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newscricket5 months ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli holds on to top spot; Quinton de Kock inches towards top 10

The recent Test rankings update saw Virat Kohli top the batsmen's list while Quinton de Kock jumped two places to take up the 11th spot as Kusal Mendis advanced 3 places to 23. Pacer Mark Wood also moved up 19 places amongst the bowlers, as Sikander Raja clinched 51st spot, rising 21 places.
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newscricket9 months ago

AUS vs SL | Lasith Malinga returns to Sri Lanka T20I squad for Australia tour

After sitting out for the Pakistan tour, Lasith Malinga is among four players to have returned to the Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series in Australia. Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, and Kusal Mendis have returned to the squad after pulling out due to the same reason.
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newscricket10 months ago

SL v NZ | Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya likely to miss out on third T20I

Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis and Shehan Jayasuriya are unlikely to feature in the third and final T20I against New Zealand after suffering leg injuries in the second T20I on Tuesday. The duo had an unfortunate collision near the boundary which resulted in the team conceding six runs.
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newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts as Fabian Allen takes a blinder to dismiss Kusal Mendis

A century by young Avishka Fernando helped Sri Lanka post over 300 on the board. Windies were terrible with their fielding but Fabian Allen's stunner to dismiss Kusal Mendis was one of the best moments from first innings of the match. Fans on Twitter went berserk and reacted on the same.
Soumil Khare
featurecricketa year ago

AUS vs SL | Takeaways – Mitchell Starc the shark and Sri Lankan openers’ brilliance

Australia romped home to a much-needed win against Sri Lanka to acquire the top spot On the World Cup points table with four wins under their belt. Aaron Finch blasted a match-winning 153 after which, their bowlers did well to pull things back as Sri Lankan openers threatened to take the game away.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka's predicted XI for the game against Australia

After two back to back washed out games that they could have won, Sri Lanka are up against another team from the Southern Hemisphere. A win could give them a chance to make it into the top four but a loss could very well end their chances of making the top four considering their remaining fixtures.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka's predicted XI for the game against Bangladesh

After getting thrashed by the Kiwis, all of Sri Lanka’s fears from their experience in the last couple of years would have come rushing back into the minds of their fans. After their horrible batting performance against Afghanistan, the washout against Pakistan didn’t help their qualification cause.
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featurecricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka’s predicted XI for clash against Pakistan

Having started the World Cup with a humiliating 10 wicket loss to New Zealand, Sri Lanka regained some of their form with a win against Afghanistan though, their performance was still subpar. They’ll be determined to pull one up against Pakistan to build their confidence for future matches.
Gantavya Adukia