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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

No. 3, will you please stand up

Dec 31, 2016: Sri Lankan cricket rarely fails to be in crisis, but of the current issues, the No.3 position appears the most contentious. We look at a few long-term candidates

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 1st day

Dhananjaya ton leaves Sri Lanka ahead on absorbing first day

Nov 6, 2016: Dhananjaya De Silva's second Test century and a serene 79 from Upul Tharanga helped Sri Lanka fight back from 112 for 4 to end the opening day of the second Test in Harare on 290 for 5

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2016-17

Tharanga named SL captain for tri-series

Nov 5, 2016: Upul Tharanga will captain Sri Lanka in their ODI tri-series against West Indies and Zimbabwe

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Australia in Sri Lanka, 2016

Mathews to miss rest of tour due to calf tear

Sep 2, 2016: Angelo Mathews' calf tear has ruled him out of the remainder of Australia's tour, while allrounder Thisara Perera and left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan have been released from the squad for the fifth ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, The Oval

Tharanga happy to play the spare part

Jun 28, 2016: Upul Tharanga has been coming in at No. 7 against England after brief appearances at No. 8 and No. 9 in Ireland. It seems an odd job for a 31-year-old who has played as an opener in 156 of his 185 ODIs to date

Alan Gardner at The Oval

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dublin

Ireland aiming to upset wounded Sri Lanka

Jun 15, 2016: The hosts begin a busy period of ODI cricket by welcoming a somewhat battered opposition for a pair of matches in Malahide

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Dhaka Premier League 2016

Tharanga, Subhasis lift Mohammedan to top spot

May 12, 2016: A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches played on May 12, 2016

Mohammad Isam

DPL 2016

Mahmudullah, Ayub slam tons in Dhanmondi Club win

May 10, 2016: A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches on May 10, 2016

Mohammad Isam

DPL 2016

Taijul Islam seals tie with last-ball six

Apr 24, 2016: A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches played on April 24, 2016

Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC

Sri Lanka fret over batting order

Aug 27, 2015: Angelo Mathews has confirmed Upul Tharanga will take Kumar Sangakkara's place, but said the team management was 'giving the batting order a bit more thought'

Andrew Fidel Fernando at SSC

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Tharanga replaces Sangakkara for third Test

Jun 30, 2015: Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga has replaced Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan starting Friday in Pallekele

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Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Pakistanis, Colombo, 2nd day

Draw after Tharanga, Karunaratne fifties

Jun 12, 2015: Openers Shan Masood, Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga all hit fifties, and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay claimed three wickets, on the final day of the Pakistanis' warm up against the Sri Lanka Board President 's XI in Colombo

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Scotland v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hobart

Two legends in two balls

Mar 11, 2015: Plays of the day from the Group A match between Sri Lanka and Scotland

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hobart

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Jeevan Mendis ruled out of World Cup

Feb 24, 2015: 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

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Tharanga dropped for New Zealand Tests

Dec 9, 2014: Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka opener, has been dropped from the team's squad for the upcoming two-Test tour to New Zealand

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in India 2014-15

Opening slot and fielding concerns for SL

Oct 31, 2014: Five questions for Sri Lanka before the ODI series against India

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014-15

Sri Lanka's fringe players aim to seize opportunity

Oct 28, 2014: After five days of skills training, Sri Lanka embark on a tour of India which they feel is about as difficult a limited-overs assignment as a team could undertake.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A v WI A, 3rd unofficial Test, Moratuwa, 2nd day

Tharanga fifty leads SL A reply

Oct 26, 2014: Upul Tharanga made 77 but several of his team-mates could not build on starts as Sri Lanka A ended on 248 for 6 in reply to West India A's 282 in the third unofficial Test in Moratuwa

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 1st day

Tharanga, Hitchcock horror or Eastwood western?

Aug 14, 2014: There are very few batsmen in international cricket who play each ball so differently from the next like Upul Tharanga, who continues to polarise fans with such an approach

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC
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