Andrew Fidel Fernando

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

Lasith Malinga arrived in Hambantota in an air force helicopter

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

Lasith Malinga: a hero or a pariah?

Fans may question his role in the team, but Sri Lanka's last phase could be defined by Malinga's bowling

James Anderson will hope to swing England to a surprise against Australia

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

England seek surge against rallying Sri Lanka

After shaky starts in the tournament, both England and Sri Lanka will be looking for resurgence when they meet in Wellington on Sunday

Tillakaratne Dilshan punches the ball on the off side

SL v Ban, Group A, Melbourne

Bad-boy Dilshan develops good habits

Less flashy, more substantial, maybe a little boring - Tillakaratne Dilshan has matured into one of Sri Lanka's most reliable run-scorers

Rangana Herath holds on to Mahmudullah's catch

SL v Ban, Group A, Melbourne

Taskin takes a nap, Herath doesn't

Plays of the Day from the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the MCG

Lasith Malinga celebrates after dismissing Bilawal Bhatti

SL v Ban, Group A, Melbourne

Mathews stands by tireless Malinga

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has voiced his support for Lasith Malinga despite the seamer's patchy form, believing "he will come good" when it matters most

Taskin Ahmed is delighted after picking up his first World Cup wicket

Bangladesh v SL, Group A, Melbourne

Mashrafe backs quicks to continue good showing

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza believes his team has quality fast bowlers, and that the bouncy wickets in Australia necessitated playing an extra paceman

Thisara Perera is excited after bowling Cameron White

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Thisara seeks bowling mojo at 'lucky' MCG

The past year has seen Thisara Perera vacillate between extremes of performance. The challenge to him, as for his team, is to rediscover the powers that saw them burn so brightly in parts of 2014

Jeevan Mendis takes a sharp catch in the deep to dismiss Brendon McCullum

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Jeevan Mendis ruled out of World Cup

Jeevan Mendis will play no further role in the World Cup, said captain Angelo Mathews, after the allrounder had sustained a mild-to-moderate inner hamstring muscle injury at training on Tuesday

University students in Dunedin leave behind a trail of destruction

This is the end

University Orientation week, with 20,000 students returning home after a long summer break, is probably not the best time to be visiting Dunedin

Kumar Sangakkara is congratulated after taking the catch to dismiss Corey Anderson

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Listless Sri Lanka missing spark on the field

Sri Lanka undoubtledly have high hopes for the World Cup, but that is not the impression they are giving off with lumbering efforts in the field. Perhaps the game against Afghanistan is the push they need to transform