Island Cricket - Home of the Sri Lankan Cricket Fan http://island-cricket.com/rss.xml Home of the Sri Lanka cricket fan en Sri Lanka hang on for draw after brutal Shami, Bhuvneshwar bursts http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-hang-on-for-draw-after-brutal-shami-bhuvneshwar-bursts <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/img_20171120_165505.png" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Virat Kohli&#039;s 50th international century set up a fascinating conclusion to the Kolkata Test, helping India declare at 352 for 8, setting Sri Lanka 231 to win at Eden Gardens. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-hang-on-for-draw-after-brutal-shami-bhuvneshwar-bursts#comments Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka in India 2017 Suranga Lakmal Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:22:04 +0000 WZRD 57591 at http://island-cricket.com Thikshila De Silva makes strong case for T20I recall with Scintillating knocks http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/thikshila-de-silva-makes-strong-case-for-t20i-recall-with-scintillating-knocks <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/img_20171120_154541.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A dashing allrounder, who balls right arm medium fast and bats left-handed, Thikshila made his T20I Debut against South Africa earlier this year. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/thikshila-de-silva-makes-strong-case-for-t20i-recall-with-scintillating-knocks#comments Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:32:18 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57590 at http://island-cricket.com Mahela and Akila at a Khulna Titans training session in Bangladesh http://island-cricket.com/albums/photos/srilankacricket/57589 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-imagealbum"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/451e543tg62.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail 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Kolkata Test http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-need-quick-runs-if-they-are-to-alter-the-course-of-kolkata-test <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/pujara-rahul-day-4-ind-sl-ap-3801.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Slowly, but surely, India seem to be gaining more ground in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Kolkata&#039;s Eden Gardens. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-need-quick-runs-if-they-are-to-alter-the-course-of-kolkata-test#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:57:58 +0000 Short-Leg 57588 at http://island-cricket.com Hathurusingha Confirm as SL Head Coach, Nic Pothas to back as fielding Coach http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/hathurusingha-confirm-as-sl-head-coach-nic-pothas-to-back-as-fielding-coach <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/images_6_13.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Also, Nic Pothas has agreed to take over his original post of Fielding Coach. He is a professional and we appreciate his approach towards certain things&quot; the source added further. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/hathurusingha-confirm-as-sl-head-coach-nic-pothas-to-back-as-fielding-coach#comments Chandika Hathurusingha Nic Pothas SLC Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:46:52 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57587 at http://island-cricket.com Herath explains Dilruwan review incident http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/herath-explains-dilruwan-review <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/987b561k.png" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;It is simple as this. What happened was I asked Mr. Nigel Llong whether there was a review left. I guess Dilruwan probably heard it as well and opted for review. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/herath-explains-dilruwan-review#comments Dilruwan Perera Rangana Herath Sri Lanka in India 2017 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:35:58 +0000 Maari 57586 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka squander opportunity to create history http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-squander-opportunity-to-create-history <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/885n547.png" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Herath is the hero yesterday, but this time with the bat. Rangana Herath on his way to a fine 67, the top score of Sri Lanka’s sedate reply against India in the first-innings. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-squander-opportunity-to-create-history#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:34:02 +0000 Maari 57585 at http://island-cricket.com Draw looms as India take lead against Sri Lanka on day four http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/draw-looms-as-india-take-lead-against-sri-lanka-on-day-four <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/15111037299461.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India has reached 171-1 in its second innings, on the fourth day of the first test against Sri Lanka, at stumps on Sunday in Kolkata. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/draw-looms-as-india-take-lead-against-sri-lanka-on-day-four#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:44:57 +0000 Jagath Perera 57584 at http://island-cricket.com Cold climate forces change to start time for first two India v Sri Lanka ODIs http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/cold-climate-forces-change-start-time-for-first-two-india-v-sri-lanka-odis <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/1511110350-india-pti1.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has advanced the start times for the first two ODI matches between India and Sri Lanka as a result of cold climatic conditions at the two venues, Dhara </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/cold-climate-forces-change-start-time-for-first-two-india-v-sri-lanka-odis#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:39:09 +0000 Jagath Perera 57583 at http://island-cricket.com Herath credits pacers for giving visitors big lead, rues lack of turn on Kolkata wicket http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/herath-credits-pacers-for-giving-visitors-big-lead-rues-lack-of-turn-on-kolkata <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/8494c-1501220414-8002.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The whole credit should go to the pacers. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/herath-credits-pacers-for-giving-visitors-big-lead-rues-lack-of-turn-on-kolkata#comments Rangana Herath Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:39:07 +0000 Dias 57582 at http://island-cricket.com Dhawan says India will go for win http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dhawan-says-india-will-go-for-win <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/shikhar-dhawan-afp_806x605_515108203051.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India will push for victory on the final day of the rain-hit first Test against Sri Lanka, Shikhar Dhawan said on Sunday after he combined with opening partner Lokesh Rahul to help the hosts fight bac </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dhawan-says-india-will-go-for-win#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:30:39 +0000 Jagath Perera 57581 at http://island-cricket.com India improve, with conditions http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-improve-with-conditions <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/dhawan_ap-m11.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sunday saw a rare occurrence in Indian cricket as the pace trio of Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav shared all 10 Sri Lankan scalps between them. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-improve-with-conditions#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:21:54 +0000 Jagath Perera 57580 at http://island-cricket.com 'Cheating' drama rocks India-Sri Lanka Test http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/cheating-drama-rocks-india-sri-lanka-test <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/drs1.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dilruwan Perera was adjudged LBW off the bowling of Mohammed Shami early on day four of the first Test in Kolkata, and originally started walking back to the pavilion before changing his mind and aski </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/cheating-drama-rocks-india-sri-lanka-test#comments Dilruwan Perera DRS SLC Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:18:29 +0000 Jagath Perera 57579 at http://island-cricket.com No dressing room help for Dilruwan Perera: Sri LankaCricket http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/no-dressing-room-help-for-dilruwan-perera-sri-lankacricket <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/20171119225326.