The Sri Lanka women’s cricket team led by Chamari Atapattu left the country yesterday to participate in the 17th Asian Games T20 cricket tournament to be held in Incheon, South Korea from 19th September. The women’s T20 tournament will start on September 20th with qualifiers where Sri Lanka will play in the quarterfinals on September 23rd. Squad : Chamari Atapattu (captain), Yashodha Mendis , Lasanthi Madushani, Eshani Lokusuriya, Dilani Manodara, Chamari Polgampola, Sripali Weerakody, Udeshika Probodani (VC), Shashikala Siriwardana, Maduri Samuddhika, Inoka Ranaweera, Anushka Sanjeewani, Nilakshi Silva, Chandima Gunarathne, Inoshi Fernando, Roshan Iddamalgoda(Manager), Jeevantha Kulatunga (Head Coach), Abdultayeb Hassanally Tasneem (Physiotherapist)
The Lahore Lions gave themselves a good chance of progressing to the main draw of the Oppo CLT20 2014 after they defeated Southern Express by 55 runs in the fifth qualifying stage match. The result, which improved the Lahore Lions’ net run rate significantly, means the champions of Pakistan’s domestic T20 competition climb up to second in the standings and will go through to the tournament proper if the Northern Knights defeat the Mumbai Indians later in the evening. After being put in to bat, the Lahore Lions rode on skipper Mohammad Hafeez’s calculated effort to post 164 for 6. Coming in to bat at 51 for 2, the 33-year old took time to warm up, crawling to 15 from… Read More →
Powered by a rollicking century stand between openers Michael Hussey and Lendl Simmons, the Mumbai Indians registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Southern Express in the fourth qualifying stage match of the Oppo CLT20 2014. Asked to chase 162, the Mumbai Indians got past the finish line in the 17th over. There must have been significant pressure on the Mumbai Indians openers after their bowlers and fielders were found wanting in the closing stages of the Southern Express innings. However, the experienced Hussey, in the company of Simmons, ensured there was no panic early on. Both batsmen were aided by the lack of discipline from the Southern Express bowlers (who bowled as many as eight wides on the day) and… Read More →
The Northern Knights from New Zealand trounced the Southern Express from Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the opening match of the Oppo CLT20 2014 Qualifiers. After mid-afternoon showers forced start of the match to be delayed and the contest to be rescheduled to a 10-overs affair, the Northern Knights, put their opponents in after their captain won the toss, restricted them to 92 for 5 and then chased down the runs with three balls remaining in the final over. Needing to chase at just over nine runs an over, the Northern Knights were quick off the blocks, racing to 41 in three overs. Kane Williamson got stuck into Danushka Gunatilake in the third over of the run-chase, hitting two… Read More →
The Southern Express cricket team led by Jehan Mubarak left for India last night (9th September) to participate in the Champions League T20 2014 tournament. The tournament commence from September 13 and will end on October 4 with all the Qualifying Stage matches are to be played in Raipur from September 13 to 16 with 12 teams. The Group stage matches will see the number of teams reduce to 10 teams battling out from September 17. Southern Express is placed in qualifying group along with Mumbai Indians (India), Lahore Lions (Pakistan) and Northern Knights (New Zealand).
