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Rangana Herath reaches 300 Test wickets
Rangana Herath reaches 300 Test wickets

Rangana Herath’s 300th Test wicket was Steven FinnSri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath reached 300 wickets in Tests after picking Steven Finn on day two of the second Test against England. The 38-year-old who has been the backbone of Sri Lanka's spin attack following Muttiah Muralitharan's exit, has taken 16 years to reach the landmark.After dismissing Alex Hales on the same day, Herath went past English spinner Derek Underwoo

May 28 2016
IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?
IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?

India’s cricket crazy fans would have loved to have seen Joe Root in the IPLIt cannot be a mere coincidence. When 16 out of the World’s best 26 Test cricketers by rankings do not play a single IPL game, there has to be more to it than meets the eye. And if you then take out Ravichandran Ashwin, who is currently the world’s best-ranked Test all-rounder and 2nd best-ranked bowler, and Ravindra Jadeja who also finds himself in sixt

May 28 2016
New Zealand announce cricket schedule for next two seasons
New Zealand announce cricket schedule for next two seasons

Kane Williamson – captain of New ZealandChristchurch, May 27 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket on Friday announced a schedule for the next two summers inclusive of 12 Test matches and a total of 98 days of international cricket.The 2016-17 season's schedule has seven Tests --- two each against Pakistan and Bangladesh and three against South Africa. It also has 11 One-Dayers and four Twenty20 internationals, a statement said.New Zealand will al

May 27 2016
Stuart Broad warns Sri Lanka ahead of second Test match
Stuart Broad warns Sri Lanka ahead of second Test match

Broad picked five wickets in the Headingley TestEngland fast bowler Stuart Broad warned Sri Lanka ahead of their second Test in Durham, saying that the hosts are confident about winning the series, though the contest is still open. After a commendable performance from Jonathan Bairstow and James Anderson, England crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the Headingley Test and are currently leading the series 1-0.Broad had picked five

May 26 2016
5 most underrated fielders in world cricket currently
5 most underrated fielders in world cricket currently

The game of cricket has evolved a great deal and today the importance of fitness is paramount. In the current day and age, a team which has a group of fit and agile fielders generally go into a match with their noses in front.Gone are the days when big fast bowlers would bowl their quota of overs and then saunter around at fine leg or third man region. Today with the advent of Twenty20s, there is no place on the field for the players to hide. Apa

Nathan Lyon seeks Muttiah Muralitharan's help for his bowling ahead of Sri Lanka tour
Nathan Lyon seeks Muttiah Muralitharan's help for his bowling ahead of Sri Lanka tour

The all-time great can offer great inputs to Nathon before Sri Lanka TourOne of the most underrated match winner for Australia in recent times, Nathan Lyon, is planning to call all-time leading wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan to get an insight about Sri Lanka before the Sri Lanka tour of Australia this July.Lyon has previously worked with the bowling great for a brief period of time in 2014, when Murali worked as a consultant bowling coach for

May 25 2016
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India

Nathan Lyon inspects the pitch ahead of practice In the recent past, Australia always fell short of achieving success on Indian pitches as they last won a Test series in India in 2004-05. Their bowlers’ inability to adapt on the spinning tracks of India has been one of the major issues behind the almost twelve-year drought.Australia desperately wants to end this drought and according to a report in The Daily Telegraph claims that Crick

May 24 2016
Sri Lanka pacer Chameera injured, to miss England tour
Sri Lanka pacer Chameera injured, to miss England tour

London, May 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera was on Tuesday ruled out of the second Test against England and is set to miss the rest of the tour with a stress fracture in his back. The 24-year-old took three wickets as Sri Lanka lost the opening Test by an innings and 88 runs. He could be out of action for up to four months. The second Test starts on Friday. Sri Lanka are also missing seamer Dhammika Prasad with a shoulder injury.

May 24 2016
Sri Lanka's Chameera out of England tour with injury
Sri Lanka's Chameera out of England tour with injury

Britain Cricket - Sri Lanka Nets - Headingley - 17/5/16 Sri Lanka's Dushmantha Chameera during nets Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith/ Livepic/ FilesCOLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan paceman Dushmantha Chameera will return home from England with a lower back injury, his country's cricket board announced on Tuesday, compounding the team's woes on the tour.The islanders lost pace bowler Dhammika Prasad to a shoulder injury even before the first te

May 24 2016
Australian Test squad for Sri Lanka tour announced
Australian Test squad for Sri Lanka tour announced

Steve Smith leads a 15 man squad for the upcoming tour of Sri LankaCricket Australia named a strong 15 man squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Led by Steven Smith, the team includes the likes of Shaun Marsh and Nathan Coulter-Nile while Moises Henriques earns a call up and fit-again Mitchell Starc is back in Australian colours.FULL SQUAD: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jackson Bird, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazle

May 24 2016
England vs Sri Lanka 2016: The pros and cons of the points system in cricket
England vs Sri Lanka 2016: The pros and cons of the points system in cricket

Sri Lanka’s tour to England would, for the first time, see a points system being used in cricketCricket, historically, has been a sport that has resisted change. The jury has always been divided on any cricketing innovation that has been suggested, and many of those innovations have fizzled out due to the lack of support from the practitioners, sponsors, and other personnel involved in the successful execution of the sport. Several examples

May 23 2016
Kusal Perera replaces injured Dhammika Prasad in Sri Lankan Test squad
Kusal Perera replaces injured Dhammika Prasad in Sri Lankan Test squad

Kusal Perera plays a shot during the first Twenty20 match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on November 9, 2015Kusal Perera, the 25 year old left handed wicket keeping batsman has been called up to Sri Lanka’s Test squad in place of injured Dhammika Prasad as soon as "visa formalities are taken care of", Sri Lanka Cricket  announced. Earlier renowned for his pr

May 23 2016
Jonny Bairstow trains with Newcastle United ahead of Sri Lankan Test
Jonny Bairstow trains with Newcastle United ahead of Sri Lankan Test

 Jonny Bairstow celebrates after reaching his century during the 1st Investec Test match against Sri Lanka at Headingley Jonny Bairstow had a memorable Test match against Sri Lanka recently, condeming the visitors to an innings defeat in Leeds. Not only did the local Yorkshireman put on a blistering 140 coming into bat at number 7, he then worked his magic with the gloves, snaring 9 catches behind the stumps during the game, m

May 23 2016
England vs Sri Lanka 2016: Alex Hales 'leaves' his mark on Test cricket
England vs Sri Lanka 2016: Alex Hales 'leaves' his mark on Test cricket

Alex Hales’ innings of 86 helped set up England’s comfortable victory in the fitst Test against Sri LankaLeeds, Headingley. 19 May 2016. England vs Sri Lanka.The ball is new. It pitches on off. It swings late, and just the perfect amount. He is drawn forward. A prod, and he'll edge it to the keeper or to first slip. A drive, and he'll edge it to third slip or gully. Either way, this new ball is going to get him, the way i

May 22 2016
Ben Stokes might miss the second Test match against Sri Lanka
Ben Stokes might miss the second Test match against Sri Lanka

Ben Stokes injured his left knee while fielding on Day 2 of the first Test England cricket team all-rounder Ben Stokes is doubtful to start the second Test against Sri Lanka which is scheduled to start on 27 May at Chester-le-Street, Durham. The 24-year-old endured a knee injury while fielding on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley.Stokes went through a lengthy treatment process immediately after he left the fiel

May 22 2016
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