Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the names of 13 players who will play the warm up match against the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka which begins on February 12 th . Accordingly, 7 batsmen, four fast bowlers and two spin bowlers are expected to make their debut playing against the England Lions. The list is as follows: Nipun Karunanayake (Captain) Irosh Samarasooriya Hashan Dumindu Dilan Jayalath Hashan Prabath Leo Fransisco Ron Chandraguptha Asitha Fernando Kasun Madushanka Vimukthi Perera Nisala Tharaka Malinda Pushpakumara P.H.T Kaushal Officials Mr. Jerry Woutersz – Team Manager Head Coach – Sumithra Warnakulasuriya Fast Bowling Coach – Chaminda Vaas Spin Bowling Coach – Piyal Wijethunga Fielding Coach – Upul Chandana Physiotherapist – Priyantha Wickramasinghe Trainer – Darshana… Read More →
ඕස්ට්රේලියාවේදී මේ මස 17 සිට 22 දක්වා පැවැත්වෙන තරග තුනකින් සමන්විත ශ්රී ලංකා ඕස්ට්රේලියා 20-20 තරගාවලියට සහභාගීවන ශ්රී ලංකා විස්සයි විස්ස කණ්ඩායම ඊයේ (9 ) නම් කළ අතර හිටපු නායකයෙකු වන වේග පන්දු යවන ලසිත් මාලිංගද ඊට එක් කර තිබේ.මාලිංග ආබාධයක් මත ටික කළක් තරග බිමෙන් ඉවත්ව සිටියේය. ශ්රී ලංකා 20-20 කණ්ඩායමට නායකත්වය දෙන්නේ උපුල් තරංගය.උපුල් මෙවැනි තරගාවලියකට නායකත්වය දෙන ප්රථම වතාව මෙය වේ. කළක් ජාත්යන්තර ක්රිකට් පිටියෙන් ඉවත්ව සිටි දිල්ෂාන් මුණවීර ,මලින්ද සිරිවර්ධන,චාමර කපුගෙදර හා ලසිත් මාලිංග නැවතත් 20-20 තරගාවලියට තේරී සිටිමද විශේෂත්වයකි. ශ්රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම මේ මස 10 වැනිදා දකුණු අප්රිකාවේදී පස්වන හා අවසන් එක්දින තරගයට සහභාගීවීමෙන් පසුව 13 වැනිදා ඔස්ට්රේලියාවේ කැන්බරා නුවරට ළගා වීමට නියමිතය.20-20 ජාත්යන්තර තරග තුනට පෙර ශ්රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම ඕස්ට්රේලියානු අගමැතිගේ කණ්ඩායම සමග 15… Read More →
Sri Lanka’s next month long February assignment Down Under to Aussie land straight from South Africa interestingly assumes a new dimension in the team component. That it does carry a blend of newness with Upul Tharanga carrying the captaincy mantle with some of the usual tried and tested links in trump card regular captain Angelo Mathews continuing to miss out from injury, and vice captain Dinesh Chandimal failing to find the selectors nod, is interesting. More so when the good news addition happens to be that lynchpin Lasith Malinga back from a long injury sidelining. It is interesting given the element of the new blend squad centering on young blood with a few exceptions that has been put in charge… Read More →
Du Plessis’s career-best 185 leads home team to 367/5 before Sri Lanka’s challenge ends at 327 Faf du Plessis’s career-best 185 and a four-wicket haul by Wayne Parnell guided South Africa to a 40-run win over Sri Lanka in the fourth One Day International at Newlands on Tuesday (February 7). Already having gained an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series, South Africa took full advantage of good batting conditions after winning the toss. Du Plessis hit his second century of the series and ended only three short of a South African record, as the home side piled up 367 for 5. However, Sri Lanka showed spirit in the chase, led by Upul Tharanga’s 90-ball 119. However, the reply ended at… Read More →
The UK Lions tour of Sri Lanka is scheduled to begin from 13th of February and will last till the 10th March. The tour includes two test matches of which one is scheduled to be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium while the other will be played at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. There are also five one-day matches scheduled of which two are to be played at Dambulla, while the 3rd match is scheduled to be played at Kurunegala and the 4 th and 5th matches are to be played at CCC respectively. 17/02/17 – 20/02/17 1 st 4 Day match at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 24/02/17 – 27/02/17 2 nd 4 Day match at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket… Read More →
One among them will lift the trophy on February 21, but four will leave with prize berths for the eight-team ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 A tournament in which the likes of Thailand and Papua New Guinea rub shoulders against higher-ranked teams such as India and South Africa reflects the International Cricket Council’s efforts to spread the game worldwide. These four nations will be among 10 teams – joining Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland, Zimbabwe and host Sri Lanka – in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in Colombo. Starting Tuesday (February 7), they will begin their campaign for spots at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, the pinnacle of the sport, in England in June-July. One among them will… Read More →
Tickets for the charity Gala dinner hosted by Sri Lanka Cricket to facilitate the Sri Lankan National Cricket Team in Australia have been sold out according to the organizers. The proceeds from the ticket sales is for the ‘Cricket Aid’ initiative, which is Sri Lanka Cricket’s only charitable arm. The team and well-wishers will be hosted to a grand reception on Saturday 18th from 6:30pm onwards at Cathies Lane Wantirna, South Victoria. At the reception well-wishers will also be afforded the opportunity of taking photographs with their favourite cricketers. Come 13th February, the National team will be embarking on a tour of Australia which includes three International T20 matches.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is proud to announce the felicitation of the Sri Lanka U- 19 cricketers tomorrow (7) at 8 p.m. at the SLC on their triumphant return home from South Africa in the trophy glitter as the Youth Tri Nation Champions having comprehensively defeated the host country South Africa in the finals. The exuberant Sri Lanka U-19 cricket team has thus capped a rollercoaster 2016 by coming thumbs up annexing the Youth Tri Nation Trophy in South Africa in January to cap 2017 on a winning note. Led by former Sebistianite Avishka Fernando, Sri Lanka showcased its strong arm at youth level by defeating South Africa in the final by 88 runs. It was a remarkable comeback from… Read More →
