Ajantha Mendis

Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Mendis who last represented his nation back in December 2015 in an ODI against New Zealand, played 19 Tests, 87 ODIs and 39 T20Is accumulating 288 wickets. 

Aug 28, 2019, 23:34 PM IST

SL vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah goes past Ajantha Mendis to become leading wicket-taker in India-Sri Lanka ODI series

Adding to it, his tally of 14 wickets is also the most by an Indian seamer in a bilateral series of five or fewer ODI matches. Also, Bumrah now stands alongside England paceman Chris Woakes atop on the list of most wickets by a pacer n a bilateral series in Sri Lanka.

Sep 03, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Top five wicket-takers in the history of India-Sri Lanka bilataral Test series

From Muralitharan to Harbhajan, here are the five bowlers who have taken most wickets in the Indo-Lanka Test series.

Jul 24, 2017, 21:20 PM IST

WATCH: When Virat Kohli UNSUCCESSFULLY tried to play Helicopter Shot at MS Dhoni's home ground

After playing the shot, Kohli approached his batting partner Axar Patel and showed how he had played it in an animated fashion.

May 20, 2017, 20:19 PM IST

WATCH: Yuvraj Singh turns reporter to interview Yuzvendra Chahal after his record six-wicket haul vs England

Yesterday, Chahal became the first Indian bowler in T20Is to take a five-wicket haul in a match.

Feb 02, 2017, 17:12 PM IST

WATCH: 'Mystery' spinner Ajantha Mendis takes 6 for 8 at 2012 ICC World Twenty20

Once considered world cricket's 'mystery' bowler, Mendis failed to sustain his form in the long run.

Mar 11, 2016, 11:34 AM IST

ICC World Twenty20: Bowling stars of the tournament

In the shortest format of the game, Sri Lankan bowlers own some of the top records. Here is a list of bowlers who have dominated the ICC World Twenty20.

Feb 29, 2016, 16:48 PM IST

Asia Cup records

Asia Cup records

Feb 17, 2016, 18:51 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 2016: Three-match series would be perfect preparation for ICC World T20

Indian batsmen will get a chance to play quality spin bowling in three-match series, as it has been one of the strengths of the Sri Lankan team over the years.

Feb 02, 2016, 11:41 AM IST

Bangladesh Premier League tie played with delayed toss, broken rules

BPL technical committee chief Jalal Yunus said the Governing Council had been asking for the NOCs for Bopara and Cobb for a week.

Nov 24, 2015, 15:48 PM IST

Rahul Dravid's tips for Virat Kohli: Take a cue from Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 201 at Galle

India A coach Rahul Dravid, who spent some quality time with Test captain Virat Kohli advised him to make Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 201 at Galle (in 2008) against a rampaging Ajantha Mendis as a reference frame for facing the Sri Lankan tweakers this time round.

Aug 02, 2015, 20:55 PM IST

Cricket World cup 2015: New Zealand`s World Cup semi-final heartbreak

New Zealand will hope it`s a case of seventh time lucky when they face South Africa at Auckland`s Eden Park on Tuesday, as all six of their previous World Cup semi-finals have ended in defeat.

Mar 22, 2015, 12:43 PM IST

Joe Root steers England to win over Sri Lanka

Joe Root`s third hundred powered England to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele on Thursday and kept alive their hopes in the seven-match series.

Dec 11, 2014, 19:08 PM IST

Dominant Sri Lanka crush England to go 2-0 up

Hosts Sri Lanka outplayed woeful England by eight wickets in the second one-day international in Colombo on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the seven-match series.

Nov 29, 2014, 18:04 PM IST

Hoping to get some purchase from Eden Gardens strip: Ajantha Mendis

 Hosts India might have outplayed them in the first three ODIs but Sri Lankan team management is keen to include the experienced spinner in the playing XI for the fourth ODI scheduled on Thursday.

Nov 11, 2014, 22:36 PM IST

Sri Lanka drop Dinesh Chandimal and Ajantha Mendis for Pakistan series

Wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Ajantha Mendis were left out of the Sri Lanka squad of 15 named for the two-test series against Pakistan starting at Galle next week.

Jul 31, 2014, 18:25 PM IST

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.

Jul 24, 2014, 10:50 AM IST

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.

Jun 22, 2014, 20:14 PM IST

England want more Hales heroics against Sri Lanka

England will hope history repeats itself when they begin their international programme against Sri Lanka with a lone Twenty20 international at The Oval tomorrow.

May 19, 2014, 09:40 AM IST

Sri Lanka return to winning ways

Sri Lanka secured their first victory on English soil this season with a crushing 128-run win over Kent in a one-day match at Canterbury on Friday.

May 17, 2014, 14:23 PM IST