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Sri Lanka confirm Angelo Mathews axe for England ODIs

Sep 26, 2018: Dinesh Chandimal, who had been sidelined from the Asia Cup with injury, will return to take over captaincy from Angelo Mathews

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 4th ODI, Pallekele

Lower order, Lakmal end Sri Lanka's losing run

Aug 8, 2018: Suranga Lakmal defended seven runs off the final over to cap off Sri Lanka's most inspired showing in the field and best batting performance of the series so far

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Was Kohli's 149 the highest Test score by an Indian captain in England?

Aug 7, 2018: And what's the record for most runs between dismissals in ODIs?

Steven Lynch

Sri Lanka tour of West Indies 2018-19

Why you should've been watching West Indies-Sri Lanka Tests

Jun 27, 2018: Sri Lanka's lively attack, their slip catching, West Indies' lower-order stonewalling and Gabriel's fire feature in the talking points of the series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Barbados, 1st day

Dowrich half-century rescues West Indies on rain-hit day

Jun 23, 2018: Dowrich and Holder's unbroken 79-run stand repairs West Indies after fast bowlers scythe through top order on a lively Kensington Oval deck

Shashank Kishore and Sreshth Shah

Sri Lanka tour of West Indies

Mathews, Lakmal fit for West Indies Tests

May 17, 2018: Mathews to play as specialist batsman, while workload will be monitored on a match-by-match basis

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nidahas T20 Tri-series

Lakmal, Pradeep return to bolster SL T20 pace ranks

Feb 28, 2018: The two fast bowlers recovered from injuries, but wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella was omitted in favour of Dhananjaya de Silva

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-nation series, Mirpur

Sri Lanka dismantle Bangladesh for 82 and storm into final

Jan 25, 2018: Suranga Lakmal decked the Bangladesh top order, Thisara Perera struck blows in the middle, before Dushmantha Chameera and Lakshan Sandakan wiped out the tail and a hail of sixes carried Sri Lanka's openers to a paltry target of 83

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh 2018

Lakmal named Sri Lanka's Test vice-captain

Jan 13, 2018: He will be Dinesh Chandimal's deputy in Bangladesh, where the team will be play a two-match series starting on January 31

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Visakhapatnam

Sri Lanka's shot at first series win in India

Dec 16, 2017: India have an opportunity to end the year without having lost a single bilateral series across formats

The Preview by Sreshth Shah

Sri Lanka tour of India 2017-18

How Lakmal became Sri Lanka's Mr Dependable

Nov 22, 2017: Suranga Lakmal's Test future was feared last year, but he came back with a few changes in his action and fitness to become Sri Lanka's bankable frontline seamer

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 5th day

Sri Lanka hang on for draw after brutal Shami, Bhuvneshwar bursts

Nov 20, 2017: At half-past four, with seven wickets down and India's tail up, the light deteriorated enough to help Sri Lanka draw an absolutely riveting Test

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Sri Lanka news

Gunaratne wins big at SLC's annual awards

Nov 1, 2017: The allrounder picked up four awards at the ceremony, while Rangana Herath and Chamari Atapattu were named the men's and women's cricketers of the year

Madushka Balasuriya

'We decided the plan was to be more defensive than attacking'

Jun 12, 2017: Sri Lanka's fast-bowling coach Allan Donald talks about his latest stint

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

When Colombo hosted a clinic in incompetence

Mar 16, 2017: The final hour of play on the second day was a hilarious mixture of errors that took away from an otherwise competitive match

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

De Villiers' return adds intrigue to series showdown

Jan 24, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews the third and final T20 between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Cape Town, with the series tied at 1-1

Firdose Moonda

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

Lakmal feared for Test future before South Africa success

Jan 6, 2017: It has been a horrid two Tests for Sri Lanka, but Suranga Lakmal's performances have provided some relief

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

South Africa close in on series victory

Jan 4, 2017: South Africa made inevitable progress towards the victory in Cape Town that would bring them a Test series win against a Sri Lanka side whose batting naivety has become more apparent as the series progresses

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

Lakmal, a day in the life

Dec 27, 2016: Suranga Lakmal took a maiden five-wicket haul, and then settled down to watch Sri Lanka bat. We put ourselves in his shoes

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Port Elizabeth
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