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newscricket11 days ago

SL vs IND | Lahiru Kumara returns in Dasun Shanaka-led 24-man squad for India series

After weeks of speculation, Sri Lanka finally announced their squad for the home series against India, which sees the return of Lahiru Kumara as Dasun Shanaka takes over the leadership duties. With an injury to skipper Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva has been named as the vice-captain.
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newscricket5 months ago

Lahiru Kumara tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of West Indies tour

Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Kumara, who was set to feature in the team’s extended tour of West Indies, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is likely to miss the limited-overs leg of the Windies tour. Sri Lanka are set to depart to the Caribbean shortly, and Kumara is expected to stay back and recover.
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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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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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newscricket3 years ago

Nidahas Trophy | Dinesh Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka tr-series

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board announced the squad for the Nidahas Trophy and named Dinesh Chandimal as their captain for the tri-series as Angelo Mathews will miss the tournament due to a recurring calf injury. The tri-series also involving India and Bangladesh is set to begin on March 6 in Colombo.
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newscricket4 years ago

Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC ODI batsmen rankings

Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top position among batsmen in the latest ICC ODI rankings and has reached 889 points, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar. Moreover, not just Kohli, but, India women’s team captain, Mithali Raj has also climbed to No.1 spot in the latest ODI rankings released by the ICC.
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newscricket4 years ago

KL Rahul becomes first Indian to score seven consecutive half-centuries

KL Rahul became the first Indian batsman to score seven consecutive half-centuries when he managed yet another fifty on the first day of the third Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekelle. With this, Rahul levelled the world record of seven consecutive half-centuries in Tests and joined an elite group.
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newscricket4 years ago

WATCH | Lahiru Kumara bowls a spectrum of deliveries in an over

Sri Lankan pacer Lahiru Kumara was at his best and his worst all in a span of six deliveries against India on the first day of the Galle Test today. The 20-year old gave away two boundaries, bowled a beamer and almost produced a wicket in the 14th over of the Indian innings.
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