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Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya back into the selection committee
Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya back into the selection committee

Sanath Jayasuriya previously held office from January 2013 to March 2015Sanath Jayasuriya has returned to the selection panel as chief selector, a year later since he stepped down from the role, as confirmed by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board. The board desired to reinstall Jayasuriya as chief selector for a long time but was awaiting the sports minister’s approval, which they have finally received.The new selecti

Apr 28 2016
Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won
Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won

Stats are a good measure of quantity – quantity of runs, the quantity of innings played and quantity of big knocks. However, they rarely tell you the quality of an innings, for example, of the hard-fought 30 on a seaming track that probably saved the match for your team.This argument rarely holds for greats who have had long careers.Over a protracted career, things almost always even out, giving us a pattern. Those patterns offer great

Apr 28 2016
Sri Lanka cricketer Kaushal Silva suffers head injury
Sri Lanka cricketer Kaushal Silva suffers head injury

Silva was injured while fielding during a domestic matchSri Lankan batsman, Kaushal Silva has been taken to the hospital after having suffered a head injury while fielding at short leg during a practice match at Pallekele, Kandy. Kaushal had to be airlifted from the ground to a hospital in Colombo. Reports from the hospital suggested that Silva was out of danger. However, he will be continued to be monitored by the hospital.“Kaushal wa

Apr 24 2016
8 instances which prove that Sachin Tendulkar is the epitome of sportsmanship
8 instances which prove that Sachin Tendulkar is the epitome of sportsmanship

Sachin Tendulkar: A man beyond numbersInnumerable smiles light up when an ordinary town in the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, is mentioned. The City of Dreams and the residence of the biggest Bollywood actors, Mumbai, ceases to be anything but the hometown of the India’s Ratna, for the cricket fanatics. To a common man, 16th November stands as yet another day with winter slowly making its presence felt. A date which hera

Apr 24 2016
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Stuart Broad is the number one ranked Test bowler in the worldStuart Broad has rallied his troops by laying down the gauntlet ahead of a packed English summer. Speaking to Sky Sports, the tall fast bowler wants to clean sweep both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in front of lively crowds.Apart from Sri Lanka and Pakistan, England currently hold all the Test trophies which are on offer. Broad wants to extract revenge for the tense 0-1 loss at home against

Cricket Australia releases 2016/17 summer schedule
Cricket Australia releases 2016/17 summer schedule

2016 is the first year that Perth will host the first Test of the summerCricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday released its summer schedule of cricket, with four nations to tour Australia over 41 days of international cricket.South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will all make the trip Down Under, with the Proteas to play Australia in a three-Test series during November, while Pakistan will also contest three Tests through December and J

Apr 20 2016
Mumbai Indians seek replacement for injured Lasith Malinga
Mumbai Indians seek replacement for injured Lasith Malinga

Malinga was earlier criticised for making adverse comments against SLCMumbai Indians have asked the BCCI for a replacement for Lasith Malinga, who was ruled out of the ninth edition of the IPL after an injury. The Sri Lankan pacer hasn’t played a competitive game since February 2016.“MI’s star pacer, Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of IPL 2016 due to a knee injury,” tweeted the official MI handle. “Malinga was expe

Apr 18 2016
England look to shake up cricketing world with new point system in Sri Lanka series
England look to shake up cricketing world with new point system in Sri Lanka series

Sri Lanka celebrate winning the test series in England in 2014.England have attempted a minor shake-up of the largely conventional world of test cricket by offering to use a points-based system to determine the winner of their home series against Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Mohan de Silva confirmed receiving the proposals covering the three tests, five one-dayers and a Twenty20 International set to be played between the teams from

Apr 18 2016
Knee issue rules Lasith Malinga out of IPL
Knee issue rules Lasith Malinga out of IPL

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga looks on his mobile phone while waiting at cricket board in Colombo March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/FilesNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) because of a lingering knee injury that kept him out of this year's World Twenty20.The 32-year-old paceman, one of the deadliest bowlers in limited overs cricket, hurt his knee against Wes

Apr 18 2016
Rangana Herath quits limited-overs cricket
Rangana Herath quits limited-overs cricket

Herath in action during the 2016 World Twenty20Sri Lanka's veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has decided to step aside from limited-overs cricket, reports ESPNcricinfo. He will, however, continue to be a regular feature in his country's Test side at least for this entire year.Herath had made the Sri Lankan Cricket board aware of his decision in the week gone by and they apparently had no real qualms with the 38-year old's call.

Apr 17 2016
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath retires from short formats
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath retires from short formats

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates in test cricket match in Colombo October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/FilesCOLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has retired from 50-over and Twenty20 internationals in order to carry on playing test matches, the country's cricket board said on Sunday.The 38-year-old took 74 wickets in 71 one-day internationals and another 18 in 17 T20 matches for the island nation, shouldered the burde

Apr 17 2016
Australia appoint Adam Griffith and Graeme Hick as coaches for the Caribbean tour
Australia appoint Adam Griffith and Graeme Hick as coaches for the Caribbean tour

Adam Griffith has been appointed as the bowling coach of AustraliaThe Australian cricket team temporarily appointed Western Australia’s bowling coach Adam Griffith and former England batsman Graeme Hick in the coaching team for their ODI triangular series in the West Indies in June, Cricket Australia said on 15 April.Justin Langer will be Australia’s head coach at the Caribbean  Australian head coach Darren Lehmann will take a br

Apr 15 2016
SLC raises doubts about Lasith Malinga's future in IPL 2016
SLC raises doubts about Lasith Malinga's future in IPL 2016

Malinga was asked to step down from captaincy after the Asia CupSri Lanka Cricket has hinted at denying a no-objection certificate to their ace fast bowler Lasith Malinga to play for the Mumbai Indians in the ninth edition of the Indian premier League. It is also said that the former Sri Lanka captain had made adverse comments against the board and its officials.SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala said Malinga's fitness will be checked before

Apr 13 2016
Top five wicket-takers in T20s
Top five wicket-takers in T20s

The short format of the game has increased considerably in stature and records are being set and broken almost every day. Though the domestic T20 tournaments face criticism, the energy in the format is unmatched because of its milestone driven quality.When Dwayne Bravo bowled a slow yorker to dismiss David Miller, he became the first bowler to bag 300 wickets in T20s.Here is a list of the top five wicket takers in the T20 format, including b

Apr 12 2016
5 T20 players who are proving age is just a number
5 T20 players who are proving age is just a number

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” - Leroy "Satchel" PaigeThis famous quote by a former American baseball player must surely has inspired many a sportsman. In the case of cricket, it is presumably thought to be a young man’s game. However, the very notion has been challenged time and time again by cricketers who have often proved it wrong.Some cricketers who are well

Apr 11 2016
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