DIALOG Cricketer of the Year 2014 Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Rangana Herath DIALOG People’s Player of the Year 2014 Kumar Sangakkara Mens T20Is Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kushal Janith Perera Nominations: Mahela Jayawardene, Tissara Perera Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath Mens ODI Awards Best Batsman Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanna Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake Best All-rounder ODI Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: T M Dilshan, Tissara Perera Emerging Cricketer of the Year Niroshan Dickwella Mens TEST Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kumar Sangakkara & Angelo Mathews Nomination s: Mahela Jayawardene, Kaushal Silva Best Bowler Winner: Rangana Herath Nominations: Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga Womens ODI Awards Best… Read More →
Thisara Perera produced a superb spell of right-arm medium pace bowling, while Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten half-century, as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the deciding third and final One-Day International to clinch the series 2-1in Dambulla on Saturday (August 30). Perera returned figures of 4 for 34 in eight overs, and was instrumental in the home side ensuring Pakistan was bundled out for only 102, its lowest total in Sri Lanka. A brief rain interruption when Pakistan was 81 for 8 meant the match was reduced to 48-overs-a-side. Sri Lanka was set a revised target of 101, and chased it down in just 18.2 overs. Dhammika Prasad did the initial damage for Sri Lanka, removing Ahmed… Read More →
Media Release The National Selectors of Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday named an unchanged 15-man squad for the third and final One-Day International against Pakistan in Dambulla on Saturday (August 30). Angelo Mathews – Captain T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Dinesh Chandimal Ashan Priyanjana Lahiru Thirimanne – Vice Captain Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Rangana Herath Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randev Thisara Perera This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Thisara Perera’s fine allround show, a 36-ball 65 and 3 for 19, helped Sri Lanka trounce Pakistan by 77 runs in the second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (August 26) to level the three-match series 1-1. Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka was reduced to 194 for 6 but recovered well to post 310 for 9 in its 50 overs, before it bowled Pakistan out for 233 all out in 43.5 overs. Pakistan lost Sharjeel Khan (11) early but Ahmed Shehzad (56) and Mohammad Hafeez (62) added 96 for the second wicket to lift the team to 114 for 1. However, Pakistan lost its nine wickets for 119 runs from there on. Hafeez, who struck 11 boundaries, was dismissed by Seekkuge… Read More →
Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam’s sixth-wicket stand of 147 was instrumental in Pakistan overcoming a top-order collapse to post a thrilling four-wicket win in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Saturday (August 23). Pakistan’s chase of a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 275 in 50 overs received a major jolt as it was reduced to 106 for 5. But Maqsood’s temperament stood out. The 27-year old showed little to suggest he was playing in only his 15th ODI, as he rode the storm to finish unbeaten on 89 off just 73 balls when Shahid Afridi smashed the winning runs off Nuwan Kulasekara with one ball to spare. That Pakistan fought back from nowhere was also due to the efforts of… Read More →
Media Release SLC is pleased to inform the Media the arrival of the Sri Lankan Off Spinner Sachithra Senanayake from Perth, Australia. Sachithra was working on remodeling of his bowling action at the University of Western Australia with the aid of the University consultant coach on corrective suspect bowling actions Darryl Foster. Darryl, together with the University Bio Mechanist conducted 10 days of remedial work to remodel Sachithra’s action. SLC will be presenting Sachithra to the ICC accredited Cardiff University for clearance testing subjected to the pending report from Perth. This report is expected to reach SLC within the next fortnight. Sachithra was accompanied and assisted during this tour by SLC’s Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne.
In support of the Sri Lanka Visually-Handicapped Cricket Team, SLC together with Standard Charted bank, organised a mini coaching camp for children where kids from different schools across the island were coached by members of the Sri Lankan and Pakistan cricket teams. The kids also had the opportunity to get their sports gear signed by the cricketing legends present at the coaching camp. All proceeds collected at the event will be forwarded to the Sri Lanka Blind Cricket Association to support the Sri Lanka Visually-Handicapped XI’s 2014 World Cup Tour in South Africa.
ICC Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, has achieved a career-best third position. Mathews scored 39 and 43 not out in Colombo, and was rewarded with a rise of two places that has elevated him into third position. Outside the top 20, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has finished the series in 28th position after his first innings contribution of 82 earned him four places on the table. Pakistan wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed and Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga also impressed with the bat in Colombo. Sarfraz has rocketed 29 places to 51st spot after scores of 103 and 55, while Tharanga has vaulted 49 places to 52nd after scoring 92 and 45. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara holds the number-one batting position, while… Read More →
Media Release The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 1st & 2nd ODI matches against Pakistan. Angelo Mathews – Captain T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Dinesh Chandimal Ashan Priyanjana Lahiru Thirimanne – Vice Captain Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Rangana Herath Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randiv Thisara Perera This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Mahela Jayawardena’s glorious Test career ended with a victory in the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. While numbers don’t always reveal the complete story, they often help in measuring the contributions of a player. A look at some of the important numbers that have defined Jayawardena’s career: 7 – Jayawardena has scored 7 double centuries in Tests. Only Don Bradman, Kumar Sangakkara and Brian Lara have scored more double tons. 34 – His 34 Test centuries rank him joint-sixth in the list of most number of Test centuries, along with Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara. He is second in the list of most centuries by a Sri Lankan, behind Kumar Sangakkara…. Read More →