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News Archive - Sri Lanka

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White to lead PM's XICameron White will lead a strong Prime Minister's XI against Sri Lanka in Canberra next Wednesday.21 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Ganguly out and Raina recalledSourav Ganguly has been excluded from India's one-day squad for the Commonwealth Bank series in Australia.20 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Six pacers for SL in CB SeriesSri Lanka will count six fast bowlers in their squad of 15 for the upcoming Commonwealth Bank series in Australia.15 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Sri Lanka dominate in all deptsThe scoreline read 1-0. The truth was the the home side was the better one by a sizeable distance, with England only rarely in the game24 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Rain denies Sri Lanka victorySri Lanka had England six down but rain yet again intervened, stopping them from finishing the job and forcing them to settle for 1-0.22 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Cook and the weather stall S.L.A half century from England opener Alastair Cook helped guide his side to 102-1 when the rain ended play before lunch.21 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Jayawardene, Vaas crush EnglandSri Lanka dominated day three to an extent rarely seen, scoring 115 in 20 overs then bowling England out for 81, despite a rain delay.20 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka close in on series winSri Lanka finished day two in complete control having made 384-6 with captain Jayawardene impressing once again with 149 not out.19 Dec 2007Paul Wood
England shade truncated dayEngland claimed 2 wickets in a short final session to ensure they just shaded the opening day of the must-win final Test in Sri Lanka.18 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Hoggard replaces BroadEngland swing bowler Matthew Hoggard has replaced Stuart Broad in England's 12-man squad for the third Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.17 Dec 2007James Nixon
Dilshan recalled for Third TestSri Lanka have made two changes for the final Test against England, recalling Tillakaratne Dilshan and calling-up Chanaka Welegedera.14 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Test meanders to tame drawEngland easily saved the Second Test against Sri Lanka, losing just 3 wickets, and rain saved everyone from a pointless last session.13 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka continue in controlMahela Jayawardene made 195 and led his side to 548-9, a lead of 197, before England battled back reaching 48-0 at stumps on day four.12 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Sri Lanka build large totalSri Lanka lost just 2 wickets on the third day of the Second Test, Mahela Jayawardene scoring a majestic 167*, Michael Vandort 138.11 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Honours even in ColomboEngland fought their way to 351 all out in Colombo and Sri Lanka recovered from the loss of two early wickets to finish on 105-2.10 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Sri Lanka peg England backA pulsating 87 from Michael Vaughan was offset by 4 wickets in the final session, but the day was marred by two controversial decisions09 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lankans seal last-gasp winAfter a final day that tilted one way then the other, Sri Lanka finally claimed victory in the First Test at Kandy to go 1-0 up.05 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Careers over for Sri Lankan duoMarvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya have recently ended their Test careers. In their prime they were a tough partnership to remove.05 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Sri Lanka hold all the acesSri Lanka reached 442-8 before declaring and had already removed Alistair Cook as England finished on 9-1 chasing 350 runs to win.04 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Jayasuriya to quit Test cricketSri Lankan stalwart Sanath Jayasuriya has announced the current Test match against England will be his last.04 Dec 2007Zac Gelman
Murali reclaims record, SL leadSri Lanka are in a healthy position after day three of the First Test, on which Murali returned to the top of the Test wickets pile.03 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka level the fieldMuttiah Muralitharan produced yet another superb spell of bowling to drag his side right back into the First Test against England.02 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
England dominate first dayMatthew Hoggard took 4-29 as England bowled out Sri Lanka for 188. In reply the visitors are 49-1, Alistair Cook falling early.01 Dec 2007Paul Wood
Harmison suffers back spasmSteve Harmison is in doubt for the first test against Sri Lanka this week after suffering a back spasm during a tour match.26 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Anderson joins casualty listSenior English bowler James Anderson is in doubt for the first Test against Sri Lanka after hurting his left ankle.26 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Sri Lanka name 14-man Test squadUpul Tharanga has been recalled to the Sri Lankan Test squad ahead of the first Test against England in Kandy on December 1.23 Nov 2007Paul Wood
Aussies Clean SweepA magnificent fighting innings from Kumar Sangakkara gave the Aussies a scare on the final day of the Second Test20 Nov 2007Archie Mac
Atapattu announces retirementMarvan Atapattu, the former Sri Lanka captain, has announced his retirement from international cricket.20 Nov 2007Liam Camps
Sanga's Cool Quells Lee's FireA Kumar Sangakkara 100 and 80 from Marvin Atapattu kept Sri Lanka in the hunt to make history at stumps on day four of the second test.19 Nov 2007Cameron Burge
"Fit" Harmison to join EnglandAfter a heavy focus on his form and fitness, playing in South Africa, Steve Harmison will fly out to join England in Sri Lanka.19 Nov 2007Liam Camps
Aussies Can't LoseAustralia are in the box seat on day three of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka; leading by 407 runs with 9 wickets in hand18 Nov 2007Archie Mac
Australia firmly in frontGilchrist, Symonds, Clarke and Hussey all scored heavily on day two of the 2nd Test to ensure Australia were firmly in front by stumps.17 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Symonds injures ankleThe Australian cricket team faces an anxious wait over the fitness of Andrew Symonds, who injured his ankle in today's Test at Hobart.17 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Maharoof ruled out of Eng seriesFarveez Maharoof will be bitterly disappointed tonight after damage to his ankle will leave him on the sidelines for up to five weeks.17 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Hussey and Jaques. Again.Phil Jaques and Mike Hussey both made centuries as Australia put the pressure on Sri Lanka early in the second Test at Hobart.16 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Warne and Murali bury hatchetShane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan have both rowed back on comments made in recent days, insisting there's no bad blood between them.15 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
Big decisions ahead of TasmaniaWith the second Test due to get underway soon, Jayawardene and co. must get the team selection right in search of a famous victory. 15 Nov 2007Paul Wood
Australia end SL resistanceSri Lanka's second innings resistance came to an end today as the Australian bowlers gave their side their 13th straight Test win.12 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Australia and SA unchangedBoth heavily victorious home sides, Australia and South Africa have decided to stick with the same squads for their next Tests.12 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Rain and Vandort delay AussiesAustralia will have to wait until Day 5 to notch up a win, as rain and a valiant Michael Vandort fended them off on Day 4.11 Nov 2007Sudeep Popat
All Aussies on day threeAustralia have taken a vice like grip on the first Test against Sri Lanka, enforcing the follow on, and reduing the tourists to 80-210 Nov 2007Archie Mac
Clarke, Hussey Seize the DayCenturies to Michael Clarke and Mike Hussey, plus two late wickets to Brett Lee have left Australia in control of the first test.09 Nov 2007Cameron Burge
Jaques and Murali turn it upPhil Jaques made a memorable maiden Test century at the Gabba today as Australia finished the first day of the match in front of SL08 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
MacGill gets the nod for BrisbaneShane Warne's replacement as spinner in the Australian Test side has today been confirmed, with Stuart MacGill getting the nod.06 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Queenslander Andy Smotes SLA punishing century from paceman Andy Bichel, and another top order collapse by the tourists (62-4), has the Bulls in control on day 203 Nov 2007Archie Mac
Warne - Murali Trophy announcedTwo of the greatest rivals in cricketing history will have their names immortalized in a new trophy named today.03 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Tait out, Hilfenhaus inShaun Tait has been ruled out of the Australian squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Brisbane next week with an elbow injury.03 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Sangakkara a doubt for 1st TestKumar Sangakkara may miss the first Test against Australia, having suffered a grade one tear in his left hamstring.30 Oct 2007Liam Camps
Sri Lanka win Hong Kong SixesComing up against the hottest team in the competition, Sri Lanka pulled of a stunning victory today against the All-Stars.28 Oct 2007James Nixon
Woolmer murdered - pathologistThe Jamaican pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Bob Woolmer has maintained has maintained his view that the death was murder.25 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Jayawardene signs for DerbyshireDerbyshire has secured the services of Sri Lanka captain, Mahela Jayawardene for the first half of the 2008 season.25 Oct 2007Liam Camps
Ranatunga warns Murali of racismFormer Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has spoken out against Muttiah Muralitharan touring Australia.23 Oct 2007Liam Camps
Strauss droppedAndrew Strauss has been left out of the English Test tour of Sri Lanka after a poor year with the bat.20 Oct 2007Zac Gelman
