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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, 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

Netherlands v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

'Netherlands are playing good cricket' - Chandimal

Mar 23, 2014: Despite this history of putting less-fancied teams in their place, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has assured fans his team will not be beset by complacency against Netherlands

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Kusal salvo hides seniors' foibles

Mar 22, 2014: Sri Lanka's august senior batsmen made 23 collectively, but a 23-year-old's belligerence ensured his team triumphed nonetheless

Alan Gardner in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

'Kusal showed maturity today' - Mathews

Feb 22, 2014: Kusal Perera's well-paced maiden ODI century helped Sri Lanka clinch the ODI series 3-0 and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the opener had shown maturity to set up the win in the absence of the team's senior players

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Sri Lanka complete whitewash after Kusal ton

Feb 22, 2014: The 3-0 win was just reward for their ability to turn corners, even in the direst situations as they showed in the first two ODIs

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20, Chittagong

'Luck betrayed us in the end' - Mashrafe

Feb 12, 2014: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza rued the dismissal of half-centurion Anamul Haque off the final ball of the match when his side needed three runs to win over the No.1-ranked T20 team

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Kusal Perera to replace injured Thirimanne

Jan 6, 2014: An ankle injury has ruled Lahiru Thirimanne out of the remainder of the three-Test series against Pakistan.

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

An administrative farce

Dec 27, 2013: The Sri Lankan board's continuing ineptness meant a paucity of Tests, alienation of senior players, and another cancelled T20 league

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Dubai

Sharjeel's rush of blood, and Pakistan's poor fielding

Dec 13, 2013: Plays of the day from the second Twenty20 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Dubai

SL retain top ranking with series-levelling win

Dec 13, 2013: Sri Lanka's top order were fearsome in their defence of the top Twenty20 team ranking, as they slammed 211 for 3 to set up a 24-run, series-levelling win

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Premier Limited overs tournament

Moors tie with Tamil Union on rain-hit opening day

Dec 1, 2013: A round-up of all the matches played in the Premier Limited Overs Tournament on December 1, 2013

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd T20, Pallekele

Sri Lanka cruise to series win

Nov 21, 2013: Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan struck 96 rapid runs together, as Sri Lanka comfortably hunted down New Zealand's modest 142 for 7 to take the series 1-0

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Who will replace Dilshan?

Oct 11, 2013: ESPNcricinfo picks out the five most likely candidates to replace the retiring Tillakaratne Dilshan in Tests

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 3rd day

Perera hits belligerent 150 as team folds

Oct 10, 2013: On the day Tillakaratne Dilshan officially announced his retirement, Kusal Perera made a play at his vacated opening position, slamming 150 from 142 balls on a rain-effected day three of the four-dayer at the P Sara Oval

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A v NZ A, 2nd unofficial ODI, Pallekele

Openers, Prasanna deliver series-leveling win

Oct 1, 2013: Sri Lanka A openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera provided the substance and impetus of Sri Lanka A's 291 for 9, before Seekkuge Prasanna's 5 for 38 ensured New Zealand A could not draw close to the target in a rain-reduced chase

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A, 1st unofficial Test, 3rd day

Cachopa, Kusal set up close final day

Sep 19, 2013: An explosive surge from Kusal Perera gave Sri Lanka A a slender advantage against New Zealand A on day three in Pallekele

ESPNcricinfo staff

Super 4's T20 tournament 2013

Mubarak, bowlers engineer Ruhuna win

Aug 12, 2013: Ruhuna Reds defeated Uthura Yellows by 21 runs in the Super 4's Twenty20 in Colombo, and ended Uthura's chances of making it to the final

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Kusal Perera, two uncapped players in SL squad for fifth ODI

Jul 30, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket has named Kusal Perera and three uncapped players in the squad for the final ODI against South Africa in Colombo on Wednesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff

Sri Lanka openers reclaim '96 spirit

Jun 8, 2013: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kusal Perera will attempt a breakneck start, but Sri Lanka have not compromised on finishing quality. It is difficult not to draw comparisons with their 1996 World Cup strategy

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Cardiff
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