Opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara, who missed the recent Asia Cup due to injuries, have been named in Sri Lanka`s 15-man squad for the upcoming five one-day internationals in England.
Opener Kusal Perera made a strokeful 61 before Sri Lankan bowlers produced a brilliant show in the death overs to pull off a thrilling five-run win over South Africa in their ICC World Twenty20 campaign opener on saturday.
Sri Lanka might have put one step in the final of the Asia Cup with their second win in as many matches, but skipper Angelo Mathews today said they would take one game at a time and look to get better.
Already out of the main tournament, Faisalabad Wolves rode on skipper Misbah-ul-Haq`s unbeaten 93 to beat Kandurata Maroons by 10 runs and post a consolation win in an inconsequential qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Friday.
Unbeaten so far, a confident India would be up against a massive challenge when they take on sub-continental rivals Sri Lanka, a team on the ascendancy after a slow start, in the semifinal match of the ICC Champions Trophy here on Wednesday.
Reacting to mounting pressure on the authorities to prevent the Sri Lankan cricketers from taking part in the upcoming Indian Premier League, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday said it was powerless to stop the players.
Former Australia wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist has come out in support of Mathew Wade, who is facing calls to be axed from the Test side for his predecessor Brad Haddin following his second stumping gaffe in three Tests
New Zealand fast bowler Chris Martin, who has tormented Phillip Hughes in the past, believes Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara possesses the quality in him to regenerate the cuts that led to the Australian left-hander`s nightmarish Test axing in Hobart last summer