Sri Lanka

Big Picture It’s debatable how much of an upset an Afghanistan victory would even be, on Monday. ODIs are, without a doubt, Sri Lanka’s worst format. Over the last 18 months, they have lost half the matches they have played against Zimbabwe, for example, on top of which they have comprehensively lost ODI series against
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Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2018 after failing to recover from a fracture in his right middle finger. He sustained the injury during the recently-concluded domestic T20 tournament. Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, who was among five standby players, has replaced Chandimal in the 16-member squad. This is yet another setback for Chandimal,
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A group of foreign nationals were ejected from an ongoing SLC T20 League fixture, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed, after “suspicious individuals” were reported to the board’s Anti-Corruption Unit. Though no approaches are believed to have been made to players, SLC has since taken steps to tighten anti-corruption measures at match venues and team hotels.
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Toss Sri Lanka chose to bat v South Africa Angelo Mathews asked South Africa to chase in the final ODI of the series, which has already been won by the visitors but has finally started to show signs of competitiveness. Sri Lanka pulled back a victory on Wednesday, having set South Africa a steep target
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Danushka Gunathilaka, Jeffrey Vandersay and Lasith Malinga – three players currently out of favour with the cricket establishment – could all find their way back into the Sri Lanka team. So says coach Chandika Hathurusingha who, albeit not a selector, exerts substantial influence in selection decisions. Like captain Angelo Mathews and batting coach Thilan Samaraweera,
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Lasith Malinga‘s heroics for the Montreal Tigers in the Global T20 League in Toronto haven’t been enough to secure a first international call-up since September last year. The fast bowler was ignored as Sri Lanka announced a 15-man T20I squad for the one-off game against South Africa on August 14. Malinga, who still harbours hopes
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In the first ODI, it had been Sri Lanka’s top-order batting that failed most dramatically, with five wickets falling before the ninth over. In the second ODI, Sri Lanka’s poor catching had helped decide the match, with captain Angelo Mathews later describing his team’s fielding as a “joke” and stating that they had been like
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