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Chandimal named as Sri Lanka announce squad for Pakistan Test series

Former skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been named in the national squad as Sri Lanka on Friday announced the squad for the landmark two-match Test series in Pakistan.  It will be the first time in more than a decade that a Test series will be held in Pakistan. 30-year-old Dinesh Chandimal …

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SL to tour India in January after series with Zimbabwe scrapped

After the ICC suspended the Zimbabwe cricket board, their all-important tour of India that was scheduled to be held early next year was in jeopardy. While the BCCI had refused to comment on the status of the tour a few weeks ago, it has now been confirmed that Zimbabwe will …

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Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya faces a 12-month ban from bowling

The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya from bowling for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action. The 25-year-old’s assessment was done after his bowling action came under scrutiny during the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Galle from August …

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Kusal Mendis: A beast who should open in all formats for Sri Lanka

Anyone who has watched Kusal Mendis bat knows how talented a batsman he is. His 53-ball knock of 79 in the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand on Sunday was once again testimony of that. But averages of 36.03 and 29.01 in Tests and ODIs respectively, tell …

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Ajantha Mendis announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday (August 28). Mendis made his international debut in 2008 and last played for Sri Lanka in December 2015. He picked up a total of 288 wickets in a career spanning 87 ODIs, 39 T20Is and …

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Sri Lanka turning Test form around under Dimuth Karunaratne

When it happened in Durban, it was dubbed a fluke. When it happened again at Port Elizabeth, it was historic but still deemed a one-off performance. At Galle, when Sri Lanka gunned down a target of 268 set by the Kiwis, there were monumental gasps. 100 or more had never …

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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Key players to watch out for

Bangladesh will look to salvage some pride when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI of the series at Colombo on Wednesday. The Tigers have already lost the series as they went down in the first two matches by massive margins of 91 runs and seven …

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