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newscricket3 months ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara stay rooted as Ajinkya Rahane inches up

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have maintained their spot at one and six respectively in the ICC Test rankings as Ajinkya Rahane climbed up to eight. Ben Stokes rose o the second spot among all-rounders while Angelo Mathews grabbed the 16th spot with an unbeaten double ton against Zimbabwe.
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newscricket3 months ago

Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal are frontline choices over Kusal Perera, clarifies Sri Lanka selector

Sri Lanka’s chief selector Ashantha de Mel justified the non-selection of Kusal Perera in the Test squad for the tour of Zimbabwe by saying that seniors Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal were always the frontline options. Sri Lanka will play two Tests against Zimbabwe, starting from January 19.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs SL | Isuru Udana all but ruled out of third T20I, confirms Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur has confirmed that Isuru Udana, who hurt his knee in the fourth over of India's chase and stayed off the field for the rest of the match, will most likely miss the third T20I. Udana, whilst putting in a dive to save a KL Rahul shot, hurt his knee and had to be carried off the field.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs SL | Angelo Mathews returns to Sri Lanka T20I squad

Angelo Mathews is set to return to Sri Lanka’s T20I squad, after a long break, with the team touring India for a limited-overs series this month. Sri Lanka will play three T20 International matches against the Men in Blue, starting January 5 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Assam.
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newscricket4 months ago

PAK vs SL | Hope Test cricket returns regularly to Pakistan, hopes Azhar Ali

Pakistan Test skipper Azhar Ali hopes that Test cricket will return to Pakistan frequently now that Sri Lanka will play a two-match Test series against them beginning from December 11. Test cricket has returned to Pakistan after a gap of ten long years and Azhar is positive about Pakistan's chances.
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newscricket4 months ago

PAK vs SL | Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal return as Sri Lanka name full-strength squad

In Pakistan's first home Test after 10 years, Dimuth Karunaratne will lead a full-strength Sri Lanka side, with Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal returning to the squad. The team leaves for Pakistan on December 8 where they will play two Test matches as a part of the World Test Championship.
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newscricket6 months ago

Seniors’ refusal to tour Pakistan has been a blessing in disguise for us, says SLC Secretary

Mohan de Silva, the honorary Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, believes that the Sri Lankan youngsters have benefited a lot from their tour of Pakistan. Absence of senior players gave the young players a stage to prove their talent and Sri Lanka whitewashed Pakistan in their own den in the T20Is.
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newscricket7 months ago

PAK vs SL | Players unwilling to tour Pakistan should be barred from PSL, opines Saeed Ajmal

Veteran spinner Saeed Ajmal has stressed that the Sri Lankan players who opted out of the upcoming Pakistan tour should be barred from playing in the Pakistan Super League. The former Pakistan cricketer was 'very hurt' when a bunch of Lankan players pulled out of the tour citing security concerns.
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newscricket7 months ago

Sri Lankan players under pressure from IPL franchises to opt out of Pakistan series, claims Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has claimed that it is because of pressure from IPL franchises that several Sri Lankan players have opted out of the team’s tour of Pakistan later this month. The bizarre claim comes less than a week after minister Fawad Chaudhry made a similar statement.
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newscricket7 months 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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