Category: Sports News

Kumar Sangakkara - Cricket World Cup 2015

Sangakkara to bid farewell to first class cricket

Three days of engaging cricket from both sides ended, depressingly, with handshakes at 5.25pm. But whatever sorrow filled the air was engulfed by a deeper dismay when Kumar Sangakkara, with a century in each innings, announced that this would be his final season in the County Championship.

Mahela Jayawardena

Sri Lanka legend Jayawardene to join Lancashire but as non-overseas player

Lancashire have signed Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene for the NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

Aravinda De Silva

Aravinda de Silva quits as Sri Lanka Cricket chairman

Former Sri Lanka captain Aravinda de Silva has stepped down as chairman of the national board’s cricket committee for personal reasons after roughly a year in the top post, the committee said on Friday.

Allan Donald

Sri Lanka rope in Allan Donald as pace bowling coach

Former South African paceman Allan Donald has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s a consultant fast bowling coach for the Champions Trophy, which is to be held in England and Wales from June 2.

Muttiah Muralitharan

Sri Lankan players not capable enough to play in IPL: Murali

Muttiah Muralitharan believes that talented cricketers do exist in Sri Lanka, but they need to polish their skills a lot more to play in the IPL.

Lasith Malinga T20 hat-trick

Lasith Malinga: Sri Lanka bowler takes hat-trick but Bangladesh win Twenty20

Lasith Malinga became the fifth man to take a Twenty20 international hat-trick but it was not enough to prevent Sri Lanka losing by 45 runs to Bangladesh.

Upul Tharanga and Kusal Perera

Perera guides Sri Lanka to six-wicket win

Kusal Perera struck a quick-fire half century to steer Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first of their two-match Twenty20 International series in Colombo on Tuesday (Apr 4).

Thisara Perera

Kulasekara takes four to help Sri Lanka level series

Seamer Nuwan Kulasekara picked up four wickets to help Sri Lanka register a comfortable 70-run win in the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh on Saturday and level the series at 1-1.

Kusal Mendis

Sri Lanka post 321 for four after Mendis century

Sri Lanka’s top-order batsman Kusal Mendis made most of the reprieve and went on to post an unbeaten 166 as Sri Lanka finished on 321 for four at stumps on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh in Galle on Tuesday.

Asanka Gurusinghe

Gura, perfect room-mate, he used to make my coffee – Jayasuriya

Most young cricketers have identified Asanka Gurusinha as a no-nonsense, straight talking, ruthless individual, but former captain Sanath Jayasuriya yesterday shed some light into the gentle side of Sri Lanka’s legendary number three batsman

Asela Gunaratne and Seekkuge Prasanna

Army promotes Seekkuge and Gunaratna

Sri Lankan army has promoted Seekkuge Prasanna to the position of Warrant officer first class, and Asela Gunaratna to the position of Warrant Officer second class, based on their National Level performances.

Angelo Mathews

IPL: Mathews sold to Delhi Daredevils for SLR 4.5 crore

Sri Lanka’s captain Angelo Mathews has been bought by Delhi Daredevils for Sri Lankan Rupees (SLR) 4.5 crore in Indian Premier auctions in Bengaluru.

Asela Gunaratne

Sri Lanka take unassailable 2-0 lead, win second T20I by 2 two wickets

Asela Gunaratne smashed a boundary off the last ball to secure a thrilling two-wicket victory for Sri Lanka against Australia in the second Twenty20 Internationals on Sunday.

Lasith Malinga vs Australia

Sri Lanka clinch Melbourne thriller to welcome back Malinga

Chamara Kapugedera smashed a boundary off the last ball to secure a thrilling five-wicket victory for Sri Lanka against Australia in the first Twenty20 Internationals on Friday.

Lasith Malinga vs Australia

Sri Lanka beat PM XI in T20 series warmup

CANBERRA, Australia: Opener Upul Tharanga hit an unbeaten 47 and Vikum Sanjaya captured three wickets as Sri Lanka beat a Prime Minister’s XI by five wickets in their Twenty20 series warmup in Canberra on Wednesday.

Virender Sehwag

I feared Muttaih Muralitharan the most: Virender Sehwag

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag was one of the most feared batsmen of his time. In his 14-year playing career, the Indian cricketer dominated all types of bowlers across all formats.