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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

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
James Anderson reveals how exchanging ends with Stuart Broad worked superbly
James Anderson reveals how exchanging ends with Stuart Broad worked superbly

England pacer James Anderson is applauded off the field after his 5-wicket haul against Sri LankaJames Anderson, on Thursday, took a 5-wicket haul at Headingley, helping bowl out Sri Lanka for a paltry 91 runs in the first innings at the Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds. Coming into this match, Anderson had a modest record at Headingley, averaging 41.36 from the seven Tests he had played at this ground.Anderson, who had never taken more th

May 21 2016
Sri Lanka National team donates Rs. 1 million towards flood relief
Sri Lanka National team donates Rs. 1 million towards flood relief

Sri Lanka is currently playing England in the first of the three Test matches at HeadingleyThe current crop of Sri Lankan cricketers, who are currently touring England for a three-match Test series, have officially donated 1 million Sri Lankan rupees ($ 6,816) in a humble effort to help the flood victims back home. The island nation of Sri Lanka was hit by the first tropical cyclone of the season named Roanu a few days ago. According to

May 21 2016
Chaminda Vaas believes Virat Kohli is a different class
Chaminda Vaas believes Virat Kohli is a different class

Chaminda Vaas dismissed Sachin Tendulkar 9 times in ODIsLegendary Sri Lankan left-arm seamer Chaminda Vaas, who is currently in India to make an appearance in the local Mitsui Shoji T20 cricket final, representing Ghatkopar Jets against Mumbai Police City Riders at the Police Gymkhana, showered praises on India’s current batting sensation Virat Kohli.The wily bowler, who has 761 international wickets in his kitty(355 in Tests, 400

May 20 2016
IPL Fantasy League 2016 Tips: Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 51
IPL Fantasy League 2016 Tips: Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 51

GL vs KKRTransfers made – 1; Transfers remaining – 9Andre Russell out – Dwayne Bravo in (uncapped) Yuzvendra Chahal out – Pravin Tambe in Batting captain – Gautam GambhirBowling captain – Dwayne BravoBatting captaincy options – Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey With both Gambhir and Uthappa already in, I don’t see any purpose in bringing Pandey into my team. Ut

May 19 2016
ECB announces new points system for series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan
ECB announces new points system for series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Strauss said the idea behind the system was to keep pace with the evolving gameEngland and Wales Cricket Board has announced a new points system that will be used for England’s matches against Sri Lanka and Pakistan this summer. The system, which will be used across all formats, was announced by ECB director Andrew Strauss on Wednesday, ahead of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka. Although individual series trophies will

May 19 2016
5 players to look out for in the England-Sri Lanka Test series
5 players to look out for in the England-Sri Lanka Test series

Can England avenge their defeat to Sri Lanka in 2014 or will the visitors pull off another shock victory? How will the new and revolutionary points system work? Will it change the way bi-lateral series are played forever?There are plenty of interesting questions that need to be answered ahead of England's series against Sri Lanka that kicks off today. While there are plenty of quality players on both sides, the game will hinge on who can make

May 19 2016
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