England Under 17 tour of Sri Lanka 2014

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the England Under 17 team will be touring Sri Lanka from the 10th of April 2014 until the 27th of April 2014. England Under 17 Team will start their tour with a One Day Match at Surrey Village on the 17th of April followed by a One Day Match on the 19th of April at SSC. The 3rd One Day Match will be on the 21st April at SSC. The final match will be on the 24th April which will be a 3 day match at Colombo Colts Cricket Club.

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 →

Sri Lanka takes on Pakistan ICC U19 CWC 2014 quarter-finals on Tomorrow

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Sri Lanka opened the tournament with a 49-run victory over New Zealand, then held its nerve to beat England by one wicket before romping home by eight wickets against the UAE. Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq is the tournament’s leading run-getter to date with 260 runs, while his fellow opener and captain Sami Aslam is the other prominent scorer with 129 runs. The two batsmen have provided their side two century opening wicket starts. In bowling, Karamat Ali has bagged seven wickets while Zafar Gohar has taken six wickets. In contrast, Sri Lanka openers Sadeera Samarawickrama and Hashan Dumindu have been timing the ball very nicely. Samarawickrama has scored 156 runs while Dumindu has aggregated 147 runs and both the batsmen have centuries… Read More →

Under-19: Sri Lanka Marches into Quarterfinals with Big Win

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Sri Lanka followed a thrilling one-wicket win over England with a comprehensive victory against the United Arab Emirates, triumphing by eight wickets in a Group D match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday(February 18). Sri Lanka thus ensured its entry into the quarterfinals of the event, maintaining an all-win record. Hashan Dumindu, the opener, starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 113 off 118 balls. His innings included eleven fours and one six, as Sri Lanka chased down UAE’s 205 all out with ease, taking just 43.1 overs to get to the target. Having lost the in-form Sadeera Samarawickrama for just 7 in the sixth over, Dumindu collaborated with Kusal Mendis, the captain,… Read More →

Under-19: Sri Lanka scrapes past England

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On certain days, an individual’s success depends on his desire to grind it out, while others around him or her fail to get a grip over the conditions. Those who manage not to succumb to the pressure invariably prove to be the difference between winning and losing. Thilaksha Sumanasiri was that difference on Sunday (February 16) in the ICC Under-19 World Cup game between Sri Lanka and England at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sumanasiri’s 42-ball 43 in a crisis situation gave Sri Lanka a thrilling one-wicket victory against England in its Group D match, and with two wins in as many matches, Sri Lanka has now placed itself in a very strong position to qualify for the quarterfinals. On the… Read More →

Sri Lanka beats England to Qualify for ICC U19 CWC Quarter-Final

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka and South Africa sealed their places in the quarter-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup UAE 2014 when they recorded victories of contrasting styles on the third day of the 16-day tournament on Sunday. In front of Star Sports cameras at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka overcame 1998 champion England by one wicket in a match of fluctuating fortunes to become the first side from Group D to progress to the knock-out stage, while South Africa recorded a comfortable 45-run victory over Canada at Abu Dhabi Oval 1 to seal a place in the next round from Group C. In the other results of the day, the West Indies outplayed Zimbabwe by 167 runs… Read More →

Under-19: Mendis leads Sri Lanka’s victory

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Sri Lanka got the better of New Zealand by a solid 49-run margin in a Group D game, played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday (February 14). Batting first, Sri Lanka U19 managed to score 275 for 9 in its 50 overs, mainly due to a 107-ball 91 from its captain Kusal Mendis. Losing wickets at regular intervals, New Zealand U19 fell short by 49 runs, finishing at 226 for 8. Sadeera Samarawickrama (67) and Mendis, shared a 97-run stand for the second wicket to set Sri Lanka up for a big total. Contributions and partnerships from the middle order, Priyamal Perera (37) and Thilaksha Sumanasiri (22) ensured the team was on course to post a competitive total. Kyle… Read More →

