Sri Lanka Test Squad Announced

Sri Lanka Test Team

SLC Announces its Test Squad ahead of the Murali-Warne Test Trophy. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following Test Squad as approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports for the Murali-Warne Test Series. Squad: 1.) Angelo Mathews (C) 2.) Dinesh Chandimal (VC) 3.) Dimuth Karunarathna 4.) Kaushal Silva 5.) Kusal Janith Perera 6.) Kusal Mendis 7.) Dhananjaya de Silva 8.) Roshane Silva 9.) Nuwan Pradeep Fernando 10.)Vishva Fernando 11.)Asitha Fernando 12.)Rangana Herath 13.)Dilruwan Perera 14.)Lakshan Sandakan 15.)Suranga Lakmal

Aussie home tour acid test for Sri Lanka

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The Australians are in Sri Lanka for a near 3-month tour that does sound exciting to both camps for the very newness both sides carry since last meeting in 2011. A 5-year hiatus is a long time to both sides from Tillekeratne Dilshan leading Sri Lanka and Michael Clarke Australia when incumbent Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was then the vice captain. Since then while Australia, manned by a relatively new name in Stephen Smith, basks in the supremacy of the No. 1 Test team in the world, Mathews does carry the atom of experience of 5 years ago. He would be stealthier this time around having been the host team’s highest run getter with 274 in a 2-match series… Read More →

Sri Lanka Development Squad take on South Africa

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15 member team departs for South Africa for a 7 One-Day, 2 Youth Test Series. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased announce the following 15 member squad approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports for the Sri Lanka Development Squad tour of South Africa 2016. 1.) Romesh Buddhika (C) 2.) Hashan Duminda 3.) Pabasara Waduge 4.) Sandun Weerakkody 5.) Lahiru Milantha 6.) Sadheera Samarawickrema 7.) Angelo Jayasinghe 8.) Piyamal Perera 9.) Kasun Madushanka 10.)Shehan Madushanka 11.)Anuk Fernando 12.)Akila Dananjaya 13.)Sanjaya Chathuranga 14.)Amila Aponso 15.)Kesan Wijeyrathna TOUR ITINERARY July 2016 Wed 27 – 1st One Day Match vs South Africa Emerging Groenkloof Pretoria Fri 29 – 2nd One Day Match vs USSA Groenkloof Pretoria August 2016 Tue 02 – 3rd One Day… Read More →

Team led by Milinda Siriwardena announced for 3 day Practice game at P. Sara

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following selection for the 3-day Warm up game against Australia at the P. Sara Stadium on the 18th – 20th of July. Selected Team for Practice 3 Day game against Australia Madawa Warnapura, Osanda Fernando, Manoj Sarathchandra (Wk), Asela Gunarathna, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana (C). Dasun Shanaka, Chathuranga Silva, Nisala Tharaka, Vimukthi Perera, Dilhara Fernando. STAND BYS: Lasith Embuldeniya, Chamika Karunarathna

Sri Lanka Youth depart to UK

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Sri Lanka Youth Under 19 leaves for UK on a high after winning the inaugural Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. President SLC advises the junior players on the country’s expectations, urges them to not forget their duty to their parents, their schools and the Nation. Sri Lanka’s youth Under 19 team departed for their tour of UK in the early hours of the morning, a few days after the victorious culmination of the inaugural Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy bilateral tournament between Sri Lana and South Africa. The Team was addressed by the President SLC, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, who advised them on the expectations that the nation has in them, urging them to develop a disciplined and professional approach in their game…. Read More →

Dinesh Chandimal took the batting honours

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Vice captain Dinesh Chandimal hogged the limelight as Sri Lanka’s most successful batsman in the recently concluded tour of England. The batting form of the 26-year old right hander was the high point from an individual perspective in assessing the ups in a series that went England’s way in the hosts taking the Test series 2-nil and the ODIs 3-nil.  Chandimal, who turns 27 on November 18, was the second highest run getter in the test series with 172 runt s from 5 innings with a highest of 126 for an average of 34.40 while he headed the ODIs with a tally of 267 from 5 innings with a highest of 63 averaging 53.40. in the second match played at… Read More →

Kusal Mendis – New Gold to Sri Lanka Cricket

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Since those giant killing days of Jayawardene and Sangakkara, Sri Lanka has been yearning for a new messiah. The last 2 to 3 years have been hard as the island nation cruises in a fine-comb of its harvest of young batting talent. There have been great expectations for the future. While skipper Angelo Mathews has proved to be the Blockbuster with the bat for his abounding talent, Dinesh Chandimal, the young vice captain has been blood stirring talent for his right handed talent with the bat. Similarly, the left handed young Lahiru Thirimanne too has been an entertaining willow wielder. Both have displayed the type of talent that has made the national selectors look upon the duo as future torchbearers… Read More →

Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy final LIVE

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Sri Lanka Vs. South Africa Youth tournament triumphants to carry away the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy.LIVE Coverage on Chanel EYE and SLBC. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the Final Youth One Day game between Sri Lanka and South Africa to be played at the SSC tomorrow (13) will be telecast LIVE on Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporations Channel Eye. Furthermore, there will be ball-by-ball coverage of the match on SLBC. The bilateral tournament, which has been named in honour of the late Hon. Gamini Dissanayaka, is played between the two youth teams, carrying forward the vision and legacy of the great leader and proponent of youth focus in the development of cricket.

ENGLAND ODI SERIES: Several individual positives for the future

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Sri Lanka has scored on the rebuilding front where skipper Angelo Mathews and the national selectors can take heart from the discovery of potential new talent for the future in ODI cricket. There is still the strongpoint for Sri Lanka of having beaten England squarely in the English’s own den only 2 years ago. That euphoric 3-2 result was steeling satisfaction to the islanders in an year when England got the blues having also been beaten in the Test series. That 2 years hence it is the same man in Angelo Mathews who wore the captaincy mantle does carry a significant poignancy for Sri Lanka for the future. That is in a rebuilding curve having lost some of its steadfast… Read More →

Kithuruwan Vithanage issued immediate suspension

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Disciplinary Committee find him guilty of misconduct per the SLC constitution and ICC CoC. SLC Issues an immediate suspension from playing all forms of cricket for 1 year. At a Disciplinary Inquiry conducted by the Disciplinary Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket on 16th June 2016 at SLC Headquarters, the Disciplinary Committee has found Kithuruwan Vithanage guilty of misconduct and in breach of ICC Code of Conduct clause(s) 3.1.9.10 and 3.1.9.11 The Disciplinary Committee was presented with written and oral evidence from witnesses to the incident in question and Vithanage was invited to present similar evidence in his defense. After a closed hearing, and in consideration of the evaluation of the evidence presented, the Disciplinary Committee has recommended an immediate suspension,… Read More →

Debutant Asitha bowls Sri Lanka A to narrow win

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Asitha Fernando, who was Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, claimed seven wickets on first-class debut, including five in the last innings, to secure a slim victory for Sri Lanka A in Leicester. The result meant Sri Lanka A went 1-0 up in the two-match series against Pakistan A in England. Sri Lanka A 299 (Udawatte 64, Hasan 4-63) and 131 ( Azizullah 4-21, Nawaz 4-31) beatPakistan A 277 (Nawaz 68) and 120 (Asitha 5-33, Pathirana 3-27) by 33 runs