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.

Angelo Mathews says cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around rarely

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around very rarely and younger players in the team have a lot to learn from his fighting attitude.

Spin-heavy Sri Lanka win toss, bat first in second Test

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final test against South Africa on Thursday.

Mathews leads from the front against England

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews took his Test-best figures before the tourists` openers survived until lunch on the third day of the second Test against England at Headingley on Sunday.

Mathews buoyed by Ireland opener

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews expects his side to improve quickly once they get used to conditions in the British Isles.

Ton-up Mathews helps Sri Lanka foil Pakistan

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews hit a pugnacious hundred to pull Sri Lanka out of trouble on the fourth day of the first cricket Test against Pakistan in on Friday.

Mathews keeps Sri Lanka afloat in first Test

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews continued his resistance-packed knock to take his team to 355-five at tea on the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Mathews fears Sri Lanka may be `rusty` during Test series against Pak

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has admitted that his men is facing the challenge of overcoming `rustiness` ahead of their first Test in nine months against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Mathews tells Sri Lankan team-mates to remain positive

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews urged his team to remain positive in their quest to level the one day international series against Pakistan when the teams meet in the fourth match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

IPL only gave disrepute to Indian cricket: Ranatunga

Ridiculing the Indian Premier League for turning cricketers into a bunch of avaricious people, World Cup winning Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga on Thursday, said that the cash-awash T20 league has given Indian cricket nothing but disrepute.

New ODI rules bowlers` nightmare: Jayawardene

Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene on Monday said that the new ODI rules which came into force in the ongoing Sri Lanka-New Zealand series were a bowlers` nightmare.