Centuries from Ravi Bopara and captain James Taylor helped England Lions complete a comprehensive seven-wicket victory against Sri Lanka A in the Tri-Series at Worcester. England have two wins from three games after beating Sri Lanka twice, while New Zealand have won both their completed matches after their opener against Sri Lanka was washed out. Steven Finn took 4-67 as Dinesh Chandimal’s unbeaten 119 underpinned Sri Lanka’s 283 for six from 50 overs. Dinesh Chandimal entered the crease with the score on 16-2 but the 24-year-old hauled his team back into contention with a superb unbeaten 119 in 127 balls. Sri Lanka’s number three was ably supported by Ashan Priyanjan, who made 42 before being caught behind off Bopara (one for 29). Bhanuka… Read More →
Alex Hales hit a brilliant century to lead England Lions to a 51-run victory over Sri Lanka A in their first match of the triangular series at Taunton. Lions’ total of 339-5 proved far too much for the tourists to chase down. Sri Lanka A were bowled out for 288 in reply. They did raise faint hopes of a successful chase by reaching 160-2 in the 30th over before a middle-order collapse swung the match firmly back in the Lions’ favour. Dinesh Chandimal (73) and Danushka Gunathilaka (57) laid down solid foundations before the former was removed by Ravi Bopara, with Ravi Patel (3-71), Boyd Rankin and Harry Gurney also taking wickets within the next nine overs to take the sting out of the… Read More →
Sri Lankan skipper Ashan Priyanjana top scored with 111, and received excellent support from Chathuranga de Silva, Mahela Udawatte, and Danushka Gunatilleke. The trio all scored half centuries as their side compiled an imposing 329 for 8 in their 50 overs, benefitting from an excellent pitch and a lightning fast outfield, which offered full value for their strokes. The Sri Lanka top order punished anything remotely loose, striking a total of 49 boundaries, which the Irish attack found difficult to stem. Andrew White showed all his experience to take 1-29 in his 10 overs, while Craig Young bowled excellently to finish with 4 for 44. The Irish reply got off to to the worst possible start as Wednesday’s centurion Stuart… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting of even date, the National Selectors nominated Asela Gunaratne to replace Kusal Janith Perera who has been injured in the ongoing Sri Lanka ‘A’ tour of England. This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Sri Lanka A won Wednesday’s One-Day game at Stormont by 28 runs in the first of three one day matches. Set 284 to win the Ireland innings ended in the final over when Stuart Poynter was caught at short fine leg for a magnificent 109. Ireland finished on 255 all out chasing Sri Lanka A’s total of 283. Poynter shepherded the tail quite magnificently, sharing stands of 61 with Craig Young (26), and 87 with Peter Chase (22*), after Ireland had been reduced to 107 for 7. It was in effect 107 for 8, with Eddie Richardson hors de combat after being struck by a Dushmantha Chameera bouncer. Ireland gave first caps to Peter Chase, Chris Dougherty and Nick Larkin,… Read More →
Ashan Priyanjan named as Captain of the Sri Lanka A team for the tour of England and Ireland, replacing Upul Tharanga who will be part of the National squad for the upcoming South Africa Test series. Kusal Janith Perera appointed as the Vice-Captain of the team. This tour will begin on the 14th of July and go on till the 25th August 2014. Squad: Ashan Priyanjana (Captain), Kusal Janith (Vice.Captain), Lahiru Jayaratne, Mahela Udawatte, Banuka Rajapakshe, Ishan Jayaratne, Danushka Gunethilake, Niroshan Dickwella, Chathuranga De Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Ramith Rambukwella, Seekuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Gamage, Vishwa Fernando, Priyamal Perera
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket National Selectors has announced the 16-member squad for the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team tour of Ireland & England. This tour will begin on the 14th of July and go on till the 25th August 2014. 1. Upul Tharanga (Captain) 2. Thisara Perera (Vice.Captain) 3. Kusal Janith 4. Mahela Udawatte 5. Banuka Rajapakshe 6. Ashan Priyanjana 7. Danushka Gunethilake 8. Niroshan Dickwella 9. Chathuranga De Silva 10. Sachith Pathirana 11. Ramith Rambukwella 12. Seekuge Prasanna 13. Dushmantha Chameera 14. Lahiru Gamage 15. Vishwa Fernando 16. Priyamal Perera This has been approved by the ExCo and the Hon. Minister of Sports.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket National Selectors has announced the 30-member squad for the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team tour of Ireland & England. This tour will begin on the 14th of July and go on till the 25th August 2014. 1. Upul Tharanga 2. Udara Jayasundara 3. Niroshan Dickwella 4. Dimuth Karunaratne 5. Jehan Mubarak 6. Bhanuka Rajapaksha 7. Romesh Buddhika 8. Angelo Perera 9. Asela Guneratne 10. Ashan Priyanjana 11. Chathuranga De Silva 12. Akhila Dhananjaya 13. Suraj Randeev 14. Seekuge Prasanna 15. Ramith Rambukwella 16. Sachithra Pathirana 17. Chaminda Bandara 18. Ishan Jayaratne 19. Dushmantha Chameera 20. Charith Jayampathy 21. Dhammika Prasad 22. Vishawa Fernando 23. Lahiru Gamage 24. Mahela Udawatte 25. Jeewan Mendis 26. Isuru Udana 27. Lahiru… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that at a Selection Committee meeting held, the following selections were made by the National Selectors for the 1st unofficial test against England Lions. 1.Upul Tharanga (Captain) 2.Udara Jayasundara 3.Banuka Rajapaksha 4.Roshen Silva 5.Niroshan Dickwella 6.Madawa Warnapura 7.Danushka Gunathileka 8.Shehan Jayasuriya 9.Chathuranga De Silva 10.P.H.T Kaushal 11.Chathura Randunu 12.Vishwa Fernando 13.Dhammika Prasad 14.Ishan Jayaratne 15.Lahiru Gamage
Match & Practice Schedule Arriving 27th January 2014 1300 on Flight UL504 Date Team Practice venue Side Nets Time 28th January 2014 Lions R. Premadasa 2 Side Wickets 10.00 a.m – 01.00 p.m 29th January 2014 SL “A” Team Emerging Players R. Premadasa 2 Side Wickets 10.00 a.m – 01.00 p.m 29th January 2014 Lions R. Premadasa 2 Side Wickets 02.00 p.m – 05.00 p.m 30th January 2014 Lions R. Premadasa 2 Side Wickets 10.00 a.m – 01.00 p.m 30th January 2014 SL “A” Team Emerging Players R. Premadasa 2 Side Wickets 02.00 p.m – 05.00 p.m 31st January 2014 SL “A” Team Emerging Players R. Premadasa 2 Side Wickets 10.00 a.m – 01.00 p.m 31st January 2014 Lions R. Premadasa… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that England Cricket Board has confirmed England Lions ( England ‘A’) will tour Sri Lanka in the early part of 2014. Lions will be playing two 3 day matches and three 4 day matches between 27th January and 2nd March 2014 with the SL “A” Team and the schedule will be announced in due course.