Record breaking U19 Player Hasitha Boyagoda a double edged gem

Hasitha Boyagoda

Sri Lanka Under-19 Opener Hasitha Boyagoda, who made the highest score in Under 19 ODIs while batting in the match against Kenya in the ongoing World Cup in New Zealand, is also an academically bright student hailing from Trinity College, Kandy. He was the college best Advanced Level student in Commerce in 2017 in the English medium. It is an exemplary feat emulating Kumar Sangakkara who was best student in Arts in 1997, according to Trinity’s Prefect of Games, Shane de Silva. He has obtained 4 A’s in Commerce, Accounts, Economics and English and was placed second best student in the Kandy district, and 62nd island-wide.  “Hasitha is one of Trinity’s best prospects in the sporting arena as well as… Read More →

ICC U-19 WORLD CUP 2018: Sri Lanka lose to Pakistan U-19 by 3 wickets

Sri Lanka lost to Pakistan U-19 by 3 wickets in an ICC Under-19 World Cup Group D match played at Whangarei, New Zealand. Batting first, Sri Lanka totalled 188 in 48.2 overs to which Pakistan replied with 190 for 7 wickets. Top scorer for the Lankans was Jehan Daniels who made 53, and Ashen Bandara 37.  Daniels struck 4 boundaries and a six in his 70-ball knock while Bandara’s 56-ball innings contained 2 boundaries. Suleman Shafqat was Pakistan’s main wicket taker with 3 for 29. Shaheen Shan Afridi took 2 for 41. The Pakistanis were in a spot of bother losing 3 wickets for 57 runs before Ali Zaryab Asif (59) and  Mohammad Taha 24 rallied their side in a… Read More →

ICC Under 19 World Cup: Kalana Perera Injured, SLC names replacement

Media Release 17th January, 2018 Sri Lanka under 19 player Kalana Perera, who is in the 15 member squad taking part in the ongoing ICC Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand will fly back home, as he has suffered an injury to his ankle. The injury has occurred, while engaging in practices yesterday (16/1/2018) at the Kensington Park in Whangarie, New Zealand. Sri Lanka Cricket’s National Selectors have decided to send Thilan Prashan Lorensu Hewa Wallekamkanamge as the replacement for Kalana Perera. Thilan Prashan was on the standby players list for the U19 WC.

ශ්‍රී ලංකා 19න් පහළ ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම අයර්ලන්තය පරාජය කරයි

නවසීලන්තයේ දැන් පැවැත්යවන අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ යලෝක කුසලාන ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ කණ්ඩයම සහභාගී වූ ප්‍රථම තරගයේදීම අයර්ලන්තය පරදා කඩුලු හතක පහසු ජයග්‍රහණයක් අත්කර ගත්යත්ය. කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහරදුන් අයර්ලන්තය කඩුලු 8ක ට ලබාගත් ලකුණු 207ට පිළිතුරු යලස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 37.3ක දී ලකුණු 208ක් ලබාගත්යත් කඩුලු තුනක් පමණක් දැවී යායමනි. වර්ෂාව මත යේ තරගය එක් කණ්ඩායමකට ඕවර් 48 බැගින් සීමා කැරිණි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායයේ ජයග්‍රහණයේ නියමුවන් වූ නායක කවිඳු යමන්ඩිස් ලකුණු 35ක ට කඩුලු තුනක් දවා පසුව පන්දු 73ක දී යනොදැවී ලකුණු 74ක් රැස්කළ අතර, ආරේභක පිතිකරු ධනංජය ලක්ෂාන් පන්දු 120 කදී යනොදැවී ලකුණු 101ක් රැස් කයළේය. යමොවුන් යදයදනා සිව්වන කඩුල්ලට පන්දු 154ක දී යනොදැවී ලකණු 157ක් රැස් කළ අතර, අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ එක්දින… Read More →

Sri Lanka U19s start world Cup campaign on a winning note

Sri Lanka Under 19 team - 2018 ICC CWC New Zealand

Opening batsman Dhananjaya Lakshan struck a 120-ball 101 and Skipper Kamindu Mendis a run a ball 74 sharing in a record highest wicket alliance of 157 for the fourth wicket in ODIs to steer Sri Lanka to an emphatic 3-wicket win over Ireland in a rain-reduced 48-over Under-19 World Cup match in Whangarei, New Zealand. While Lakshan decked himself in brilliant three figure honours, Mendis capped an all-round performance having claimed 3 for 35 in reducing Ireland to 207 for 8 from a healthy 73 for no loss and 145 for 4 batting first on the toss. Lakshan’s knock spanned 151 minutes and was studded with 8 boundaries and a six while Mendis’ run a ball innings came in 98… Read More →

