Sri Lanka`s Lahiru Thirimanne on Thursday insisted the tourists would have no qualms about running out an England batsman backing up too far during their upcoming Test series, despite the furore over Jos Buttler`s dismissal at Edgbaston.
Heaping praise on Lahiru Thirimanne for his match-winning hundred against Pakistan in the Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the youngster is shaping up to be the perfect replacement for veteran Kumar Sangakkara once he calls it a day.
Sri Lanka today regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga`s five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thrimanne`s fluent century, here.
After steamrolling Bangladesh for their first major win over a Test-playing nation, giantkillers Afghanistan would look to continue their flirtation with cricketing history when they take on leaders Sri Lanka in their Asia Cup cricket match, here tomorrow.
Speedster Lasith Malinga`s brilliant five-wicket haul under pressure and opener Lahiru Thirimanne`s second ODI century helped Sri Lanka script a thrilling 12-run win over Pakistan in a nail-biting opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, here on Tuesday.
Outgoing Sri Lanka captain has urged his young teammates to work hard and raise their game in order to succeed at the international stage and help the national team come out of their current tragic state.