Posts Tagged "Sri Lanka cricket"

Sr Lankan cricket slid into the murky depths of despair after a disastrous Indian invasion that reduced them to a less-than-amateur opposition. The ensuing mental scarring will undoubtedly remain with them for a long, long time.

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India have had a stellar last couple of years: the team has won eight consecutive Test series under skipper Virat Kohli, which has catapulted them to world number one in the ICC rankings.

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A once proud cricketing nation, Sri Lanka have fallen into a deep abyss and appear powerless to claw their way back from their pathetic plight as the world watches and wonders what has struck them down.

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Sri Lanka first met India in a Test match some 35 years ago. during the autumn of 1982. The venue was Madras, or Chennai as it is known now.

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As Indian coach selection drama still continues, the focus now shifts back to cricket. India will play thre Tests, five ODIs and one T20 during their tour of Sri Lanka, starting with the first Test on July 26.

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Sri Lanka lurched like a drunken sailor at the Champions Trophy in England, before being unceremoniously dumped before the semi-finals thanks to pathetic fielding against Pakistan.

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As Australia prepare to take on England for their must-win match today, let’s look at the permutations and combinations for the teams.

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Topsy turvy Sri Lanka head off to the ICC Champions Trophy with renewed vigour. The return of Angelo Matthews and Lasith Malinga will help them address their indifferent recent form.

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Kusal Perera hit 77 runs off 53 deliveries to propel Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first of their two Twenty20 internationals.

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Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis made the most of a reprieve and went on to post an unbeaten 166 as Sri Lanka finished on 4-321 at stumps on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh.

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Australia will field a markedly understrength side when they host Sri Lanka in a three-match T20 series in February, the third of which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22 at the Adelaide Oval with the first ball to be bowled at 7:50pm (AEDT).

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The 2016-17 summer of cricket is officially drawing to a close, as Sri Lanka take on Australia in the third and final match of this T20 international series. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEDT).

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What a pathetic display from the second-string Australian side in Geelong.

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Match result: An excellent knock from Asela Gunaratne was enough to deliver Sri Lanka a close win in the second T20 against Australia, and a series victory alongside that.

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Australia, with a completely understrength squad, will host Sri Lanka in a three-match T20 series with the first of those scheduled for Friday, February 17 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with the first ball to be bowled at 7:40pm (AEDT).

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Australia face Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the first of a three-match series. Follow the live scores and blog of this Twenty20 from 7:20pm (AEDT).

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With Australia’s Test players unavailable for selection thanks to the tour of India, the T20 squad named to face Sri Lanka will be an inexperienced one, with Aaron Finch to skipper the side and Michael Klinger to make his international debut aged 36.

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Dean Elgar hit a career-best 129 to guide South Africa through a demanding first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Newlands.

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If the first day in Port Elizabeth ended with honours even, South Africa simply ran away with the game for the next three days.

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South Africa will be less than impressed with their performance during the first day’s play in Port Elizabeth and will be looking to bounce back against Suranga Lakmal and Sri Lanka when play resumes.

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