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newscricket9 days 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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newscricket2 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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newscricket3 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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newscricket2 years ago

PAK vs SL | Senior players might now be scared after 'B' team's performance, says Danushka Gunathilaka

Sri Lankan opener Danushka Gunathilaka believes that the places of some senior Sri Lankan players might be under threat after the performance of the youngsters against Pakistan. Despite being termed as a 'B' team, the Sri Lankan youngsters put up a flawless display to whitewash Pakistan in the T20s.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK vs SL | Oshada Fernando reminded me of Mahela Jayawardene, says Ashantha de Mel

Ashantha de Mel, SLC’s Chief Selector, expressed his happiness after seeing the wonderful performances of Sri Lankan youngsters versus Pakistan. Sri Lanka shocked Pakistan in their own backyard to win the T20 series 3-0, through impressive performance from youngsters like Oshada Fernando.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK vs SL | Boys are trying hard, can't be too harsh on them, says Sarfaraz Ahmed

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has stated that it will be unfair to be too harsh on his players for their dire performance in the two T20s due to the effort they've put in. On Monday, Pakistan slumped to a 35-run defeat in Lahore at the hands of the Lankans, thereby losing the series.
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