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A major issue at the World Cup was the failure of Sri Lankan middle-order and they did not play positive cricket in the entire tournament said Ashantha de Mel Chief selector of the Sri Lanka Cricket.

LEEDS, Sunday - Sri Lanka ended their 2019 Cricket World Cup campaign on a losing note being beaten by one of the tournament favourites India rather comprehensively by seven wickets in the final league match played at Headingley here on Saturday.

LEEDS, FRIDAY – Knocked out of the semi-finals due to some indifferent batting performances, Sri Lanka want to finish the 2019 Cricket World Cup on a high with a win against India in their final match of the competition at Headingley here on Saturday.

LEEDS, Wednesday: Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathturusingha expressed his disappointment at the team failing to qualify for a place in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

DURHAM, Tuesday - Former captain Angelo Mathews has had a rather ordinary 2019 Cricket World Cup not being able to play the role he was chosen for. As a middle order batsman he had only one fifty an unbeaten 85 against England to show against several low scores.

DURHAM, Monday – Angelo Mathews who last bowled in an ODI nearly two years ago provided the golden arm for Sri Lanka when he surprisingly put himself onto bowl and took the crucial wicket of Nicholas Pooran to turn the scales and bring his country an exciting 23-run win over West Indies in a World Cup match played at the Riverside ground in Chester-le-Street here on Monday.

DURHAM, THURSDAY: Sri Lanka should be wary of South Africa when they take them in a crucial World Cup game at Chester-le-Street here on Friday as the Proteas without the pressure of playing for a semi-final place could use that freedom to produce their best brand of cricket not witnessed in the tournament so far.

DURHAM, Wednesday: Sri Lanka will be relying on the expertise of their batting coach Jon Lewis on the pitches and conditions at Durham when they play two crucial World Cup matches at this venue against South Africa on Friday and West Indies on Monday as they aim for a place in the semi-finals.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 05:55

“I was scared when I dropped Stokes”

LEEDS, Monday – Kusal Mendis admitted that his heart was in his mouth when he spilled a catch given by England’s Ben Stokes during the crucial World Cup match played at Headingley here on Friday that Sri Lanka managed to win by 20 runs to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals alive.

LEEDS, Sunday – Dhananjaya de Silva broke into international cricket three years ago as a middle order batsman and part time off-spinner and his role for the future looked assured until the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup where he has suddenly turned himself into a frontline spinner for the team.

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