Month: December 2018

We should be proud of our pioneering Test cricketers

31st December 2018

The achievements on the field of international cricket by the players who represented the tiny island of Sri Lanka during the first 25 years – after gaining Full Membership of the ICC in 1981 – is to say the least remarkable, and unmatched by any other Test-playing nation. For instance, it took New Zealand […]

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Trinity take home inaugural Mahela & Sanga Challenge Trophy

31st December 2018

Trinity College snatched a thrilling 47-run victory over Nalanda College in thier Under-19 Inter-School Cricket encounter to claim the Mahela & Sanga Challenge Trophy at the Campbell Place yesterday. Chasing 174 runs for victory, Nalanda were bowled out for 127 in their second innings, with right-arm spinner Kavishka Senadeera doing the bulk of the […]

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SLC Elections: Another dark cloud in the horizon

31st December 2018

A group of candidates for the forthcoming Sri Lanka Cricket election are urging the Sports Minister to uphold democracy by conducting the long overdue poll without delay. Sports Minister Harin Fernando will meet International Cricket Council (ICC) head Shashank Manohar today in Nagpur in a desperate bid to convince the global body to allow […]

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Angelo Mathews to miss Australia Tests

31st December 2018

Sri Lanka’s injury woes continue as Angelo Mathews is set to miss the limited overs leg of the tour of New Zealand and the two match Test series in Australia starting next month. Mathews sustained a hamstring injury while batting on day four of the second Test that the tourists went onto lose. The […]

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How Sri Lanka Cricket performed in 2018

31st December 2018

Kusal Mendis was the highest runs scorer in Test cricket and was also at the top of the table in T20 cricket.   With the ball it was Akila Dhanajaya who led in white ball cricket and in Tests it was Dilruwan Perera who was the highest Wicket taker. Dickwella was the top scorer in […]

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How Sri Lanka Cricket performed in 2018

31st December 2018

Kusal Mendis was the highest runs scorer in Test cricket and was also at the top of the table in T20 cricket.   With the ball it was Akila Dhanajaya who led in white ball cricket and in Tests it was Dilruwan Perera who was the highest Wicket taker. Dickwella was the top scorer in […]

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Jasprit Bumrah is the best bowler in the world: Virat Kohli

31st December 2018

Indian captain Virat Kohli has rated Jasprit Bumrah as the “best bowler in the world” and someone even he would be “scared to face” on a bouncy Perth wicket. Courtesy Bumrah’s best bowling figures 9 for 86, India defeated the hosts Australia by 137 runs in the third Test to take an unassailable 2-1 lead […]

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ICC announces the women’s ODI team of the year 2018

31st December 2018

The International Cricket Council on Monday announced the women’s ODI team of the year with New Zealand’s Suzie Bates named as captain of the 50-over side. Bates’ appointment as the ODI skipper is a recognition of her contribution in inspiring her side to the second position in the ICC Women’s Championship after three rounds. In […]

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Siddle, Carey and Ingram script Strikers’ victory on New Year’s Eve

31st December 2018

After half-centuries from Colin Ingram and Alex Carey, the fast bowler picked up 3 for 20 to restrict Sydney Thunder to 155 in a chase of 176

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