SLC to mark Bangladesh 100th test match

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The first day of the second test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the P.Saravanamuttu Stadium will be a historic event which will see the Bangladesh national team marking its 100th match in test history. Sri Lanka Cricket plans to mark the occasion with a medal awarding ceremony which will be graced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon. “We would like to recognise the participating teams and give the team medals before the game for playing this match. This is a historic occasion for Bangladesh and we are happy that they are sharing it us with,” said President Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala. Commenting on the performance of the team he added that the Bangladesh… Read More →

Herath rounds off record to bowl Sri Lanka to victory

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In a 259-run win it was fittingly a captains serenading as the wily veteran spinner Rangana Herath hogged the limelight in that euphoria with a record breaking personal milestone. His world record of 363 Test wickets by a left arm spinner at that level eclipsing New Zealander Daniel Vettori’s 362 was the high point as far as personal milestones go that he extended to winning fusion to put Sri Lanka 1-up in the 2-match Test series. Indeed, in an age defined by cricket mathematics as the fading years of a player’s career, Herath mounting an odyssey of getting better and better as he once again demonstrated by his 6 for 59 to destroy Bangladesh was great stuff. As Bangladesh crumbled… Read More →

Record-breaking Herath spins Sri Lanka to victory

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Home side captain becomes most successful left-arm spinner as Bangladesh goes down by 259 runs in first Test Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 259 runs in the first Test in Galle on Saturday (March 11). Herath picked up 6 for 59 as Bangladesh was 197 all out in its chase of an improbable 457-run target to help the home side go 1-0 up in the two-match series. The Bangladesh batsmen cut a sorry figure, unable to counter Sri Lanka’s relentless spin attack on the final day. Resuming on 67 for no loss and needing 390 runs more for victory on the final day, Bangladesh lost Soumya Sarkar,… Read More →

Expectant new look SL Test composition under Herath vs. Bangladesh

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Sri Lanka’s  two-match Test series against sub continent neighbours Bangladesh  does take on a different air given the composition of the 15-member squad with spin veteran Rangana Herath once again handed the captaincy in the absence of injury sidelined regular captain Angelo Mathews. While Mathews’ recuperation will reportedly see the all-rounder out of action for three weeks, Herath once again taking over the reins as he did on the tour is interesting. With Dinesh Chandimal, who lost his place midway during the ODI series against South Africa due to poor form, interestingly named in the 15, the onus falls on Herath to carry the chips in a predictably challenging home tour against a highly resurgent Bangladesh. Certainly the absence of… Read More →

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Sri Lanka President XI Team squad for Bangladesh series announced

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the names of 15 players who will play the warm-up match against the Bangladesh National Team. The Bangladesh National Team is currently in the country and will play their first test match against Sri Lanka on March 7th . The 15 players who have been selected are: Batsman: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Irosh Samarakkody, Ron Chandraguptha, Avishka Fernando, Leo Fransisco (WK), Kamindu Mendis, Wanidu Hasaranga, Roshene Silva, Kavinda Kulasekera, Romesh Buddhika. Fast bowlers: Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Samarakoon, Uditha Madushanka. Spin bowlers: Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Ambuldeniya. The team will play two-day match on the 2nd and 3rd at Moratuwa. cheap nike free run 5.0

Sri Lanka squad against Bangladesh test series announced

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 #amatterofpride 28th February 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the names of the 15 players who will form the test squad for the two test series against Bangladesh when the tour starts on the 7th of March. Accordingly seven batsmen, four fast bowlers and four spin bowlers have been enlisted to the team. Making his debut to the national team is left-arm orthodox spinner Malinda Pushpakumara who led the Sri Lankan A team to victory with a three wicket win over the England Lions in the 2 nd unofficial test match at Dambulla yesterday (27). The list (subject to the ratification of the Minister of Sports, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera) is as follows: Rangana Herath (Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella,… Read More →

Rangana to captain Sri Lanka against Bangladesh test series

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Malinda Pushpakumara gets maiden call to the National Team 27th February 2017, Colombo: Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been named as the Test captain to lead the Sri Lankan team for two test series against Bangladesh. Herath led the Sri Lankan team to victory in November last year, with a clean sweep of 2-0 against Zimbabwe in his first series as captain. While the spinner has retired from the shorter format of the game, he has taken on the challenge of leading the team through the two test series against the Bangladeshi team. Meanwhile, slow left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara has been included in the test squad. Pushpakumara first represented the Sri Lanka A team in 2012 when he faced… Read More →