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newscricket5 months ago

SL vs ZIM | Sri Lanka announces squad for Zimbabwe ODI series; Avishka Fernando ruled out due to Covid

Sri Lanka on Thursday, January 13 announced a 17-member squad for three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe starting from January 16 in Pallekele. Kusal Mendis, who was suspended for breaching Covid bio-bubble during England tour, has returned to the squad after SLC lifted his suspension.
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newscricket8 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Theekshana has been outstanding, has a lot more to offer in future, says Dasun Shanaka

After registering a seven-wicket victory against Namibia on Monday in Abu Dhabi, winning captain Dasun Shanaka heaped praise on Maheesh Theekshana, and stated that the bowler has a bright future ahead of him. Theekshna, was adjudged Man of the match for his brilliant figures of 3/25 in the match.
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newscricket10 months ago

SL vs SA | Temba Bavuma ruled out of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka

South Africa skipper, Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka after sustaining a fracture in the right thumb. Keshav Maharaj will take over his role as captain to lead the Proteas against Sri Lanka in ODIs and the selectors will decide on the T20I captain later.
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newscricketa year ago

SL vs IND | Wanted to play long innings and I'm glad I did that, states Avishka Fernando

Avishka Fernando, after his 76 that guided Sri Lanka to victory in the third ODI, revealed that he was desperate to learn to bat long and expressed satisfaction in achieving the same. Fernando also talked about his batting struggles in England after which he had to make changes to his footwork.
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newscricketa year ago

ENG vs SL | Avishka Fernando ruled out of ODI series with quadriceps tear

On Sunday, the Sri Lankan cricket board announced that Avishka Fernando, who was in line to play in the ODI series, has been ruled out of the tour with a quadriceps tear. Not only did he miss the tours against West Indies and Bangladesh, but the top-order batsman will now also miss the England ODIs.
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newscricketa year ago

ENG vs SL | Angelo Mathews dropped for England tour; Avishka Fernando and Nuwan Pradeep earn recalls

Angelo Mathews continues to be sidelined from Sri Lanka’s squad that will fly to England to play the limited-overs series starting June 23. Meanwhile, Avishka Fernando and pacer Nuwan Pradeep have earned their recall alongside four uncapped players in the 24-man squad against England.
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featurecricket2 years ago

IND vs SL | Indore T20I Evaluation Chart - Navdeep Saini, KL Rahul take India to easy victory

After the washed-out opener in Guwahati, the crowd hoped the second game would prove to be value for their money, with India chasing. Following Sri Lanka’s disappointment, the onus was on Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli to entertain the audience as India chased down 143 with 15 balls to spare.
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newscricket3 years ago

Sri Lanka name a youthful squad for T20I series against New Zealand

Sri Lanka Cricket have announced the squad for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand on Saturday. The list leaves out names of many veteran players like Thirsara Perera while naming a younger squad who will be lead by Lasith Malinga with Niroshan Dickwella acting as the vice-captain.
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newscricket3 years ago

Sri Lanka’s bad patch is coming to an end, says Avishka Fernando

Sri Lanka opener Avishka Fernando believes that the Sri Lankan boys are getting over their lean patch, crediting it to their team effort. Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets to clinch the three-match ODI series with one game to spare, with Fernando scoring a quickfire 82 at the top.
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newscricket3 years ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Playing freely without putting pressure on ourselves helped, reveals Dimuth Karunaratne

Dimuth Karunaratne has stated that he was mighty pleased with the way his team played and stated the lack of pressure allowed them to play freely, which was the key to their success. He further discussed the game in brief before Avishka Fernando remarked on his man of the match-winning performance.
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