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka&#039;s cricket board on Sunday defended Dilruwan Perera aftertelevision replays suggested the batsman looked to the dressing room during a delayed review call in the first Test against India </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/no-dressing-room-help-for-dilruwan-perera-sri-lankacricket#comments Dilruwan Perera Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:24:39 +0000 Maari 57578 at http://island-cricket.com India tried hard to get Sri Lanka all-out, says pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-tried-hard-to-get-sri-lanka-all-out-says-pacer-bhuvneshwar-kumar <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/20171119225149.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Team India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar said his side tried too hard to get rid of the Sri Lankan lower order which resulted in the visitors taking a 122-run lead in the first Testat the Eden Gardens </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-tried-hard-to-get-sri-lanka-all-out-says-pacer-bhuvneshwar-kumar#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:23:08 +0000 Maari 57577 at http://island-cricket.com Hathurusingha in line for Sri Lanka coach job http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/hathurusingha-in-line-for-sri-lanka-coach-job <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/hathu_2.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When Chandika Hathurusingha takes over as Sri Lanka&#039;s head coach at some point this month, his first assignment will be against Bangladesh, the team he has only recently left in unceremonious cir </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/hathurusingha-in-line-for-sri-lanka-coach-job#comments Chandika Hathurusingha SLC Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:56:02 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57576 at http://island-cricket.com Can we regard 18 year old Praveen Jayawickrama as future Rangana Herath? http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/can-we-regard-18-year-old-praveen-jayawickrama-as-future-rangana-herath <!-- google_ad_section_start --><form action="/rss.xml" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="poll-view-voting"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="vote-form"> <div class="choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-0-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-0"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-0" name="choice" value="0" class="form-radio" /> Yes</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1" name="choice" value="1" class="form-radio" /> 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http://island-cricket.com BCCI reschedule first two ODIs http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/bcci-reschedule-first-two-odis <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/pic_1.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The dew factor and cold climatic conditions has forced the BCCI to prepone the start of the first and second ODIs between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be held in Dharamsala and Mohali next month. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/bcci-reschedule-first-two-odis#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:15:20 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57573 at http://island-cricket.com A crucial innings, the Rangana Herath way http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/crucial-innings-the-rangana-herath-way <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/rang.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bowlers who bat a bit (as opposed to bowling allrounders like Mitchell Starc or Vernon Philander) can be broadly divided into two camps: blockers, such as Ishant Sharma or Devendra Bishoo, and bashers </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/crucial-innings-the-rangana-herath-way#comments Rangana Herath Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:40:19 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57572 at http://island-cricket.com Match timings for Dharamsala, Mohali ODIs revised http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/bcci-changes-start-timings-of-ind-sl-first-2-odis <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15110976751.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Board for Control of Cricket in India has decided to revise the timings of the first two One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/bcci-changes-start-timings-of-ind-sl-first-2-odis#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:29:03 +0000 Maari 57571 at http://island-cricket.com Openers lead India fightback at Eden Gardens http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/openers-lead-india-fightback-at-eden-gardens <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/20171119185500.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul staged a fightback for the hosts in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, the home side reaching 171/1 at stumps on day four to take a lead of </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/openers-lead-india-fightback-at-eden-gardens#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:26:11 +0000 Maari 57570 at http://island-cricket.com SLC, Herath offer clarity on controversial DRS appeal http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/slc-herath-offer-clarity-on-controversial-drs-appeal <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/hera_0.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;It is simple as this. What happened was I asked Mr. Nigel Llong whether there was a review left. I guess Dilruwan probably heard it as well and opted for the review,&quot; Herath told. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/slc-herath-offer-clarity-on-controversial-drs-appeal#comments Rangana Herath Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:02:44 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57569 at http://island-cricket.com When Magician Herath Became a Swordsman http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/when-magician-herath-became-swordsman <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/images_5_19.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In last three years, Hearth bailed out Sri Lanka many time with his batting, when top order surrendered meekly. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/when-magician-herath-became-swordsman#comments Rangana Herath Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:36:00 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57568 at http://island-cricket.com Russel Arnold with Mayanti Langer (Photo) http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/russel-arnold-with-mayanti-langer-photo <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/img_20171117_110100.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Russel Arnold is currently in India, doing the commentatory for test series between India and Sri Lanka. As usually, he is enjoying the company with his Co-commentators. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/russel-arnold-with-mayanti-langer-photo#comments Russel Arnold Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:58:51 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57567 at http://island-cricket.com Dilruwan Perera courts controversy with belated review http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dilruwan-perera-courts-controversy-with-belated-review <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15110820701.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brian fade is a buzz-word in Sri Lankan cricket circles these days ever since stand-in captain Chamara Kapugedera went against the team&#039;s decision to field first in the third ODI against India in </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dilruwan-perera-courts-controversy-with-belated-review#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:33:02 +0000 Maari 57566 at http://island-cricket.com Young captains have lot to learn from Michael Tissera http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/young-captains-have-lot-to-learn-from-michael-tissera <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/20171119123845.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Young cricket captains have got a lot to learn from one of the finest captains produced by the country - Michael Tissera. