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featurecricket4 days ago

SL vs IND | Winners and losers from the ODIs ft. Ravi Shastri, Prasidh Krishna and Manish Pandey

Sri Lanka were forced to dig deep to claim their first win over India in home soil in 9 years, so it’s only fair that SportsCafe, too, digs deep and brings back a long-gone article. It’s been almost a year, but today Winners and Losers makes a special comeback to lighten up your day.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

WI vs SL | Dimuth Karunaratne returns to Sri Lanka Test squad for Windies series

After being ruled out of the England series, Dimuth Karunaratne has marked his return as the skipper of the Island nation for the series against the West Indies. Alongside Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva has also returned to the squad while familiar faces making a comeback following the home loss.
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newscricket7 months ago

Mickey Arthur to vouch for ‘injury substitutes’ on the back of Centurion horror show

Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur, who is incidentally a part of ICC’s cricket committee, has revealed that he will be taking up the issue of ‘injury replacements’ in Tests after as many as 4 Lankan players went down with injury. Sri Lanka only had 2 premier bowlers fit and bowling on Day 3.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Sri Lanka’s Centurion crumble demands rethink over ICC’s stance against injury substitutes

A quick glance at the scorecard of the ongoing Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka will lead you to believe that it has, thus far, been an evenly contested bout.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket7 months ago

SA vs SL | Dhananjaya de Silva ruled out of Test series with a thigh injury

Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva’s partnership seemingly was taking the game away from the hosts before the latter walked off with a thigh injury. Following tests after the game, Sri Lanka Cricket have released a statement that de Silva will be ruled out of the Test series after day one.
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newscricket2 years ago

Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli hitting ‘Nataraja’ six to finish Indore T20I in style

The game was done and dusted but Virat Kohli was not, as he decided to have fun with the Sri Lankan bowlers with 21 runs off just 8 balls to help India cross the line. Kohli’s shot resembled the famous ‘Nataraja’ shot by Kapil Dev as India got off to the best of starts in the T20I series.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK vs SL | Dhananjaya de Silva 'proud' after a tough century in tricky conditions

Sri Lankan all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva was extremely pleased with his century under tough conditions on the fifth day of the Test match versus Pakistan. He claimed this as his second best century after his maiden Test century against Australia when Sri Lanka were 26 for 5 when he arrived.
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newscricket2 years ago

VIDEO | Niroshan Dickwella gives comical responses as reporters interpret him as de Silva

We have all been witness to players having a nice healthy banter session with the reporters at press conferences and it’s not just limited to the big guns. Niroshan Dickwella produced gold at the presser, after Day 2 of the first Test against Pakistan, as the reporters kept calling him de Silva.
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newscricket2 years 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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newscricket2 years ago

10 Sri Lankan players opt out of Pakistan tour as PCB's plans of hosting Test cricket in Pakistan left in quandary

Pakistan Cricket Board's hopes of hosting Test cricket in the country suffered a major setback as 10 players have decided to opt out of the limited-overs tour of Pakistan, citing security reasons. Lasith Malinga and Dimuth Karunaratne's decision makes the Sri Lankan team bereft of any star names.
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