Under 19: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 27 runs in the 40 over game

Sri Lanka Under 19s

Australia Under 19s v Sri Lanka U19s – 40 Over Match Australia Under 19 won the toss and elected to field first. Sri Lanka U 19 – 183/8 in 40/40 ov (Charith Asalanka 48, Avishka Fernando 29, Damitha Silva23, Wanindu Hasaranga 21 M Kuhnemann 3/18, JHYE Richardson 2/27) Australia U19 – 156 all out in 38.3 overs (C Hinchliffe 56, M Renshaw 34, L Beckett 21 Wanindu Hasanranga 4/23, Keshan Wijeratne 3/29, Damitha Silva 2/16) Sri Lanka Under 19 won by 27 runs.

Charith Asalanka to lead Sri Lanka under 19s in the only 3-day game against Australia

Charith Asalanka

The Junior National Selectors at a selection meeting held selected the below players for the only 3-day game starting on the 7th October against Australian under 19 cricket team. 1. Charith Asalanka [Captain] – Richmond College, Galle 2. Avishka Fernando [Vice Captain] – St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa 3. Akila Inham – D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 4. Kavin Bandara – D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 5. Malinga Amarasinghe – Nalanda College, Colombo 6. Kamindu Mendis – Richmond College, Galle 7. Tiran Danapala – Royal College, Colombo 8. Rasmika Opatha – St. Thomas’s College. Mt. Lavinia 9. Aravinda Akuregoda – St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10. Keshan Wijeratne – Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 11. Ravindu Tillakaratne – St. Thomas’s College. Mt. Lavinia 12. Shammu Ashan… Read More →

Under 19: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 8 wickets and clinch ODI series 3-1

Sri Lanka Under 19 team

Sri Lanka’s new U19 contingent who took the rains for battling in the last two games of the five-match series made all concerned forget the loss they suffered yesterday with a much improved performance today to win the most important match of the series concluded this afternoon at the SSC sealing an dramatic 3-1 series win in their favour. Shammu Ashan breaking two good partnerships at a time the Aussies were blossoming very fast helped Sri Lanka U19 to reduce their counterparts to a total of 203 all out in 49.3 overs after Aussies opted to bat first after winning the toss. Shammu first removed Patrick McKenna who added 51 runs for the fifth wicket carrying Aussies total from woeful 41 for four to… Read More →

Under 19: Australia juniors registered their first win in the series


Australia Juniors won the fifth one-day match beating Sri Lanka Under-19 by 105 runs at the P Sara Oval, Colombo today. The series stands 2-1 with one match to go, the rescheduled second match which is scheduled to be played at SSC grounds on 4th of October. Full Scorecard Brief Scores: Australia U19 - 248 all out in 49.5 overs: Liam Banthorpe 61, Jonte Pattison 43, Kyle Scrimegour 41, Aravinda Akurugoda 4/42, Chamika Karunarathne 2/48, Keshan Wijerathne 2/37. Sri Lanka U19 - 143 all out in 43.3 overs: Chamika Karunarathne 28, Pathum Madusanka 20, Sam Grimwade 5/23, Matthew Kuhnemann 2/23.

Under 19: Sri Lanka squad for 5th and 6th ODI’s against Australia


At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the Junior National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 5th and 6th ODI (replay of the 2nd OD which was washed out due to rain) of the Australia Under 19 tour of Sri Lanka. 1.      Chamika Karunarantne  – Captain           -           Royal College 2.      Kaveen Bandara                                       -           D.S Senanayake College 3.      Shammu Ashan                                       -           Ananda College 4.      Pathum Madushanka                               -           St. Josephs College 5.      Rashmika Opatha                                     -           St. Thomas College 6.      Kamindu Mendis                                      -           Richmond College 7.      Saveen Nanayakkara                              -           Richmond College 8.      Tiran Dhanapala                                      -           Royal College 9.      Akil Inham      … Read More →

Under 19: Avishka Fernando help Sri Lanka take series lead against Australia


A blistering knock of 127 off 103 balls from top-order batsman Avishka Fernando of St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa helped Sri Lanka Juniors beat Australia Under-19 by 80 runs in the 4th Youth one day match which took place at Colts grounds in Colombo today. Avishka became the first player to score a century in this five match series. The junior Lions posted 278 for the loss of seven wickets and bowled out Australia for 198 with 29 deliveries to spare.  Right arm fast bowler Keshan Wijeratne had an impressive match bag of 4 for 38, Charith Asalanka had figures of 3 for 32. The first two games ended in no results and Sri Lanka won the third game by 23 runs.  The… Read More →

Under 19: Sri Lanka squad for 4th One Day against Australia


Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the Junior National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 4th Youth One Day of the Australia Under 19s tour of Sri Lanka. 1.      Chamika Karunarantne  – Captain            -        Royal College 2.      Charith Asalanka – Vice Captain             -           Richmond College 3.      Wanidu Hasaranga                                    -           Richmond College 4.      Pathum Madusanka                                  -           St. Josephs College 5.      Dineth Thimodya                                      -           St. Peters College 6.      Kavindu Mendis                                       -           Richmond College 7.      Saveen Nanayakkara                               -           Richmond College 8.      Kaveen Bandara                                       -           D S Senanayake College 9.      Ravindu Thilakaratne                              -           St. Thomas College 10.  Asitha Fernando                                   … Read More →

