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newscricket4 months ago

Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal are frontline choices over Kusal Perera, clarifies Sri Lanka selector

Sri Lanka’s chief selector Ashantha de Mel justified the non-selection of Kusal Perera in the Test squad for the tour of Zimbabwe by saying that seniors Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal were always the frontline options. Sri Lanka will play two Tests against Zimbabwe, starting from January 19.
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newscricket6 months 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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newscricket6 months 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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newscricket8 months 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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newscricket9 months ago

SLC to reexamine security arrangements in Pakistan

The Sri Lanka Cricket board (SLC), after being reassured about the security situation in Pakistan, has now reached out to the Sri Lankan government for assistance to conduct a reexamination of the same. The team is scheduled to tour Pakistan for a limited-overs tour later in September.
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newscricket9 months 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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newscricket10 months ago

SL vs NZ | Sri Lanka include Dinesh Chandimal in squad for first Test against Kiwis

Sri Lanka have included out-of-favour batsman Dinesh Chandimal in their 15-man squad for the first Test against the Kiwis in Galle on August 14. Niroshan Dickwella and Lahiru Thirimanne have also made the cut, while Dilruwan Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Shehan Jayasuriya were left out.
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newscricket10 months ago

Dinesh Chandimal named in Sri Lanka's probables list for New Zealand Test series

Dinesh Chandimal makes the cut as Sri Lanka selection committee led by Ashantha de Mel release list of 22 probables for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. The former captain hasn't played for the Sri Lanka in six months after being axed following a disappointing series against Australia.
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newscricket10 months ago

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | Hosts call up Akila Dhananjay, Niroshan Dickwella for ODI series

After being ignored for the ICC World Cup, Akila Dhananjay and Niroshan Dickwella have returned to the squad for the upcoming series against Bangladesh. However, former skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been ignored once again while Nuwan Pradeep has made a full recovery and is back in the squad.
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newscricket2 years ago

Axed from captaincy, Angelo Mathews rues for being made a scapegoat

Angelo Mathews has claimed that he has been singled out by the cricket board for what was a collective failure of his team in their Asia Cup campaign. Sri Lanka lost both their group stage matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the ongoing Asia cup to make an early exit from the tournament.
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