Will take time to fill up void created by Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara: Angelo Mathews
Will take time to fill up void created by Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara: Angelo Mathews

With the yoeman service Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have given to Sri Lankan cricket for over a decade and a half, it would be difficult to find their replacements overnight, feels Angelo Mathews.

The comeback conundrum for cricketing legends

In the recently concluded Cricket World Cup, while we witnessed some of the most outstanding performances from different cricketers, one which overshadowed the rest was of Kumar Sangakkara hitting four consecutive centuries. That the veteran was playing in his last World Cup, made the feat all the more special. While most of his contemporaries found it difficult to shine in cricket's biggest extravaganza, Sanga, who is one of the most underrated cricketer in world cricket, showed yet again why he deserves to go down as one of the finest cricketers to have played the game.

Mahela Jayawardena to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardena to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the country's cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level.

Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara thank fans for enormous support over the years
Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara thank fans for enormous support over the years

A day after they played their last international games for Sri Lanka in coloured jerseys, the legendary duo of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara thanked their fans across the world for their relentless support.

Respect, not trophies will mark Mahela, Sangakkara’s splendid careers

No matter where you were, no matter which was your favourite team, if you were watching Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene shaking hands with players in coloured jerseys for that one final time, post a humiliating defeat against South Africa and weren’t emotional, you possibly never were a c

Cricket World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara walks away happy, says Sri Lanka in a good place
Cricket World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara walks away happy, says Sri Lanka in a good place

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.

ICC World Cup: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara – legends bid adieu to ODI cricket
ICC World Cup: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara – legends bid adieu to ODI cricket

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara might not have got a fairytale ending to their final ODI match of their glorious careers but the veterans smiled through the disappointment as they fondly recounted their respective journeys.

ICC Cricket World Cup: South Africa crush listless Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to enter semis
ICC Cricket World Cup: South Africa crush listless Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to enter semis

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.

ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final: South Africa v Sri Lanka - Factfile
ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final: South Africa v Sri Lanka - Factfile

Ten facts for Wednesday`s World Cup quarter-final between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground (14:30 local/03:30 GMT): 

ICC World Cup: Sussex sign Mahela Jayawardene for T20 blast
ICC World Cup: Sussex sign Mahela Jayawardene for T20 blast

England's county cricket club Sussex have signed veteran Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene for the first half of England's domestic Twenty20 competition.

Injury-hit Sri Lanka must tough it out, says Mahela Jayawardene
Injury-hit Sri Lanka must tough it out, says Mahela Jayawardene

Team elder Mahela Jayawardene says Sri Lanka will have to tough it out at the World Cup amid a spate of tournament-ending injuries.

Afghanistan right up there: Mahela Jayawardene
Afghanistan right up there: Mahela Jayawardene

Adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning century, Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene was all praise for Afghanistan saying that there is "not a big gap" between the Afghans and other top cricketing sides.

ICC World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka scrape past Afghanistan by 4 wickets
ICC World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka scrape past Afghanistan by 4 wickets

A spirited Afghanistan gave Sri Lankan a mighty scare but veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene struck a resilient century to help the Islanders pull off a slippery 4-wicket win in their Pool A match of the cricket World Cup, here on Sunday.

ICC WC 2015: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan - As it happened...
ICC WC 2015: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan - As it happened...

Welcome to our live blog for this Pool A clash between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Follow the latest score and all the updates here:

ICC World Cup 2015: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – Preview
ICC World Cup 2015: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – Preview

Outplayed in their opening match, former champions Sri Lanka would look to put their campaign back on track but debutantes Afghanistan would aim to surprise them in their second pool A match of the cricket World Cup here on Sunday.

Yuvraj Singh , Hashim Amla among big stars to go under IPL hammer tomorrow
Yuvraj Singh , Hashim Amla among big stars to go under IPL hammer tomorrow

Top cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Hashim Amla will be the star attractions in IPL 8 auctions that will see quite a few Indian and International players going under the hammer here on Monday.

ICC World Cup 2015: Hosts New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 98 runs in opening match
ICC World Cup 2015: Hosts New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 98 runs in opening match

Hosts New Zealand gave the cricket World Cup a cracking start with a scintillating batting show as they crushed last edition losing finalists Sri Lanka by 98 runs in the opening match of the showpiece event here on Saturday.

Will miss wearing national jersey: Mahela Jayawardene
Will miss wearing national jersey: Mahela Jayawardene

As he gets ready to play the final phase of his 18-year long illustrious career, Mahela Jayawardene says he will miss the Sri Lankan dressing room after the conclusion of 2015 Cricket World Cup.

WC team profile: Sri Lanka plot perfect swansong for veterans
WC team profile: Sri Lanka plot perfect swansong for veterans

Neither heavyweights nor makeweights - that is how Sri Lanka are being seen by their opponents ahead of the cricket World Cup which commences Feb 14.

Veterans set for key role at World Cup
Veterans set for key role at World Cup

The belief that "old is gold" will once again be put to the test in this World Cup, with several players bolstering teams with their experience and guile.