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India in Sri Lanka 2015

Thirimanne eager to score at whatever position he gets

Aug 26, 2015: Sri Lanka have invested in a few startups in the last few years and Lahiru Thirimanne was among the promising ventures that impressed in domestic cricket, but there has been some frustration in the years since

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Five uncapped players in SL squad for Pakistan T20s

Jul 23, 2015: Sri Lanka have picked five uncapped players - Binura Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Shehan Jayasuriya and Dhananjaya D'Silva - in their Twenty20 squad for the forthcoming two-match series against Pakistan

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England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

The bunny bites back

Mar 1, 2015: James Anderson had tormented Lahiru Thirimanne on their previous meetings but the roles were emphatically reversed in Wellington

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

Eng v SL, Group A, Wellington

England fail to get the 'simple things' right

Mar 1, 2015: England captain Eoin Morgan laid the blame for his team's nine-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka squarely at the feet of the side's performance in the field

George Dobell in Wellington

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

Sangakkara, Thirimanne thrash England

Mar 1, 2015: Sri Lanka made a chase of 310 seem like a weekend stroll in the park as Kumar Sangakkara unfurled a majestic hundred, his second of the tournament, alongside Lahiru Thirimanne's fourth ODI ton

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

'No one gives us any chance in any tournament'

Feb 21, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene talks about Sri Lanka's struggles so far in the World Cup, and why their batsmen take as long to bloom as they do

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

World Cup 2015

Thirimanne revels in familiar territory

Feb 18, 2015: In the years since Lahiru Thirimanne debuted as an ODI opener in 2010, he has batted everywhere in the order from No. 1 to No. 8, and now he's back at the top of the order

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Positives for SL amid inconsistent performances

Jan 8, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the Sri Lanka performance from the Test series against New Zealand

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

SL buoyant despite first-Test defeat

Jan 1, 2015: Previous Sri Lanka sides might have been beset by anxiety following a big overseas loss, but this one has tasted enough recent success to remain confident about its ability to roar back

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Thirimanne relishes Anderson's absence

Dec 3, 2014: Angelo Mathews dubbed Lahiru Thirimanne's half-century the most encouraging aspect of Sri Lanka's five-wicket defeat in Hambantota as the batsman continued to prosper in the absence of James Anderson

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Kandamby set for Sri Lanka comeback

Dec 2, 2014: Sri Lanka are enjoying home conditions but have to do without Mahela Jayawardene in Habantota. Thilina Kandamby is set for a comeback as the hosts look to take a 3-0 series lead

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Thirimanne set for middle order role

Nov 25, 2014: Lahiru Thirimanne, Sri Lanka vice-captain, suggested he would continue to bat in the lower middle order until the World Cup, despite having tasted his greatest successes higher up the order.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A v WI A, 1st unofficial ODI, Dambulla

Batsmen power Sri Lanka A victory

Nov 1, 2014: Fifties from Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal and Thilina Kandamby set up Sri Lanka A's six-run win (D/L method) in a rain-hit game against West Indies A at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

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Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, Hambantota, 1st day

Karunaratne ton powers Sri Lanka A

Oct 11, 2014: Dimuth Karunaratne's 18th first-class century lifted Sri Lanka A to a strong position at the end of the first day against West Indies A in Hambantota

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Chandimal, Thirimanne continue to test patience

Jul 18, 2014: The blow-hot-blow-cold performances by Sri Lanka's young batsmen must be frustrating the selectors who had invested in them. And Chandimal, worryingly, has yet to sort out his short-ball weakness

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 1st day

Slapstick Sri Lanka give it away

Jun 20, 2014: There were a few occasions on the opening day at Headingley when Sri Lanka could be satisfied with their effort, but a succession of loose shots eventually proved costly and it could be a long road back

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

Northamptonshire v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Northampton, 1st day

Silva and Thirimanne flay weak Northants

Jun 5, 2014: Wantage Road provided an atmosphere far removed from the tension that surrounded the end of the one-day series as the Sri Lankans slotted into Test preparation ahead of Lord's next week

Andrew McGlashan at Wantage Road

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Fine-tuning for Sri Lanka to peak at World Cup

Jun 4, 2014: Sri Lanka have the batting raw materials to launch a fine World Cup campaign but a little polishing may make a considerable difference in eight months' time

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Mathews at loss to explain collapse

May 28, 2014: Angel Mathews said Sri Lanka's ten-wicket defeat in the third ODI at Old Trafford was "one of the worst games I've ever played"

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Chester-le-Street

Jordan beauty keeps Dilshan waiting

May 25, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from Chester-le-Street

Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street
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