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/young-captains-have-lot-to-learn-from-michael-tissera#comments Michael Tissera Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:09:39 +0000 Maari 57565 at http://island-cricket.com Dilruwan survives after unusual review http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dilruwan-survives-after-unusual-review <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/268819.4.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dilruwan Perera, the Sri Lanka allrounder, survived an lbw decision after an unusual route to taking the assistance of the Decision Review System (DRS). </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dilruwan-survives-after-unusual-review#comments Dilruwan Perera Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:19:00 +0000 WZRD 57564 at http://island-cricket.com Spot the Batting Failures who caused ODI series defeats occupying spots in depleted side http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mdkjulius-caesar/spot-the-batting-failures-that-caused-the-odi-series-defeats- <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><em><a></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mdkjulius-caesar/spot-the-batting-failures-that-caused-the-odi-series-defeats-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mdkjulius-caesar/spot-the-batting-failures-that-caused-the-odi-series-defeats-#comments SLC Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:24:48 +0000 MDKJulius Caesar 57563 at http://island-cricket.com Mumbai Indians to release Lasith Malinga for IPL auction http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/mumbai-indians-to-release-lasith-malinga-for-ipl-auction <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/images_12_6.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The Mumbai Indians can also buy him back, but as far as the auction is concerned, its looks like Lasith Malinga will find himself in the pool of players up for grabs&quot; source revealed furthe </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/mumbai-indians-to-release-lasith-malinga-for-ipl-auction#comments Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:19:17 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57562 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI - Sri Lanka XI http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mrx/sri-lanka-vs-india-1st-odi-sri-lanka-xi <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><u><em><strong>Best Squad currently possible for Sri&nbsp;</strong></em></u><u><strong>lanka</strong></u><u><strong>-</strong></u></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mrx/sri-lanka-vs-india-1st-odi-sri-lanka-xi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mrx/sri-lanka-vs-india-1st-odi-sri-lanka-xi#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:53:38 +0000 Mr.X 57561 at http://island-cricket.com Another Green Top awaits for team India against Sri Lanka http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/another-green-top-awaits-for-team-india-against-sri-lanka <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/fb_img_1510967273622.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to sources the HPCA Dharamsala pitch will be more greenish than the Eden Gardens. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/another-green-top-awaits-for-team-india-against-sri-lanka#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:51:39 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57560 at http://island-cricket.com The ultimate test of Hathurusingha's abilities await him in Sri Lanka http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/what-more <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/for-hathu-and-ford.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When he takes over Sri Lanka in few weeks time, however, Hathurusigha will not have the luxuries enjoyed by Whatmore, Moody, Bayliss or Ford during their first stints with Sri Lanka Cricket. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/what-more#comments Chandika Hathurusingha Graham Ford SLC Thilanga Sumathipala Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:29:10 +0000 WZRD 57559 at http://island-cricket.com Do you think the ICC elite umpires support opposing teams against Sri Lanka, when it comes to doubtful decisions? http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/do-you-think-that-the-icc-elite-umpires-are-supporting-the-opposing-teams-of-sr <!-- google_ad_section_start --><form action="/rss.xml" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="poll-view-voting-2"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="vote-form"> 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http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/do-you-think-that-the-icc-elite-umpires-are-supporting-the-opposing-teams-of-sr#comments ICC Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:46:55 +0000 Big Sam 57558 at http://island-cricket.com Dinesh Chandimal celebrates birthday with teammates (Photo Album) http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dinesh-chandimal-celebrates-birthday-with-teammates-photo-album <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/fb_img_1511017129565.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Sri Lanka&#039;s Skipper turns 28 today, he celebrated his birthday with his teammates after the third day&#039;s play at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dinesh-chandimal-celebrates-birthday-with-teammates-photo-album#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:20:32 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57557 at http://island-cricket.com 'It's about runs on such pitches' - Mathews http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/its-about-runs-on-such-pitches-mathews <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/mathews_29.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;I don&#039;t think there was lapse of concentration. I was looking to score runs,&quot; he said. &quot;It&#039;s just that it stopped a little bit, but no excuse. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/its-about-runs-on-such-pitches-mathews#comments Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:13:19 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57556 at http://island-cricket.com Dinesh Chandimal’s Fake Fielding Leaves Virat Kohli Fuming http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dinesh-chandimal-s-fake-fielding-leaves-virat-kohli-fuming <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/img_20171118_191126.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The incident took place during the 53rd over when Bhuvneshwar Kumar played a shot through covers. Chandimal was fielding at the cover and put in a slide despite the ball being away from him. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/dinesh-chandimal-s-fake-fielding-leaves-virat-kohli-fuming#comments Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:54:08 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57555 at http://island-cricket.com SLC close in on signing Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/slc-close-in-on-signing-chandika-hathurusingha-as-head-coach-0 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/hathu.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) are on the verge of signing former Test cricketer Chandika Hathurusingha as the Head Coach of the Sri Lankan team, a prominent SLC official told Cricbuzz on Saturday (November </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/slc-close-in-on-signing-chandika-hathurusingha-as-head-coach-0#comments Chandika Hathurusingha SLC Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:09:36 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57554 at http://island-cricket.com Should Asela Gunaratne be picked for the 2nd test against India if he is fit enough? http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/should-asela-gunaratne-be-picked-for-the-2nd-test-against-india-if-he-is-fit-en <!-- google_ad_section_start --><form action="/rss.xml" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="poll-view-voting-3"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="vote-form"> <div class="choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-0-3-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-0-3"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-0-3" name="choice" value="0" class="form-radio" /> Yes, his batting and bowling on a spin-friendly pitch will help to keep the balance of our team.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1-3-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1-3"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1-3" name="choice" value="1" class="form-radio" /> No, he will struggle since he has been away from international cricket for a few months.