It has been tough for us so far, says Sri Lanka's spin coach
It has been tough for us so far, says Sri Lanka's spin coach

Looking to pull something special out of the bag in the must-win game to stay alive in the series, Sri Lankan spin coach Roger Wijesuriya on Saturday admitted that the Indian tour has been very tough for the Islanders.

ODI series a chance to test bench strength ahead of 2015 World Cup: Angelo Mathews
ODI series a chance to test bench strength ahead of 2015 World Cup: Angelo Mathews

They may not have of an ideal preparation for the stop-gap five-ODI series against India but Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews on Saturday said that the short tournament would give the team's think-tank an opportunity to assess the bench strength ahead of next year's World Cup.

Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne dropped from Lankan ODI squad for Indian tour
Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne dropped from Lankan ODI squad for Indian tour

Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against India with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne.

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 105 runs in second Test to win series

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene got a fitting farewell from Test cricket as his side won the two-match series against Pakistan.

2nd Test: Sri Lanka prosper as Rangana Herath wrecks Pakistan again

Sri Lanka stepped closer to giving former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell after Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan once more in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday.

Sanga, Mahela put Sri Lanka on top against Pakistan

Mahela Jayawardene scored an unbeaten 49 in his last Test innings as Sri Lanka took charge of the second and final match against Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday.

Herath takes nine for 127 as Pakistan take 12-run lead

Wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed scored 103 and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed nine wickets as Pakistan took a 12-run lead against Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo on Saturday.

Alastair Cook contemplated resignation last month: Paul Downton

Alastair Cook has succeeded in pulling England out of Ashes defeat depression with two massive victories over India but the England captain was mulling putting in his papers during the Sri Lanka series, it has been revealed.

2nd Test, Day 2: Rangana Herath flummoxes Pakistan again with five-fer

Test cricket`s top-ranked spinner Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan`s top order on way to surpassing the 250-wicket mark to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Friday.

Pakistan lose early wicket after Sri Lanka make 320

Pakistan suffered an early setback as they began their reply to Sri Lanka`s first innings total of 320 on the second day of the second Test here Friday.

Pakistan slip after Kumar Sangakkara`s double ton in Galle

Veteran Kumar Sangakkara hit a 200-plus score for the 10th time to light up the fourth day`s play in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle Saturday.

Pakistan can cope with nemesis Rangana Herath

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is confident that his batsmen will be able to overcome the threat posed by Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath in the two-test series starting on Wednesday.

South Africa secure draw against Sri Lanka to reclaim top test ranking

South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket`s test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0.

Rangana Herath chokes South Africa with spin

Rangana Herath picked two key wickets with his left-arm spin as South Africa struggled to save the second Test against Sri Lanka on a rain-hit fifth and final day Monday.

South Africa lose Alviro Petersen in steep run chase

South Africa lost the wicket of opener Alviro Petersen for a duck as they chased 369 runs for victory in the second testagainst Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Sri Lanka on top despite Hashim Amla ton

Captain Hashim Amla struck a gritty 139 not out but failed to stop Sri Lanka from taking the driver`s seat in the second and final Test against South Africa on Saturday.

Sri Lanka spinners strike early double blow

Sri Lanka`s spinners took two early wickets to reduce South Africa to 23 for two in reply to the hosts` 421 at tea on the second day of the second test on Friday. Left-armer Rangana Herath, who opened the bowling, struck with his fifth ball when he forced Alviro Petersen to hit back a tame return catch with his score on two.

South Africa 206/6 against Lanka at tea

South Africa consolidated their lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka Saturday despite losing their opening batsmen to spinners Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera.

Left is not right in cricket this season!

India might have a definite edge in the upcoming test series against England if one were to go by the number of left handed cricketers in the squad. As against six in the England team, India has selected only three for the upcoming five match test series. The advantage India has is because so far this year left hand cricketers have failed to draw attention.

Sri Lanka win England series thriller

Sri Lanka beat England by 100 runs, with just one ball to spare, to win the second Test at Headingley on Tuesday and so take the two-match series 1-0.