Tamim ton leads Bangladesh to 90-run win

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Bangladesh rode on a splendid ton from Tamim Iqbal and disciplined bowling from its pacers to record a 90-run win against Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International in Dambulla on Saturday (March 25). It was Bangladesh’s fifth victory against Sri Lanka in the 50-over format, and its first since 28 March, 2013, when it had won by three wickets in Pallekele. Tamim had powered Bangladesh to 324 for 5, and Sri Lanka could only put together 234 before being bowled out in 45.1 overs at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. The visiting side’s pacers combined for six wickets to help the side take a crucial 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Mashrafe Mortaza, the captain, trapping Danushka Gunathilaka lbw… Read More →

Kusal Janith Perera injured, to be replaced by Milinda Siriwardena

Sri Lankan cricketer Milinda Siriwardana (2L) throws a ball as teammates look on during a practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla on March 23, 2017.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play the first of three One-Day Internationals (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla on March 25. / AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA

Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed that Kusal Janith Perera who was included in the One Day International squad against Bangladesh has sustained a left hamstring during a practice match on 22nd March at the Colombo Cricket Club. He has been advised to rest and will not be available for the first two ODI’s. The first ODI is on 25th (Saturday) and the second is on 28th (Tuesday). Both matches are to be played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Milinda Siriwardena, has been recommended as a replacement for him for the first two ODIs.

Official ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in Sri Lanka

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The official ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which is travelling to all eight participating nations, arrived in Colombo yesterday. The Nissan Trophy Tour symbolises the global nature of the tournament and provides cricket fans in Sri Lanka and around the world the unique opportunity to engage with the coveted trophy. The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be held between June 01 and 18 in England and Wales. During the Sri Lankan leg of the tour, the trophy will be taken on a city tour on Thursday. An event was held at the Sri Lanka Cricket premises on Thursday morning which saw the trophy being unveiled by CEO Mr. Ashley de Silva and national player Angelo Mathews. On the same day, the… Read More →

Board President’s XI squad against Bangladesh announced

Sri Lanka's cricketer Milinda Siriwardana delivers the ball during a practice session at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 21, 2015, ahead of the second Test match against West Indies on October 22.  AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP PHOTO / Ishara S.KODIKARA

21st March 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the names of 12 players who will form the Board President’s XI squad against Bangladesh for a one-day practice game. The team which will be captained by Milinda Siriwardana will also comprise of the following: Kusal Janith Perera, Dilshan Munaweera, Sandun Weerakkody, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chaturanga de Silva, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Sachith Pathirana. The inclusion of Binura Fernando is subject to his fitness report. The Bangladesh team will play one warm-up match against the Board President’s XI on the 22nd of March at CCC.

Bangladesh caps 100th Test with landmark four-wicket win

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Bangladesh celebrated its 100th Test match with only its fourth overseas win and first against Sri Lanka as Tamim Iqbal’s 82 helped the side chase down 191 on the fifth and final day at P Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday (March 19). This was Bangladesh’s ninth Test win overall. Two of its previous wins in away Tests came against a West Indies side in 2009, while the other win came against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2013. Bangladesh had taken a 129-run lead after the first-innings exchanges, and stopped Sri Lanka at 319 in its second innings to set up the achievable target. Sri Lanka, defending just 35 runs in the final session and requiring six more wickets, kept the… Read More →

Sri Lanka ODI squad against Bangladesh announced

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#AMatterOfPrideSL 17th March 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the names of the 15 players who will form the squad for the One-day International matches against Bangladesh which starts on 25th March at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. The team which will be captained by Upul Tharanga will also comprise of the following: Niroshan Dickwella Dhananjaya de Silva Kusal Mendis Asela Gunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Janith Perera Danushka Gunathilake Suranga Lakmal Lahiru Kumara Vikum Sanjaya Bandara Thisara Perera Sachith Pathirana Seekkuge Prassanna Lakshan Sandakan

Nidahas trophy 2018 announced

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Sri Lanka marks 70 years of independence and Sri Lanka Cricket’s 70th anniversary 15th March 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket together with the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Bangladesh Cricket Board today announced the Nidahas Trophy 2018 – a Tri-Nation series that will see neighboring countries India, Bangladesh and host Sri Lanka compete in a series between March 15th and 31st next year to commemorate Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence. “We look forward to playing the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka next year as it not only coincides with the 70th year of Independence of our nation but the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka Cricket,” said President of Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala. “We… Read More →

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 →