</label> </div> </div> </div> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-3" value="Vote" class="form-submit" /> </div> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-c26df0e3203cf3bc911fc181d73f3b06" value="form-c26df0e3203cf3bc911fc181d73f3b06" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-poll-view-voting-3" value="poll_view_voting" /> </div> </div></form> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/should-asela-gunaratne-be-picked-for-the-2nd-test-against-india-if-he-is-fit-en#comments Asela Gunaratne Graeme Labrooy Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:45:07 +0000 Madura 57553 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka press advantage at Eden Gardens http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-press-advantage-at-eden-gardens <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/15689k03.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka ended day three of the first Test against India in a strong position at 165/4 trailing the hosts by 7 runs. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-press-advantage-at-eden-gardens#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:31:21 +0000 Maari 57552 at http://island-cricket.com Hathurusingha to arrive in Sri Lanka this week for discussions with SLC - report http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/slc-close-in-on-signing-chandika-hathurusingha-as-head-coach <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15110058711.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;We are happy that everything is working out well. He will arrive in Colombo next week and we can take things forward once he comes,&quot; the official told Cricbuzz. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/slc-close-in-on-signing-chandika-hathurusingha-as-head-coach#comments Chandika Hathurusingha SLC Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:29:49 +0000 Maari 57551 at http://island-cricket.com Indian fast bowling is world class - Mathews http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/indian-fast-bowling-is-world-class-mathews <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15110079121.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On conditions that are tailor-made for fast bowlers, India&#039;s seamers made life difficult for Sri Lankan batsmen as after two days of heavy rain, the third day&#039;s play of the Kolkata Test was </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/indian-fast-bowling-is-world-class-mathews#comments Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:28:09 +0000 Maari 57550 at http://island-cricket.com 'This is not the moment to bring him back': Sri Lanka Chief Selector on Gunaratne http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/gunaratne-unlikely-to-be-flown-to-india-for-remaining-two-tests <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15110005481.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;He has played two games now since the injury,&quot; Labrooy told Cricbuzz on Saturday (November 18). &quot;He bowled, batted and fielded and has come good. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/gunaratne-unlikely-to-be-flown-to-india-for-remaining-two-tests#comments Asanka Gurusinha Asela Gunaratne Graeme Labrooy SLC Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:25:48 +0000 Maari 57549 at http://island-cricket.com Thirimanne-Mathews put Sri Lanka ahead after 3rd day of Kolkata test http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/thirimanne-mathews-put-sri-lanka-ahead-after-3rd-day-of-kolkata-test <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/images_11_4.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Post tea, Thirimanne was the first to reach his fifty and this was fifth half-century in the longest format of the game. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/thirimanne-mathews-put-sri-lanka-ahead-after-3rd-day-of-kolkata-test#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:40:09 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57548 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal not penalised for "fake fielding" http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-captain-dinesh-chandimal-not-penalised-for-fake-fielding <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/952af-1510987179-8001.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 53rd over of the Indian innings saw a controversial call as Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal wasn&#039;t penalised for the &quot;fake fielding&quot; that has been in effect from 1 October 2 </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-captain-dinesh-chandimal-not-penalised-for-fake-fielding#comments Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:01:19 +0000 Maari 57547 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka Exposes India's weaknesses before SA tour http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-exposes-indias-weaknesses-before-sa-tour <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/images_10_6.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On a third morning, when the pitch finally started to eased off, Cheteshwar Pujara completely beaten to a big indeeper by Lahiru Gamage and his stumps shattered! </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-exposes-indias-weaknesses-before-sa-tour#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:39:33 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57546 at http://island-cricket.com Cheteshwar Pujara is a world class player : Nic Pothas http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/cheteshwar-pujara-is-world-class-player-nic-pothas <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/images_9_9.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pujara&#039;s  efforts were hailed by Sri Lankan head Nic Pothas and credited his experience of playing county cricket for the knock at Eden Gardens. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/cheteshwar-pujara-is-world-class-player-nic-pothas#comments Nic Pothas Sri Lanka in India 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:30:04 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57545 at http://island-cricket.com Who do you think is the fastest bowler in SL currently? http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/who-do-you-think-is-the-fastest-bowler-in-sl-currently <!-- google_ad_section_start --><form action="/rss.xml" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="poll-view-voting-4"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="vote-form"> <div class="choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-0-4-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-0-4"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-0-4" name="choice" value="0" class="form-radio" /> Lahiru Kumara </label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1-4-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1-4"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1-4" name="choice" value="1" class="form-radio" /> Dusmantha Chameera</label> </div> </div> </div> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-4" value="Vote" class="form-submit" /> </div> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-8d07c7684090a5fda21655913250164b" value="form-8d07c7684090a5fda21655913250164b" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-poll-view-voting-4" value="poll_view_voting" /> </div> </div></form> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/who-do-you-think-is-the-fastest-bowler-in-sl-currently#comments Dushmantha Chameera Lahiru Kumara Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:13:48 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 57544 at http://island-cricket.com Fantastic if I can take five-for against India - Lakmal http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/fantastic-if-i-can-take-five-for-against-india-lakmal <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/r4af5eq3.png" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;I have been playing Test cricket for eight years now but this is the first time I am playing against India. I have dismissed so many big names in world cricket but not Kohli. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/fantastic-if-i-can-take-five-for-against-india-lakmal#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Suranga Lakmal Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:26:45 +0000 WZRD 57543 at http://island-cricket.com Chandika Hathurusinghe salary http://island-cricket.com/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/chandika-hathurusinghe-salary <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/chandika-hathurusinghe-salary#comments Chandika Hathurusingha SLC Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:51:13 +0000 kcZedan 57542 at http://island-cricket.com Suranga Lakmal world record bowling against India http://island-cricket.com/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/suranga-lakmal-world-recorded-bowling-against-india <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/suranga-lakmal-world-recorded-bowling-against-india#comments Suranga Lakmal Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:39:23 +0000 kcZedan 57541 at http://island-cricket.com Kevin — Sri Lanka's own 'frog in the blender' http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/kevin-sri-lanka-s-own-frog-in-the-blender <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/kevin.