Atapattu in surprise recallAgainst all odds, former Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu has made his way back into the Sri Lankan side for the tour of Australia.20 Oct 2007Zac Gelman
Sri Lanka win Fifth ODISri Lanka gained a consolation victory in the final ODI thanks to a fine 73 from Chamara Silva and 6-28 from Dilhara Fernando.13 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
England claim series in ColomboEngland won their 3rd straight ODI to claim the series against Sri Lanka, their first overseas bilateral triumph since 1991\92.10 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Murali not to be riskedMuttiah Muralitharan will not be risked in the remaining two one-dayers against England with him still struggling with a bicep injury.09 Oct 2007James Nixon
England scrape 3rd ODI victoryEngland took a 2-1 lead in their ODI series against Sri Lanka, squeezing home by two wickets in Dambullah with Graeme Swann starring.07 Oct 2007Sean Bennett
England level series in DambullaThe Second ODI produced a virtual mirror-image of the First at the same ground, England comfortably defeating Sri Lanka batting first.04 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Atapattu recall on the cardsSri Lanka selectors are considering recalling Marvan Atapattu for the two Test match series against Australia starting in November.03 Oct 2007James Nixon
England gain useful practiceEngland beat a SLC XI by 80 runs in their sole practice match before the ODI series, Ian Bell leading a host of promising performances.28 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Murali unfit for three ODIsMuttiah Muralitharan has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's first three ODIs against England at home.27 Sep 2007Sudeep Popat
Australia smashes Sri LankaAustralia annihilated a hapless Sri Lanka by 10 wickets inside 11 overs in their must-win Twenty20 match in Cape Town today.20 Sep 2007Cameron Burge
Flintoff out of Sri Lanka ODIsAndrew Flintoff has been ruled out of England's upcoming one-day international series against Sri Lanka due to continued ankle problems20 Sep 2007James Nixon
Murali named for England seriesMuttiah Muralitharan has been included in Sri Lanka's squad for their five one-day internationals against England in October.18 Sep 2007James Nixon
Sri Lanka demolish BangladeshSri Lanka demolished Bangladesh by 64 runs even after being restricted to only 147 runs during their innings.18 Sep 2007Manan Shah
Impressive Pakistan beat SLPakistan recovered from uncertainty to post an authoritative victory over Sri Lanka in the second round of the ICC World Twenty20.17 Sep 2007Liam Camps
Lankans defeat KiwisSri Lanka beat New Zealand in the final Group C game, Sanath Jayasuriya starring once again.15 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka blitz KenyaSri Lanka claimed two notable Twenty20 records as they obliterated Kenya in the second Group C game.14 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Upsets aplenty in warm upsTwenty20 World Cup favourites Australia fell to home side South Africa in the second day of warm ups ahead of the Championship on Tues.10 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
Swann recalled for Sri Lanka tourNottinghamshire spin bowler Graeme Swann has been recalled for England's one-day international tour of Sri Lanka in October.10 Sep 2007James Nixon
Ponting named cricketer of the yearRicky Ponting and the Australian team have again dominated the ICC Awards with the Aussies taking home five of the eight awards.10 Sep 2007James Nixon
Twenty20 Warm Up round upAustralia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the West Indies were all successful in their warm up games ahead of the Twenty20 WC.09 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
New Zealand Group FavouritesNew Zealand have been described as favourites for Group C although Sri Lanka will be nipping at their heels to be the best side.07 Sep 2007Zac Ritchie
Chandana quits internationalsSri Lanka spin bowler Upul Chandana has quit international cricket saying he has been treated unfairly by selectors.06 Sep 2007James Nixon
Murali could still make World CupMuttiah Muralitharan could still yet play in the Twenty20 World Cup despite injuring the bicep above his right elbow while playing for Lancashire in the County Championship.31 Aug 2007James Nixon
Murali out of Twenty20 World CupSri Lanka's Twenty20 WC campaign has today received a blow with the news that Muttiah Muralitharan will not take part in the tournament30 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
OK to taunt Murali says MacGillAustralian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill believes there is nothing wrong with Australian crowds taunting Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan.28 Aug 2007James Nixon
BCCI plan Twenty20 tournamentThe BCCI appears to be on the verge of a sensational venture which will involve corporate Twenty20 leagues in four different countries.24 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Murali to feed off tauntsSri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan has issued a warning to Aussie crowds; taunting him will only make him stronger.16 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Bedi not fazed by demandsBishen Bedi has said he is unconcerned by demands from Muttiah Muralitharan's management and lawyers for monetary damages.16 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Murali sues Bedi for defamationMuttiah Muralitharan will sue Bishen Bedi for damages after the Indian yet again made disparaging remarks about his bowling action.14 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka name Twenty20 squadSri Lanka have named their 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa.09 Aug 2007James Nixon
Sri Lanka board release AtapattuThe Sri Lankan Cricket Board have released Marvan Atapattu from his national contract clearing the way for him to play in the ICL.06 Aug 2007James Nixon
India draw tour gameHalf centuries from Wasim Jaffer and Gautam Gambhir saw India draw their game against Sri Lanka A following Michael Vandort's century05 Aug 2007Sean Bennett
Atapattu asks for releaseFormer Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu has written to the Sri Lankan Cricket Board asking to be released from his central contract.05 Aug 2007James Nixon
Sri Lanka A build leadMichael Vandort was the biggest beneficiary of the first two days of the game between Sri Lanka A and India, both innings bringing runs04 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Bangladesh/Sri Lanka series wrapSri Lanka dominated Bangladesh in all departments, winning the three Test matches by an innings and taking the ODI series 3-0.29 Jul 2007Manan Shah
Sri Lanka stumble to whitewashBangladesh were left to rue missed chances in the field as Sri Lanka whitewash them 3-0 in the series, winning the 3rd ODI by 39 runs.26 Jul 2007Zac Ritchie
Sri Lanka seal series at ColomboSri Lanka have sealed the three match ODI series in Colombo today with an easy five wicket win over Bangladesh.23 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Symonds speaks up for MuraliAndrew Symonds has pleaded with the Australian public not to taunt spinner Muttiah Muralitharan when Sri Lanka tour Australia this year21 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Sri Lanka overcome BangladeshSri Lanka managed a win against Bangladesh in the first ODI today and go 1-0 up in the 3 match series.20 Jul 2007Zac Ritchie
Murali looks toward 2011 WCMuttiah Muralitharan is considering playing on for another four years until the 2011 World Cup to try and reach 1000 Test wickets.15 Jul 2007James Nixon
Lankans complete easy victorySri Lanka won the Third Test against Bangladesh as comfortably as the first two, Muttiah Muralitharan taking his 700th Test wicket.14 Jul 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka pile on the runsSri Lanka continued their quest for a series whitewash against Bangladesh today after piling on 470 runs on the third day in Kandy.13 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Sri Lanka on top despite rainBangladesh collapsed and Sri Lanka are on top despite another rain-affected day in Kandy.12 Jul 2007Manan Shah
Rain limits first day at KandyThe final Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh got off to damp start when rain restricted play to less than 30 overs for the day.11 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Sri Lanka secure series victorySri Lanka were made to work hard for their win, after Ashraful (129*) and Rahim (80) combined for a record 191 runs for Bangladesh.05 Jul 2007Paul Wood
SL close in on Colombo victoryKumar Sangakkara's fifth Test match double-hundred and a predictable Bangladesh collapse left Sri Lanka well in control after day two.04 Jul 2007George Roberts
Sri Lanka destroy BangladeshMuttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga ran through the Bangladesh batting order, bowling them out for a record low of 62.03 Jul 2007Alex Crampton
Bangladesh thrashed in 1st TestFour wickets fell in the space of 28 balls to give Sri Lanka an innings and 254 runs victory over Bangladesh in the first Test.28 Jun 2007Zac Ritchie
Sri Lankans made to waitSri Lanka's victory charge was held-up by a much-improved Bangladesh performance on the third day at Sinhalese Sports Club.27 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka turn the screwBangladesh are faced with a nigh-on impossible task after day two in Colombo, where four Sri Lankans completed centuries in a run-fest.26 Jun 2007George Roberts
Sri Lanka dominate on day 1Sri Lanka had it all their own way on day one, bowling Bangladesh out for 89, and scoring 227-3.25 Jun 2007Alex Crampton
More rain, match a drawOnly 36 overs were possible on the third and final day of Bangladesh's tour match against Sri Lanka A.22 Jun 2007Alex Crampton
Vandort called up for TharangaMichael Vandort has been called up for the injuried Upul Tharanga for the upcoming three Test series against Bangladesh.22 Jun 2007James Nixon
Play limited on second dayRain hampered Bangladesh's preparation for their Tests against Sri Lanka, allowing only 25 overs on the 2nd day of their only warm-up.21 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
Tharanga suffers injury blowSri Lankan Upul Tharanga suffered a blow today with the news he would miss the opening two Tests against Bangladesh with a foot injury.21 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Tigers' batsmen start poorlyBangladesh endured a tough start to their tour of Sri Lanka, making just 183-5 on the first day of their match against Sri Lanka A.20 Jun 2007George Roberts
