newscricketa year ago

Dushmantha Chameera’s IPL participation in doubt; could miss West Indies tour as well

Sri Lankan fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has suffered a back injury and his participation is in doubt for the ongoing IPL as well as Sri Lanka's Test tour of the West Indies in June. Sri Lanka’s chief selector Graeme Labrooy said that Chameera might take at least 3 weeks for him to resume bowling.
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newscricketa year ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Mahela Jayawardene pegs Sri Lanka as favourites but doesn’t rule out India

Mahela Jayawardene has surprisingly picked hosts Sri Lanka as the favourites to win the Nidahas Trophy, highlighting their good start to 2018 and India’s visiting under-strength side. The former skipper stated that Malinga’s absence will put pressure on the Lions' inexperienced bowling strikeforce.
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newscricketa year ago

Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal left out of Sri Lanka T20 squad for India series

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the squad for the upcoming three T20I games against India which will start after the third ODI in Visakhapatnam. Lasith Malinga didn’t find a place in the squad and Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Thirimanne have also been rested for the games.
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newscricketa year ago

WATCH: Ro "hitman" Sharma paints Mohali sky with six sixes in seven balls

Everyone and their pet dog know how dangerous Rohit Sharma can be once he gets going and his two double centuries in ODI cricket are a testimony to the same. Today, he showcased his prowess once again by hitting six sixes in seven balls on his way to score his third double century in ODIs.
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newscricketa year ago

Nic Pothas singles out Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball as turning point

Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas has stated that the toss and Jasprit Bumrah’s no-ball that gave Upul Tharanga a life turned the game in Sri Lanka’s favour. Pothas has also paid rich tribute to Suranga Lakmal, who had India’s batsmen dancing to his tunes, and called him a “class performer”.
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newscricketa year ago

Rohit Sharma calls Ajinkya Rahane a back-up opener in limited-overs cricket

After not picking Ajinkya Rahane in the team for the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has stated that he doesn’t want to change Rahane’s position and sees him as a back-up opener in the side. He has also credited the Lankan bowlers for making the full use of the conditions.
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newscricketa year ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Records and numbers from the first ODI in Dharamsala

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy debut turned out to be a huge debacle as Sri Lanka ended their losing streak of 12 consecutive ODIs, dating back to July 2017, after beating India by seven wickets. Although Sharma would want to forget the match as soon as possible, the game was a statistician’s delight.
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newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts as Sri Lanka humble India in the 1st ODI in Dharamsala

Though MS Dhoni's 61-run knock helped India reach a respectable target that Sri Lanka reached comfortably, Rohit Sharma's debut game as captain will be remembered for its epic failure. However, from Bumrah's no-ball to Dhoni's hawkeye view, the quick ODI had everything to keep the Twitterati busy.
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featurecricketa year ago

India vs Sri Lanka | How and where India lost first ODI in Dharamshala

Suranga Lakmal had the field day in Dharamsala as he single-handedly dismantled the Indian batting order to end Sri Lanka's 12-match ODI losing streak. The game raised questions on India's batting ability against the moving ball, and also came as a warning sign ahead of the South Africa tour.
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reportcricketa year ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Lakmal and co thash hosts by 7 wickets in Dharamsala

Suranga Lakmal (4/13) was the star of the show for Sri Lanka as they restricted India to a meagre 112 score in the first ODI in Dharamsala. In reply, Upul Tharanga (49) put his side in complete control before Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella ensured the Lankans took the first game by 7 wickets.
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