Sri Lanka

4:49 AM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando Batsman Lahiru Thirimanne, spin-bowling allrounders Milinda Siriwardana and Jeevan Mendis, and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay have all been picked in Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad, despite not having played an ODI since at least 2017. Not selected, meanwhile, are wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, offspinner Akila Dananjaya, openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul
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  shares Dimuth Karunaratne is the new Sri Lankan ODI captain © Getty Images Dimuth Karunaratne has been named captain of Sri Lanka’s World Cup side, meaning Lasith Malinga has been ousted as leader. Although Karunaratne has not played an ODI since the 2015 World Cup, his leadership during the upset Test series win in
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6:06 AM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando Dimuth Karunaratne has described his own behaviour as “utterly unbecoming of a Sri Lankan national cricketer” on the day he had his driving licence suspended for suspected drink driving. ALSO READ: Karunaratne arrested over drink driving after injuring a motorist Having been involved an accident in the Borella neighbourhood
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10:10 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sri Lanka limited-overs captain Lasith Malinga has announced his decision to retire from the game after next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The 35-year-old fast bowler, who made the announcement following Sri Lanka’s 16-run loss against South Africa in the second T20I, also said there was a chance he
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8:34 AM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando Legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay, seam bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Asitha Fernando, and batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama have all been named in Sri Lanka’s T20 squad for the forthcoming three-match T20 series against South Africa. Allrounder Dasun Shanaka, meanwhile, has been dropped. Also included in the squad are some of the less-experienced
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  shares Dhananjaya de Silva congratulates Kusal Mendis on getting to his half-century © Associated Press Big Picture When Sri Lanka last won an ODI, farming had not been invented, and woolly mammoths were roaming the planet. Don’t look it up on Statsguru, but that is what it feels like. Every recent series plays out
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9:35 AM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando Sri Lanka have returned to more experienced options for their forthcoming three-match home ODI series against England, picking allrounder Hansima Karunaratne, and fingerspinners Sugandika Kumari and Inoshi Priyadharshani. All three games will carry points towards the ICC Women’s Championship. Chamari Atapattu (capt.), Prasadani Weerakkody, Anushka Sanjeewani, Hansima Karunaratne, Hasini
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7:05 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Dominic Sibley will be chasing a fourth century in as many first-class matches when he faces his former club, Surrey, as part of the MCC XI in next month’s Champion County Match in Dubai. Sibley scored 106, 144 not out and 119 in Warwickshire’s last three County Championship Division 2
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Dec 28, 2018 New Zealand 178 (Southee 68, Lakmal 5-54) and 585 for 4 dec (Latham 176, Nicholls 162) beat Sri Lanka 104 (Mathews 33*, Boult 6-30) and 236 (Mendis 67, Chandimal 56, Wagner 4-48) by 423 runs New Zealand required only 14 deliveries to wipe out Sri Lanka’s tail and claim a 423-run victory
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10:57 AM ET Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya is almost certainly out of the Port Elizabeth Test after severely dislocating his left thumb while attempting to take a return catch on Thursday, the opening day. Embuldeniya left the field immediately clutching a warped and bloody thumb, before an X-ray revealed the extent of his
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8:17 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Spinner Akila Dananjaya has returned to Sri Lanka’s squad for the five ODIs in South Africa. He was officially banned from bowling in international cricket in December, after an independent biomechanic assessment found his flex beyond the permitted 15 degrees. Dinesh Chandimal, who had been dropped for Test series in
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