Sri Lanka Under 19 beat Australia by 23 runs

Ravindu Thilakaratne

Sri Lanka’s under 19 cricket team claimed a 1-0 series lead over the Australia under 19 team after beating the visitors by 23 runs in the 3rd One Day played at Colombo. Sri Lanka posted 240 for nine in their 50 overs and defended the score bowling out the tourists for 217 with 11 deliveries to spare. For Sri Lanka Wicket-keeper Pasindu Isira top scored with a half century while Hasaranga De Silva contributed with 43 runs. spinner Damith Silva had an impressive match bag of 4 for 36, Ravindu Tillakaratne had figures of 2 for 30. Full Scorecard Brief Scores: Sri Lanka U-19 240/9 (50 overs) (T. Isira 50, A. Fernando 41, W. Hasaranga 43, D. Silva 25*, S. Grimwade 3/40) Australia… Read More →

Under 19: 2nd One Day rescheduled for 4th October

Media Release Please be informed as per the discussion SLC had with both Managers [Sri Lanka and Australia U19 Teams], it has been agreed to re-schedule the 2nd One day match at RPICS, that was abounded due to inclement weather that prevailed during the period. Accordingly a decision has been taken to play the match on 4th October 2014 at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds. This gesture by both teams provides an opportunity for the players to horn their skills.

Under 19: Sri Lanka squad for 1st and 2nd One Day against Australia

Sri Lanka Under 19 Team won the 5 ODI series against Bangladesh Under 19

Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the Junior National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 1st and 2nd One day’s of the Australia Under 19 tour of Sri Lanka. 1.      Chamika Karunarantne - Captain – Royal College 2.      Charith Asalanka – Vice Captain – Richmond College 3.      Wanidu Hasaranga – Richmond College 4.      Pathum Madusanka – St. Josephs College 5.      Dineth Thimodya - St. Peters College 6.      Kavindu Mendis - Richmond College 7.      Saveen Nanayakkara - Richmond College 8.      Kaveen Bandara - D S Senanayake College 9.      Ravindu Thilakaratne - St. Thomas College 10.  Lahiru Kumara - Trinity College 11.  Keshan Wijeratne - Maliyadeva College 12.  Damith Silva - Maliyadeva College 13.  Pasindu Silva - Air Force 14.  Sahan Arachchige - Ananda College 15.  Avishka Fernando - St. Sebastians College This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.  

Under 19: Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Press Conferece


The Australia Under-19 team led by Patrick McKenna will play five one-day matches and one three-day game during their three-week tour of Sri Lanka. Royal College captain Chamika Karunaratne will lead the Sri Lanka Under-19 team against the Australian Juniors. The former England Test cricketer Graeme Hick is the coach of the Australian juniors with former Australian skipper Greg Chappell as the manager. Former Sri Lanka spinner Roger Wijesuriya is the coach of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team. Australia U19 tour to Sri Lanka schedule 25 September – 1st One Day match, Sinhalese Sports Club 27 September – 2nd One Day match, R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium 29 September – 3rd One Day match, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic CC 1… Read More →

Sri Lanka Under 19 Squad for Australia Under 19 Tour of Sri Lanka

chamika karunaratne

Media Release Sri Lanka Under 19 Squad for Australia Under 19 Tour of Sri Lanka 2014 - From 21st September  to 10th October 2014 1)      Chamika Karunaratne (Captain) – Royal College 2)      Charith Asanka (Vice Captain) – Richmond College 3)      Pathum Madusanka - St. Joseph College 4)      Lasith Lakshan – St. Thomas –Matara 5)      Deneth Temodya – St. Peters College 6)      Rashmika Opatha – St. Thomas – Mt Lavinia 7)      Himasha Liyanage – Dharmapala Vidyalaya 8)      Avishka Fernando  – St. Sebastian College 9)      Kamindu Mendis  – Richmond College 10)  Kaveen Bandara  – D S Senanayake College 11)  Pasindu Isira  – Air Force SC 12)  Tiran Dhanapala - Royal College 13)  Shamme Ashan - Ananda College 14)  Akil Inham – D S Senanayake College 15)  Sahan Arachchige – Ananda College 16)  Keshan Wijeratne - Maliyadeva College 17)  Asitha Fernando - St. Sebasitian – Katuneriya 18)  Lahiru Kumara… Read More →

Under-19: Aslam, Imam help Pakistan earn 121-run win

It was difficult to pinpoint the exact reason behind the frenzied cheers emanating from the Pakistan dressing room at the end of its ICC Under-19 World Cup quarterfinal against Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday (February 22), which Pakistan won by a whopping 121 runs. The flat-screen television on the wall was tuned to OSN’s coverage of the closing stages of England’s thrilling win over India down the road in Dubai. Judging by the euphoria, the preferred team won. Whether that is because it was the old enemy exiting a competition it seemed well credentialed to win, or because Pakistan thought India’s loss made its own path to the title easier, is a moot point. It was probably… Read More →