Atapattu faces backlashMarvan Atapattu could face heavy action from the Sri Lanka board after he pulled out of the Bangladesh series citing personal reasons.18 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Atapattu unavailableSri Lankan batsman and former captain Marvan Atapattu has made himself unavailable for the upcoming series against Bangladesh.17 Jun 2007Zac Ritchie
Rixon joins race for Sri Lanka coaching roleFormer Black Caps coach Steve Rixon has joined the race for the Sri Lanka coaching role and is to be interviewed next week.14 Jun 2007James Nixon
Bayliss named new coach of SLAustralian Trevor Bayliss has been named as the new coach of Sri Lanka, replacing fellow Aussie Tom Moody at the helm.14 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Atapattu and Chandana recalledMarvan Atapattu and Upul Chandana are among several players recalled for Sri Lanka's upcoming Test and ODI series against Bangladesh.13 Jun 2007Liam Camps
NSW Coach in the runningNew South Wales coach Trevor Bayliss is in the running for the Sri Lanka coaching role following Tom Moody's departure post World Cup.07 Jun 2007James Nixon
Australian contenders for SL jobThree Australians are among the leading contenders to take over the job of Sri Lankan coach.06 Jun 2007Richard Edmunds
Pollock century not enoughA blistering 130 from Shaun Pollock was not enough for Africa XI, who lost the first match of the Afro-Asian Cup by 34 runs.06 Jun 2007Alex Crampton
Afro-Asia Cup Twenty20The first ever Twenty20 International to take place in India saw the Asia XI comfortably beat the Africa XI in Bangalore.05 Jun 2007Kev Goughy
Atapattu to make Test comebackMarvan Atapattu, is set to make an unexpected comeback into the Sri Lankan Test squad to take on Bangladesh later this month.04 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Sri Lanka deny Pakistan sweepSri Lanka won the final match of their series with Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, to finish the series with a 2-1 loss.22 May 2007Alex Crampton
Vaas hurt in county cricketSri Lankan fast bowler, Chaminda Vaas, was rushed to hospital after sustaining an injury to the head whilst playing for Middlesex.21 May 2007Zac Gelman
Pakistan secure series winA total of 313 was more than enough for Pakistan to overcome Sri Lanka today, then won by 98 runs.20 May 2007Alex Crampton
Pakistan blaze homePakistan sealed an easy victory in the first of their three day\night ODIs against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, thanks to Shahid Afridi.18 May 2007Richard Dickinson
A Tale Of Five CoachesGoing into the 2007 Cricket World Cup, nine Test-playing teams had nine coaches. Two weeks after the end, just two remain in position.17 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Team of the 2007 World CupThe 2007 World Cup has now passed into the annals of history. Who made the Cricket Web 2007 World Cup Team of the Tournament?15 May 2007Kev Goughy
Moody takes up WA coaching roleCurrent Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody has not extended his contract with Sri Lankan Cricket and will return to Western Australia.14 May 2007James Nixon
Sri Lanka ring the changesThe Sri Lankan selectors have rung the changes for the upcoming three match one-day series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.10 May 2007James Nixon
Asif named vice-captainIn a surprise move today, Mohammad Asif has been named vice-captain of the Pakistan squad that takes on Sri Lanka later this month.08 May 2007Zac Gelman
Two more years for MuraliSri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan has told media he plans on playing Test cricket and one-day cricket for another two years.07 May 2007James Nixon
Moody no closer to decisionTom Moody has not made any decision on his coaching future but looks set to continue as Sri Lankan coach.02 May 2007James Nixon
Speed apologises for blunderICC CEO Malcolm Speed has apologised for the blunder that left players competing in near darkness during Saturday's World Cup final.30 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Ponting wants more successAustralian captain Ricky Ponting has said there is no reason Australia shouldn't continue its dominance in international cricket.29 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Crowe takes blame for fiascoFittingly, the 2007 Cricket World Cup ended in farce as SL and Australia finished the final three overs of the match in near darkness.29 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Malinga and Murali targetedMind games before the World Cup final have continued, with Ricky Ponting saying Australia will target Malinga and Sri Lanka's spinners.28 Apr 2007Alex Crampton
Australia beatable - JayawardeneSri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene believes his team are capable of doing what has seemed impossible so far this tournament.28 Apr 2007Richard Edmunds
Australia Wins World CupA farcical finish to the final could not dampen Australia's celebration at it's three-peat of World Cup triumphs in Barbados today.28 Apr 2007Cameron Burge
Moody tells Aussies to back offTom Moody has called on the Australians to mind their own business after questioning SL's decision to rest players in the Super 8s.27 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Maharoof expected to play finalDilhara Fernando is expected to be dropped from the Sri Lankan team for the World Cup final due to a poor semi-final performance.26 Apr 2007James Nixon
Arnold to retireSri Lankan batsman Russel Arnold today announced his retirement from international cricket after Saturday's World Cup final.25 Apr 2007Richard Dickinson
Sri Lanka cruise into finalSri Lanka are heading to the final in Barbados after crushing New Zealand in a one-sided semi-final in Kingston today.24 Apr 2007Richard Edmunds
Cricket Web's Semi-final previewCricket Web takes a comprehensive look at the four sides going head to head in this weeks semi-finals, as the 2007 WC comes to an end.22 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Malinga set for SF comebackExciting fast bowler Lasith Malinga is set to return to the Sri Lankan side for their semi-final clash against New Zealand.19 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Ponting questions SL decisionAustralian captain Ricky Ponting has questioned the logic behind Sri Lanka's decision to rest its two best bowlers against Australia.18 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Ireland savaged by Sri LankaSri Lanka displayed their strength and ruthlessness to their rivals for the World Cup with a rout of Ireland.18 Apr 2007Sean Bennett
Favourites get ready for battleToday's blockbuster clash between Australia and Sri Lanka has been a long awaited one for fans and players alike.16 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Australia ease past SLNathan Bracken took 4-19 to set up a comfortable seven-wicket win for the tournament favourites.16 Apr 2007Richard Edmunds
Sri Lanka too good for NZSri Lanka eased their way to victory over New Zealand today after a clinical and professional performance with the bat and the ball.13 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Malinga ruled out of NZ matchStar Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of his side's blockbuster clash against New Zealand today.12 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Malinga injury scareSri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga is in doubt for their Super Eight clash with New Zealand on Friday due to an ankle injury.10 Apr 2007James Nixon
Jayawardene praises EnglandMahela Jayawardene has praised England after they got to within two runs of their target against SL yesterday in an absolute thriller.05 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Sri Lanka and the Super 8'sAlthough behind Australia and New Zealand in the Super Eight table, Sri Lanka still look the team to beat.04 Apr 2007Hatem Rajabdeen
Sri Lanka secure thriller!Sri Lanka claimed two vital points in an exciting game in Antigua, off the final ball of the game.04 Apr 2007Paul Wood
Jayasuriya leads the waySanath Jayauriya hit his 25th ODI century as Sri Lanka cruised past West Indies with 113 run victory.01 Apr 2007Paul Wood
Malinga bittersweet about featDespite becoming the first man in WC history to take four wickets in four balls, Lasith Malinga lamented his sides loss to SA yesterday29 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
South Africa pulls off a stunnerSouth Africa almost choked, but overcame a hat-trick by Lasith Malinga, to win against Sri Lanka by one wicket in Guyana.28 Mar 2007Sudeep Popat
World Cup Review- Groups A and BWhatever the viewpoint, the 2007 World Cup Group Stage evokes strong opinions. We review Groups A and B.26 Mar 2007Kev Goughy
Murali ends Indian dreamsMuttiah Muralitharan led Sri Lankan to a 69 run win over India, all but putting the Indians out the competition.23 Mar 2007Alex Crampton
Sri Lanka dominate BangladeshSri Lanka pummeled Bangladesh by 198 runs, bowling them out for 112 after posting a mammoth 312.21 Mar 2007Manan Shah
Canada to host Twenty20 eventA four-team Twenty20 tournament in preparation for the World Cup has been arranged to take place in Toronto in August.19 Mar 2007Richard Edmunds
Sri Lanka crush BermudaSri Lanka made their mark on the 2007 World Cup early with a thrashing of Bermuda in their first match at the Queen's Park Oval.15 Mar 2007Arunava Das
Fleming finds form in NZ winStephen Fleming showed signs of returning to form with a stylish 65 in New Zealand's 18-run win over Sri Lanka.09 Mar 2007Richard Edmunds
CW World Cup Countdown. Day 12 - Sri LankaThe surprise champions eleven years ago as they came of International cricketing age in the subcontinent, Sri Lanka revolutionised one-day cricket.08 Mar 2007Neil Pickup
Sanath leads Lankan cruiseA rapid 77 from veteran opener Sanath Jayasuriya set up a comfortable Sri Lankan win over Scotland in their opening World Cup warmup05 Mar 2007Neil Pickup
Yuvraj powers India homeAn unbeaten 95 from Yuvraj Singh saw India comfortably home by seven wickets against Sri Lanka and secure the series 2-1.17 Feb 2007Alex Crampton
Tendulkar out of 4th ODI v SLSachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the final one-day international against Sri Lanka.15 Feb 2007Liam Camps
India win after Zaheer's fiveZaheer Khan took 5-42 for India before Rahul Dravid and Mahendra Singh Dhoni sensibly chased down Sri Lanka's total.14 Feb 2007Alex Crampton
Arnold in for World CupSri Lanka have included veteran Russel Arnold in their World Cup squad, as well as the returning Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan12 Feb 2007Alex Crampton
