Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that in the absence of skipper Angelo Mathews & his Deputy Dinesh Chandimal, the National Selectors has decided to appoint Upul Tharanga as the Captain for the upcoming ODI Series against host Zimbabwe. Kusal Janith Perera will be Vice Captain for the series. The following players were selected for the One Day series in Zimbabwe. 1. Dhananjaya De Silva 2. Kusal Janith Perera 3. Niroshan Dickwella 4. Upul Tharanga – Captain 5. Kusal Mendis 6. Shehan Jayasuriya 7. Asela Gunarathne 8. Sachith Pathirana 9. Nuwan Kulasekara 10. Dasun Shanaka 11. Nuwan Pradeep 12. Lahiru Kumara 13. Suranga Lakmal 14. Lakshan Sandakan 15. Jeffery Vandersay
Sri Lanka Cricket today announced that the National team will wear black armbands as a mark of respect for late Pandit W. A Amaradeva when they take the field in Harare for the 2nd Test match against Zimbabwe on commencing on Sunday (6).
1 Sanjula Abeywickrama Age Group 2 Kamindu Mendis Age Group 3 Krishan Sanjula Age Group 4 Namindu Nirmal Age Group 5 Shammu Ashan Age Group 6 Dilan Jayalath Age Group 7 Damitha Silva Age Group 8 Pathum Nissanka Age Group 9 Ashen Bandara Age Group 10 Wanidu Hasaranga Age Group 11 Vishad Randika Age Group 12 Lasith Embuldeniya Age Group 13 Avishka Fernando Age Group 14 Asitha Fernando Age Group 15 Charith Asalanka Age Group 16 Lahiru Kumara Age Group 1 Nisal Randika Senior 2 TN Sampath Senior 3 Gayan Sirisoma Senior 4 Nadeera Nawala Senior 5 Charitha Buddika Senior 6 Dinuk Hettiarachchi Senior 7 Harsha Vithana Senior 8 Tilina Thushara Mirando Senior 9 Kosala Kulasekara Senior 10 Sajeewa Weerakoon… Read More →
Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera took three wickets each to help Sri Lanka secure a late 225-run win against Zimbabwe in the first Test at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday (November 2). After declaring on its overnight total of 247 for 6 to set Zimbabwe 412 for victory on the final day, it looked like Sri Lanka would be held to a draw as Graeme Cremer once again led the resistance with an obdurate 43. But Herath returned 3 for 38, which included the wickets of Cremer and Sean Williams, and Perera took 3 for 34 as Zimbabwe was bowled out for 186 with just 7.3 overs left. The final day began with Zimbabwe making a strong start to its… Read More →
“My heartiest congratulations go out to Rangana and his men – President SLC” Sri Lanka Cricket is most pleased with the performance of the National team in Zimbabwe as they win their first Test encounter under the captaincy of veteran bowler Rangana Herath. It was no secret that Herath was slated as the best man to lead the team in the absence of National captain Mathews and Vice-captain Chandimal, both of whom are injured. Veteran Herath is the first bowler to lead the National side in 33 years, and has fully justified Sri Lanka Cricket’s faith in him, not only captaining the team to victory but doing so as the first Sri Lankan captain to win his maiden Test match…. Read More →
Dimuth Karunaratne scored his fourth Test century as Sri Lanka built a formidable lead before rain thwarted its surge against Zimbabwe on the fourth day of the first Test in Harare on Tuesday (November 1). Karunaratne scored 110 in Sri Lanka’s second innings, which had reached 247 for 6 when rain arrived four overs into the final session, by which time it had lost Dhananjaya de Silva, caught at point by Malcolm Waller to become debutant paceman Carl Mumba’s fourth wicket of the innings. Although the rain halted after an hour, the light failed to improve and Sri Lanka takes a lead of 411 into the final day. Karunaratne came into the match without even a fifty in his three… Read More →
Graeme Cremer became the first Zimbabwe player to score a century and take four wickets in an innings in the same match, but Sri Lanka still had the upper hand on day three of the first Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday (October 31). The Zimbabwe captain’s unbeaten 102 – his maiden Test ton – and Peter Moor’s 79 helped Zimbabwe post 373 in reply to Sri Lanka’s first-innings score of 537 all out, a deficit of 164. Sri Lanka’s openers then played out three remaining overs to reach 5 for no loss, extending the team’s lead to 169. Zimbabwe began the day on a promising 88 for 1 but quickly slipped to 139 for 6, losing five wickets… Read More →
