Category: Sports News

No six pack but Malinga still a big-game hunter: Jayawardene

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene praised Lasith Malinga for his ability to step up in big games after the paceman inspired his country’s shock World Cup win over England.

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Karunaratne praises Sri Lanka legend Malinga for leading by example

Lasith Malinga is an example for the rest of Sri Lanka to follow – according to his captain Dimuth Karunaratne.

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Sri Lanka plot how to douse England World Cup fireworks

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne says Sri Lanka will have to think “out of the box” as they try to tame England’s marauding batsmen in their must-win World Cup match against the hosts.

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Cricket: Sri Lanka warned after media no-show

Sri Lanka have been warned against a repeat of their no-show in the customary post-match news conference following their World Cup loss to Australia, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Monday.

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Sanga unhappy with playing condition in England

Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is disappointed with the variations in wickets at different venues in England, where the 2019 edition of the ICC World Cup is underway and matches are also being affected due to rain.

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Sri Lanka snub media duties after World Cup defeat

Sri Lanka are likely to be hit with an International Cricket Council sanction after failing to fulfil their media duties following Saturday’s damaging World Cup defeat against Australia.

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ICC reject Sri Lanka World Cup complaints of ‘cramped bus, poor pitches, no pool’

World Cup organisers have been forced to defend the quality of the tournament’s pitches and facilities after reports of an official complaint from Sri Lanka.

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Malinga to return home briefly after Bangladesh game

Lasith Malinga will leave the team following Sri Lanka’s World Cup Game against Bangladesh, which will be played today, as his Mother-In-Law has passed away, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board said today.

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Sri Lanka batting coach backs Mendis and Mathews to come good

Sri Lanka batting coach Jon Lewis believes it is just a matter of time before Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews hit form at the World Cup.

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Macau pulls team from Sri Lanka World Cup qualifier citing safety

Macau’s football chiefs have said they will not send a team to Sri Lanka for a World Cup qualifying match this week, citing security fears following the deadly Easter suicide attacks.

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Karunaratne unfazed by Sri Lanka’s World Cup woe against Pakistan

Dimuth Karunaratne insists Sri Lanka can end their wretched World Cup record against Pakistan when they clash in Bristol on Friday.

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Cricket World cup 2019: Sri Lanka beats Afghanistan by 34 runs

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs via DLS method to register their first win of World Cup 2019.

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Malinga preaches Sri Lankan patience in ‘must-win’ Afghanistan clash

Sri Lanka’s batsmen must show more patience under pressure in Tuesday’s “must-win” encounter against World Cup dark horses Afghanistan to put their crushing opening-round defeat behind them, pacer Lasith Malinga said on Monday.

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New Zealand begin World Cup charge against Sri Lanka

New Zealand are happy to go under the radar as they prepare to launch their campaign for World Cup glory against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Embattled Sri Lanka hope for World Cup miracle

Sri Lanka go into the World Cup with low expectations after losing eight of their last nine one-day matches and led by a captain who has not played 50-over cricket for more than four years.

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World Cup 2019 winners to get US $4 million

The winner of the 2019 men’s World Cup will walk away with a monetary reward of US $4 million, with the runner up getting half the amount ($2 million), as the ICC, on Friday, announced details of the total prize money on offer for the 10-team tournament.

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