Sri Lanka backed up a strong bowling performance with a solid start with the bat in its second innings on the second day of the second Test. After bowling the West Indies out for 163, Sri Lanka reached 76 for 2 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo, an overall lead of 113. Kaushal Silva, the opening batsman, was unbeaten on 31 and had Dinesh Chandimal, unbeaten on 5, for company on Friday (October 23). Dhammika Prasad’s good form continued as he returned figures of 4 for 34, while Dilruwan Perera, the off-spinner, took 3 for 26. Perera took the last three wickets to fall in a second session that was extended by nearly 30 minutes to allow Sri Lanka… Read More →
Media Release The National selectors together with the Captain and in consultation with the Head Coach has selected the following squad for the upcoming ODI series versus the West Indies. 1. Angelo Mathews 2. Lahiru Thirimanne 3. T.M.Dilshan 4. Kusal Janith Perera 5. Dinesh Chandimal 6. Milinda Siriwardena 7. Shehan Jayasuriya 8. Sachithra Senanayake 9. Jefferey Vandersay 10. Ajantha Mendis 11. Lasith Malinga 12. Nuwan Kulasekera 13. Suranga Lakmal 14. Dushmantha Chameera 15. Dhanushka Gunathileka
Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican bagged four wickets to restrict Sri Lanka to 200 to put the West Indies in a strong position on the first day of the second Test on Thursday (October 22). Warrican, 23, playing in his first Test, grabbed 4 for 67 off 20 overs, after Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo. Eventually, Bad light stopped play when the visitors were 17 for 1 off 5.2 overs in its quest for the first West Indian Test win on Sri Lankan soil. They lost Shai Hope, trapped leg before by Dhammika Prasad, in the very first over for just four. At stumps, Kraigg Brathwaite (4 not out) and… Read More →
Sri Lanka Under 19 Team new members were presented with their Official Caps by Former Sri Lankan cricketer, SLC Chief Executive Officer Ashley de Silva. Prior to presenting the Caps the CEO of SLC spoke to all the youngsters and advised them of the benefits of playing for the Country.
DAY FOUR The equation was straightforward after New Zealand A declared on the last morning at 229/6, Sri Lanka A needing 342 runs and to weather an attack studded with BLACKCAPS. Video Scorecard The final innings began with a hiss and a roar. A double strike from Colin Munro and Neil Wagner in the half hour before lunch saw Sri Lanka in early peril at 47/3 inside 15 overs, still needing a further 295 at just under five an over. But Sri Lanka steadied, then fought back, with a crunch fourth wicket stand of 176 between Kithuruwan Vithanage (88) and Roshen Silva, who would bring up his well-earned century in the closing chapters of the day. Two quick wickets from… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the arrival of Legendary Cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers in Sri Lanka. He will be in the country to witness the up coming 2nd Test Match against the visiting West Indies. Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, Vice President Kushil Gunasekara, Secretary Prakash Schaffter, CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus was at hand to welcome Sir Garfield Sobers at the Taj Samudra. The ongoing Sri Lanka and West Indies series was named after Sir Sobers and former Sri Lankan Cricketer Michael Tissera.
DIALOG Cricketer of the Year: Angelo Mathews DIALOG People’s Player of the year: Kumar Sangakkara Mens Test Cricket Awards Best Batsman: Angelo Mathews Best Bowler: Rangana Herath Mens ODI Awards Best Batsman: Angelo Mathews Best Bowler:Ajantha Mendis Best All Rounder: Angelo Mathews Mens T20s Awards Best Batsman: Kusal Janith Perera Best Bowler: Nuwan Kulasekara Mens Test Cricket Awards Best Batsman: Angelo Mathews Best Bowler: Rangana Herath Emerging Cricketer of the year: Kusal Janith Perera Special Awrads T.M. Dilshan Kumar Dharmasena Roshan Mahanama Media Personalities this Year S.R Pathiravithana Vernon Gunasekara Mangala Dharmaprema Best Batter Womens ODI Winner Chamarai Atapattu Best bowler Women’s ODI Winner Inoka Ranaweera Best All rounder Women’s ODI Winner Eshani Lokusooriya Emerging League Tournament 2014/15 Best Batsman… Read More →
ICC Media Release West Indies’ Marlon Samuels has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the first Test against Sri Lanka, which the home side by an innings and six runs in Galle on Saturday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the West Indies team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 34-year-old’s bowling action. Samuels’ bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Samuels is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known. This is the third time Samuels… Read More →
The Under 19 National Cricket team were given a motivational training programme by Col. Vipula Chandrasiri when the team was in Hambanthota. The Team was briefed on mental strength and positive thinking by Col. Chandrasiri. The Management of the Team too were present at this programme.