>Final four ICC Women’s World Cup slots up for grabs >David Richardson: “I am confident that next year’s qualifying event will give further impetus to the women’s game” >Ashley de Silva: “SLC has staged successful ICC events in the past and it will endeavour to live up to its reputation by putting up another memorable show” With 100 days to go until the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 gets underway, Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo was today unveiled as the host of the 10-team event which will be staged from 7 to 21 February 2017. The tournament will see the bottom four sides from the ICC Women’s Championship* along with Bangladesh, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Scotland and Zimbabwe go head… Read More →
Ten years after scoring his maiden Test century, Upul Tharanga got his second as Sri Lanka did most of the running in the first Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on the second day. Tharanga’s first century had come against Bangladesh in March 2006, and his 110 not out on Sunday (October 30) helped Sri Lanka finish on 537. Having dropped seven catches in the field, Zimbabwe managed to fight back well with the bat and go to stumps on 88 for 1 in reply. Brian Chari fell in Rangana Herath’s first over, but Tinotenda Mawoyo reached the close on 41, with Hamilton Masakadza on 33. Tharanga had not played a Test in more than a year and was… Read More →
West Indies A completed their one-day series, 3-0 against Sri Lanka A winning the third and final game by 8 runs (D/L method) today at R. Premadasa International Stadium. West Indies A – 305/5 in 47 overs: Jason Mohommed 105*, Andre McCarthy 102, Chadwick Walton 36, Rovman Powell 24, Nuwan Kulasekara 2/65. Sri Lanka A – 248/7 in 38 overs: Sandun Weerakkody 20, Danushka Gunathilaka 58, Charith Asalanka 23, Milinda Siriwardena 35, Dasun Shanaka 33*, Sachith Pathirana 34, Ronsford Beaton 2/38, Kesrick Williams 2/74.
Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran coach Hemantha Devapriya as Head Coach of the Sri Lanka Women’s National Team. Devapriya holds level III Qualifications from the ECB, and is a Level II Certified Coach in Sri Lanka, who’s coaching career spans over 15 years, during which time he has been the Head Coach of the Colombo Cricket Club, the NCC, The Fingara Cricket Academy and most recently the Bloomfield C & AC. The Wicket-Keeper Batsman made his debut against Australia in 1980 with an explosive 80 in Galle and went on to score several top-notch half centuries against England in during the 1981 English tour. Devapriya has scored 1761 First Class runs in a short… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that veteran spinner Rangana Herath will lead the Sri Lanka Team in the 2 Test Series against Zimbabwe commencing on the 29th October in Harare. Hearth, who announced his retirement from the shorter format of the game in June, was the pivotal bowling performance is Sri Lanka’s historic Test Series win over Australia in August this year. Herath is lauded as a consistent and prolific spinner, who’s leadership skills will be put to good use in this Test Series.
Further to the consent given by the players yesterday (20th of October), Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the 17 players who were offered Annual Contracts for the year 2016/17 have signed and accepted the same. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on even date, the following players were selected for the Test Matches in Zimbabwe. 1. Angelo Mathews – Captain 2. Kusal Janith Perera 3. Kusal Mendis 4. Kaushal Silva 5. Dimuth Karunaratne 6. Dhananjaya de Silva 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. Rangana Herath 9. Dilruwan Perera 10. Lakshan Sandakan 11. Kasun Madushanka 12. Lahiru Kumara 13. Lahiru Gamage 14. Suranga Lakmal 15. Asela Gunaratne Dinesh Chandimal was not selected for the above tour as he has not recovered from the operation to his… Read More →