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 18-year-old Kevin Koththigoda hasn’t seen Paul Adams play. In fact, until recently he had no idea how the former South African unorthodox spinner bowled in his heyday. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/kevin-sri-lanka-s-own-frog-in-the-blender#comments Kevin Koththigoda Sri Lanka U19 U19 Asia Cup 2017 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:22:43 +0000 Sujan 57540 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka vs India 2nd Test - Sri Lanka XI http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mrx/sri-lanka-vs-india-2nd-test-sri-lanka-xi <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><strong><em><u>Most Likely XI against&nbsp;India-</u></em></strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp; &nbsp;Sadeera&nbsp;Samarawickrama (Right-hand&nbsp;Batsman)</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mrx/sri-lanka-vs-india-2nd-test-sri-lanka-xi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mrx/sri-lanka-vs-india-2nd-test-sri-lanka-xi#comments ICC SLC Sri Lanka in India 2017 undefined Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:34:54 +0000 Mr.X 57539 at http://island-cricket.com T20 tri-series featuring India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh begins March 2018 http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/nidahas-trophy-2018-fixtures-announced <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_1503601566.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the fixtures of the Tri-nation T20 Series “Nidahas Trophy 2018”. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/nidahas-trophy-2018-fixtures-announced#comments Independence Cup 2018 SLC Thilanga Sumathipala Tri-Series in Sri Lanka 2018 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:32:04 +0000 WZRD 57538 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka Independence Cup triangular T20 series schedule released http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-bangladesh-set-to-feature-in-tri-series-in-sri-lanka <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15109299931.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Friday (November 17), announced fixtures for the T20I tri-series, including India and Bangladesh, to be played from March 8-20. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-bangladesh-set-to-feature-in-tri-series-in-sri-lanka#comments Independence Cup 2018 Tri-Series in Sri Lanka 2018 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:42:47 +0000 Maari 57537 at http://island-cricket.com India vs Srilanka 1st test match day 2 Highlights http://island-cricket.com/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/india-vs-srilanka-1st-test-match-day-2-highlights <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/india-vs-srilanka-1st-test-match-day-2-highlights#comments Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka in India 2017 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:01:57 +0000 AmilaSaman 57536 at http://island-cricket.com Spearhead Lakmal motivated to lead by example http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/spearhead-lakmal-motivated-to-lead-by-example <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15109206561.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka seamer Suranga Lakmal, who ran through India&#039;s top order with a fine spell of seam bowling, told Cricbuzz that he was extremely pleased with the dismissal of Virat Kohli. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/spearhead-lakmal-motivated-to-lead-by-example#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Suranga Lakmal Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:19:36 +0000 Maari 57535 at http://island-cricket.com Not getting too comfortable: Pothas wary of India's quality http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/not-getting-too-comfortable-pothas-wary-of-indias-quality <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15109168081.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite India being reduced to 74 for five , Sri Lankan coach Nic Pothas warned his side to not get too excited. In August, after India handed his team nine straight defeats across all three ... </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/not-getting-too-comfortable-pothas-wary-of-indias-quality#comments Nic Pothas Sri Lanka in India 2017 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:43 +0000 Maari 57534 at http://island-cricket.com Top international stars to descend on Sharjah for T10 Cricket League http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/top-international-stars-to-descend-on-sharjah-for-t10-cricket-league <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/babar-gayle-sangakkara-to-join-karachi-kings-in-next-psl-iqbal-516343a51baf9118357bb5288a4e4baa.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Several current and former international stars will assemble in Sharjah for the T10 Cricket League set to be played from December 14 to December 17. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/top-international-stars-to-descend-on-sharjah-for-t10-cricket-league#comments Kumar Sangakkara T10 Cricket League Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:38:24 +0000 WZRD 57533 at http://island-cricket.com Thilanga pays glowing tribute to legendary Dalmiya http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/thilanga-pays-glowing-tribute-to-legendary-dalmiya <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/1751019995di-p19-17-11-p-kwk-21.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala paid tribute to the late Jagmohan Dalmiya on his 77th birth anniversary on Tuesday at the Crystal Room at Taj Bengal. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/thilanga-pays-glowing-tribute-to-legendary-dalmiya#comments Thilanga Sumathipala Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:14:37 +0000 Maari 57532 at http://island-cricket.com Shanaka's double strike adds to India's misery http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/shanakas-double-strike-adds-to-indias-misery <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15109128281.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It was Suranga Lakmal who left India on its crutches on the opening day. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/shanakas-double-strike-adds-to-indias-misery#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:13:16 +0000 Maari 57531 at http://island-cricket.com Watch highlights of Day 1 of 1st India vs Sri Lanka Test, Nov 16, 2017, Eden Gardens, Kolkata http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/jehan/watch-highlights-of-day-1-of-1st-india-vs-sri-lanka-test-nov-16-2017-ede <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Here&#39;s highlights of the first day&#39;s play of the 1st India vs Sri Lanka Test match played in Kolkata on November 16, 2017.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/jehan/watch-highlights-of-day-1-of-1st-india-vs-sri-lanka-test-nov-16-2017-ede" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/jehan/watch-highlights-of-day-1-of-1st-india-vs-sri-lanka-test-nov-16-2017-ede#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Suranga Lakmal Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:09:00 +0000 Jehan 57530 at http://island-cricket.com India limp to 74-5 before rain washes out day two http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/pujara-steadies-india-after-shanakas-double-strike <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/701i.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Persistent rain dominated another day in Kolkata, allowing just 21 overs on the second morning. In all, just 32.5 overs have been bowled over two days. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/pujara-steadies-india-after-shanakas-double-strike#comments Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka in India 2017 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:37:34 +0000 Jagath Perera 57529 at http://island-cricket.com Ganguly Still Backs India to Win Kolkata Test against Sri Lanka http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/ganguly-still-backs-india-to-win-kolkata-test-against-sri-lanka <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/images_6_12.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said India would win the opening Test against Sri Lanka despite being reduced to 17/3 in a rain-affected opening day here. