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Mathews injured, Chamara Silva named as replacement

Middle-order batsman Chamara Silva was on Friday hurriedly brought in to replace an injured Angelo Mathews in the Sri Lankan team for the two-match Test series against England. Sri Lanka Cricket said that Mathews` vice captaincy role will be taken over by Thilan Samaraweera.

Silva pushes for Test recall against England

Chamara Silva belted a superb century against England on Tuesday to stake a claim in Sri Lanka`s line-up for the upcoming Test series against the tourists.

Silva to miss World Cup opener due to family death

Sri Lanka batsman Chamara Silva has opted out of the co-host’s World Cup opener against Canada on Sunday after the death of his sister.

Sri Lankan batsman, manager leave team hotel

Sri Lankan batsman Chamara Silva and team manager Anura Tennakoon left the team`s World Cup hotel and headed home on Wednesday due to deaths in their respective families.