Sri Lankan under 19s starts the ICC U19 World Cup 2018 Campaign on a victorious note

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Media Release 14th January, 2018 Sri Lankan under-19 team won the first game they played in the ongoing ICC under 19 World Cup in New Zealand today, beating Ireland by 7 wickets, with Left Handed Batsman Dhananjaya Lakshan scoring an unbeaten 101. Batting first in the over reduced match after winning the toss, Ireland managed to score 207 runs for the loss of 8 wickets from 48 overs, with J. Grassi top scoring for the Irishmen with a knock of 75 runs. Sri Lankan Captain Kamindu Mendis grabbed 3 Ireland wickets by conceding only 35 runs in his 10 overs, while L. N. Malinga and Jehan Daniel captured a wicket apiece. Chasing 208 to win, Sri Lankan team managed to… Read More →

Sri Lanka under 19 World Cup Squad

Sri Lanka ICC Under 19 World Cup Team Official Photograph

Media Release 27th December, 2017 Given below is the 15 member squad, which will leave for New Zealand to take part in the ICC under 19 Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held from 06th January to 04th February 2018. Minister of Sports Honourable Dayasiri Jayasekera after considering the appeals made by concerned parties, approved the following original squad sent by the SLC. Kamindu Mendis – Captain Dhananjaya Lakshan Santhush Gunathilaka Hasitha Boyagoda Nawanidu Fernando Nipun Dananjaya Ashen Bandara Kishan Sanjula Nishan Madushka Jehan Daniel Praveen Jayawickrama Haren Buddila Thisaru Rashmika Kalana Perera Nipun Malinga

Sri Lanka Cricket under 19 (SLC BPXI) Squad for the U19 Challenger series is announced

Sri Lanka Under 19s

Colombo 24th November 2017, The following 15 member squad has been ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara for the U19 Challenger series starting from 26th November 2017 in India. Ayana Siriwardena – Captain, Vishwa Chathurange, Dananjaya Lakshan, Kamil Misara, Santhush Gunathilake, Nishan Madushka, Nipun Dananjaya, Nuwanidu Fernando, Ravindu Sanjana, Hareen Buddila, Heshan Hettiarachchi, Randir Ranasinghe, Nipun Malinga, Nipun Lakshan, Kalana Perera. Standby: Sanjeewa Priyadharshana, Kishan Sanjula, Hasitha Boyagoda, Thilan Prasan

ආසියානු 19න් පහළ තරගාවලියේ පෙරැළි රැසක්

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ආසියානු කුසලාන අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ අවසාන පූර්ව තරගාවලියන්ට සුදුසුකම් ලබතැයි බොහෝ දෙනා අපේක්ෂා කළ ඉන්දීය හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම් දෙකටම මූලික වටයෙන් ඉවත්වීමට සිදුව ඇත. අවසාන පූර්ව තරග දෙකට සුදුසුකම් ලබා ඇත්තේ පාකිස්තානය සහ බංග්ලාදේශයත් (නොවැම්බර් 16) නේපාලය හා ඇෆ්ගනිස්තානයත්ය (නොවැම්බර් 17) මෙම තරග දෙකත් අවසාන තරගයත් (නොවැම්බර් 19) ක්වාලාලම්පූර්හි කින්රාරාහි ඇකඩමි ඕවල් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ දී පැවැත්වීමට නියමිතය. තරගාවලියට සහභාගී වූ කණ්ඩායම් අට අතුරින් අපරාජිත කණ්ඩායම වූයේ බංග්ලාදේශයයි.  ඔවුන් සහභාගී වූ තරග තුනම ජයගෙන ‘ඒ’ කොටසේ ප්‍රථම ස්ථානයට පත්ව සිටී.  ඉන්දියාව ‘ඒ’ කොටසේ සහභාගි වූ තරග අතුරින් බංග්ලාදේශයට කඩුලු අටකින් ද නේපාලයට ලකුණු 19කින් ද පරාජයට පත්විය.  කිහිපවරක් අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ ආසියානු කුසලාන සූරයන් වී ලෝක කුසලාන අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ සූරයන් පවා වූ ඉන්දියාව මෙසේ නේපලයට හා බංග්ලාදේශයට පරාජය… Read More →

ACC U-19 ASIA CUP 2017: Afghanistan-Nepal and Bangladesh-Pakistan semi finals: Sri Lanka unlucky despite tying 4 points each with Afghanistan

