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Chameera in doubt for West Indies tour, IPL

Apr 9, 2018: The Sri Lanka fast bowler has not joined the Rajasthan Royals squad because of a back complaint, and is set to undergo further tests

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

SL pick Chameera, Gamage for third India Test

Aug 10, 2017: Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath left out on account of injuries; Danushka Gunathilaka also omitted

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka 2017

Dhananjaya de Silva dropped for Zimbabwe Test

Jul 12, 2017: Limited-overs opener Danushka Gunathilaka made his first entry into Sri Lanka's Test squad, thanks largely to his excellent ODI form over the past six weeks

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka 2017

Chandimal left out for first two Zimbabwe ODIs

Jun 27, 2017: The squad includes 19-year-old allrounder Wanidu Hasaranga, while Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Madushanka and Dushmantha Chameera have been recalled

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Kumara, Lakmal a glimmer amid catalogue of pain

Jan 15, 2017: Sri Lanka were beaten by increasingly convincing margins through the series and ESPNcricinfo looks at whether anyone emerged with credit

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

The pillars of Sri Lanka's future

Dec 25, 2016: As Sri Lanka begin a major overseas assignment, a clutch of young players have been tasked with making the side a force in international cricket again. We profile four of them

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2016-17

Which Sri Lanka can South Africa expect?

Dec 23, 2016: Sri Lanka have a rising crop of young batsmen and an underrated pace attack, but their record away from home will cause fans to mix optimism and trepidation

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Uncapped Vikum Sanjaya picked for South Africa tour

Dec 8, 2016: Fast bowler Vikum Sanjaya, who has taken 38 wickets from 17 first-class matches, is the surprise inclusion in Sri Lanka's Test squad to South Africa

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in England and Ireland 2016

Eranga undergoing heart tests in hospital

Jun 19, 2016: Sri Lanka seamer Shaminda Eranga has been admitted to hospital in Dublin to undergo tests on an elevated heartbeat

Alan Gardner

'Getting Sri Lanka back on track is a long, slow process'

Jun 7, 2016: Graham Ford, the team's coach, wants the island's special brand of cricket firing through his young team again

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Ford concerned about Sri Lanka's fast-bowling depth

Jun 5, 2016: Sri Lanka lack depth in their fast-bowling battery, coach Graham Ford said, after two frontline quicks left the tour of England with injury, and a third was reported for a suspect action. 

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Bandara called in for Chameera for third Test

Jun 2, 2016: Chaminda Bandara has been called in as a replacement for the injured Dushmantha Chameera in Sri Lanka's squad for the third Test against England at Lord's

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Chameera ruled out of England tour due to back injury

May 24, 2016: Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the England series after sustaining a stress fracture to his lower back

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley 1st day

Shanaka baits England's top order

May 19, 2016: He was the last of the seamers used by Angelo Mathews, and even Dasun Shanaka seemed a little surprised with the big fish he hauled in

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley

Daunting challenge for Sri Lanka to repeat 2014 heist

May 17, 2016: Two years ago, when these sides last met, Sri Lanka were the buoyant side and England struggling. This time the roles are reversed and it will be a significant surprise if the result isn't as well

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

Essex v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Ford stays upbeat despite tough work-out

May 10, 2016: Graham Ford appeared unfazed as his side left Chelmsford after a damp draw against Essex

Will Macpherson at Chelmsford

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Mathews wants Sri Lanka to warm to the spirit of 2014

May 6, 2016: England is basking in what is being presented as a mini heatwave but Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews was still wary of the potential cold as his side warmed up for the their tour at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Kolkata

A firecracker in a steel drum

Mar 17, 2016: In a match including a high number of errors, it was Afghanistan's mistakes that ultimately proved more costly - but they still pushed Sri Lanka hard

Jarrod Kimber in Kolkata

World T20 teams: strengths and weaknesses

Transitional Sri Lanka rely on Chameera's pace

Mar 16, 2016: The defending champions are out of form and looking out of sorts ahead of the World T20

Aakash Chopra

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Visakhapatnam

Momentum with India in series decider

Feb 13, 2016: While Sri Lanka's pacers looked helpless on a dry wicket in Ranchi, they seem to be the only hope Sri Lanka have to seal the series. India, on the other hand, will be mighty pleased with the comprehensive win in Ranchi, and will hope to stretch their form

The preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando
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