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newscricket10 days ago

Bhanuka Rajapaksa withdraws his decision to retire from international cricket

A few days after announcing his retirement from international cricket, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has changed his mind as he withdrew the resignation letter handed to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on January 3. Rajapaksa has scored 89 runs from five ODIs and 320 runs from 18 T20Is for the Sri Lanka cricket team.
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newscricket18 days ago

Reports | Bhanuka Rajapaksa hands over retirement letter to Sri Lanka Cricket

According to reports, Sri Lanka batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa has handed the letter of retirement to the cricket administration on Monday, January 3. Reports further claim that SLC is yet to make any decision regarding Rajapaksa’s retirement, and the board has not accepted his retirement letter.
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newscricket3 months ago

WI vs SL | Twitter reacts as Bhanuka Rajapaksa takes a stunning catch to dismiss Roston Chase

During the match between Sri Lanka and West Indies on Thursday in Abu Dhabi, Bhanuka Rajapaksa took a stunning catch diving across to his left at short mid-wicket, to send back Roston Chase for an 8-ball 9. West Indies lost the wicket of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis in the second over of the innings.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs SL | Twitter reacts as Chris Woakes drops a catch to give Bhanuka Rajapaksa a lifeline

During the match between Sri Lanka and England on Monday in Sharjah, Chris Woakes dropped an easy catch to give Bhanuka Rajapaksa a lifeline in the match. Earlier on Saturday, Woakes did a brilliant effort in the field as he took a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss Australia's Steve Smith.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Nice to see youngsters step up on big stage, says Dasun Shanaka after Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanka was impressed with young guns Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksha, who starred in the team's five-wicket win over Bangladesh in their T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12s match on Sunday. The two left-handers scored brisk fifties to guide the team home in a 172-run chase.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Twitter reacts as Asalanka, Rajapaksha star in Sri Lanka’s resounding win over Bangladesh

Sri Lanka registered a five-wicket win over Bangladesh in their first match of the T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12s stage on Sunday. The stars of the show were young guns Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, both of whom scored brisk fifties to gun down the 172-run target with seven balls remaining.
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newscricket3 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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newscricket4 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Theekshana, Jayawickrama named in Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup squad

Mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana, who starred on his international debut last week, has been named in Sri Lanka's 15-member T20 World Cup squad, alongside left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama and top-order batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Meanwhile, former captain Angelo Mathews misses out.
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newscricket6 months 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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newscricket7 months ago

Bhanuka Rajapaksa fined $5000 and handed one-year suspended ban

Sri Lanka cricket (SLC) have confirmed that Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been fined $5000 and handed a one-year suspended ban (for two years) after the batsman was found guilty of breaching his contract. Rajapaksa went against the rules by publicly chastising the national selection process.
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