newscricket8 days ago

SL vs AFG | Bhanuka Rajapaksa granted release from Sri Lanka's 16-member squad for ODI series

Sri Lanka have named a 16-member squad for their three-match ODI series against Afghanistan, just a day before the first encounter is scheduled to kick off in Kandy. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, however, has withdrawn his name from the team following the approval of his request to take a break from ODIs.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World T20 | Twitter reacts as Karthik Meiyappan spins web around Sri Lanka to register fifth hattrick in tournament history

Taking three scalps in a row with top-notch deliveries is special for any bowler and if it comes in a World Cup, the moment is to be cherished forever. Karthik Meiyappan achieved such a feat on Tuesday against Sri Lanka, becoming the fifth bowler to take a hattrick in World T20 history.
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newscricket3 months ago

Asia Cup 2022 | The nature of Sri Lankan team to not have pressure helped us score, postulates Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Bhanuka Rajapaksa has credited the Sri Lankan teams positive mindset to help him play without undue pressure and score the required runs to set his team up for a famous victory. He discussed his batting approach during the game and how he built up the partnership with Wanindu Hasaranga.
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newscricket3 months ago

Not underdogs anymore, now we have good chances clinching T20 World Cup, proclaims Sri Lanka's Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s star batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa has made a bold statement, saying their side have now got a good chance of winning the upcoming T20 World Cup. Rajapaksa has also remarked that after their impressive show in the ongoing Asia Cup, they are no longer considered to be the ‘underdogs.’
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featurecricket6 months ago

Punjab Kings’ Report Card for IPL 2022: Innovative approach yet same old story

Punjab Kings had multiple batters who are capable of power-hitting against both spin and pace in the Indian Premier League this year, yet they, as a unit, failed to live up to the expectations. With seven wins and as many defeats, the Mayank Agarwal-led side finished sixth on the points table.
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newscricket7 months ago

IPL 2022, GT vs PBKS | Twitter reacts as Lockie Ferguson gets Bhanuka Rajapaksa immediately after one-handed lucky six

It happens on a few occasions in T20s that a bowler makes a stunning comeback after getting hit for a six by dismissing the batter in the same over. Lockie Ferguson pulled off such a comeback bowling out Bhanuka Rajapaksa with LBW after being hit for a maximum in the game against Punjab Kings.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2022, CSK vs PBKS | Twitter reacts as MS Dhoni turns back time to smartly run out Bhanuka Rajapaksa

MS Dhoni has been one of the best wicket keepers in world cricket and he proved it once again in the match against Punjab Kings. Confusion between Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan led to the former was trying to return back to the batter’s end when MS Dhoni ran him out with a diving effort.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2022 | Had to withdraw retirement from international cricket as I was told to do so by Sri Lanka Board, reveals Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Bhanuka Rajapaksa has revealed that he had to withdraw his retirement from international cricket recently as he was told to do so by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board. Rajapaksa is in blistering form in the ongoing season of IPL scoring 75 runs from two matches at a mammoth strike rate of 238.70.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2022 | Virat Kohli is Cristiano Ronaldo of cricket, says Punjab Kings’ Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who made an impact on his debut with Punjab Kings, has said he is looking forward to taking fitness tips from Virat Kohli, whom he believes is the ‘Cristiano Ronaldo of cricket’. Rajapaksa also spoke about his admiration for Kohli’s work ethic.
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newscricketa year 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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