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newscricketa day ago

India to host New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa in 2021-22 home season

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Monday, September 20, that New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa will tour India for their upcoming home season, spread across November 2021 and June 2022. The fixtures include four Tests, three ODIs and 14 T20Is.
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newscricket7 days ago

Twitter reacts as Lasith Malinga retires from all forms of cricket

Sri Lanka speedster Lasith Malinga announced his retirement from T20 cricket on Tuesday, September 14, thereby bringing the curtain down on a legendary playing career. The 38-year-old, renowned for his unusual slingy action and toe-crushing yorkers, led Sri Lanka during their 2014 T20 World Cup win.
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newscricket7 days ago

Lasith Malinga retires from all forms of cricket

Lasith Malinga announced his retirement from T20Is on Tuesday, September 14, which marked his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 38-year-old, who boasts 546 international wickets, had already retired from Tests in 2011 and ODIs in 2019 and played his last T20I in March last year.
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newscricket8 days ago

SL vs SA | South Africa's current team is at par with ones from the past, believes Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi believes that the current South Africa team is not as bad as people suggest, and that they will get better with time. Shamsi starred with the ball in his team's nine-wicket win in the second T20I against Sri Lanka on Sunday, September 12, returning with 3/20 from his four overs.
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newscricket9 days ago

Twitter reacts as Sri Lanka stumble from 59/2 to 103 all-out against South Africa

Sri Lanka were well placed at 59/2 in the eighth over after having opted to bat during the second T20I against South Africa in Colombo. However, the hosts were dented significantly by the Proteas spinners, who collectively bagged nine of the 10 wickets to bundle them out for 103 in the 19th over.
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newscricket9 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Theekshana, Jayawickrama named in Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup squad

Mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana, who starred on his international debut last week, has been named in Sri Lanka's 15-member T20 World Cup squad, alongside left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama and top-order batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Meanwhile, former captain Angelo Mathews misses out.
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newscricket11 days ago

SL vs SA | Batting at No. 3 was a new challenge that I am enjoying, reckons Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram has stated that he had enjoyed batting at the No. 3, despite the challenges that arise with that position. The 26-year-old, who hit match-winning 48 runs vs Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday, added that not having a fixed game plan was the biggest challenge about batting at No. 3.
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newscricket12 days ago

T20 WC 2021 | Sri Lanka to play two warm-up matches against Oman in lead up to T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka cricket on Thursday, September 9, announced that the national team will play two warm-up T20Is against Oman ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021. Sri Lanka, who did not qualify directly into the Super 12 stage, will play their opening fixture against Namibia on October 18.
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newscricket13 days ago

SA vs SL | Maheesh Theekshana's variations make him a difficult bowler to read, remarks Dasun Shanaka

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka has lauded Maheesh Theekshana for his stunning debut figures of 4/37 from 10 overs and stated that the 21-year old spinner has mastered many variations of spin. Shanaka also stated how Theekshana's skill makes him an extremely challenging bowler to face.
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newscricket14 days ago

SL vs SA | Top-order collapse cost us the game, admits Mark Boucher

South Africa coach Mark Boucher rued his side’s collective batting failure in the decider of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, in which they went down by 78 runs, on Tuesday, September 7. The two teams will now face off in a three-match T20I series beginning Friday, in Colombo.
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