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Five-match series against India:Five-match series against India:

Two years have passed since Sri Lanka bid farewell to the last of their batting greats yet the South Asian side appears no nearer to ending what has been a difficult period of transition.Two years have passed since Sri Lanka bid farewell to the last of their batting greats yet the South Asian side appears no nearer to ending what has been a difficult period of transition.

After thrashing Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Test series team India has maintained their good run of form in Tests. The focus now shifts towards the one-day series which starts from August 20 in Dambulla.After thrashing Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Test series team India has maintained their good run of form in Tests. The focus now shifts towards the one-day series which starts from August 20 in Dambulla.

Sri Lanka has recalled all-rounders Thisara Perera and Milinda Siriwardana and included left-arm bowlers Malinda Pushpakumara (spin) and Vishwa Fernando (pace) in their 15-man squad to face India in a series of five One-Day Internationals and a one-off T20 International.Sri Lanka has recalled all-rounders Thisara Perera and Milinda Siriwardana and included left-arm bowlers Malinda Pushpakumara (spin) and Vishwa Fernando (pace) in their 15-man squad to face India in a series of five One-Day Internationals and a one-off T20 International.

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) concluded its 33rd Annual General Meeting at the Mövenpick, Colombo on Sunday.The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) concluded its 33rd Annual General Meeting at the Mövenpick, Colombo on Sunday.

India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days in the third and final test to complete a 3-0 whitewash on Monday.India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days in the third and final test to complete a 3-0 whitewash on Monday.

Monday, 14 August 2017 05:51

Sri Lanka wilt under Pandya blitz

T20 specialist Hardik Pandya played an extraordinary innings of controlled hitting to score his maiden century in any format and place India in a strong position to push for a 3-0 whitewash of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Stadium yesterday.T20 specialist Hardik Pandya played an extraordinary innings of controlled hitting to score his maiden century in any format and place India in a strong position to push for a 3-0 whitewash of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Stadium yesterday.

PALLEKELE: Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara held back until the 40th over of the innings for reasons best known to his captain brought Sri Lanka back into contention with three wickets for 22 runs off 43 balls on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test against India at the Pallekele International Stadium yesterday.

Sunday, 13 August 2017 09:08

VAAS BEMOANS LANKA’S FIRST CLASS SYSTEM

PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka’s interim fast bowling coach Chaminda Vaas bemoaned the country’s domestic first-class system and warned that unless pitches are made to suit fast bowlers they would soon become a dying breed.“We can’t be satisfied with the way first-class cricket is played. We need to make first-class cricket work for fast bowlers. We talk a lot about what ails first-class cricket, but no matter how much we talk, the issue hasn’t moved forward,” said Vaas at the end of the first day of the third Test against India.

Saturday, 12 August 2017 08:23

Lanka battle to avoid whitewash

Batting legend Aravinda de Silva gives pep talk to boost flagging morale:Batting legend Aravinda de Silva gives pep talk to boost flagging morale:

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