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/ganguly-still-backs-india-to-win-kolkata-test-against-sri-lanka#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:24:56 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57528 at http://island-cricket.com Lakmal spell one of the finest I've seen in a long time - SL bowling coach http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lakmal-spell-one-of-the-finest-ive-seen-in-long-timesl-bowling-coach <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15108402591.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka&#039;s bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake praised the effort of seam bowler Suranga Lakmal, who ran through the Indian top order to reduce the hosts to 17 for 3 in a rain-shortened opening day&# </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lakmal-spell-one-of-the-finest-ive-seen-in-long-timesl-bowling-coach#comments Rumesh Ratnayake Sri Lanka in India 2017 Suranga Lakmal Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:37:51 +0000 Maari 57527 at http://island-cricket.com Arjuna wanted more credit for 96 WC win, I wanted none - Whatmore http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/arjuna-wanted-more-credit-for-96-wc-win-i-wanted-none-whatmore <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_1510831356.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;He just wanted more credit of the World Cup win, I didn&#039;t want any. I never said it was mine. Never. Some of the journos said. But we had a good relationship for most parts. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/arjuna-wanted-more-credit-for-96-wc-win-i-wanted-none-whatmore#comments 1996 World Cup Arjuna Ranatunga Dav Whatmore SLC Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:05:25 +0000 Short-Leg 57526 at http://island-cricket.com Suranga Lakmal equals Richie Benaud by Rattling India http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/suranga-lakmal-equals-richie-benaud-by-rattling-india <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/img_20171116_184833.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lakmal stunned team India with figures of 6-6-0-3, and rattled world&#039;s best batting line up with prized scalps of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/suranga-lakmal-equals-richie-benaud-by-rattling-india#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Suranga Lakmal Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:54:56 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57525 at http://island-cricket.com Gamage or Chameera, who should be opening the bowling for SL in Tests? http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/gamage-or-chameera-who-should-be-opening-the-bowling-for-sl-in-tests <!-- google_ad_section_start --><form action="/rss.xml" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="poll-view-voting-5"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="vote-form"> <div class="choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-0-5-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-0-5"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-0-5" name="choice" value="0" class="form-radio" /> Dushmantha Chameera</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1-5-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1-5"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1-5" name="choice" value="1" class="form-radio" /> Lahiru Gamage</label> </div> </div> </div> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-5" value="Vote" class="form-submit" /> </div> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-d359d03f13f5f560e3ce547bf4f7e979" value="form-d359d03f13f5f560e3ce547bf4f7e979" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-poll-view-voting-5" value="poll_view_voting" /> </div> </div></form> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/gamage-or-chameera-who-should-be-opening-the-bowling-for-sl-in-tests#comments Dushmantha Chameera Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:42:04 +0000 Short-Leg 57524 at http://island-cricket.com Lakmal's spell the finest in a long time - Ratnayake http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lakmals-spell-the-finest-in-long-time-pothas <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/lak_7.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;We had nothing to lose when we came here so our boys were ready for the challenge,&quot; Ratnayake told at the post- match news conference. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lakmals-spell-the-finest-in-long-time-pothas#comments Rumesh Ratnayake Sri Lanka in India 2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:15:56 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57523 at http://island-cricket.com Eden’s green top leaves Indian top-order red-faced http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/eden-s-green-top-leaves-indian-top-order-red-faced <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/ind-v-sl759.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While talks surrounding the Indian tour of South Africa continues to gain momentum, Thursday served as a reality check for Team India on a greenish Eden track. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/eden-s-green-top-leaves-indian-top-order-red-faced#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:12:49 +0000 Short-Leg 57522 at http://island-cricket.com Four Slips and a gully against India in India http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/four-slips-and-gully-against-india-in-india <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/fb_img_1510824418510.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On gloomy and overcast conditions, Sri Lanka new ball bowlers, particularly Suranga Lakmal, were threatening from the word go, So Chandimal provided them the field, they wanted. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/four-slips-and-gully-against-india-in-india#comments Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka in India 2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:57:06 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57521 at http://island-cricket.com Looking back at Sri Lanka's only 'Test' win in India http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/looking-back-at-sri-lankas-only-test-win-in-india <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15108307051.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leading up to the India versus Sri Lanka Test series, there has been much talk of how the tourists have failed to win a Test match in India after several attempts. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/looking-back-at-sri-lankas-only-test-win-in-india#comments Michael Tissera Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000 Maari 57520 at http://island-cricket.com Lakmal stuns India on rain-hit day http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lakmal-stuns-india-on-rain-hit-day <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/skysports-suranga-lakmal-sri-lanka-test-abu-dhabi_4157240.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Suranga Lakmal bagged three wickets for no runs as Sri Lanka reduced India to 17-3 from 11.5 overs on a weather-hit opening day of the first Test in Kolkata. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lakmal-stuns-india-on-rain-hit-day#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Suranga Lakmal Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:47:46 +0000 Short-Leg 57519 at http://island-cricket.com Russel Arnold advices Sri Lanka to bury past demons to win maiden test in India http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/russel-arnold-advices-sri-lanka-tobury-past-demons-to-win-maiden-test-vs-team-i <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/8b00086269t.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Russel Arnold on Thursday said that the current touring squad must overcome the demons of the past to win its maiden Test in India. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/russel-arnold-advices-sri-lanka-tobury-past-demons-to-win-maiden-test-vs-team-i#comments Russel Arnold Sri Lanka in India 2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:48:56 +0000 Maari 57517 at http://island-cricket.com Lakmal rocks Indian top order on rain-hit day one http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lakmal-rocks-indian-top-order-on-rain-hit-day-one <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/suranga-lakmal1-1024x5091.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just 11.5 overs were bowled on day one of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lakmal-rocks-indian-top-order-on-rain-hit-day-one#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Suranga Lakmal Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:45:32 +0000 Maari 57516 at http://island-cricket.com Chandimal Shatters Indian pattern by fielding first http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/chandimal-shatters-indian-pattern-by-fielding-first <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/dc-cover-nb54ns19ojstfjo0kb28sdqro2-20170804141009.medi_.