilshans-school-of-unorthodoxy#comments Tillakaratne Dilshan Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:17:37 +0000 Daniel Alexander 50165 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Tillakaratne Dilshan : Saluting the Cricketing Gladiator http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/tillakaratne-dilshan-saluting-the-cricketing-gladiator <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/8033735-tillakaratne-dilshan-wallpapers.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka’s hawk-eyed cricketing eagle, Tillakaratne Dilshan will call it a day on his ODI career on Sunday, September 3 when he will make his farewell appearance against Australia in the third ODI at </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/tillakaratne-dilshan-saluting-the-cricketing-gladiator#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Tillakaratne Dilshan Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:43:40 +0000 SayuruB 50164 at http://www.islandcricket.lk How Australia can up their game against spin http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/how-australia-can-up-their-game-against-spin <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/248505.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Their batsmen should look to rotate the strike and use their feet more. Else, a 3-0 whitewash looms. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/how-australia-can-up-their-game-against-spin#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Rangana Herath Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:36:38 +0000 SayuruB 50163 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Batsmen should begin spin training at an early age http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/batsmen-should-begin-spin-training-at-an-early-age <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/250041.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mastering the technique and footwork against slower bowlers cannot begin in your twenties. Training during your teens helps you adapt better to Test cricket. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/batsmen-should-begin-spin-training-at-an-early-age#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:33:51 +0000 SayuruB 50162 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Australia's spin struggles: it's a cultural thing http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/australias-spin-struggles-its-cultural-thing <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/249605.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Day three in Galle: a Dilruwan Perera delivery stays quite low; Mitch Marsh, new to the crease, digs it out and offers a wry smile. It&#039;s a smile that masks bemusement. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/australias-spin-struggles-its-cultural-thing#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 SLC Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:32:14 +0000 SayuruB 50161 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Sri Lanka v Australia coverage: Third one-day international in Colombo http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-v-australia-coverage-third-one-day-international-in-colombo <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/f41fd18cd0e510a7aacb3d61ba966804.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LOW on confidence and down their best batsman, the Australians look to take a 2-1 series lead against Sri Lanka in the third one-day international on Sunday. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-v-australia-coverage-third-one-day-international-in-colombo#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 SLC Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:30:00 +0000 SayuruB 50160 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Zampa seeks red ball tweak as India looms http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/zampa-seeks-red-ball-tweak-as-india-looms <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/250733.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The leg-spinner hopes to prove his credentials for next year&#039;s India tour with strong performances on the subcontinent and the Sheffield Shield. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/zampa-seeks-red-ball-tweak-as-india-looms#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:25:19 +0000 SayuruB 50159 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Smith Australia's busiest new skipper http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/smith-australias-busiest-new-skipper <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/27captains.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An in-depth look at the first year of Australia&#039;s most recent permanent Test leaders. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/smith-australias-busiest-new-skipper#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:22:15 +0000 SayuruB 50158 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Mahela Jayawardene playing golf with his daughter http://www.islandcricket.lk/albums/photos/srilankacricket/50157 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-imagealbum"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/x6d6df5974.png" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/89491808kj.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mahela Jayawardene and daughter Sansa play golf together in England. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/albums/photos/srilankacricket/50157#comments Mahela Jayawardena Sansa Araya Jayawardena Off the field Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:13:37 +0000 Shehara 50157 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Secret to Success with Sidath Wettimuny http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/secret-to-success-with-sidath-wettimuny <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/secret-to-success-with-sidath-wettimuny#comments Sidath Wettimuny Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:03:13 +0000 Jagath Perera 50156 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Tillakaratne Dilshan 104 (57) vs Australia, 1st T20I, Pallekele, 2011 http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/tillakaratne-dilshan-104-57-vs-australia-1st-t20i-pallekele-2011-0 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/tillakaratne-dilshan-104-57-vs-australia-1st-t20i-pallekele-2011-0#comments Tillakaratne Dilshan Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:47:37 +0000 Kasun Kumarasinghe 50155 at http://www.islandcricket.lk New title, same style for Warner http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/new-title-same-style-for-warner <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/27wade_warner.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There are elements of David Warner&#039;s game day that will be radically altered this weekend when he steps in for Steve Smith to become the 23rd Australian to captain the country&#039;s men&#039;s t </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/new-title-same-style-for-warner#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:10:03 +0000 SayuruB 50154 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Why Australia's batsmen struggled in Sri Lanka http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/why-australias-batsmen-struggled-in-sri-lanka <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/5lpo50144.png" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watching them in trouble against the Sri Lankan spinners makes me wonder if the short camp influenced them in some way. It does seem that these short stints under experts have confused them. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/why-australias-batsmen-struggled-in-sri-lanka#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:07:20 +0000 Ryan 50153 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Who will win the Test series in Zimbabwe in October? http://www.islandcricket.lk/poll/srilankacricket/who-will-win-the-test-series-that-is-coming-up <!-- google_ad_section_start --><form action="/rss.xml" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="poll-view-voting"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="vote-form"> <div class="choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-0-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-0"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-0" name="choice" value="0" class="form-radio" /> Sri Lanka</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1"><input 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value="poll_view_voting" /> </div> </div></form> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/poll/srilankacricket/which-team-will-win-in-the-tri-series-that-is-coming-up#comments Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2016 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:20:20 +0000 SayuruB 50151 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Should Trent Woodhill be recruited by Sri Lanka as an Assistant Coach in the future? http://www.islandcricket.lk/poll/srilankacricket/should-trent-woodhill-be-recruited-by-the-sri-lankan-cricket-team-as-an-assista <!-- google_ad_section_start --><form action="/rss.xml" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="poll-view-voting-2"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="vote-form"> <div class="choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-0-2-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-0-2"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-0-2" name="choice" value="0" class="form-radio" /> Yes</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1-2-wrapper"> <label 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<div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/26warne_clarke.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shane Warne has added his name to a growing list of former Australia players to criticise elements of the national side over the past 24 hours, claiming both the Tests and ODI teams contain &quot;bits </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/warne-hits-out-at-bits-and-pieces-aussies#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:18:14 +0000 Kanishka 50148 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Sri Lanka squad for third ODI against Australia http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/501470826/sri-lanka-squad-for-third-odi-against-australia <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-ic-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/icnews/000ic46s9558.png" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka squad for third ODI against Australia" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sri Lanka have picked Lahiru Kumara in their squad for the third ODI against Australia, while all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana has been dropped. </p> <p><a href="http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/501470826/sri-lanka-squad-for-third-odi-against-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/501470826/sri-lanka-squad-for-third-odi-against-australia#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Lahiru Kumara Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:06:18 +0000 Island Cricket 50147 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Hayden blames busy schedule for Australia's thrashing in Sri Lanka http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/501460826/hayden-blames-busy-schedule-for-australias-thrashing-in-sri-lanka <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-ic-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/icnews/1swr908744.png" alt="Photo" title="Hayden blames busy schedule for Australia&#039;s thrashing in Sri Lanka" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Offering his support to the Australian cricket team, former opener Matthew Hayden has blamed the packed international schedule for country&#39;s recent sub-continental woes. </p> <p><a href="http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/501460826/hayden-blames-busy-schedule-for-australias-thrashing-in-sri-lanka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/501460826/hayden-blames-busy-schedule-for-australias-thrashing-in-sri-lanka#comments Australia in Sri Lanka 2016 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:05:05 +0000 Island Cricket 50146 at http://www.islandcricket.lk