India falls short by five runsSri Lanka scored a thrilling five-run win over India in the second ODI at Rajkot, thanks to a century by Kumar Sangakkara.11 Feb 2007Sudeep Popat
First ODI washed outThe first ODI between Sri Lanka and India was abandoned after just 18 overs of the Sri Lankan innings.08 Feb 2007Alex Crampton
Moody withdraws from raceTom Moody withdrew himself from the race to replace John Bunchanan as coach of the Australian cricket team last night.28 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Arnold & Chandana return for SLSri Lanka have recalled four players to the one-day international squad, due to tour India next month.17 Jan 2007Liam Camps
Vaas and Murali could miss tourReports have suggested that Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan will not take part in the upcoming tour of India.12 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
Rain prevents deciderAfter a 1-1 result in both Tests and Twenty20, the ODI series between NZ and Sri Lanka ends at 2-2 after a washout in Hamilton.09 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
NZ torn apart at Eden ParkNew Zealand have been left battered and bruised as Sanath Jayasuriya and then Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga tore them to shreds.06 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
NZ's the less poor performanceAn excellent fielding display by the hosts was possibly the difference between the two teams in a low-scoring 3rd ODI in Christchurch.02 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Kiwi lower order sneaks thrillerA fantastic innings from James Franklin has got New Zealand over the line by one wicket in the second ODI against Sri Lanka.31 Dec 2006Sean Fuller
Jayasuriya brilliance seals winA blistering century from Sanath Jayasuriya overshadowed Ross Taylor's fine maiden ton as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by seven wickets.28 Dec 2006Alex Crampton
NZ level Twenty20 seriesNathan Astle's unbeaten 40 led New Zealand to a comfortable five-wicket win in Auckland.26 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
"I want 900 Test wickets" says MuraliMuttiah Muralitharan has said he wants to continue playing for another four years and is aiming to retire with 900 Test wickets to his name.23 Dec 2006James Nixon
Jayasuriya blasts SL to D/L winSanath Jayasuriya's brutal 51 not out ensured Sri Lanka were well ahead when the rain came in Wellington.22 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Silva and Sri Lanka dominateDaniel Vettori's 7-130 was not enough to prevent Sri Lanka taking control in the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.17 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Sri Lanka stroll to victorySri Lanka bowled New Zealand out for 286 to notch up victory by 217 runs and draw the series.17 Dec 2006Arunava Das
Sri Lanka on top after day twoSri Lanka lead by 363 runs with five wickets in hand after the second day of the second and final Test against New Zealand.16 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Sangakkara dominates first dayOn a day on which 14 wickets fell, Kumar Sangakkara scored a phenomenal 156 not out to give Sri Lanka the early advantage.15 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Mumbai gets 2011 World Cup FinalIn a meeting between India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh a decision has been reached that Mumbai will host the 2011 World Cup final.12 Dec 2006James Nixon
Run out causes rift between teamsThe controversial run-out of Muttiah Muralitharan is over-shadowing New Zealand's five wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test.09 Dec 2006James Nixon
Bond ruins Sri Lanka againShane Bond produced a spell of superb fast swing bowling to leave Sri Lanka struggling at 125/8 at the close of play.08 Dec 2006Benedict Goodchild
Sangakkara's ton in vainKumar Sangakkara's exceptional unbeaten 100 in Sri Lanka's second innings of 170 was not enough to prevent NZ taking a 1-0 series lead.08 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
NZ Dominate Opening DaySri Lanka collapsed to 154 all out at the hands of the New Zealand pace attack on the first day of the Test series today.07 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Mason out of first TestNew Zealand pace bowler Michael Mason has been ruled out of the first test against Sri Lanka with a hamstring strain.06 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Major changes to batting lineupA period of experimentation with New Zealand's top order batting lineup has come to an end.04 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Valuable practice for SLSri Lanka eased their way into their New Zealand tour with a draw against Otago at Dunedin's University Oval.03 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Tharanga & Jayasuriya open upUpul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya put the Otago bowling attack to the sword on day 3 after the tourists dismissed the locals for 276.02 Dec 2006James Nixon
Much-needed practice for SLRain ensured that only 34 overs were possible yesterday, but Sri Lanka got a decent hitout on the second day against Otago.01 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Sri Lanka start NZ tour wellSri Lanka have started their tour of New Zealand well ending day one of their three day tour match against the Otago Volts on 141-3.30 Nov 2006James Nixon
Sri Lanka arrive in New ZealandSri Lanka have arrived in NZ and are looking to build on their drawn Test series and ODI clean sweep away series' win over England.28 Nov 2006James Nixon
Sri Lanka name squadsUncapped Akalanka Ganegama and Chamara Silva have been called into Sri Lanka's Test squad to play New Zealand.15 Nov 2006Alex Crampton
Cricket villages to be openedNew Zealand Cricket Chief Executive Martin Snedden is delighted that two "cricket villages" will be opened in Sri Lanka today.10 Nov 2006James Nixon
Jayawardene keeps captaincyMahela Jayawardene has been named Sri Lankan for next year's World Cup ahead of Marvan Atapattu who has opted out of the upcoming New Zealand tour.07 Nov 2006Matt Pitt
Sri Lanka Crash to SA SeamersShaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini and Andre Nel shredded Sri Lanka to move a step closer to a semi-final berth at the ICC Champions Trophy.24 Oct 2006George Roberts
Contrasting Changes of FortuneSri Lanka are back on track after their loss to Pakistan, while New Zealand come crashing back down to Earth.20 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Pakistan overcome the oddsThey may have had a less than ideal build-up to the tournament, but Pakistan showed today they are real contenders in the Trophy.17 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Stunning Maharoof sinks WindiesSeamer Farveez Maharoof's awesome 6-14 sent Sri Lanka into Group A of the ICC Champions Trophy on the back of a crushing victory.14 Oct 2006George Roberts
Tharanga helps SL coast to winSri Lanka made it two from two in the ICC Champions Trophy with victory over Zimbabwe. Upul Tharanga starred again with 110.10 Oct 2006Sean Bennett
Ton-up Tharanga sinks BangladeshUpul Tharanga's fifth ODI century helped Sri Lanka overcome Bangladesh, despite a spirited chase, to kick off the Champions Trophy.07 Oct 2006Sean Bennett
Champions Trophy - PreviewThe biennial tournament has come around again and although not everyone approves of its existence, some excellent cricket lies ahead.02 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Vaas signs for MiddlesexSri Lankan seamer Chaminda Vaas has signed for Middlesex for the 2007 season.30 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Moody: We can win itTom Moody is optimistic of Sri Lanka's chances in the Champions' Trophy, even though they will have to go through qualifying.30 Sep 2006Martyn Corrin
Jayawardene hangs onto captaincyMahela Jayawardene has hung onto the Sri Lankan captaincy ahead of Marvan Atapattu for the Champions Trophy in October in India.25 Aug 2006James Nixon
Different day, same storyAnother day has been lost because of rain, as the second ODI between India and SL was called off for today, to be now played tomorrow.20 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
India & Sri Lanka cancel seriesThe ODI series between Sri Lanka and India has been cancelled after rain washed out the first two matches.20 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
More rain kills off first ODIMore rain has forced the first one-day international between Sri Lanka and India to be called off at the Sinhalese Sports Club.19 Aug 2006James Nixon
Play called off for the dayIndia was 11-0 in the fourth over against Sri Lanka, when rain interrupted, and thus the play was postponed until tomorrow.18 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Rain ruins first Unitech Cup matchThe first match of the Unitech Cup between Sri Lanka and India has been abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield.16 Aug 2006James Nixon
South Africa going homeSouth Africa will not be contending the tri-series in Sri Lanka following Monday's bomb blast, following an independent inquiry.16 Aug 2006Martyn Corrin
First ODI called offThe first ODI of the Unitech Cup tri-series, between Sri Lanka and South Africa, has been called off, in the wake of yesterday's blast.15 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Blast near Indian team hotelA bomb blast has rocked Colombo, 10 minutes away from the hotel the Indian team has been put up at.14 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Sri Lanka 30-man squad namedThe Sri Lanka selectors have announced a predictable 30-man provisional squad for the Champions Trophy in October.13 Aug 2006James Nixon
Magical Mahela sees Lanka homeSri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene struck a match winning 123 to secure a one-wicket victory over South Africa in the second Test.08 Aug 2006James Nixon
Proteas to stay after bomb blastSouth Africa's tour plans remain unchanged following a bomb blast in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo that killed two people on Wednesday08 Aug 2006James Nixon
Jones apologises to Hashim AmlaFormer Australian cricketer Dean Jones has apologised to South African player Hashim Amla for calling him a terrorist.08 Aug 2006James Nixon
Anyone's MatchYet another great bowling performance from Muttiah Muralitharan, has given Sri Lanka an even money chance of winning the second Test in07 Aug 2006Archie Mac
South Africa Fury at JonesSouth Africans are today furious after Australian commentator Dean Jones allegedly referred to Hashim Amla as "the terrorist."07 Aug 2006Martyn Corrin