Matches from the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 will be live streamed across ICC’s digital platforms for the first time as the ICC continues its commitment to raising the profile of the women’s game. The first match to be broadcast live online will be the opening game between hosts Sri Lanka and India when the tournament gets underway on Tuesday in Colombo. ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice: “The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 is a very important event, with some of the best teams competing for spots in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. I’m sure the comprehensive coverage of the Colombo event across our digital platforms will showcase the talents of the players to a… Read More →
The National Selections Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket is expected to meet this Tuesday (7) to decide the national squad for three T20 matches that Sri Lanka will play against Australia from 15th to 23rd February. Prior to the meeting however, it has been announced that Captain Angelo Mathews will not be part of the squad as he has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury. The skipper sustained an injury during the second T20 International at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg last month. Although he had made prior arrangements to leave during some point of the tour, he made an early exit following his injury. The meeting on Tuesday will decide the squad and the captain who will… Read More →
Sri Lanka lose by seven wickets after being bowled out for just 163, as home side takes a winning 3-0 lead An all-round South Africa took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match One-Day International series with a convincing seven-wicket victory in the third ODI in Johannesburg on Saturday (February 4). In a perfect game that started with winning the toss, South Africa’s bowlers first combined to shoot out Sri Lanka for a paltry 163 in 39.2 overs before AB de Villiers’s unbeaten 60 led it to victory in just 32 overs. Sri Lanka’s batsmen, barring Niroshan Dickwella who made 74, capitulated against a relentless attack in a must-win game. Dwayne Pretorius, playing in his first match of the series,… Read More →
The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from February 7 to 21 will see the best cricketers from 10 nations play for a chance to join the top four women’s sides at the marquee event in June-July in England. Here are some of the players expected to make a splash: Group A Deepti Sharma made an impression during home series against New Zealand in 2015. Deepti Sharma (India) Just 19 years old, Deepti Sharma’s understanding of the game belies her age. She made her One-Day International debut in 2014, but it was during the home series against New Zealand in 2015 that she made her first impression. Her unbeaten 44 and an unbroken second-wicket stand of 103 with… Read More →
2nd February, 2017, Colombo: A three-member Independent Committee appointed by Sri Lanka Cricket convened their first meeting at SLC headquarters this afternoon to discuss matters pertaining to allegations of foul play at a recently concluded Tier ‘B’ match. The committee comprises of Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee Asela Rekawa, former national player Jayantha Paranathala and head of Security and Investigations at SLC Sarathchandra Liyanage. SLC officials have stated that the process will be expedited judiciously and a decision is to be reached. The management of the SLC has categorically stated that it will not condone any illegal acts that destroys the spirit of the game or brings disrepute to the sport and the board.
Sri Lanka goes 2-0 down in five-match ODI series after folding for 186 in response to the home side’s 307/6 Centuries from Faf du Plessis and David Miller set up South Africa’s comprehensive 121-run victory in the second of five One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka in Durban on Wednesday (February 1). On a good batting track, South Africa was put in and it didn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, posting a formidable 307 for 6. Du Plessis made 105 off 120 balls, while Miller finished the innings with a burst of power-hitting to make 117 not out off 98 deliveries. Sri Lanka was left to rue the decision during the chase. It had rejigged the opening combination, Upul… Read More →
· India captain Mithali Raj: “We aim to have a settled team through the tournament and prepare for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 by working on our tactics” · Sri Lanka captain Inoka Ranaweera: “We are a fresh team but looking forward to playing against India and other teams in this tournament” · Ireland captain Laura Delany: “We have worked hard for a number of months and have a mix of experience and youth in our team” · Zimbabwe captain Sharne Mayers: “Our biggest challenges will be the conditions in Colombo and that we we’ll be going into the 50-over format after a few years” · Thailand captain… Read More →