Sri Lanka ODI squad for South Africa series

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Media Release 18th February, 2019 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following Sri Lanka One Day squad to play in the upcoming series against South Africa. Squad Lasith Malinga – Captain Avishka Fernando Upul Tharanga Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain Kusal Janith Perera Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya De Silva Thisara Perera Akila Dananjaya Angelo Perera Oshada Fernando Kamindu Mendis Priyamal Perera Isuru Udana Vishwa Fernando Kasun Rajitha Lakshan Sandakan

Heroic Perera hundred helps Sri Lanka to thrilling victory

Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera reacts after bgetting his 100 runs on day 4 of the first Test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka held at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on February 16, 2019. (Photo by Anesh DEBIKY / AFP)

(Courtesy: ICC) Kusal Perera scored a riveting 200-ball 153 to take Sri Lanka to a thrilling victory in the first Test against South Africa in Durban on Saturday, 16 February. VIEW MATCH CENTRE When Keshav Maharaj dismissed Kasun Rajitha to reduce Sri Lanka to 226/9, a South African victory was a near certainty. However, Perera scripted a historic partnership with Vishwa Fernando for the final wicket to take his side past the finish line. It was a splendid effort by the duo, who added 78 runs between them – a record tenth-wicket stand for successful chases in Test cricket. While Perera dominated the partnership with his blistering effort, Fernando remained resilient with a 27-ball 6. Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad for South Africa Series

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Media Release 05th February, 2019 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following Sri Lanka Test squad to play in the upcoming series against South Africa. The National Selectors have decided to appoint Dimuth Karunaratne as the Stand-In Captain for the tour. They have also released Dinesh Chandimal from his duties as Captain and Player of the National test team to play domestic cricket to regain his form and be ready for future international tours. Sri Lanka team will tour South Africa, starting from 06th February to 24th March, 2019. Squad 01) Dimuth Karunaratne – Stand-in Captain 02) Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain 03) Lahiru Thirimanne 04) Kaushal Silva 05) Kusal Mendis 06) Kusal Janith Perera 07) Milinda… Read More →