Even-steven after Day 3Honours were shared by Herschelle Gibbs and Muttiah Muralitharan on Day 3, as the second Test hangs right in the balance.06 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Atapattu back for ODIsMarvan Atapattu, afterhaving missed the tour of England due to injury, will return to the side for the ODI series against South Africa.05 Aug 2006Richard Edmunds
Ntini and Steyn win narrow leadMakhaya Ntini wrecked the Sri Lankan top order on the second day in Columbo, but the lower order fought back well.05 Aug 2006Sean Fuller
Honours shared on Day 1Prince and de Villiers shared a 161-run partnership and Muralitharan picked up five scalps, as the visitors were bowled out for 361.04 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Pollock returns for second TestShaun Pollock has made his way to Sri Lanka following the birth of his second child and is available for the second Test in Colombo.02 Aug 2006James Nixon
New Zealand/Sri Lanka on standbyNew Zealand and Sri Lanka have been placed on standby for a tri-series in Singapore and Malaysia next month01 Aug 2006James Nixon
South Africa gives in to MuraliMuralitharan picked up 6 wickets, as South Africa was bowled out for 434 in their 2nd innings, conceding an innings win to the hosts.31 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
South Africa fight backDemoralized by being at the receiving end of world records, South Africa bounced back, with a semblance of a chance to save the match.30 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
Dynamic duo put SL on topThe second highest partnership in Test history between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene was the highlight of Day 2 in Colombo.29 Jul 2006Michelle Hamberger
SL pile on the runsJayardene fell 26 runs short of Lara's world record of highest individual score in Test cricket, as the hosts sit pretty after day 3.29 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
Advantage SL after Day 1South Africa were bundled out for 169 against Sri Lanka, as the hosts end Day 1 only 41 runs behind, with eight wickets in hand.27 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
Chaminda Vass out of first TestChaminda Vass is out of the 1st Test against South Africa at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo with a hamstring injury.26 Jul 2006James Nixon
Jayasuriya gets the call upSanath Jayasuriya has been named in the fourteen man squad for the first Test against South Africa starting in Colombo on Thursday.25 Jul 2006James Nixon
Tour Match ends in tame drawThe three-day game between Sri Lanka A and South Africa has ended in a draw with the tourists using the final day for batting practice.24 Jul 2006James Nixon
South African bowlers on songAn impressive bowling performance from South Africa, led by Andre Nel, ripped through Sri Lanka A in their tour match.23 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
South Africa start impressivelyJacques Rudolph and Hashim Amla made centuries against the President's XI, as South Africa begin their Sri Lanka tour positively.22 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
Herath included in Test squadRangana Herath has earnt a come-back and has been included in Sri Lanka's 20 man squad for the two Test series against South Africa.17 Jul 2006James Nixon
Atapattu to miss SAF seriesSri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu will miss the upcoming Test series against South Africa due to his continued injury problems.16 Jul 2006James Nixon
Smith to miss Sri Lanka tourSouth African captain Graeme Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour after tearing ligaments in his ankle.11 Jul 2006James Nixon
World Cup 2011 Final's HostingIt has been announced that India will host the final of the 2011 World Cup with Sri Lanka and Pakistan sharing a semi-final each.09 Jul 2006James Nixon
June 2006: Leading by exampleAt the end of May, Sri Lanka were one-nil down to England. Then came Trent Bridge, and the Murali show. Then there were the ODIs...07 Jul 2006Neil Pickup
Sri Lanka win againThe Netherlands put a up a fighting display, but still went down to Sri Lanka's class by 55 runs.06 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
443-9: Carnage in AmsterdamSri Lanka crushed the Netherlands' bowling attack to set a world record total of 443 for nine, with Sanath Jayasuriya scoring 157.04 Jul 2006George Roberts
Sri Lanka secure whitewashSri Lanka chased down 322 in under 38 overs to clinch a whitewash, and humiliate England.01 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
Another loss for EnglandMahela Jayawardene scored yet another century as England lost the fourth ODI in their five-match series by 33 runs.28 Jun 2006Harry Warwick
England fail to learn lessonsSri Lanka completed their NatWest Series victory at Chester-le-Street, with Mahela Jayawardene making 126 in an eight-wicket win.24 Jun 2006George Roberts
Muralitharan returns homeMuttiah Muralitharan is returning home due to a family ilness and will miss the rest of the England tour.22 Jun 2006James Nixon
Jayasuriya too good for EnglandSanath Jayasuriya scored a century a took three wickets to lead Sri Lanka to a 46-run victory over England.20 Jun 2006Alex Crampton
Tharanga ton derails EnglandEngland's dismal ODI form cricket continued at Lord's as Upul Tharanga's 120 inspired Sri Lanka to a 20-run victory at Lord's. 17 Jun 2006Neil Pickup
Lankans hold nerve in thrillerDilhara Fernando kept himself, and his front foot, under control in the final over as Sri Lanka beat England in the Rose Bowl Twenty2015 Jun 2006Neil Pickup
Wood ton wins warmupSomerset defeated Sri Lanka in a high scoring tour match at Taunton, with Matthew Wood scoring 116 and Charl Willoughby taking 6/43.11 Jun 2006Sean Bennett
Sri Lankans humbled by EssexEssex defeated the touring Sri Lankans by 6 wickets in a warmup match for the upcoming one-day international series against England.09 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Strauss to lead new-look EnglandAndrew Strauss will lead a new-look England team in the upcoming one-day international series against Sri Lanka.08 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Fernando, Perera, Arnold namedDilhara Fernando, Ruchira Perera and Russel Arnold have been called up for the upcoming five match one-day series against England.07 Jun 2006James Nixon
Flintoff down with injured ankleScans have revealed that stand-in England captain Andrew Flintoff is suffering from bone fragments in the area of his ankle.06 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Injured Jones seeks 2nd opinionFast bowler Simon Jones has flown to Colorado for a surgical consultation on his injured knee. 06 Jun 2006Liam Camps
Murali majestic in victoryThe ever astounding Muttiah Muralitharan claimed 8/70 in England's second innings as Sri Lanka won the final Test to draw the series.05 Jun 2006Sean Bennett
England staring down the barrelEngland find themselves under pressure going into day four of the third Test, as Sri Lanka steadily piled up an imposing lead.04 Jun 2006Matt Pitt
Sri Lanka gain upper handSri Lanka's bowlers have given them the upper hand on the second day of the final Test, despite some stiff lower order resistance.03 Jun 2006Sean Bennett
More of the SameLooking back on day one of the Third Test, the simplest description would portray it as the tale of the entire series in three sessions02 Jun 2006Neil Pickup
Jayasuriya in Trent Bridge squadSanath Jayasuriya has been selected in Sri Lanka's squad for the third Test against England.01 Jun 2006Alex Crampton
Murali magic not enough for SLEngland wrapped up a comfortable six-wicket win at Edgbaston today, chasing down 78 despite a spinning masterclass from Muralitharan.28 May 2006George Roberts
Rain and resistance slow EnglandOn a rain-affected day at Edgbaston where six hours were lost, Vandort and Dilshan frustrated England by completing a century stand.27 May 2006Harry Warwick
Dominant Pietersen steals showKevin Pietersen adds another magnificent hundred and, despite England's lower order faltering, Sri Lanka stare defeat in the face.26 May 2006Sean Bennett
England dominate day 1Sri Lanka's abysmal batting performance saw them bowled out for 141, while England reached 138-3 in their reply.25 May 2006Alex Crampton
Jayasuriya misses outSanath Jayasuriya has missed out on selection for the second Test against England, with Michael Vandort coming into the 12.24 May 2006James Nixon
Rain earns Sussex drawThe fourth day at Hove was rained off without a ball being bowled, leaving Sussex satisfied with a draw from a difficult position.21 May 2006Harry Warwick
Malinga leads Sri Lankan chargeLasith Malinga took 5/79 to stake a claim for regaining his Test spot whilst 20 year old Oliver Rayner scored a defiant century.20 May 2006Sean Bennett
Sri Lanka dominateThe Sri Lankans decimated Sussex's bowling attack and managed to amount 521 runs for the loss of 5 wickets before declaring at tea.19 May 2006Harry Warwick
Jayasuriya surprisely omittedSanath Jayasuriya has been surprisely omitted for Sri Lanka's tour match against Sussex starting today at Hove.18 May 2006James Nixon
Tharanga ton dominates daySri Lanka has started their latest tour match at Hove against Sussex brightly, with Upul Tharanga scoring 140.18 May 2006Sean Bennett
Sri Lanka make marvellous escapeA defiant rearguard action and some bad light prevented England from securing victory at Lord's, as Sri Lanka managed a draw.15 May 2006Alex Crampton
Mahela Shines in Lord's GloomSri Lanka closed 22 ahead of England after day four at Lord's, with captain Mahela Jayawardene providing them with a glimmer of hope.14 May 2006George Roberts
Sri Lanka make a better fistDespite a better batting performance on day three, Sri Lanka are still in a mess, following on and 173 runs behind.13 May 2006Sean Bennett
Rampant England in chargeKevin Pietersen and Sajid Mahmood were the stars of a terrific display from England at Lord's, as Sri Lanka were left trailing by 460.12 May 2006Matt Pitt
England make positive startMarcus Trescothick, on his return to test cricket, hit a trademark century which put England in control of the Lords' test.11 May 2006Harry Warwick
Jayasuriya returns to test sideSanath Jayasuriya is set to return to test cricket in the second test against England.10 May 2006Richard Edmunds
England v Sri Lanka: PreviewCricket Web looks ahead to what is a make-or-break time for the tourists, and the beginning of the Ashes warmup for the home side.09 May 2006George Roberts
SL crumble to England ASri Lanka's batsmen collapsed in a heap once again, as England wrapped up a ten wicket win just after lunch today.06 May 2006Matt Pitt