Under-19: Sri Lanka beat Namibia by three wickets

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Sri Lanka beat Namibia by three wickets in the second warm-up to continue its confident build-up to the tournament following its five wickets win over India on Monday. Namibia managed 192 for eight from its 50 overs.  In turn,Thilaksha Sumanasiri’s 63 guided Sri Lanka to victory with seven balls remaining after the Asian side had slumped to 66 for four. Brief Score: Namibia 192-8, 50 overs (Jano Coetzee 35, Zane Green 30; Lakshan Jayasinghe 3-22) Sri Lanka 196-7, 48.5 overs (Thilaksha Sumanasiri 63, Kusal Mendis 37; Jano Coetzee 2-19)

Under-19: Samarawickrama leads Sri Lanka U-19 to victory

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Last tournament’s finalists India and Australia suffered defeats in the first round of warm-up matches of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup UAE 2014 on Monday. Sri Lanka opener Sadeera Samarawickrama hit an attractive 82 and Priyamal Perera scored an unbeaten 50 to inspire their side to five wickets victory over defending champion India at Zayed Cricket Stadium, while Ryan Burl hit a fluent 60 as Zimbabwe defeated last event’s runner-up Australia by three wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 1. The defending champion threw away a half-century opening wicket start to slump from 53-0 to 209 all out in 45.5 overs. All the top order batsmen got off to good starts but couldn’t convert these into big scores as No.8… Read More →

Sri Lanka U19s ready to conquer the World

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Written by Damith Weerasinghe Every two years under 19s around the world battle it out for the ICC Youth World Cup and this time the Sri Lanka under 19s are stealthily gearing themselves to take on U 19s of the world at the ICC U 19 World cup in the UAE from the 14th February – 1st March 2014. The Under 19 World Cup has functioned as a foundation stone to many a great cricketer such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Mike Atherton, Brian Lara, Inzamam Ul-Haq and rising stars such as Virat Kohli, Dinesh Chandimal, Darren Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan and many more. Most of the International players have begun their journey through the Under 19 World Cup and the exposure… Read More →

Under-19: Sri Lanka blanks Australia 3-0

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Anuk Fernando’s four-wicket haul and a vital unbeaten 25, helped Sri Lanka U-19 wrap up the Youth One Day series against Australia 3-0 with a thrilling win in R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today (6). Australia who elected to bat first were restricted to 202 runs and Future Lions reached the target losing eight wickets and with four deliveries to spare. Chasing 202 runs to win, Sri Lanka got off to a bad start, they were 41 for 4 before Priyamal Perera(32) and Thilaksha Sumanasiri helped them recover with a 47-run fifth-wicket partnership. Sumanasiri top scored with 50 runs facing 78 deliveries and put on a partnership of 61 runs for the sixth wicket with Harsha Rajapksha, who made 36 runs from 47 balls inclusive of  two… Read More →

Sri Lanka Under-19 World Cup Squad announced

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Media Release The following Squad was selected by the Selection Committee as the 15 member squad for the upcoming U19 ICC World Cup to be played in Dubai in February 2014. 01 Kusal Mendis (Prince of Wales College – Moratuwa) (Captain) 02 Sadeera Samarawickrama – St.Joseph’s College – Colombo 10 (Vice Captain) 03 Vinod Banuka – Maliyadewa College – Kurunegala 04 Hashan Dumindu – Gurukula Vidyalaya Kelaniya 05 Kavindu Kulasekara – Thurstan College 06 Priyamal Perera – St.Josephs’ College 07 Thilaksha Malshan Sumanasiri – St..Thomas College Mt Lavinia 08 Hashan Ramanayake – Royal College – Colombo 09 Binura Fernando – D.S Senanayake College 10 Anuk Fernando – St.Sebastian’s College – Moratuwa 11 Hashan Vimarshana – St.Thomas  Matara 12 A.K Tyronne… Read More →