Dashing Sri Lankan opener Thilekeratne Dilshan will be taking part in the ODI encounter today to be played against India at Mirpur.
For the hosts to qualify for the finals with Sri Lanka will be a hard task. They lack penetrative bowlers to do the job for them.
Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayewardene opened the batting for Sri Lanka. The run carnage against a hapless Bangladesh bowling attack dew or no dew was a delight. It was raining boundaries, as both batsmen toyed with the hosts bowling. The run feast was so exquisite; anyone watching would have seen a full range of strokes in one package.
Sri Lanka plagued with injuries, have decided to throw caution to the wind by resting Welegedera and Lakmal for today’s game. It is pertinent that the two fast bowlers take a breather and be fit for the remainder of the series
India started proceedings with a shocker. It all looked so normal with Shewag getting bat to ball with great velocity.
Tomorrow’s match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be starting at 1330hrs Sri Lankan time (1400hrs local), which is 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled start of play.
Off spinning allrounder Muthumudalige Pushpakumara will return home tomorrow along with middle order batsman Chamara Silva following an injury he sustained during the ODI encounter with India yesterday.
The side bowling second in Mirpur is certainly at a disadvantage. Bangladesh and India were victims of the deadly dew, having stated the obvious, make no mistake that Sri Lanka were the superior outfit in both their outings.
Media release of the latest points table for women’s Twenty 20 domestic tournament currently conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)
No prizes on offer as to what the captain would decide if he wins the toss at Shere Bangla stadium. Sangakkara lucky with his call today and had no hesitation in inviting India to take first lease of the pitch.
Left handed opener, Mahela Udawatte will be joining Mahela Jayawardena and Dinesh Chandimal as reinforcements to the injury hit Sri Lankan squad taking part in the IDEA cup triangular in Bangladesh.
Media release stating the departure details of the Sri Lanka Under 19 team for the forthcoming ICC Under 19 World Cup to be played in New Zealand.
The tour selectors have replaced Lahiru Thirimanna for injured TM Dilshan, and have kept faith in young prodigy Thissara Perera as the replacement for Chamara Silva, Nuwan Kulasekera has been given a rest and left arm fast bowler Thilan Thushara will get an opportunity
Sri Lanka’s star batsman Mahela Jayawardena and 20 year old right handed batsman Dinesh Chandimal are set to be sent to Bangladesh for the IDEA cup triangular tournament as cover for injured Tillekeratne Dilshan and Chamara Silva.
Sri Lanka in the past two months have been plagued with injuries to senior players, which started revolving around while on tour to India. The latest casualties will hurt the side badly as TM Dilshan; Sri Lanka’s prolific run scorer is nursing a groin injury that will keep him out from the playing field for some time.