Sri Lanka collapse againSri Lanka's unimpressive performance in their tour match against England A continued, as they slumped to 68/5 on the second day.05 May 2006Sean Bennett
England A gain the advantageThe Sri Lankans toiled as Jon Lewis ripped through their upper-order with four quick wickets in the morning.04 May 2006Harry Warwick
Muralitharan heading homeMuttiah Muralitharan is to return home to Kandy for the funeral of his aunt who passed away.04 May 2006James Nixon
Vandort saves Lankan blushesA composed 90 from opener Michael Vandort piloted Sri Lanka to a welcome six-wicket win over Derbyshire at the County Ground.01 May 2006Neil Pickup
Birt Bulldozes Tourists at DerbySri Lanka endured a humiliating second day of their tour match with lowly Derbyshire, succumbing to a 261 run deficit.30 Apr 2006Sean Bennett
Derbyshire bowled out cheaplyDerbyshire struggled to score fluently throughout the day and were bowled out for 219 - leaving the Sri Lankans on 3 without loss.29 Apr 2006Harry Warwick
Students hang on for drawSri Lanka were narrowly denied a victory against the British Universities XI, after Thilan Samaraweera's hundred earlier in the day26 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Sri Lanka in charge at Fenner'sThilan Samaraweera is unbeaten on 82 as Sri Lanka go into the last day of the tour opener against British Universities 304 runs ahead.25 Apr 2006Sean Bennett
Tharanga hits ton in openerOn day one of Sri Lanka's tour opener, Upul Tharanga scored 100 as Sri Lanka scored 289.24 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Attapattu out with injurySri Lanka captain Marvan Attapattu will miss the Test series against England due to a back injury.18 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Cricket Web World Cup LaddersIt may be a year away, but the mere anticipation of the ICC World Cup has every international team scrambling and plotting.11 Apr 2006Liam Camps
SL squad for England namedSri Lanka have made several changes to their Test squad for the upcoming tour of England.10 Apr 2006Matt Pitt
Chaminda Vaas declared fitChaminda Vaas has given the Sri Lankan selectors a boost by being declared fit for the upcoming tour of England beginning this month.08 Apr 2006James Nixon
Pakistan cruise to victoryA solid second innings batting performance ensured that Pakistan finished as comfortable winners against Sri Lanka on the third day.05 Apr 2006Harry Warwick
Jayasuriya bows out with injuryFor his service to Sri Lankan cricket, Sanath Jayasuriya deserved better. His career has ended in injury, however.04 Apr 2006Liam Camps
Wickets tumble on Day 2Sri Lanka collapsed to 73-8 in their second innings, with Mohammad Asif taking 5 wickets after they bowled Pakistan out for 170.04 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Sangakkara and Asif take honoursKumar Sangakkara continued to prove his immeasurable worth to the Sri Lankan side, as his 79 was crucial against Mohammad Asif's 5-for.03 Apr 2006Liam Camps
ICC CT Groups announcedThe groups for the ICC Champions Trophy have been announced by Ehsan Mani in a conference in Goa.02 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Jayasuriya retiring from TestsSanath Jayasuriya has announced that he will retire from Test cricket following the current series against Pakistan.31 Mar 2006James Nixon
Rain - and Malik - resist SLShoaib Malik's maiden Test century - a defiant, unbeaten 148 - was the centrepiece of Pakistani resistance to secured a draw in Colombo30 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
Sangakkara special inspires SLSri Lanka consolidated a strong position against Pakistan, and Kumar Sangakkara's innings of 185 was the centrepiece.29 Mar 2006Liam Camps
Sri Lanka gain the advantageThe Sri Lankan batsman took advantage of their bowlers' excellent work in the morning and ended the third day on 242 for two.28 Mar 2006Harry Warwick
Pakistan take the advantageOn the first day of play, the second day of the match, Pakistan took control by bowling Sri Lanka out for 185.27 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
Weather dominates in ColomboThe first day of the First Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was abandoned without play at the SSC in Colombo following heavy rain26 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
Sri Lanka name extended squadAn extended Sri Lankan squad has been named with Jayasuriya and Vass carrying injuries ahead of the first Test against Pakistan.23 Mar 2006James Nixon
The Last Redemption of UdalEngland levelled their three-Test series against India following a stunning final day's effort with the ball, Shaun Udal taking 4-1422 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
Pakistan seal ODI series 2-0Pakistan eased to a four-wicket win in the third and final ODI at Colombo's SSC ground, clinching the series 2-0 as they did so22 Mar 2006Neil Pickup
Pakistan graft past Sri LankaRuns were a precious commodity at Colombo, where Pakistan grafted to a 4-wicket win in the second ODI against Sri Lanka.19 Mar 2006Liam Camps
Rain denies Sri LankaSri Lanka restricted Pakistan to only 201-8 from their 50 overs in the first ODI at Colombo, but a downpour prevented any further play.17 Mar 2006Matt Pitt
Building the Blocks in the WallBoth Sri Lanka and Bangladesh found plenty of positives to draw from their recent clash, but how significant are they for the future?16 Mar 2006George Roberts
Injury problems for Sri LankaSanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vaas and Ruchira Perera have all been forced out of the first ODI against Pakistan through injury.15 Mar 2006James Nixon
Tharanga and Vandort Seal SL WinSri Lanka coasted to a ten-wicket victory in the second Test against Bangladesh in Bogra, completing a 2-0 series win over the Tigers11 Mar 2006George Roberts
Sri Lanka on topMuttiah Muralitharan became only the second player to pass the milestone of 600 test wickets this afternoon, as Sri Lanka took control.10 Mar 2006Harry Warwick
Sami/Fernando droppedPakistan's Mohammad Sami and Sri Lanka's Dilhara Fernando have both been dropped for the forthcoming one-day series between the sides.10 Mar 2006Matt Pitt
Tharanga puts Sri Lanka on topA maiden century for Upul Tharanga gave Sri Lanka a lead of 68 going into Day 3.09 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
Murali skittles TigersMuttiah Muralitharan claimed his 50th Test 5-wicket haul as Sri Lanka took control over Bangladesh on day one of the second Test.08 Mar 2006Matt Pitt
Sri Lanka Complete VictoryMichael Vandort's unbeaten half-century led Sri Lanka to a comprehensive eight-wickt victory over Bangladesh on day four in Chittagong03 Mar 2006George Roberts
Bangladesh Crash to MuralitharanAfter a promising start, a combination of impetuous batting and Muttaih Muralithran leaves the Tigers staring at defeat in Chittagong02 Mar 2006George Roberts
Murali reaches 1000th wicketSri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan reached his 1000th Test and ODI wicket yesterday after dismissing Khaled Mashud.02 Mar 2006James Nixon
Sri Lanka recover from stumbleSri Lanka recovered from a mid-innings stutter to reach 313-6 at stumps, six short of Bangladesh's total.01 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
Bangladesh impress againBangladesh delivered a good performance on day one of their series against Sri Lanka, with Mohammad Ashraful scoring a brilliant 136.28 Feb 2006Matt Pitt
Bangladesh Cut Squad to 12Ahead of the first Test, which begins tomorrow in Chittagong, Bangladesh have cut down their initial shortlist of 15 to a 12-man squad27 Feb 2006George Roberts
Sangakkara inspires Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara scored a well-paced century to ease Sri Lanka past Bangladesh in the 3rd ODI today.25 Feb 2006Harry Warwick
Baisya in for Khaled MahmudTapash Baisya has been drafted into the Bangladesh ODI squad for the third and final match against Sri Lanka.23 Feb 2006Liam Camps
Tigers roaring once againBangladesh pulled off an amazing victory in the second ODI against Sri Lanka, with a fantastic team effort to overhaul a target of 21322 Feb 2006Matt Pitt
Easy win for Sri LankaSri Lanka eased to a five wicket win against Bangladesh in the first ODI.20 Feb 2006Alex Crampton
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh - PreviewLess than six months after their last meeting, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are to play again, but the outcome is unlikely to be different.14 Feb 2006Alex Crampton
Gilchrist Stars in Easy WinAdam Gilchrist's 67-ball hundred guided Australia to a nine-wicket win in the VB Series decider in Brisbane tonight.14 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
Aussies crush Sri LankansA recharged Australian outfit took the 2nd VB Series final in emphatic fashion.12 Feb 2006Arunava Das
Dilshan Amazing in Upset WinSri Lanka lead 1-0 in the VB Series Finals after a surprising 22-run win over Australia in Adelaide tonight.10 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
Australia unchanged for finalRicky Ponting announced today that Australia will select the same team that played South Africa on Sunday in the VB series final.09 Feb 2006Harry Warwick
Sri Lanka Clinch Finals SpotThe twelfth match of the VB Series, between Sri Lanka and South Africa, got underway at Hobart's Bellerive Oval this afternoon.07 Feb 2006Nick Hancock
Murali has more testsIn order to convince doubting crowds in Australia, Muttiah Muralitharan has undergone another round of tests on his action.04 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
Key players to be restedSri Lanka are to rest several key players in the build up to their forthcoming tour of Bangladesh.04 Feb 2006Harry Warwick
SA down Sri Lanka in PerthSouth Africa closed in on a finals spot in the VB series after a five-wicket win in game nine of the series in Perth tonight.31 Jan 2006Edward Jackson
Australia thrash Sri LankaAustralia have beaten Sri Lanka by six wickets in the ninth match of the VB Series thanks to the return to form of Adam Gilchrist.29 Jan 2006James Nixon
Aussies close in on finalsSri Lanka gave them a scare but the world champion Australians are a step closer to the VB series finals after victory in Adelaide.26 Jan 2006Edward Jackson
SA hold on for victoryAn unbeaten century from South African opener Boeta Dippennar has set up a thrilling 9 run win over the Sri Lankans in Adelaide.24 Jan 2006Alex Feeney
Sri Lanka make it two in a rowLed by a devastating century from Sanath Jayasuria, Sri Lanka have cruised to their second win in the VB Series, beating Australia.22 Jan 2006Sean Fuller
