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Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Shastri on mission to keep India at Number 1

GALLE: New India coach Ravi Shastri will Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world’s best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches. Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue ...

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Herath to skipper SL against India

COLOMBO: The ace spinner will lead in Galle and possibly Colombo depending on the health of the ill captain Veteran spinner Rangana Herath has been confirmed as Dinesh Chandimal’s replacement as Test skipper after the newly-appointed skipper was ruled out of the first Test against India with illness. Herath has ...

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Sri Lanka to probe 2011 Cricket World Cup final defeat

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s sports minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing. The South Asian nation lost the World Cup decider by six wickets at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, stunning the cricket-mad island. Then ...

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Shikhar Dhawan replaces injured Murali Vijay

MUMBAI: Shikhar Dhawan has been named as replacement for Murali Vijay in the squad for Test series in Sri Lanka starting July 26. The Virat Kohli-led Team India departs for a full-fledged tour consisting three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20 International on July 19. “The All-India Senior Selection ...

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Ranatunga claims 2011 World Cup final against India was fixed

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country´s 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing. Ranatunga, 53, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said he was shocked by Sri Lanka´s six-wicket defeat in the final at ...

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Sri Lanka under pressure ahead of Zimbabwe Test

COLOMBO: When the Zimbabweans arrived in Colombo, the talk at Maitland Place was to try out some young talents in the one off Test ahead of an hectic season. But those grand plans have been set aside as Sri Lanka named a full strength squad for the only Test that ...

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Chandimal to lead SL in Tests, Tharanga in shorter formats

COLOMBO: Dinesh Chandimal has been named Sri Lanka’s new Test captain, after Angelo Mathews stepped down from the role in all formats on Tuesday. Upul Tharanga will take over in ODIs and T20s. Chandimal had served as Mathews’ deputy and led the T20 team in the past, while Tharanga led ...

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Zimbabwe clinches historic 1st ODI series win over Sri Lanka

ZIMBABWE clinched its first one-day international series win against Sri Lanka after beating the hosts by three wickets in the decider to secure a 3-2 victory on Monday. Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer won the toss and sent Sri Lanka into bat, with his bowlers restricting the hosts to 203-8 in ...

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England, India clinch wins in Women’s World Cup

LONDON: Hosts England and India emerged victorious in their respective ICC Women’s World Cup fixtures on Wednesday. England defeated South Africa by 68 runs at Bristol. Batting first, England scored a massive total of 373 runs thanks to centuries by Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor. Beaumont scored 148 runs from ...

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Sri Lanka players told to get fit or get out

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government warned the national cricket team to get fit in three months or get booted out. The ultimatum came after the squad was found to be unfit for the series against Zimbabwe. “No one has a satisfactory level of fitness, but I have made an exception ...

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