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moreover, in last 10 years, teams have opted to bowl just 3 times in 55 tests in India. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/chandimal-shatters-indian-pattern-by-fielding-first#comments Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka in India 2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:59:41 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57515 at http://island-cricket.com Hathurusingha not expecting a big salary in Sri Lanka, sports minister reveals http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/hathurusingha-not-expecting-big-salary-at-sri-lanka <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/chandika_sl1.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The sports minister said Chandika Hathurusingha is willing to work for much less wages in Sri Lanka. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/hathurusingha-not-expecting-big-salary-at-sri-lanka#comments Chandika Hathurusingha Dayasiri Jayasekara SLC Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:45:43 +0000 Maari 57514 at http://island-cricket.com Murali desires to Scout young cricketers through Goodness Cup http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/murali-desires-to-scout-young-cricketers-through-goodness-cup <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/images_2_50.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Murali selected Six teams from the School grade, as he wants to give maximum exposure to the upcoming junior cricketers&quot; said Anura De Silva, Sports Director of Foundation Of Goodness. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/murali-desires-to-scout-young-cricketers-through-goodness-cup#comments Foundation of Goodness Murali Cup Muttiah Muralitharan Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:11:53 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57513 at http://island-cricket.com No buyers for Tickets for Kolkata Test http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/no-buyers-for-tickets-for-kolkata-test <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/img_20171115_175346-678x381.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ground was under covers since morning yesterday and neither India nor Sri Lanka could practice. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/no-buyers-for-tickets-for-kolkata-test#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:44:32 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57512 at http://island-cricket.com Kevin's bowling action was not molded to be like Paul: coach http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/kevin-koththigoda-bowling-action-was-not-molded-to-be-like-paul-coach <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/34r543003.png" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka’s new mysterious spinner Kevin Koththigoda’s bowling action is quite similar to South Africa’s slow-left arm chinaman bowler Paul Adams action, but it was not molded to be like Paul Adams, i </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/kevin-koththigoda-bowling-action-was-not-molded-to-be-like-paul-coach#comments Kevin Koththigoda Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:18:35 +0000 Maari 57511 at http://island-cricket.com Lanka start Indian series with zero injuries http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lanka-start-indian-series-with-zero-injuries <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/20171116054338.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Everyone is talking about injuries in cricket now finally after about 10-15 years we have zero injuries going into the Indian tour,” Prof. Arjuna de Silva told the Daily News. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/lanka-start-indian-series-with-zero-injuries#comments Professor Arjuna de Silva SLC Sri Lanka in India 2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:16:33 +0000 Maari 57510 at http://island-cricket.com Rain threat ahead of first Sri Lanka v India Test match http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/rain-threat-ahead-of-first-sri-lanka-v-india-test-match <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/eden-7591.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Tuesday, two days before the first Test, ticket counters at Eden Gardens wore a deserted look. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/rain-threat-ahead-of-first-sri-lanka-v-india-test-match#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:14:15 +0000 Neil Weerasekara 57509 at http://island-cricket.com Who is the best choice for batting-allrounder for Kolkata Test, Shanaka or Dilruwan? http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/who-is-the-ideal-batting-alrounder-for-kolkata-test-shanka-or-dilruwan <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="poll"> <div class="text">Dasun Shanaka - wicket supposed to be seamer-friendly so he should play.</div> <div class="bar"> <div style="width: 60%;" class="foreground"></div> </div> <div class="percent"> 60% (42 votes) </div> <div class="text">Dilruwan Perera - because of his recent form, he should play.</div> <div class="bar"> <div style="width: 40%;" class="foreground"></div> </div> <div class="percent"> 40% (28 votes) </div> <div class="total"> Total votes: 70 </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/poll/srilankacricket/who-is-the-ideal-batting-alrounder-for-kolkata-test-shanka-or-dilruwan#comments Dasun Shanaka Dilruwan Perera Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:40:18 +0000 AmilaSaman 57508 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka will be the first foreign team to participate in the Under-19 Challenger Trophy http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-will-be-the-first-foreign-team-to-participate-in-the-under-19-challen <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/u19_3.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The U-19 Challenger Trophy typically includes three Indian teams competing against each other. This year, BCCI has invited the Sri Lankan U-19 team to participate in the competition. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-will-be-the-first-foreign-team-to-participate-in-the-under-19-challen#comments SLC Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:36:23 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57507 at http://island-cricket.com Hathurusingha top contender for SL coach http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/hathurusingha-top-contender-for-sl-coach <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/20171115194731.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara declined to comment on the talks but hoped that Chandika Hathurusingha would take over the job. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/hathurusingha-top-contender-for-sl-coach#comments Chandika Hathurusingha Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:18:09 +0000 Maari 57506 at http://island-cricket.com India want SL to make them 'uncomfortable' - Kohli http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-want-sl-to-make-them-uncomfortable-kohli <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/20171115194314_0.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India want underdogs Sri Lanka to force them into an &quot;uncomfortable&quot; zone in their latest Test series starting on Thursday, captain Virat Kohli said. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-want-sl-to-make-them-uncomfortable-kohli#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:12:46 +0000 Maari 57505 at http://island-cricket.com India primed to resume Test supremacy over Sri Lanka at home http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-primed-to-resume-test-supremacy-over-sri-lanka-at-home <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15107454971.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It has been nine years since Sri Lanka last arrived in India for Tests, and yet the timing of it seems a bit hard on the travellers now. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/india-primed-to-resume-test-supremacy-over-sri-lanka-at-home#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:09:10 +0000 Maari 57504 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka cast hopeful eyes towards Angelo Mathews http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-cast-hopeful-eyes-towards-angelo-mathews <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15107496171.