Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar Thursday pulled out of the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) citing personal reasons, and said he does not want play the game any more.
England will be a step towards their dream of top spot in the world if they beat Sri Lanka in the third Test at the Rose Bowl starting on Thursday.
three first-class matches and five list A games between July 20 and August 16.
“The game against Essex has proved very useful because it has allowed a couple of our batsmen to get amongst the runs.
Opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne warmed up for his likely Test debut next week with a century as he and Kumar Sangakkara enjoyed valuable time in the middle on the first day of Sri Lanka’s tour match against Essex at Chelmsford.
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“I’ll retire after playing a one-day and a T20 game,” he said.
in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers
Sri Lanka all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya on Wednesday said that he is fit enough to play international cricket and is waiting for an opportunity to play in the ODI series against England later this month.
No sooner had Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan been named man-of-the-match in the drawn second Test against England at Lord’s on Tuesday he was doubting his prospects of playing in the series climax.
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Courtesy: International Cricket Council Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan said there was no point in reading the riot act after a stunning collapse to 82 all out saw his side lose the first Test against England. A rain-affected match appeared destined for a draw after England declared their first innings on 496 for five – a lead of just 96 – with only 51 overs left on Monday’s fifth and final day at Sophia Gardens. But what had seemed a moribund match was sparked into life by England fast bowler Chris Tremlett who, maintaining an accurate line and length at sharp pace ripped through the top order on his way to four for 40. Off-spinner Graeme Swann (four for 16)… Read More →