Former Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara hit his fifth County Championship ton of the summer to keep his dream run going. Sangakkara's ton keeps Surrey on course for the Division Two title at the Oval.
The Virat Kohli-led young Test team has every reason to be buoyant by creating history on Lankan soil after a gap of more than two decades. A come-from-behind win made the series even more special as it’s certainly a rare sight to see visiting teams fighting in that manner.
Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara`s superb century saw Surrey into the final of English county cricket`s one-day cup as they saw off Nottinghamshire by four runs in a thrilling clash at The Oval on Monday.
Legendary Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who recently retired from Test cricket, scored a big hundred for Surrey on Monday to play a crucial role in his side's thrilling victory over Nottinghamshire in the 2nd Semi-Final of Royal London One-Day Cup.
Disappointed with his team's repeated batting failures, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews today came down hard on his batsmen saying their approach is not right and he needs to sit down with selectors to sort out "issues".
In wake of the poor attendance in the ongoing Test series between Sri Lanka and India, former Sri Lanka captain and current member of parliament Arjuna Ranatunga believes the International Cricket Council (ICC) is to be blamed for the dwindling interest in the longer format of the sport.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that India should field five specialist bowlers by leaving out Stuart Binny from the playing XI if they want to win the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka beginning tomorrow in Colombo.
Australian captain Michael Clarke and Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara may have bid adieu to international cricket but Pakistan veteran Younis Khan has no such plans as he dreams of becoming the first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs.
Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews accepted that it will take time for someone to get into the boots of retiring legend Kumar Sangakkara but left-hander Upul Tharanga is someone they would be banking on to do the job as they take on India in the third Test starting Friday.
With Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra tormenting Sri Lankan team in the first two Tests, former captain Sanath Jayasuriya feels that the newer crop of batsmen emerging from the island nation have not done proper assessment of their ability to handle quality spinners.
Impressed with India's aggressive brand of cricket in the two Test matches so far, former Sri Lanka pacer Chaminda Vaas today said that the five-bowler theory is reaping rich results for the young visiting side.
India's Test captain Virat Kohli has dropped out of ICC's top-10 list for batsmen in the five-day format, but R Ashwin's remarkable outing in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka helped him earn a place to eighth in bowling while holding the second spot in the all-rounders' rankings.