Zimbabwe good in reply after Sri Lanka puts up 537

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga raises his bat in celebration of his century during the second day's play in the first Test match between Sri Lanka and hosts Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, on October 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai Njikizana

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 clinch the One Day series 3-0

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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.

Hemantha Devapriya appointed as Head Coach for Sri Lanka Women’s Team

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 →

Rangana Herath to Captain Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe

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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.

Annual Contracts for National Players & Test Squad for the Zimbabwe Tour

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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 →

Siriwardana to lead Sri Lanka ‘A’ ODI Squad against Windies A

Sri Lanka cricketer Milinda Siriwardana plays a shot during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on August 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S.KODIKARA

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on even date, the following players were selected for the 3 One Day matches. 1. Danushka Gunathilaka 2. Sandun Weerakkody 3. Minod Bhanuka 4. Charith Asalanka 5. Milinda Siriwardana – Captain 6. Shehan Jayasuriya 7. Dasun Shanaka 8. Binura Fernando 9. Keshan Wijerathne 10. Kasun Rajitha 11. Amila Aponso 12. Lahiru Milantha 13. Shammu Ashan 14. Anuk Fernando 15. Alankara Asanka

Annual Contracts for National Players

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that the 17 players who were offered to be appointed as National Contracted Players of Sri Lanka Cricket have officially consented to sign their respective contracts. The new National Contracts have been drafted to enable the players to benefit based on their performance. Given below are the 17 players:  Angelo Mathews  Rangana Herath  Dinesh Chandimal  Dimuth Karunarathna  Kusal Janith Perera  Suranga Lakmal  Lahiru Thirimanna  Dilruwan Perera  Kusal Mendis  Milinda Siriwardana  Nuwan Pradeep  Kaushal Silva  Dhanajaya de Silva  Dushmantha Chameera  Danushka Gunathilaka  Jeffery Vandersay  Lakshan Sandakan

Sri Lanka A squad for the 3rd four-day game in Dambulla

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on the 14th October 2016, the following players were selected for the 3 rd unofficial test match to be played in Dambulla. 1. Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) 2. Kusal Janith Perera (Vice Captain) 3. Roshen Silva 4. Charith Asalanka 5. Asela Gunaratne 6. Avishka Fernando 7. Anuk Fernando 8. Lakshan Sandakan 9. Asitha Fernando 10. Lahiru Gamage 11. Kasun Madushanka 12. Dasun Shanaka 13. Sandun Weerakkody 14. Jeffery Vandersay 15. Amila Aponsu

රෝස ක්‍රිකට් පන්දුව කුමක්ද ?

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රෝස ක්‍රිකට් පන්දුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට අළුත් හඳුන්වාදීමකි. ලොව අනෙකුත් රටවල් අතර මෙය කතා බහට ළක් වූවක් වුවද ශ්‍රී ලංකාව රෝස වර්ණයෙන් යුත් පන්දුවකින් මුලින්ම තරග වැඳුනේ නොබෝදා (ඔක්තෝබර් 4 වැනිදා) මාලිගාවත්ත ආර්.ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගනයේ ආරම්භ වූ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ” ඒ ” බටහිර ඉන්දීය කොදෙව් ”ඒ” නිල නොවන සිව්දින ටෙස්ට් තරගයේදීය. ආසියාවේ ටෙස්ට් ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩා කරන රටවල් අතුරින් ඉන්දියාව පාකිස්ථානය හා බංග්ලාදේශය තම රටවල පළමු ශ්‍රේණියේ අන්තර් සමාජ තරගාවලියන්හිදී රෝස පන්දුවට මුහුණ දී ඇතත් ඔවුනටද මෙහි දීර්ඝ ඉතිහාසයක් නොමැත. අත්දැකීම්ද නැත. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන් ටෙස්ට් තරගවලදී මුහුණ දෙන රතු පැහැති පන්දුවට වඩා රෝස පැහැති පන්දුවේ එතරම් වෙනසක් නැතැයි පවසන ශ්‍රි ලංකා ” ඒ” ක්‍රීකට් නායක දිමුත් කරැණාරත්න මේ පන්දුවෙන් පුහුණුව ලබන විට අපට පෙනී  ගියේ පන්දුවෙන් දිගු වේලාවක් ක්‍රීඩා කරන විට… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ cruised to a seven wicket win

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Sri Lanka ‘A’ cruised to a 7 wicket win over West Indies in the first 4 day game played between the two teams at the RPICS. West Indies A – 276 all out in 86.4 overs: Vishaul Singh 96, Shamarh Brooks 65, Kemar Roach 45, Kieran Powell 36, Asela Gunarathne 3/27, Asitha Fernando 2/35, Charith Asalanka 2/53. Sri Lanka A – 386 all out in 104.5 overs: Dimuth Karunarathne 131, Kusal Janith Perera 87, Niroshan Dickwella 59, Asela Gunarathne 38, Rahkeem Cornwell 8/108. West Indies A (2nd inn) – 175 all out in 79.2 overs: John Campbell 22, Shamarh Brooks 28, Vishaul Singh 46, Gudakesh Motie 34, Lakshan Sandakan 4/51, Asela Gunarathne 2/30, Asitha Fernando 2/16, Charith Asalanka 2/27. Sri… Read More →

Sri Lanka’s use of the pink ball in view of day-night Test cricket

Pink Ball Cricket In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka opting to use the pink ball for the first time in its cricket history this week is significant with pink ball cricket set to take centre stage largely in the near future with the ICC envisaging day-night Test cricket. It was used for the first time in the first unofficial Test cricket match between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday October 4. Interestingly, the over century long game of cricket that originated using the red leather ball has seen a progressive shift from the red cherry. It has been pushed to a back seat by the popularity of white balls, cork balls and the like. Now with cricket’s global… Read More →