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  • Hashan Tillakaratne roped in as Sri Lanka’s batting coach for India series

    Johannesburg: The Sri Lanka cricket team have roped in former batsman Hashan Tillakaratne as their temporary batting coach for the upcoming series against India. India’s tour of Sri Lanka will feature A three-match Test series, five-match ODI series and a lone T20 match, beginning July 26 at the Galle. The team has been without a permanent head coach after Graham Ford stepped down from the position following an unsuccessful Champions Trophy campaign.

  • India vs Sri Lanka: KL Rahul down with high fever; could miss Galle Test

    Colombo: Indian opener KL Rahul, who is suffering from fever, could miss the first Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at Galle starting July 26 after missed the training on Monday. Rahul had to stay back in Colombo for observation because of high fever even though the rest of the squad travelled South on Sunday.

  • Sri Lanka vs India: Dinesh Chandimal out of first Test; Rangana Herath to lead

    Colombo: Ahead of the all-important Test series against India starting this Wednesday, Sri Lanka were dealt a major blow after newly-appointed Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out of the first game in Galle after contracting pneumonia, team manager Asanka Gurusinha confirmed on Friday.

  • Has BCCI made a mockery of itself in the coach saga?

    Recently, Indian cricket governed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in the news for all the wrong reasons. From not implementing Lodha reforms to unceremonious exit of Anil Kumble to appointment of new coach, BCCI has created chaos and made a mockery of itself and has set a very poor example. BCCI, which is the richest cricketing body in the world, has set a very poor example in terms of

  • Fit-again Lokesh Rahul raring to go on Sri Lanka tour

    New Delhi: Missing major tournaments due to injury is very frustrating for any player and that was the case with Indian cricketer Lokesh Rahul, who was dropped from the team due to a shoulder injury. But after a long hiatus, fit-again opener is all set for his new innings with the Sri Lanka tour of India.

  • Karun Nair regrets inability to convert starts in Test cricket

    Bengaluru: Ruing his inability to convert starts into substantial scores during the Test series against Australia, which eventually resulted in his being rejected from the national side for the upcoming Sri Lanka cricket tour, middle-order batsman Karun Nair says he is now focussed on the India A tour to South Africa.

  • India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Its mighty Indians vs mediocre Lanka

    Indian cricket team, which just finished a somewhat inconsequential and meaningless short tour of West Indies will next take on Sri Lanka for a full series. The selection committee headed by former Indian gloveman MSK Prasad selected a tried and tested Test squad, which over the last year won every series and played 17 Test matches, with 13 matches played on home soil. The selections were on expected lines and the team

  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: 5 key reasons why India stumbled against Sri Lanka

    India, the defending champions got a rude shock when lowly ranked Sri Lanka (No 7) defeated India by seven wickets at The Oval on Thursday. India, who were put into bat amassed 321/6 in 50 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan scoring his 10th ODI hundred and Mahendra Singh Dhoni rewinding the clock back with scoring a brisk 63.

  • Champions Trophy 2017: We are not invincible, says Virat ahead of virtual quarters

    London: “We are not invincible,” said India captain Virat Kohli as he tried to make sense of the stunning loss to Sri Lanka despite posting, what he thought, was a winning total in their Champions Trophy clash here. India set Sri Lanka a tough target of 322, which the islanders easily chased down with seven wickets in hand.

  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Sri Lanka Live Scores, Commentary, Updates

    Sri Lanka will likely open with Gunathilaka. There is a chance Thisara Perera may also enter the XI to beef up the batting, though the more aggressive choice – so long as the pitch is expected to take spin – would be to choose Lakshan Sandakan. The frontline pace trio of Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal may remain together.

  • Champions Trophy 2017: Sangakkara wants Sri Lanka to play with arrogance vs India

    London: Sri Lanka must defy favourites India with grit and arrogance of youth in their must-win ICC Champions Trophy match, former captain Kumar Sangakkara has said. After being thrashed by South Africa, Sri Lanka finds themselves in a do-or-die situation ahead of the match on Thursday.

  • Asia Cup: India to face Sri Lanka in Mirpur today

    New Delhi: India will face defending champion Sri-Lanka in a round-robin match of the Asia Cup T20 Tournament at the Sher-e- Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

  • Indian eves thrash SL by 9 wkts, complete series whitewash

    Ranchi: The Indian women’s cricket team dished out a clinical performance to thrash Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International and complete a 3-0 series whitewash, here today.

  • Wish to carry my run of form to World T20

    New Delhi: Hoping to carry his great run of form to the Asia Cup and World T20, India opener Shikhar Dhawan today said keeping things simple and “doing the basics right” has worked in his favour.

  • Do or die- India aim to avoid series loss

    Ranchi:  Shocked by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first match, India would aim to regain its winning touch and keep the series alive when they take on the island nation in the second Twenty20 cricket international, here on Friday.

  • Series levelled- Dhawan drives India to make it 1-1

    Ranchi :  India regained their winning touch with a spectacular all-round display as they thrashed Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second T20 International to level the three match series on Friday.

  • Captain MS Dhoni with teammates during the training session ahead of third T20 match against South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.

    India look to draw parity, keep series alive

    Ranchi: Shocked by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first match, India would aim to regain its winning touch and keep the series alive when they take on the island nation in the second Twenty20 cricket international, here on Friday.

  • India will be toughest in World T20

    Dubai: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that hosts India will be the biggest threat to his team in the World T20 which is scheduled to start on March 9.

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