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dinesh Chandimal watches in surprise as the commotion at a packed Eden Gardens press conference room slowly settles down after he takes his place in front. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-cast-hopeful-eyes-towards-angelo-mathews#comments Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:07:09 +0000 Maari 57503 at http://island-cricket.com Five bowlers and six batters, hints Chandimal http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/five-bowlers-and-six-batters-hints-chandimal <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/5_bow.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Like the rest of his team, Dinesh Chandimal doesn’t have pleasant memories of recent battles against India, but the Sri Lanka captain was putting on a brave face ahead of the three-Test series startin </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/five-bowlers-and-six-batters-hints-chandimal#comments Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:54:29 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57502 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka resume search for first Test win in India http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-resume-search-for-first-test-win-in-india <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/rain_20.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India v Sri Lanka again? Didn&#039;t they play last week? Or was it last month? Might have been last season. Who could care? </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-resume-search-for-first-test-win-in-india#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:38:36 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57501 at http://island-cricket.com Important to play five bowlers against good Test sides - Chandimal http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/important-to-play-five-bowlers-against-good-test-sides-chandimal <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/268878.5.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The one thing is, we just tried to play five bowlers, because if you&#039;re playing against a good team you need to take 20 wickets to win,&quot; Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka&#039;s captain, sai </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/important-to-play-five-bowlers-against-good-test-sides-chandimal#comments Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:38:09 +0000 WZRD 57500 at http://island-cricket.com Angelo Mathews will bat at number four - Chandimal http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/angelo-mathews-will-bat-at-number-four-chandimal <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/ange.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;He gives us confidence as a batting unit. He will bat at number four. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/angelo-mathews-will-bat-at-number-four-chandimal#comments Angelo Mathews Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:34:01 +0000 Daniel Alexander 57499 at http://island-cricket.com Sri Lanka eye ex-Bangladesh coach http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-eye-ex-bangladesh-coach <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/chandika-hathurusingha-1.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara declined to comment on the talks but said he hoped the former Test player would take on the job. &quot;I (would) certainly welcome Hathurusingha to prepare our tea </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-eye-ex-bangladesh-coach#comments Chandika Hathurusingha Dayasiri Jayasekara Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:32:24 +0000 WZRD 57498 at http://island-cricket.com Rambukwella special lights up Singer-MCA T20 tournament http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/rambukwella-special-lights-up-singer-mca-t20-tournament <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/ramith_rambukwella.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-handed hard-hitting opening batsman Ramith Rambukwella provided the perfect start for the 4th Singer-MCA Premier League T20 Tournament as four pre-quarter-final matches were conducted in two venu </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/rambukwella-special-lights-up-singer-mca-t20-tournament#comments MCA T20 Ramith Rambukwella Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:45:52 +0000 DDJW 57497 at http://island-cricket.com Asela Gunaratne returns to competitive cricket after injury layoff http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/asela-gunarathne-returns-to-competitive-cricket <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/14542602_1224757957597767_4316831626614964758_o.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka all-rounder Asela Gunarathne proved vital match fitness during a SLC Premier Emerging League match between Lankan CC and Army SC at Panagoda. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/asela-gunarathne-returns-to-competitive-cricket#comments Asela Gunaratne SLC SLC Emerging Trophy Tournament Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:44:57 +0000 DDJW 57496 at http://island-cricket.com Rain Spoils Sri Lanka final practice session before first test http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/rain-spoils-sri-lanka-final-practice-session-before-first-test <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/img_20171115_175346.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Worryingly, though, there are chance of showers during the first three days of the first test, according to Met department, which may affect the final outcome of the match. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/rain-spoils-sri-lanka-final-practice-session-before-first-test#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:44:57 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57495 at http://island-cricket.com The Big Question: Will Hathurusingha get free hand at SLC? http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/the-big-question-will-hathurusingha-get-free-hand-at-slc <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/images_2_49.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this kind of environment, it seems impossible that Hathurusingha Will get a free hand. Especially, when, Hathurasingha could not find a single person at SLC, who likes him! </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/the-big-question-will-hathurusingha-get-free-hand-at-slc#comments Chandika Hathurusingha SLC Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:23 +0000 Pushpendraalbe 57494 at http://island-cricket.com IND vs SL, 1st Test at Eden Gardens, statistical preview: Winless tourists & more http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/ind-vs-sl-1st-test-at-eden-gardens-statistical-preview-winless-tourists-more <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/statistical-preview1.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 97 Tests won by India at home till date. If they win here, they will draw level with South Africa to reach the joint-3rd spot. Australia lead the way with 234 while England have won 212. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/ind-vs-sl-1st-test-at-eden-gardens-statistical-preview-winless-tourists-more#comments Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:05:29 +0000 Maari 57493 at http://island-cricket.com Kohli vs Chandimal and Cricket vs witchcraft http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/kohli-vs-chandimal-and-other-key-battles <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/20171115142937.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Indiagear up to play Test cricket after a long period of white-ball cricket. Familiar foes wait in the form ofSri Lanka. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/kohli-vs-chandimal-and-other-key-battles#comments Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka in India 2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:35 +0000 Maari 57492 at http://island-cricket.com Bangladesh hoping to convince Hathurusingha to stay - report http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/bcb-hope-to-convince-hathurusingha-for-extended-stay <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://island-cricket.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/prv_15106829231.jpeg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BCB president Nazmul Hasan had sat with the technical committee on Saturday to discuss several issues that includes their possible plan of action on Hathurusingha. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://island-cricket.com/news/srilankacricket/bcb-hope-to-convince-hathurusingha-for-extended-stay#comments Chandika Hathurusingha SLC Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:57:31 +0000 Maari 57491 at http://island-cricket.com