newscricket21 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Kasun Rajitha replaces Chickenpox-affected Nuwan Pradeep in Sri Lanka team

Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with Chickenpox and Sri Lanka have named right-arm pacer Kasun Rajitha as his replacement. Pradeep played three matches in this World Cup, picking up five wickets, including a match-winning four-fer against Afghanistan.
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featurecricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka's predicted XI for the game against Australia

After two back to back washed out games that they could have won, Sri Lanka are up against another team from the Southern Hemisphere. A win could give them a chance to make it into the top four but a loss could very well end their chances of making the top four considering their remaining fixtures.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka’s predicted XI for clash against Pakistan

Having started the World Cup with a humiliating 10 wicket loss to New Zealand, Sri Lanka regained some of their form with a win against Afghanistan though, their performance was still subpar. They’ll be determined to pull one up against Pakistan to build their confidence for future matches.
Gantavya Adukia
featurecricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka’s predicted XI for match against Afghanistan

Sri Lanka will head into their second match of the World Cup on the back of a disappointing 10-wicket loss against last edition’s runners-up - New Zealand. Dimuth Karunaratane-led Sri Lanka will hope that his squad will be able to register a win against Afghanistan at Sophia Gardens on Tuesday.
Daniel Arambur
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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newscricket2 years 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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newscricket2 years 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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newscricket2 years 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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newscricket2 years 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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