Thisara Perera

Afridi, Malik, Perera to play for ICC XI against Windies

Afridi, Malik, Perera to play for ICC XI against Windies

Afridi and Malik were part of the Pakistan squad that won the ICC World T20 World Cup in 2009, while Perera was a member of the Sri Lanka side that lifted the silverware in Dhaka in 2014.

Apr 19, 2018, 17:10 PM IST
Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera confirm participation for ICC World XI against Windies

Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera confirm participation for ICC World XI against Windies

Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera are the first set of players who have confirmed their participation for the ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies which will be played at Lord’s on 31 May. The match is being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean that were badly damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.

Apr 19, 2018, 15:13 PM IST
Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka scale Bangladesh's 190, end Sri Lanka's eight-match losing streak

Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka scale Bangladesh's 190, end Sri Lanka's eight-match losing streak

Opener Kusal Mendis scored his maiden half-century in T20 Internationals to lead Sri Lanka's six-wicket rout of Bangladesh in the first of the two matches in Dhaka on Thursday. Mendis smashed 53 off 27 balls while Dasun Shanaka hit an unbeaten 42 as the visitors eased past Bangladesh's record total of 193/5 with 20 balls to spare.

Feb 16, 2018, 10:27 AM IST
Thisara Perera halts Sri Lanka slide with win over Zimbabwe in tri-series

Thisara Perera halts Sri Lanka slide with win over Zimbabwe in tri-series

Perera claimed four wickets to lead an inspired Sri Lankan bowling attack that limited Zimbabwe to 198 all out before his unbeaten 39 helped the islanders to chase down the target for a five-wicket win.

Jan 21, 2018, 20:25 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: Hosts eye clean sweep, No. 2 rank

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: Hosts eye clean sweep, No. 2 rank

For the Islanders, it has been a forgetful year and the two recent defeats against India have just added to their misery.

Dec 24, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: When, where, live streaming, TV listing

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: When, where, live streaming, TV listing

India will look to keep Sri Lanka on the mat when the three-match T20I series begins with the first match at Cuttack's Barabati Stadium on Wednesday. The hosts won the Test series and ODI series to continue their domination over the Asian neighbours. India had also swept all three formats on their tour of the island nation earlier this year.

Dec 20, 2017, 12:02 PM IST
1st T20I: Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni lead India's young guns against Sri Lanka

1st T20I: Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni lead India's young guns against Sri Lanka

With many of the big names missing, Rohit and Dhoni will expect the young team rises to the occasion when the three-match T20I series begins in Cuttack on Wednesday.

Dec 19, 2017, 15:48 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: As it happened

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: As it happened

India win the series against Sri Lanka, 2-1. After losing the opener in Dharamsala, India made a heroic comeback in Mohali, and sealed it in Vishakapatnam.

Dec 17, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Hoping to do something special in familiar conditions, says Thisara Perera

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Hoping to do something special in familiar conditions, says Thisara Perera

The Islanders' three-match ODI series against hosts India is tied 1-1 ahead of Sunday's decider in Visakhapatnam.

Dec 16, 2017, 16:55 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Rohit Sharma & Co eye series win at fortress Visakhapatnam

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Rohit Sharma & Co eye series win at fortress Visakhapatnam

India have not lost a series at home since the defeat to South Africa in October 2015.

Dec 16, 2017, 12:33 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mohali: As it happened

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mohali: As it happened

India win the match by 141 runs, thanks to Rohit Sharma's blistering knock of 208 not out that batted Sri Lanka (251/8) out of the match despite Angelo Mathews's 111 not out.

Dec 13, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera confident of repeating Dharamsala show in Mohali

India vs Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera confident of repeating Dharamsala show in Mohali

Adverse weather conditions in Dharamsala meant Sri Lanka had to spend an extra night in the hills and only arrived here in today morning. They arrived at the PCA Stadium late afternoon and practised amid cold and overcast conditions.

Dec 12, 2017, 16:54 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Thisara Perera lauds Suranga Lakmal after Sri Lanka's emphatic ODI win

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Thisara Perera lauds Suranga Lakmal after Sri Lanka's emphatic ODI win

Lakmal returned career-best ODI figures of 4-13 to help dismiss India for just 112, with Sri Lanka achieving the target in 20.4 overs and taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Dec 10, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI - As it happened...

India fielded youngsters, that's acceptable ahead of the South Africa tour, but the performance was just too bad. These players have let the faith of the selectors down, but it's early to say that. The Indians still have time, and will hopefully come back in the next match, and show us their mettle.

Dec 10, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: Unhappy minister stops ODI team leaving for India

India vs Sri Lanka: Unhappy minister stops ODI team leaving for India

The nine players were on their way to Colombo airport late Monday for the overnight flight when they were ordered to return, one of the team told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Dec 05, 2017, 15:29 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: No place for Test captain Dinesh Chandimal in Lankan ODI side

India vs Sri Lanka: No place for Test captain Dinesh Chandimal in Lankan ODI side

The 28-year-old has so played 143 ODI matches, scoring 3288 runs at 32.23. He ha four centuries and 21 fifties.

Dec 05, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Thisara Perera replaces Upul Tharanga as Sri Lanka's ODI captain

Thisara Perera replaces Upul Tharanga as Sri Lanka's ODI captain

The move comes after a series of defeats while Tharanga and senior Sri Lankan players refused to play a 20-over international against Pakistan in Lahore.

Nov 29, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Live Streaming, TV Listings, Likely XIs

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Live Streaming, TV Listings, Likely XIs

Pakistan blanked Sri Lanka 5-0 in the preceding one-day series and start the Twenty20 fixtures as strong favourites as the number two-ranked side, with Sri Lanka a lowly eighth.

Oct 26, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
Pakistan aim to carry momentum into T20Is against Sri Lanka

Pakistan aim to carry momentum into T20Is against Sri Lanka

Pakistan blanked Sri Lanka 5-0 in the preceding one-day series and start the Twenty20 fixtures as strong favourites as the number two-ranked side, with Sri Lanka a lowly eighth.

Oct 26, 2017, 00:18 AM IST
Thisara Perera to lead Sri Lanka squad for Pakistan T20Is

Thisara Perera to lead Sri Lanka squad for Pakistan T20Is

Sri Lanka announced a 15-man Twenty20 squad for the three-match series against Pakistan on Saturday.

Oct 21, 2017, 15:39 PM IST