Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the number-one batting spot from West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after another big century against Pakistan in the second Test.
Matches featuring Sri Lanka, semi-finals and final in big demand
July 21 – Aug 7
Kumar Sangakkara and Alastair Cook have made impressive gains in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen which were released on Sunday after the completion of Sri Lanka-Pakistan and England-West Indies series, and the Ireland-Australia ODI that was washed out on Saturday in Belfast.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended from this week’s Galle Test after his side was found guilty of a serious over-rate offence during the fifth and last ODI against Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday.
Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara were included in Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad on Tuesday for this week’s first test against Pakistan in Galle.
All-rounder Angelo Mathews struck an unbeaten 80 off 76 balls to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling two wickets win over Pakistan with two balls to spare in the fifth and the final One-Day International played at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Monday.
Ragama CC takes early lead
Pakistan were strongly placed at 166-2 in the 38th over before they collapsed to 199 all out chasing a 244-run target in the day-night contest, with man-of-the-match Perera finishing with 4-42.
More tickets to be available from 12 June; 100 bats presented to Kandy school children
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera starred as Sri Lanka levelled the one-day international series against Pakistan with a comfortable 76-run victory in the second ODI in Pallekele.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has chosen Sri Lanka’s star Lasith Malinga, as the official Event Ambassador for the ICC World Twenty 20 Sri Lanka 2012.