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newscricket3 months ago

BAN vs SL | Kusal Perera named new Sri Lanka ODI skipper; Karunaratne and Mathews dropped

On Wednesday, Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) announced the 18-man squad for the ODI series against Bangladesh, in which they named Kusal Perera as the new skipper. Meanwhile, a host of big names - Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews - have been overlooked for the 50-over games.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC Test Rankings | Babar Azam slips to 9th following golden duck; Pant breaks into Top 6

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who was sixth in the ICC Test batsman’s rankings last week, has slipped to ninth position following his golden duck against Zimbabwe at Harare. While Indian skipper Virat Kohli continues to remain fifth, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has surged into the Top 6.
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newscricket5 months ago

WI vs SL | Was a team performance; good to see boys sticking to their responsibilities, asserts Kieron Pollard 

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard was very happy with his team's win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI and termed it a 'team performance' and lauded the boys for doing their roles well. On the other hand, Dimuth Karunaratne rued the dreadful start for the side and cited the need for improvement.
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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

SA vs SL | Believe we can do it and have a good chance of winning, reckons Dimuth Karunaratne

After the crushing loss in the first Test, Dimuth Karunaratne has a refreshing take that he has the belief that the visitors have a good chance of winning the second Test. While admitting the loss of experienced players, the visiting skipper stated that it gives the youngsters a real opportunity.
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newscricketa year ago

SL vs WI | Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return for Windies ODIs

Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the three-match ODI series with Dimuth Karunaratne at the helm as Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return to the squad. Danushka Gunathilaka and Oshada Fernando miss out with injuries as Shehan Jayasuriya and Ishuru Udana take their places in the side.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK v SL | Really safe to play in Pakistan now, states Dimuth Karunaratne

Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne has sent an invitation out to all the other cricketing nations saying that it is safe to play in Pakistan. The visitors, however, were dealt with a 0-1 series-loss — given the 263-run loss at Karachi — as Test cricket returned to Pakistan after a 10-year hiatus.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK v SL | We played well for two days, then Pakistan outplayed us, admits Dimuth Karunaratne

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne conceded that hosts Pakistan outplayed his Sri Lankan team, though the visitors were going strong for the first two days. After taking an 80-run lead in the first innings, Pakistan came back strongly to win the Test by 263 runs and the series 1-0 at Karachi.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK vs SL | Hope Test cricket returns regularly to Pakistan, hopes Azhar Ali

Pakistan Test skipper Azhar Ali hopes that Test cricket will return to Pakistan frequently now that Sri Lanka will play a two-match Test series against them beginning from December 11. Test cricket has returned to Pakistan after a gap of ten long years and Azhar is positive about Pakistan's chances.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK vs SL | Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal return as Sri Lanka name full-strength squad

In Pakistan's first home Test after 10 years, Dimuth Karunaratne will lead a full-strength Sri Lanka side, with Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal returning to the squad. The team leaves for Pakistan on December 8 where they will play two Test matches as a part of the World Test Championship.
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