Rampant Roy blasts England to series triumph

Jason Roy

Jason Roy’s magnificent 162 off 118 balls, with 13 fours and three sixes, helped England canter to a six-wicket win on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the fourth One-Day International at The Oval against Sri Lanka and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series on Wednesday (June 29). The opener batted like a man possessed as he hammered the second highest individual one-day score by an England batsman. The match was reduced to 42-overs-per-side due to rain, but the gloom of the South London skies was lifted by Roy’s strokeplay. His second hundred in three ODIs helped England hunt down the revised victory target of 308 in just 40.1 overs. It was the home side’s second highest successful one-day… Read More →

Kumar Dharmasena – a tremendous job as Elite ICC Umpire


Kumar Dharmasena is going strong performing a tremendous task as an elite ICC umpire. Having made his foray in 2009 as an ICC accredited umpire in the ODI match between Sri Lanka and India at Dambulla, the former Sri Lanka cricketer was quick into his stride in cementing a name as one of world cricket’s most astute officiator’s in the middle. So much so that by 2012 Dharmasena hit the jackpot as world cricket’s No.1 umpire when he was adjudged the Umpire of the Year at the 2012 ICC Awards. The prestigious award won by a Sri Lankan for the first time at that level has served in enhancing not only the stock of the individual, but as much the… Read More →

England stays ahead after rain ruins third ODI


England remained 1-0 up against Sri Lanka with two matches left to play after rain meant the third One-Day International in their five-match series ended in a no-result in Bristol on Sunday (June 26). Chasing 249 for victory, England was 16 for 1 from four overs when rain stopped play for good. A minimum of 20 overs was needed in the second innings for a result to be declared under the Duckworth-Lewis method. But the players were off the field when the umpires abandoned the match at 5.30pm local time. On Friday, Sri Lanka had 34.1 overs in the field without any success as England won the second ODI at Edgbaston by ten wickets to go 1-0 up in the five-match series… Read More →

Record-breaking Hales, Roy power England to victory


Jason Roy and Alex Hales both hit unbeaten centuries as England powered to a 10-wicket in in just 34.1 overs against Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International on Friday (June 24). England now leads the five-match series 1-0 after the first match had ended in a tie at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Opting to bat at Edgbaston in Birmingham, Sri Lanka put up 254 for 7. But England’s openers ensured a comfortable win. Both men recorded their highest ODI scores, Roy finishing on 112 not out off 95 balls and Hales ending with an unbeaten 133 off just 110 balls. Roy was named Man of the Match, after also effecting two run outs. Hales and Roy surpassed the 250… Read More →

Sri Lanka name Under 19 squads against South Africa


Sri Lanka Under 19 3 Day Team for the Sri Lanka vs. South Africa Bilateral series 2016 for the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following team for the above tournament. 1. Avishka Fernando – Captain 2. Vishva Chathuranga 3. Shammu Ashan 4. Vishad Randhika 5. Pathum Nissanka 6. Navindu Nirmal 7. Sanjula Abeywickreme 8. Ashen Bandara 9. Wanitha Wanninayaka 10. Thisaru Rashmika 11. Thilan Prasan 12. Thilanga Udeshana 13. Damitha Silva 14. Hasitha Boyagoda 15. P. Jayawickrama   Sri Lanka Under 19 ODI Team for the Sri Lanka vs. South Africa Bilateral series 2016 for the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. 1. Avishka Fernando – Captain 2. Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan 3. Shammu Ashan 4. Vishad… Read More →

Team Departure – Sri Lanka ‘A’ Tour of England 2016


  The Sri Lanka A Team led by Ashan Priyanjan left the island today, for their month long tour of England . Sri Lanka A tour of UK 2016 – Itinerary Date Match Venue 26-29 June SL A 4-day v Durham Emirates ICG, Durham 3-6 July PAK A v SL A – Test 1 Grace Rd, Leicester 10-13 July PAK A v SL A – Test 2 New Rd, Worcester 15 July SL A 1-Day v Derbyshire (D/N) Derby 18 July PAK A v SL A Cheltenham 19 July ENG Lions v PAK A Cheltenham 21 July ENG Lions v SL A (D/N) Northampton 22 July PAK A v SL A (D/N) Northampton 24 July ENG Lions v PAK A Canterbury 25… Read More →

Plunkett six secures dramatic tie


Liam Plunkett smashed Nuwan Pradeep for a massive six over long-off off the final delivery of the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge to help England secure a dramatic tie on Tuesday (June 21). This was the 33rd instance of a tie in ODIs. After Angelo Mathews’ 73 and Seekkuge Prasanna’s 59 had powered Sri Lanka to 286 for 9 from 50 overs, England stuttered to 82 for 6 with hopes of a comeback all but dashed. But a 138-run between Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler revived its chances, and eventually it was Plunkett who took it to the line with his unbeaten 22 as England reached 286 for 8 from 50 overs. Woakes finished on an… Read More →

Dasun Shanaka – New Whiz Kid on the blocks


Badly bruised in the Test series, Sri Lanka could well be pleased that there are a couple of candidates for the whiz kid job to bleed England come the 5-match ODI series that kicks off tomorrow June 21 at Trent Bridge. That this fermenting hope to Sri Lankans comes from the young larder the national selectors have pinned faith on is indeed a morale boosting factor to the island  nation questing for the ideal gel in a team rebuilding voyage. With several freshers on the line of duty in the lost test series, seemingly  the Sri Lankan juggernaut of raw talent found the harsh cold English climes too much to cope with. It has been a gradual acclimatization that has… Read More →

ICC confirms Eranga suspended: Eranga hospitalized but out of danger


The International Cricket Council has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that Shaminda Eranga has been suspended from International Cricket with immediate effect due to an illegal bowling action. Eranga was tested on the 6 th of June at Loughborough, and the report has confirmed that all deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations and requires corrective measures. The ICC has informed SLC that Eranga may however be permitted to play domestically at the discretion of Sri Lanka Cricket which may be beneficial in the process of monitoring his corrective measures. Meanwhile, SLC is pleased to confirm that Eranga who was hospitalized on Saturday (18th) following a detection of an elevated heart-rate is out of danger and… Read More →