Kumar Sangakkara asked to review retirement: Reports
Kumar Sangakkara asked to review retirement: Reports

 Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has been asked to review his retirement plans after he had told national selectors in April of hanging up his boots post the 2015 World Cup in Australia.

Virat Kohli: Master of chases, a skipper everybody praises

By the end of the five-match series between India and Sri Lanka, even though Virat Kohli was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament, the stats showed he was ten runs behind his counterpart Angelo Mathews, who ended up being the highest run-scorer with 329 runs.

Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli
Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli

After leading Indian cricket team to a One-Day International series whitewash against the touring Sri Lankan side, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said he is ready to lead a young side. He also said that, if a captain is lazy, it will look stupid.

World Cup preparation is on track: Mahela Jayawardene
World Cup preparation is on track: Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka might have surrendered the five-match ODI series against India in the third game itself but former captain Mahela Jayawardene on Wednesday said that there was nothing to worry about their World Cup preparation as things are on track.

India vs Sri Lanka: Is whitewash on the cards for Angelo Mathews & Co?
India vs Sri Lanka: Is whitewash on the cards for Angelo Mathews & Co?

Underprepared Sri Lanka team has already lost the five-match series against India, as the hosts have gained an unassailable lead of 3-0, after the first three matches.

4th ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Preview
4th ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Preview

Having already pocketed the series, a rampaging India would like to continue their dominance and clinch the number one ODI spot as a hapless Sri Lanka look to salvage some pride during the penultimate game of the five-match Limited over International rubber at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.

India vs Sri Lanka: We could not play our brand of cricket: Angelo Mathews
India vs Sri Lanka: We could not play our brand of cricket: Angelo Mathews

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews said the challenge of performance against India in their own backyard was never beyond doubt but he is pained to see that they have failed to play their brand of cricket.

3rd ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Statistical highlights
3rd ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the third cricket One-day international between India and Sri Lanka here on Sunday.

Virat Kohli praises bowlers for easy win in 3rd ODI
Virat Kohli praises bowlers for easy win in 3rd ODI

India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday credited his bowlers for the series clinching six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third ODI, and said the home team's bowling unit dished out a "brilliant performance" to restrict the visitors to 242 here.

3rd ODI: Virat Kohli's 'ruthless' India thrash Sri Lanka by six wickets, seal series
3rd ODI: Virat Kohli's 'ruthless' India thrash Sri Lanka by six wickets, seal series

Clinical India notched up another resounding win to humble a hapless Sri Lankan side by six wickets and clinch the five-match series in the third One-Day International, here on Sunday.

Virat Kohli becomes fastest ever to cross 6000 runs in ODIs
Virat Kohli becomes fastest ever to cross 6000 runs in ODIs

Virat Kohli, India's star batsman became the fastest ever batsman to complete 6000 runs in One-Day Internationals. The batting maestro broke former West Indian legend Viv Richards's record. Kohli achieved the feat against Sri Lanka on Sunday, after he struck a well made 53 runs. Kohli who needed 50 runs to complete the milestone, had 5950 runs in 135 innings. Viv Richards had managed to score 6000 runs in 141 innings.

Brilliant Mahela Jayawardene crosses 12,000 runs in ODI cricket
Brilliant Mahela Jayawardene crosses 12,000 runs in ODI cricket

Sri Lankan batting sensation Mahela Jayawardene, completed 12,000 runs in ODI cricket on Sunday, after scoring a ton against India in the third limited overs match in Hyderabad. Jayawardene notched up his 17th ODI ton to help the Lankans set a modest 243-run target for the Indians.

2nd ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Preview
2nd ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Preview

After starting the series with a crushing victory, an upbeat India will aim to maintain their stranglehold over an under-prepared Sri Lanka when they meet in the second ODI here on Thursday.

Is Akshar Patel the new blue-eyed boy of Indian cricket?
Is Akshar Patel the new blue-eyed boy of Indian cricket?

All-rounder Akshar Patel, who has hardly played five ODI matches for India, is certainly a strong contender to be in the flight to Australia in February next year for the ICC World Cup.

India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss
India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss

Questioning the approach of his frontline batsmen, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday blamed the 169-run loss against India in the opening ODI to the abject surrender by the visiting line-up on a good Barabati Stadium wicket, here.

India vs Sri Lanka: Opportunity for fringe players, Rohit Sharma to impress
India vs Sri Lanka: Opportunity for fringe players, Rohit Sharma to impress

 Fringe players will have a chance to prove their mettle when the Manoj Tiwary-led India A take on Sri Lanka in the only one-day warm up match, which will mark the beginning of the hastily scheduled ODI series, here on Thursday.

Younis Khan proud at record equalling century
Younis Khan proud at record equalling century

Veteran batsman Younis Khan Wednesday said he was proud to become the first Pakistani to score a hundred against all nine Test opponents and equalling the record of most hundreds for his country.

Angelo Mathews, Mahela Jayawardene lift Sri Lanka to 275-7

Skipper Angelo Mathews smashed 89 off 85 balls and Mahela Jayawardene made 63 as Sri Lanka recovered to post 275-7 from 45 overs in the first one-dayer against Pakistan on Saturday.

Sri Lanka ponder life after golden generation

Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks.

Wish I played more Tests in Australia, England: Mahela Jayawardene

As his illustrious innings in Test cricket came to an end, the artistic Mahela Jayawardene wished he could play more matches in Australia, England and South Africa and built his reputation of being a connoisseurs delight the world over.