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India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: 5 Talking Points
India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: 5 Talking Points

Milinda Siriwardana (L) celebrates with Seekkuge Prasanna (R) after scoring the winning runs for Sri Lanka (Image courtesy: BCCI) Following an excellent performance in the three-match T20I series against Australia, India were widely touted to dominate the home T20I series against Sri Lanka. With only the absence of the mercurial Virat Kohli, India fielded a pretty strong side. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, were missing many of their key play

Feb 10 2016
India put No. 1 ranking on the line against Sri Lanka in T20I series
India put No. 1 ranking on the line against Sri Lanka in T20I series

India whitewashed Australia 3-0 in the T20I series to attain the No. 1 ranking in T20I.ICC World Twenty20 2016 host India and defending champion Sri Lanka go head to head in a three-match T20 International series in Pune on Wednesday with the number-one ranking on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Championship table up for grabs.India, which vaulted seven places to first after sweeping aside Australia last week, needs to win the series against Sri

Feb 7 2016
Dilshan ruled out of the first T20 against India
Dilshan ruled out of the first T20 against India

Apart from Dilshan, Lasith Malinga, and Angelo Matthews have already been ruled out of the series.The upcoming India vs Sri Lanka T20I series will not feature the Dil-scoop in the first match on February 9, as Tillakaratne Dilshan, 39, has been ruled out due to injury, reported ESPNcricinfo. Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been added to the Sri Lankan team as a replacement for Dilshan who was ruled out with a hand injur

Feb 7 2016
Mumbai Indians coach Ponting happy to have Buttler, Southee
Mumbai Indians coach Ponting happy to have Buttler, Southee

Ponting expresses his happiness over Buttler and Southee selectionBengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Ricky Ponting on Saturday said he was happy to have England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler and New Zealand pacer Tim Southee in the side after the players went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction here.The 27-year-old Southee who had a base price of Rs.1 crore was bought by the defending c

Feb 6 2016
15-man Sri Lanka squad announced for India T20I series in February; Dilhara Fernando recalled after four years
15-man Sri Lanka squad announced for India T20I series in February; Dilhara Fernando recalled after four years

Dilhara Fernando last played a T20I match in 2011As earlier reported, Sri Lanka have rested five senior players for the 3-match T20 series against India from February 9 to February 14. Dinesh Chandimal continues to be stand-in captain, and Tillakaratne Dilshan is part of the squad as well. The biggest surprise inclusion, however, in the 15-man squad is the presence of Dilhara Fernando.36-year-old pacer Fernando last played for Sri Lanka in a Test

Reports: Sri Lanka to rest senior players for India T20 series
Reports: Sri Lanka to rest senior players for India T20 series

Dinesh Chandimal celebrates as Martin Guptill is run out in the first T20I between New Zealand and Sri LankaFast bowler and T20I captain Lasith Malinga, all-rounder Angelo Mathews, spinner Rangana Herath and fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep are all set to be rested from the Sri Lanka team for the T20I series against India in February, according to ESPNCricinfo.Dinesh Chandimal is expected to continue leading the side in the absence of the seniors. Malin

Jan 28 2016
India-Sri Lanka T20 series schedule announced, Pune's MCA Stadium to host a T20I
India-Sri Lanka T20 series schedule announced, Pune's MCA Stadium to host a T20I

India and Sri Lanka’s regular T20 captains MS Dhoni and Lasith MalingaIndia and Sri Lanka are set to lock horns in a series of three T20Is in February, the schedule of which has been announced. The teams will face off in the series before heading to the Asia Cup later in the month and then to the World T20 in March.The first Twenty20 will be played at Pune on February 9, Delhi will hold the second game on February 12 and the final T20 will

Jan 21 2016
5 skills of cricketers that have regressed over the last year
5 skills of cricketers that have regressed over the last year

2015 saw some great battles between bat and ball. In all the formats whether Tests, ODIs or T20s, there were some exemplary skills on display from both batsmen and bowlers. Some of these skills are from the old school of cricket while some skills have been invented in the recent years. Some of the masters of these skills have regained those skills in the last year while there have been some players who have lost some of their skills ow

Jan 20 2016
5 fast bowlers who could miss the World T20 due to injury
5 fast bowlers who could miss the World T20 due to injury

Sri Lanka's T20 title defence could be impeded by the absence of Lasith Malinga Injuries are an unavoidable part of any sport which involves physical exertion of any kind. Cricket has always been a physically demanding sport and has only grown in intensity over the past few decades. This has, however, also resulted in players getting injured more frequently than ever before. In particular, the fast bowlers have been suffering in terms o

Jan 14 2016
Dinesh Chandimal to replace Lasith Malinga as stand-in T20 captain
Dinesh Chandimal to replace Lasith Malinga as stand-in T20 captain

Chandimal will shoulder extra responsibility in the T20 seriesDinesh Chandimal will replace Lasith Malinga, as the stand-in captain of Sri Lanka in the two-match T20 series that ends their tour of New Zealand. Chandimal was the captain in this shorter format of the game before Lasith Malinga, who is currently out with a knee injury, took charge in 2014.It was earlier reported that Malinga, who injured his knee in their home series against th

Dec 29 2015
Malinga to miss the ODI series against New Zealand
Malinga to miss the ODI series against New Zealand

Malinga will certainly miss the first two ODIs against New ZealandAfter a disastrous outing in the two-Test series against New Zealand earlier this month, the Sri Lankan cricket team is set to have more miseries in their tour to the Tasmanian Nation as their pace spearhead Lasith Malinga is on the verge of being ruled out of the entire limited overs leg due to a knee injury.Although his omission from the five-match ODI series and the following T2

Dec 24 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015

Mitchell Starc is the leading ODI wicket taker in 2015 The first ODI cricket match was played between Australia and England on 5th January 1971. To date, 3703 ODI matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those ODI matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the d

Dec 19 2015
5 brilliant decisions that prove Dhoni is the cleverest ever Indian captain
5 brilliant decisions that prove Dhoni is the cleverest ever Indian captain

MS Dhoni is the most successful Indian cricket captain His greatest critics have called him the mindless gambler while some consider him to be blessed by luck herself. Call him what you will, MS Dhoni has to be the most extraordinary captain India has ever produced. Statistically, he is now the most successful Indian captain. Kapil Dev was the first Indian captain to lift the world cup trophy and Sourav Ganguly could easily be the most astu

Dec 4 2015
Lasith Malinga - A team's hero but the Media's villain
Lasith Malinga - A team's hero but the Media's villain

Lasith Malinga claims a wicket, 2004 Separamadu Lasith Malinga: Slinger, fast bowler, millionaire, mercenary, riff-raff. This is how most of Sri Lanka know him. Because that is how the media show him. In the social-media era, where Facebook and Twitter bring news to our news feed, one cannot expect netizens to use Google to know the truth. The gift-wrapped information, no matter how authentic it is, brought to us by the media and social medi

Dec 2 2015
Predicted Sri Lankan XI for the ICC World Twenty20 2016
Predicted Sri Lankan XI for the ICC World Twenty20 2016

Defending champions The World Twenty20 is all set to be held in India in 2016. With all the teams giving it their best shot at the coveted trophy, the sub-continental teams will be trying to work familiar conditions to their advantage. The Sri Lankan team is no different and they will be raring to go and show everybody what their strength is. Despite the departure of several key, experienced players, the subcontinental heavy-weights ar

Dec 1 2015
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