Jayasuriya returns to VB SeriesSanath Jayasuriya has returned to the Sri Lankan VB Series squad after recovering from his shoulder injury.19 Jan 2006James Nixon
Sri Lanka to tour in 2007Sri Lanka will tour New Zealand next January, following confirmation by Sri Lanka CEO Dilip Mendis.19 Jan 2006Andrew Marmont
SL Complete Decisive VictoryTonight was a time for Sri Lankan fans to rejoice after an impressive 95 run VB series win over the Proteas signalled a return to form.17 Jan 2006Alex Feeney
Gilchrist rested; Haddin inFollowing a disastrous performance in Australia's VB Series defeat to South Africa, Adam Gilchrist has been rested for two matches.16 Jan 2006Liam Camps
Australia far too goodAustralia have recorded a strong win against Sri Lanka to kick off the 2006 VB Series, in a match that was rarely any sort of contest.13 Jan 2006Sean Fuller
Nel to miss 3-4 weeks injuredKey South African player, Andre Nel has been forced out of the upcoming VB series through injury.12 Jan 2006Liam Camps
Australia full strength for SLAustralia have recalled Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath to action, as they prepare to face Sri Lanka in the VB Series opener.12 Jan 2006Liam Camps
Victorians destroy Sri LankaThe Victorian Bushrangers, led by fringe paceman Allan Wise, destroyed the Sri Lankans at the Central Reserve.11 Jan 2006Arunava Das
Sri Lanka in 2005After recent success, the Sri Lankan side slid ominously towards the tier of weaker sides in 2005. What does 2006 hold for the team?09 Jan 2006George Roberts
VB Series 2006 PreviewThe 2006 triangular VB Series tournament featuring Australia, Sri Lanka and South Africa, kicks off this Friday.08 Jan 2006Arunava Das
New Zealand fall shortSri Lanka beat New Zealand by 20 runs, as the home side collapsed chasing 273, despite a century from Peter Fulton.08 Jan 2006Alex Crampton
Of Shampoo and Bold SelectionsWe review Sri Lanka's recent one-day tour of New Zealand with Sri Lanka being conformably beated 4-1.08 Jan 2006Andrew Marmont
Jayasuriya out of VB SeriesSanath Jayasuriya has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's squad for the upcoming VB Series in Australia due to a shoulder injury.07 Jan 2006James Nixon
New Zealand Defend Small TotalAfter being torn apart by Chaminda Vaas, the New Zealand bowlers, particularly Jeetan Patel, bowled brilliantly to defend just 224.06 Jan 2006Richard Edmunds
Astle leads NZ to victoryAn impressive innings by Nathan Astle has guided New Zealand to victory by five wickets over Sri Lanka at Jade Stadium.03 Jan 2006Andrew Marmont
New Zealand Stroll to VictoryImpressive partnership between two newcomers was the feature of an easy seven wicket win over Sri Lanka at Queenstown.31 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Jayasuriya returns for NZ tourSanath Jayasuriya is a welcome addition to the Sri Lankan side for the upcoming ODI series in New Zealand.22 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
India ease home in AhmedabadHarbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble shared the four remaining Sri Lankan wickets to fall as India coasted to a 259-run series-clinching win22 Dec 2005Neil Pickup
Tough task for Sri LankaSri Lanka aren't having the best year and face a tough task in foreign conditions against New Zealand.22 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
India march towards victoryIndia are just 4 wickets away from a 2-0 series win, with Sri Lanka needing 274 to win.21 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
India build up mammoth leadIndia lead by 479 runs at the end of Day 3 of the 3rd Test against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, after dismissing the visitors for 206.20 Dec 2005Sudeep Popat
Fleming in doubt for SL SeriesNew Zealand captain Stephen Fleming is in doubt for the series against Sri Lanka after a finger injury.20 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Sri Lanka Collapse to HarbhajanHarbhajan Singh reduced Sri Lanka to 131 for five in reply to India's score of 398, with VVS Laxman completing a century in Ahmedabad19 Dec 2005George Roberts
VVS keeps his headVVS Laxman's steady unbeaten 71 helped India recover from 97-5 to reach 247-6 at the end of the first day's play in Ahmedabad.18 Dec 2005Matt Pitt
Dravid ruled out of third TestRahul Dravid has been ruled out of the third and final Test of the series against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, after being hospitalized.16 Dec 2005Sudeep Popat
Kumble spins Sri Lanka to defeatVeteran leg-spinner Anil Kumble recorded his eighth Test ten-wicket haul as India easily beat Sri Lanka in the Second Test at Delhi14 Dec 2005Neil Pickup
India take control late onLate strikes from India left Sri Lanka in trouble at 123-5 chasing a world record 436, despite 67 from Marvan Atapattu.13 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
India v Sri Lanka: Day TwoMuttiah Muralitharan and Anil Kumble bamboozled the batsmen as the wickets tumbled to the spinners on day two in Delhi11 Dec 2005George Roberts
Vaas inspires Sri Lankans' Day 5Four wickets from Chaminda Vaas gave Sri Lanka very much the better of the final day's play in the rain-wrecked First Test at Chennai06 Dec 2005Neil Pickup
Finally play at ChennaiAfter 3 and a half washed out days, play finally got underway on Day 4 at Chennai.05 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
Rain Continues in ChennaiWith the rainstorm continuing to hit Chennia, Day 3 has also been washed out.04 Dec 2005James Nixon
Day 2 Washed OutDay 2 of the 1st Test between Sri Lanka and India has also been washed out, but the umpires are optimistic about having play tomorrow.03 Dec 2005Alex Crampton
Chennai: More rain, no playThe entire first day's play for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at Chennai was washed out due to rain.02 Dec 2005Sudeep Popat
India win series 6-1MS Dhoni starred again, as India successfully chased down Sri Lanka's 244, in the final match at Baroda, to win the series 6-1.12 Nov 2005Sudeep Popat
Jayasuriya axed from Test teamSanath Jayasuriya has been sacked from the the Sri Lanka Test team, which will contest three Test matches against India in December.11 Nov 2005Liam Camps
Sehwag to lead IndiaVirender Sehwag will lead India against Sri Lanka in the sixth Videocon Cup ODI tomorrow at Rajkot.08 Nov 2005Sudeep Popat
Ganguly misses the bus yet againSourav Ganguly has yet again been left out of the Indian squad, for the last two ODIs against Sri Lanka.07 Nov 2005Sudeep Popat
SL finally nip oneTillakratne Dilshan and Russell Arnold shared a vital sixth wicket partnership to help Sri Lanka salvage pride against India.07 Nov 2005Sudeep Popat
India wrap up seriesIn the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka, India wrapped up the series, thanks in no small part to 5 wickets for Ajit Agarkar.03 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
Dhoni wreaks havocMS Dhoni scored a brilliant century, which included 10 sixes, to take India to a 3-0 lead against Sri Lanka.31 Oct 2005Sudeep Popat
India dominant once againAfter a humbling defeat on Tuesday, Sri Lanka crumbled once again, giving India another emphatic victory.28 Oct 2005Alex Crampton
Ganguly excluded for next 3 ODIsDespite his century in a recent Duleep Trophy match, Sourav Ganguly has been excluded from the Indian ODI squad.28 Oct 2005Liam Camps
The Dawn of a New EraWithout Ganguly's grip on the team, for the first time, India strolled to a comprehensive win against Sri Lanka at Nagpur.25 Oct 2005Sudeep Popat
Sri Lanka in India - PreviewAfter fairly easy series against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, India and Sri Lanka face each other, with plenty at stake for both sides.22 Oct 2005Alex Crampton
Laxman out of ODI squadVVS Laxman has been dropped from the ODI squad to face Sri Lanka, while Mohammad Kaif and Sourav Ganguly are omitted with injury.14 Oct 2005Alex Crampton
Sri Lankan ODI Squad AnnouncedThe Sri Lankan ODI squad for their tour of India has been announced with Nuwan Zoysa being the only new face in the 15-man squad.14 Oct 2005James Nixon
Dravid to lead IndiaWith Ganguly injured, Rahul Dravid has been named captain of the Indian One Day International side for the two upcoming series.13 Oct 2005Liam Camps
New faces in Sri Lankan SquadThe Sri Lanka selectors have named a 20-man squad in preparation for their tour of India beginning late next month.27 Sep 2005James Nixon
Bangladesh in Sri Lanka - ReviewIn a series overshadowed by the conclusion of the Ashes and the Chappell-Ganguly spat, Sri Lanka comfortably defeated Bangladesh.27 Sep 2005Alex Crampton
Little Big Man of CricketSanath Jayasuriya became the first Sri Lankan player to reach the 100 Test mark, during the second Test against Bangladesh25 Sep 2005Archie Mac
3-day defeat for BangladeshBangladesh suffered yet another innings defeat against Sri Lanka, losing by an innings and 69 runs.22 Sep 2005Alex Crampton
Three Day Test?Bangladesh are in danger of losing another Test inside three days, after they collapsed and were forced to follow on.21 Sep 2005Archie Mac
Sri Lanka compile big totalAfter a shaky start, Sri Lanka closed on 449-7 on day 1 of the second test against Bangladesh.20 Sep 2005Alex Crampton
Freddie among ICC award nomineesThe ICC has announced the nominations for its four major awards, with the winners to be announced on October 11th in Sydney.15 Sep 2005Liam Camps
Bangladesh slump to defeatBangladesh slumped to an innings defeat against Sri Lanka on day 3, with Muttiah Muralitharan taking 6-18.14 Sep 2005Alex Crampton
Sri Lanka in ControlMuttiah Muralitharan claimed two for none to reduce Bangladesh to 36/3 in their second innings at stumps on day two.13 Sep 2005Archie Mac
Spinners put Sri Lanka on topSri Lankan spinners Herath and Muralitharan put Sri Lanka in a dominant position on the first day against Bangladesh12 Sep 2005Alex Crampton
Sri Lanka complete clean sweepIn a rain-affected encounter, Sri Lanka easily disposed off Bangladesh, to record a clean sweep 3-0 series win.04 Sep 2005Sudeep Popat
Joy at last for Upal TharangaA maiden century by young Upal Tharanga helped Sri Lanka to a comprehensive victory over Bangladesh in their second ODI at Colombo.03 Sep 2005Eddie Sanders
Seamers' blast rattles TigersFive wickets from Dilhara Fernando and Farveez Maharoof proved sufficient to account for Bangladesh in the first ODI at Colombo's SSC31 Aug 2005Neil Pickup
Sri Lanka win Indian Oil CupSri Lanka have defeated India by 19 runs to take the Indian Oil Cup capping off a fantastic tournament for the team.10 Aug 2005Jonathan Augustus