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Afghanistan and Nepal were two surprise dark horses that made it to the semi finals of the ACCU U-19 Asia Cup 2017 Championship staged in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The outcome of Tuesday’s match between Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates that saw Afghanistan pull off a huge 134-run victory put paid to Sri Lanka’s hopes of making it to the semi finals of Asia’s showpiece event at the prime teenage level of Asian cricket. Meanwhile, favourites India toppling out of the championship was a tournament surprise where significantly lesser known countries surged in to the semi finals. Accordingly, Afghanistan will play Nepal on November 16 Thursday at the Kinrara Academy Oval, and Pakistan versus Bangladesh on November 17 Friday at… Read More →

ACC U19 ASIA CUP: Sri Lanka win opening match against UAE by 7 wickets

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Sri Lanka U19 XI got off to a promising start in the Asia Cricket Council (ACC) U-19 Asia Cup  winning the opening fixture handsomely by 7 wickets against the United Arab Emirates  in Group B today Friday at the Selongor Club grounds, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. Sri Lanka pocketed 2 points to be in second place next to Afghanistan also on 2 points but on a faster run rate in their 7 wicket routing of the more cricket nourished Pakistan. Sri Lanka bowled out the UAE who batted first for 69 in 22 overs with 28 of the allotted 50 remaining. Jehan Daniel with 3 wickets for 14 in 8 overs and Thisaru Rashmika with 3 for 17 were the pick… Read More →

Under 19 Squad departs for Under 19 Youth Asia Cup 2017

SL Under 19 team for Asia Cup 2017

Colombo, 5 th November 2017 The Sri Lanka Squad participating the Under 19 Youth Asia Cup 2017 which is as follows will depart the island on 8 th November for the Under 19 Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia from the 9th to 20th November 2017. The Squad which has received the ratification of the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera is as follows; 1. Kamindu Mendis – Captain 2. Jehan Daniel – Vice Captain 3. Ashen Bandara 4. Dhananjaya Lakshan 5. Nishan Mathushanka 6. Nipuna Dhananjaya 7. Hasitha Boyagoda 8. Krishan Sanjula 9. Navindu Fernando 10. Randir Ranasinghe 11. Thisaru Rashmika 12. Nipun Ransika 13. P Jayawickrama 14. Kalana Perera 15. K. K. Kevin The selected 15, have… Read More →

Under 19 Squad prepares ahead of the Asia Cup

Sri Lanka Under 19

Colombo, 13 th October 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today (13) announced the following squad to participate in the Under 19 Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia from the 9th to 20th November 2017. The Squad which has received the ratification of the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera is as follows; 1. Kamindu Mendis – Captain 2. Jehan Daniel – Vice Captain 3. Ashen Bandara 4. Dhananjaya Lakshan 5. Nishan Mathushanka 6. Nipuna Dhananjaya 7. Hasitha Boyagoda 8. Krishan Sanjula 9. Nuwanidu Fernando 10. Randir Ranasinghe 11. Thisaru Rashmika 12. Nipun Ransika 13. P Jayawickrama 14. Kalana Perera 15. K. K. Kevin Standby: 1. V. Chathuranga 2. Ravindu Sanjana 3. H. Buddila 4. Thilan Prasanna The selected 15, have… Read More →

19න් පහළ සූරතාව දකුණු පළාතට

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙය වූ අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ අන්තර් පළාත් සීමිත ඕවර ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ සූරතාව හිමිකරගත්තේ දකුණු පළාතය.  මාලිගාවත්ත ආර්. ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ  පැවැති අවසාන මහා තරගයේ දී බස්නාහිර පළාත දකුණ කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 49.1ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 189ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස දකුණු පළාත ඕවර 34 දී කඩුලු 4ක ට ලකුණු 139ක් ලබා ජය ගත්තේ ඩක්වර්ත්-ලූවිස් ක්‍රමයටය. දකුණු පළාතේ ජයග්‍රහණයට මුල ව ක්‍රියා කළ අවිඳු තීක්ෂණ ලකුණු 41ක ට කඩුලු පහක් ම දවාලු අතර පසුව එම කණ්ඩායමේ හංසික වැලිහිඳ නොදැවී ලකුණු 58ක් රැස් කළේය.  අවිඳු තීක්ෂණ අවසාන තරගයේ හොඳම පන්දු යවන්නා ලෙසත් වැලිහිඳ අවසාන තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙසත් තේරිණි.  බස්නාහිර දකුණු කණ්ඩායමේ කමිල් මිෂාර හොඳම පිතිකරු ලෙස තේරිණි. කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහරදුන් බස්නාහිර දකුණු කණ්ඩායම වෙනුවෙන් ආරම්භක පිතිකරු… Read More →