A resurgent Delhi Daredevils will look to continue with their winning momentum when they take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the team's fifth match of the IPL cricket tournament at the Feroz Shah Kotla, here on Monday.
Delhi Daredevils might have suffered two narrow defeats over the past week, extending their losing streak to 11 in the Indian Premier League, but all-rounder Angelo Mathews on Tuesday said the team was still hopeful of a turnaround.
Last year's wooden spooners Delhi Daredevils will have to go into a tough IPL-8 opening encounter against the formidable Chennai Super Kings on April 9 without the services of star all-rounder Angelo Mathews.
Sri Lankan cricketing authorities blamed a lack of fitness and the poor form of the side`s top order batsmen for failing to progress beyond the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Kumar Sangakkara bid farewell to limited overs cricket on Wednesday, disappointed with a World Cup quarter-final defeat but happy that Sri Lanka were in a better place than when he came into the side in 2000.
Spinners Imran Tahir and hat-trick man Jean-Paul Duminy shared seven wickets between them to help a clinical South Africa outplay an unusually hapless Sri Lanka by 9 wickets and enter the cricket World Cup semi-finals, here on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka great Sanath Jayasuriya has said he would love Kumar Sangakkara to go back on his decision to quit one-day internationals after the World Cup after witnessing his "unbelievable" batting feats during the tournament.
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.
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.