West Indies topple Sri LankaA strong all-round performance from Omari Banks has handed the West Indies a shock victory in the Indian Oil Cup07 Aug 2005Sean Fuller
Ramdin efforts fall shortIndia qualified for the final of the IndianOil Cup in Colombo as they edged past a determined West Indian outfit, Yuvraj scoring 110.07 Aug 2005Neil Pickup
Sri Lanka topple West IndiesSri Lanka have registered their 2nd win of the Indian Oil Cup, defeating the depleted West Indies by 50 runs, to stay undefeated.03 Aug 2005Jonathan Augustus
Sri Lanka Off To Winning StartSri Lanka have beaten India by three wickets in the first match of the Indian Oil Cup.31 Jul 2005James Nixon
India cruise to victoryHost nation India have opened their account in the Indian Oil Cup with a comfortable six wicket win over the West Indies.31 Jul 2005Sean Fuller
Zoysa joins Vaas on the sidelineSri Lanka's preparation for the IndianOil Cup have gone from bad to worse with news that Nuwan Zoysa will miss the first match.29 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Australia continue to dominateAustralia continues to lead the pack as the LG ICC ODI Championship table, after the rankings underwent their annual update.29 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Ganguly remains suspendedSourav Ganguly remains suspended from international cricket after his second appeal was rejected, though the ban has been reduced.28 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Ganguly to hear appeal resultSourav Ganguly is set to find out the result of the second appeal against the six-match ban27 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Tino Best fined 50% of match feeWest Indies fast bowler Tino Best has been fined half of his match fee for bowling three beamers at the Sri Lankan batsman.27 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Comprehensive win for IndiaIndian warmed up for the Indian Oil triangular tournament with a comprehensive victory over a Kurunegala Invitation XI.27 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Murali woos Windies with doosraMuttiah Muralitharan had the Windies batsmen in an absolute spin, as he forced Sri Lanka to a 2-0 series win.25 Jul 2005Liam Camps
Chaminda Vaas to miss openerSri Lanka's premier swing bowler Chaminda Vaas is to miss the start of the upcoming triangular series starting next week.24 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Two new faces in SL squadTwo new faces have earned a call up to the Sri Lankan squad announced today for the upcoming IndianOil triangular one-day tournament.24 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Sangakkara puts SL in controlSri Lanka charged into control of the second Test match against the West Indies behind Kumar Sangakkara's 135 not out.24 Jul 2005Liam Camps
Sri Lankan batsmen extend leadSri Lanka's top order has taken control of the second Test, ending a rain-interrupted 2nd day on 146/2, an overall lead of 148 runs.23 Jul 2005Alex Feeney
Wickets tumble at KandyA total of 15 wickets fell on the first day of the second and final Test match between the West Indies and Sri Lanka at Kandy.22 Jul 2005Liam Camps
World Cup 07 Schedule AnnouncedThe schedule for 2007 World Cup in the West Indies has been announced with the West Indies kicking off the competition in Jamaica19 Jul 2005James Nixon
Dravid given Indian captaincySourav Ganguly has been named as a provisional 16th man in the Indian squad for the IndianOil Cup in Sri Lanka but Dravid is captain.18 Jul 2005Liam Camps
Sri Lanka seal 6-wicket victorySri Lanka have claimed a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series versus the West Indies after completing a 6-wicket win on the fourth day.16 Jul 2005Alex Feeney
World Cup 2007 Groups ConfirmedThe International Cricket Council have confirmed the groups for the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.14 Jul 2005James Nixon
Vaas gives Sri Lanka the edgeA fight back headed by Chaminda Vaas has put Sri Lanka in front at stumps on day 2 of the first Test against the West Indies.14 Jul 2005Alex Feeney
Chanders leads Windies fightbackA defiant West Indies team played to 271/6 at stumps on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka, behind Chanderpaul's lead.13 Jul 2005Liam Camps
Windies play to drawThe 2-day tour match between the West Indies and the Sri Lanka Cricket XI ended in a draw, as the tourists batted to 109/4 at the close11 Jul 2005Liam Camps
West Indies Suffer In Sri LankaWest Indies kicked off their Sri Lanka tour on a dismal note as the visitors were bowled out for just 11009 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Depleted Windies crumblesThe West Indians crumbled for 110 all out as the Sri Lanka Cricket XI dominated the first day of the tour match, ending on 152/1.09 Jul 2005Liam Camps
ICC names Super Series squadsIt is set to be a true cricketing spectacle, and now there are names to further whet the appetite of the masses.02 Jul 2005Liam Camps
Deja vu - WI 2nd stringers to SLThe likes of Brian Lara, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Chris Gayle are among the best West Indies names which will not feature in Sri Lanka.01 Jul 2005Liam Camps
Champions Trophy Format ChangedThe ICC have announced that the format of the next Champions League Trophy competition is to change to ensure fewer one-sided matches.30 Jun 2005James Nixon
Sri Lanka Modify Series DatesSri Lanka have modified the dates of their home Test series against West Indies and made changes to the one-day series that follows.24 Jun 2005Richard Twyman
Ramdin among Windies 13Wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin, 19, has been selected to the West Indies 13 to tour Sri Lanka, replacing Courtney Browne.20 Jun 2005Liam Camps
Spinners lead MCC to victoryAfter setting an imposing target, the spin of the MCC has helped defeat the International XI by 112 runs at Lords.14 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Sri Lanka Add ODI's In IndiaSri Lanka have a packed an already heavy schedule with two more One Day Internationals against India later in the year.13 Jun 2005Richard Twyman
Moody named SL coachTom Moody has been confirmed as Sri Lanka's new coach, ending speculation as to who would succeed John Dyson.25 May 2005Alex Feeney
ICC Propose ODI Rule ChangesThe ICC are proposing radical changes to one-day internationals in recommendations made at a recent conference held in Dubai.20 May 2005James Nixon
Tom Moody for Sri Lanka?With Tom Moody missing out to Greg Chappell in the Indian coaching role talk has shifted to who will become the new Sri Lankan coach.20 May 2005James Nixon
Atapattu Retained As CaptainSri Lanka cricket board have retained the services of Marvan Atapattu as captain for the forthcoming series.12 May 2005Richard Twyman
Rest of the World SquadsThe Rest of the World squads for a three-match ODI series and one six-day Super Test against Australia have been announced.09 May 2005James Nixon
Full Tsunami Match Line UpsThe teams for the MCC v International XI match on 14th June at Lord's have been announced in aid of the tsunami appeal.04 May 2005Richard Twyman
Brian Lara Number 1 Test PlayerBrian Lara has returned to the top of the international test rankings following his good knocks in the current test series against SAF.26 Apr 2005James Nixon
Lara & Tendulkar Named CaptainsBrian Lara (West Indies) and Sachin Tendulkar (India) have been named as the two captains for the tsunami appeal match at Lords26 Apr 2005Richard Twyman
Galle stadium to be rebuiltThe cricket stadium at Galle in Sri Lanka will be rebuilt after last December's tsunami disaster caused plenitude of damage.22 Apr 2005Sudeep Popat
NZ complete emphatic winNew Zealand bowled their way to an emphatic win by an innings and 38 runs, thereby sealing the two-Test series 1-0.14 Apr 2005Adam Collins
Vincent Double Ton on Day 3Lou Vincent hit a career-best 224, as New Zealand took complete command of the Second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington.13 Apr 2005Adam Collins
Lou Vincent Powers NZ ForwardLou Vincent has powered New Zealand into a commanding position at the end of Day 2 in the second test at the Basin Reserve.12 Apr 2005James Nixon
Martin six sinks Sri LankaChris Martin took a career-best 6-54 to put New Zealand well in command of the opening day of the Second Tests at Wellington. 11 Apr 2005Adam Collins
Bore Draw Only Likely ResultA draw looks the only possible result going into day five after the batsmen again controlled proceedings today on day four.07 Apr 2005James Nixon
Runs continue to flow on Day 3Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene both hit centuries, as Sri Lanka moved to a formidable position of 351/3 on Day Three.06 Apr 2005Adam Collins
NZ in Control After Day 2New Zealand are in control of the 1st Test against Sri Lanka after a massive first innings score of 561 was put together today.05 Apr 2005James Nixon
Marshall Twins Put NZ On TopHamish and James Marshall have put New Zealand on top after day one of the first test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at McLean Park.04 Apr 2005James Nixon
India-SL ODI series postponedA five-ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, in India, originally scheduled for May this year, has been postponed indefinitely.03 Apr 2005Sudeep Popat
Sri Lankan board dissolvedThe Sri Lankan government has dissolved the country's national cricket board, for as many as the third time in a period of six years.25 Mar 2005Sudeep Popat
Lords' Tsumani MatchA Tsumami relief match between an MCC XI and an International XI has been organized for June 14th to be played at Lords'.22 Mar 2005James Nixon
Rahul Dravid Rated No 1 in TestsRahul Dravid has moved ahead of Jacques Kallis into first place in the ICC Test Player Ratings.22 Mar 2005James Nixon
Sri Lanka schedule to tour IndiaSri Lanka have agreed to play a last-minute five-match ODI series against India in April later this year.18 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
Sri Lanka Touring Squad NamedSri Lanka have named their 14-man squad for their rescheduled tour of New Zealand.18 Mar 2005James Nixon
Murali and Zoysa In DoubtMuttiah Muralitharan and Nuwan Zoysa are set to miss Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand next month because of injury.07 Mar 2005James Nixon
Somerset snare JayasuriaSanath Jayasuria will, on Thursday, sign a short-term contract to play for county side Somerset.03 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
World XI v Asian XI - 2nd ODIThe second Tsunami ODI between a World XI and an Asian XI has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the venue Calcutta.28 Feb 2005James Nixon
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