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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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval

Only the start of the short stuff

May 22, 2014: Sri Lanka's bowlers had propelled their World T20 campaign, often bailing out lacklustre batting displays, but when the bowlers had a bad evening in London, the batsmen could not reciprocate

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, T20, The Oval

SL future glows brighter in victory

May 20, 2014: Encouraging innings from Kithuruwan Vithanage and Lahiru Thirimanne suggested Sri Lanka can handle the Jayawardene-Sangakkara succession issue

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Jayawardene plays down Farbrace impact

Apr 30, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene played down the impact Paul Farbrace's change of allegiance will have when Sri Lanka tour England this summer

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Few can adjust their game like Thirimanne - Jayasuriya

Apr 24, 2014: Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya made a resounding endorsement of Lahiru Thirimanne's temperament and talent, one day after his panel had appointed the 24-year-old batsman vice-captain across all formats

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Chandimal relieved of T20I captaincy

Apr 23, 2014: Sri Lanka's selectors have relieved Dinesh Chandimal of the Twenty20 captaincy, and the ODI vice-captaincy, appointing Lasith Malinga and Lahiru Thirimanne in those roles, ahead of Sri Lanka's tour of Ireland and England

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur

Sri Lanka book another final spot; holders out

Apr 3, 2014: West Indies banked on a frenetic finish, but Sri Lanka's bowlers had choked the chase to suffocation-point before heavy rain, then marble-sized hail, cut the innings short and sent Sri Lanka to yet another major final

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Mirpur

Thirimanne century could prove career-defining

Mar 8, 2014: Sri Lanka's selectors have persisted with Lahiru Thirimanne, and in his 62nd ODI, he underlined his top-order potential again, under the pressure of a chase in a final

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Mirpur
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