Category Archives: Sri lanka

SL players to go: Who will miss whom?

The dilemma now stays as National Duty versus Money. Yeah, “Come back home” says the Sri Lankan Cricket Board to all its players playing in the IPL. Controversy seems to be playing a role here, as this decision is guessed to be taken after the ill-treatment to Rajapaksa and Co during the Finals of WC. Read the rest of this entry

Randiv "overstepping" controversy

In the last match between India and Sri Lanka, Suraj Randiv on the last ball of the Match bowled a No-Ball. On doing so, he denied Sehwag's century even though Sehwag scored a six. But he could not deny India winning. Even if Sehwag scored no run of that ball, it was a no ball,1 run. Hence India won. Read the rest of this entry

Ajantha Mendis: No more a mystery

Ajantha Mendis came into the World of International Cricket as unpredictable and mysterious spinner. His off breaks, googlies and flippers bewildered all the Batsmen. He became the most successful bowler in his starting periods of his career. Read the rest of this entry

The Smiling Assassin- End of an era

So an era in Sri Lankan cricket finally comes to an end. Correction! An era in International test cricket finally comes to an end.

Muttiah Muralitharan. A name which sent a severe chill down the spine of the best batsmen around the globe finally calls it quits. He has been quite a name to reckon with throughout his august career. Read the rest of this entry

Mendis neglected, Malinga recalled

For the upcoming first Home test match against India, The Sri Lankan Selectors have named the squad for the Lankan test side. The ‘no more’ Mystery Spinner Ajantha Mendis has not been named in the squad. Mendis was the key role for Sri Lanka against India in 2008 tests. Lasith Malinga will make his comeback to Test Cricket after his injury. Read the rest of this entry

Muralitharan to retire from Test after 1st game

Highest Wicket taker in Cricket, Muttiah Muralitharan has announced his retirement from Test matches Yesterday bringing an end to 18 years of bowling career. Read the rest of this entry

Ross Taylor to Captain Kiwis for Lanka tour

The New Zealand Selectors recently names Ross Taylor as the Captain of the New Zealand team in the absence of Captain Daniel Vettori who is awaiting his second child. Read the rest of this entry

Dishan to captain Lanka in tri-series

COLOMBO: Like India, Sri Lanka too have rested some big names. TM Dilshan has given yet another opportunity to lead the Sri Lankan side for the tri-series in Zimbabwe which involves India, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

Some big names including Captain Kumar Sangakkara, Opener Mahela Jayawardane, Lasith Malinga and Veteran Sanath Jayasuriya have not been picked up for the tournament.

Muttiah Muralidharan, the best bowler ever for Sri Lanka missed out of the T20 World Cup earlier because of a groin injury has not been picked as he is not fully recovered.

All rounder, Angelo Mathews has been given the responsibility to depute Dilshan as Vice Captain.

Newbie Lahiru Thirimanne, who played two ODIs and uncapped Jeewan Mendis are a part of the 15 member squad.

Dilhara Fernando has been given a chance for Lasith Malinga along with opener Upul Tharanga and middle order batsman Chamara Silva who were out of T20 World cup.

The Tri- nation tournament kicks starts from May 28th in Bulawayo.

Sri Lanka squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chamara Kapugedera, Suraj Randiv, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thilan Thushara, Ajantha Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Dilhara Fernando, Chamara Silva, Thissira Perera

Asia Cup to be held next month

Asian Cricket Council announced the schedule of the Micromax Asia Cup 2010 which is to be held in Sri Lanka involving the four Asian teams- Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Seven ODIs will be played between June 15th and June 24th in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is the defending champions of the Asia Cup as they defeated India in 2008 at Karachi. This year will have three reserve days.

SCHEDULE

Asia Cup Schedule and Fixtures 2010:

S.NO. DAY
DATE
TIME TEAMS VENUE
1 Tuesday
June 15, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Dambulla
2 Wednesday
June 16, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Bangladesh vs India Dambulla
3 Thursday
June 17, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Reserve Day
4 Friday
June 18, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Dambulla
5 Saturday
June 19, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
India vs Pakistan Dambulla
6 Sunday
June 20, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Reserve Day Dambulla
7 Monday
June 21, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Bangladesh vs Pakistan Dambulla
8 Tuesday
June 22, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Sri Lanka vs India Dambulla
9 Wednesday
June 23, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Reserve Day Dambulla
10 Thursday
June 24, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Final Dambulla

Chandimal in T20 WC squad for SL

The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has included uncapped domestic player Dinesh Chandimal to their T20 World Cup squad for the Caribbean tournament.

The Wicket-Keeper Batsman Dinesh Chandimal is performing excellently in the domestic level and has an average of above 52.

Surprisingly, they have also included The Veteran Sanath Jayasuriya despite his poor run in the recent tournaments.

The squad includes Suraj Randiv, the right arm spinner along with the Ace Muttiah Muralidharan and Ajantha Mendis.

SQUAD:-

Kumar Sangakkara (Capt), Muttiah Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Thissera Perera, Suraj Randiv, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekera, Lasith Malinga, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Chamara Kapugedera, Ajantha Mendis, Chanaka Welegedera

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