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featurecricket2 months ago

Lessons and positives for Sri Lanka from their 2-1 T20I series win over India

Sri Lanka finally got past the Indian challenge in the shortest format in a bilateral series, 2-1 after trailing the series 0-1 post the first T20I. While the Island nation might still need to get past the qualifier stage, this series certainly painted a lot of positives with several lessons learnt.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

SL vs IND | 3rd ODI Takeaways - India’s chaotic approach against spin and the Hardik problem

Phew, after Shikhar Dhawan’s first win at the toss, many expected the Indian team to whitewash the Sri Lankan side, away from home. But as it turned out, Sri Lanka wrapped India up for 225 before the partnership between Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped the hosts to a 'famous' win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket7 months ago

WI vs SL | Getting the opportunity to score six sixes was fantastic, opines Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard, after scoring six sixes off Akila Dananjaya’s over, opined that it was fantastic to get the opportunity to score six sixes and join the elite league, especially in international cricket. He also credited Dwayne Bravo and Jason Holder for showing their experience during the run chase.
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newscricket7 months ago

Kieron Pollard creates history; becomes third-ever batsman to hit six sixes in an over international cricket

Windies skipper Kieron Pollard, on Wednesday, became the third ever cricketer to smash six sixes in an over in an international game as the 33-year-old latched on to Akila Dananjaya, who turned out to be the victim in Antigua. Yuvraj Singh was the last batsman to achieve the feat in T20Is.
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newscricket8 months ago

Akila Dananjaya cleared to bowl in international cricket

The ICC have allowed Akila Dananjaya to bowl in international cricket following an ICC ‘expert panel’ concluded that the flex in his elbow is now within the permitted limit. Dananjaya had been suspended for 12 months from international cricket after his action was found to be illegal twice.
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newscricket2 years ago

Kraigg Brathwaite's bowling action cleared by the ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared the bowling action of West Indies all-rounder Kraigg Brathwaite, who is now free to bowl. The Windies opener had been earlier reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the second Test against India in Kingston last month.
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newscricket2 years ago

ICC hands twelve-month suspension to Akila Dananjaya for illegal bowling action

Akila Dananjaya has been given a 12-month ban by the ICC from bowling in international cricket after tests deemed his bowling style to be illegal. This is the second time that the spinner is facing such a ban and he can apply for a review only after completing the assigned suspension.
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newscricket2 years ago

Pakistan must only care about their performance regardless of the visitors' squad quality, says Javed Miandad

After some top Sri Lankan cricketers opted out of their upcoming tour of Pakistan due to security reasons, former skipper Javed Miandad has advised the team to not focus on the touring party and urged them to put on their best show. Three ODIs and as many T20Is are scheduled in the tour.
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newscricket2 years ago

10 Sri Lankan players opt out of Pakistan tour as PCB's plans of hosting Test cricket in Pakistan left in quandary

Pakistan Cricket Board's hopes of hosting Test cricket in the country suffered a major setback as 10 players have decided to opt out of the limited-overs tour of Pakistan, citing security reasons. Lasith Malinga and Dimuth Karunaratne's decision makes the Sri Lankan team bereft of any star names.
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newscricket2 years ago

Kraigg Brathwaite reported for suspect bowling action

West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite has reported for a suspected bowling action during the second Test against India in Kingston, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement. Brathwaite, who bowls off-spin, was also reported for a suspect bowling action way back in 2017.
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