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World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Jayawardene praises Malinga's commitment

Mar 16, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene has praised Lasith Malinga's commitment to returning to form after a five-month layoff, as Sri Lanka prepare for their quarter-final against South Africa on Wednesday

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sydney

County news

Jayawardene switches to Blast after IPL snub

Mar 12, 2015: Having been overlooked for an IPL deal this year, Mahela Jayawardene has found some solace with a deal to play in the NatWest T20 Blast for Sussex.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Mahela Jayawardene leads Sri Lanka to nervy win over Afghanistan

Feb 22, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene's century helped bail Sri Lanka out of trouble to beat a resolute Afghanistan by four wickets in their World Cup 2015 Pool A encounter in Dunedin on Sunday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

World Cup 2015

Thisara important to team balance - Mahela

Feb 21, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene has marked out allrounder Thisara Perera as a key man in Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, labelling him a "match-winner" and a player that can bring balance to the XI

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

'No one gives us any chance in any tournament'

Feb 21, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene talks about Sri Lanka's struggles so far in the World Cup, and why their batsmen take as long to bloom as they do

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

A dream day for Khettarama faithful

Dec 16, 2014: Tillakaratne Dilshan crashed the farewell party of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara with a spectacular all-round show, but the departing pair would leave the crowd with one final jewel

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

Jayawardene will 'miss the music the most'

Dec 15, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene prepared for his final ODI in Colombo, against England on Tuesday, by saying it was the rhythms from the stands that he would miss the most

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 7th ODI, Colombo

SL's brothers-in-arms prepare for sunset at home

Dec 14, 2014: As Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara prepare for their final ODI together at home, the aspects of their partnership that will be celebrated the most will be their humility and altruism

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Colombo

Sangakkara makes 1000 ODI runs in four consecutive years

Dec 7, 2014: Stats highlights from the fourth ODI between England and Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Bishen Jeswant

Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Colombo

SL aim to quell England revival

Dec 6, 2014: If the scoreline had read 3-0 to Sri Lanka after Hambantota, the series would have started to lose its edge. Instead, at 2-1 there is now much to play for as the teams return to the capital

Preview by Andrew McGlashan

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

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Jayawardene to miss third ODI

Dec 1, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene is unavailable for the third ODI against England, in Hambantota on Wednesday, after requesting the match off for personal reasons, Sri Lanka Cricket said.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka canter to 2-0 series lead

Nov 29, 2014: England presented Sri Lanka with the sort of run chase that Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene could have supervised in their sleep.

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka hold on despite Moeen and Bopara

Nov 26, 2014: Moeen Ali produced an abundant one-day innings to raise horizons and rouse spirits, but it will take more than a one-man masterclass, however brilliant, to turn England into fancied World Cup contenders

The Report by David Hopps

'I'm a bit disappointed not to get that Test average up to 50'

Nov 19, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene reflects on his Test career, and the need to bridge the gap between international and club cricket in Sri Lanka

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

Sri Lanka news

Player comments upset Jayasuriya

Nov 13, 2014: Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has expressed alarm at Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara's statements to media regarding team selection, and has said the players' comments revealed Sri Lanka's plans

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Jayawardene pushes case to open

Nov 12, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene has urged Sri Lanka's national selectors to let him open the innings in one-day cricket for the final phase of his international career

Gaurav Kalra

India v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Kolkata

Jayawardene curbed by middle-management problem

Nov 11, 2014: As valuable as he is in the middle order, Mahela Jayawardene has expressed a willingness to open the innings and perhaps it is time Sri Lanka allow his flamboyance to find full expression at the top of the order

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Hyderabad

Kohli and Dhawan deliver series win

Nov 9, 2014: A batting Powerplay that cost Sri Lanka three wickets for 16 runs sucked the oxygen out of an already imperiled innings, and set the visitors on course for a third hiding on the trot

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando


A pearl that could have been priceless

Oct 30, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene's classic 2011 hundred did not deserve to be the only one of six in World Cup finals to not have been good enough to earn the maker's side the trophy

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