Sri Lankan cricket team

Team India wins second test match against Sri Lanka

India has defeated Sri Lanka in second test match held at Colombo and captured series of 3 matches by winning 2 of them. The Indian cricket team won match by an inning and 53 runs.

Aug 06, 2017, 19:08 PM IST
Dinesh Chandimal replaces Angelo Mathews as Sri Lankan cricket captain

Dinesh Chandimal replaces Angelo Mathews as Sri Lankan cricket captain

Mathews had decided to step down following what he described as one of the lowest points in his career. This was the ODI series loss against Zimbabwe. Lowly-ranked Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka 3-2 in the five-match ODI series.

Jul 12, 2017, 12:19 PM IST
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera to retire from Tests

Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera to retire from Tests

Perera has played six Tests since his debut against England in 2011 at Cardiff.

Jan 19, 2016, 00:14 AM IST
Cricket World Cup: Keep an eye on AB de Villers, Sri Lanka PM tells team ahead of QF

Cricket World Cup: Keep an eye on AB de Villers, Sri Lanka PM tells team ahead of QF

Wishing the Sri Lankan team ahead of their knock-out quarterfinal clash against South Africa, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday warned the Angelo Mathews-led side to "keep an eye on" Proteas skipper AB de Villiers" who has been in rampaging form in the tournament.

Mar 15, 2015, 20:23 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka crush Scotland as Kumar Sangakkara notches more records

ICC World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka crush Scotland as Kumar Sangakkara notches more records

Kumar Sangakkara created history by notching up a record fourth consecutive ODI century that powered Sri Lanka to a crushing 148-run win over Scotland in their final group league match of the ongoing cricket World Cup here today.

Mar 11, 2015, 16:57 PM IST

Asian Cricket Council chief dismisses security concerns in Pak

The chief executive of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has said that he has no security concerns in Pakistan and called on the country`s cricket authorities to restore the confidence of the game by bringing back international cricket.

Apr 16, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Asia Cup: Sri Lankan cricketers get a rousing reception back home

Sri Lankan cricket team which returned home from winning the Asia Cup in Bangladesh were given a rousing welcome home today.

Mar 09, 2014, 20:01 PM IST

Dominant Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka produced a professional performance to register their biggest victory over Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test in Dubai, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Jan 12, 2014, 17:44 PM IST

Sri Lanka board refrains from confirming Bangladesh tour over `security fears`

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has reportedly refrained from confirming their scheduled tour of Bangladesh, where they are set to play two Tests, two Twenty20s and three ODIs, starting from January 27.

Jan 10, 2014, 09:27 AM IST

Murali to inaugurate cricket pitches in former LTTE stronghold

Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will be inaugurating the new cricket pitches laid in a stadium in the former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi.

Nov 04, 2013, 16:39 PM IST

Graham Ford to take charge of Surrey next season

Graham Ford of South Africa has been confirmed as the new head coach of Surrey.

Oct 15, 2013, 08:22 AM IST

Ford rejects Sri Lankan offer to extend coaching role beyond January 2014

Sri Lankan coach Graham Ford has reportedly declined the offer to extend his two-year term beyond January 2014 and has indicated that he will quit after that period.

Sep 19, 2013, 09:38 AM IST

Sri Lanka to tour England in May next year

The England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB) has confirmed that Sri Lanka would visit England in a tour starting on May 2014 for the first time in two years.

Sep 03, 2013, 10:12 AM IST

Dinesh Chandimal picked to lead Lanka for two ODIs vs Proteas

Young Dinesh Chandimal will lead Sri Lanka in the first two of the five ODIs against visiting South Africa in an stop-gap arrangement in the absence of regular captain Angelo Mathews.

Jul 17, 2013, 20:57 PM IST

Pollard blames both bowlers and batters for loss to Sri Lanka

West Indies stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard has blamed both his bowlers and batsmen alike for the 39-run defeat against Sri Lanka in the crucial rain-affected ODI of the Tri-Nation series here.

Jul 09, 2013, 13:40 PM IST

Will look to stamp our authority at home, says Gayle

Champions Trophy winners India are already on Chris Gayle`s mind and he says the West Indies would look to "stamp our authority" by using the home advantage when the ODI tri-series, also involving Sri Lanka, kicks off here on Friday.

Jun 27, 2013, 23:22 PM IST

Sri Lanka`s pioneer umpire K T Francis passes away

Renowned Sri Lankan umpire K T Francis, who stood in islanders` inaugural Test match in 1982, has passed away after losing battle against acute diabetes, family sources said on Monday.

Jun 10, 2013, 13:33 PM IST

Dilshan and Jayawardene reprimanded for excessive appealing

Sri Lanka`s Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene have been reprimanded for excessive appealing during their Champions Trophy match against New Zealand.

Jun 10, 2013, 10:29 AM IST

SLC to summon IPL bench warmers for CT practice games

Sri Lanka Cricket is mulling to call back its players who have been warming benches in the ongoing Indian Premier League for preparations for next month`s Champions Trophy.

May 04, 2013, 15:02 PM IST

No threat to IPL matches: Rajiv Shukla

After Sri Lanka Cricket Players` Association expressed concerns over ongoing attacks against Sri Lankan nationals in Tamil Nadu, Rajiv Shukla said that there is no threat to the upcoming tournament.

Mar 19, 2013, 16:56 PM IST