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England v Sri lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Sri Lanka bowlers prepared for more toil

Jun 19, 2014: Headingley could be more responsive for the quick bowlers, but Sri Lanka's captain, Angelo Mathews, says his attack will not stray from basic principles of line and length

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Devotion to the collective sees Mathews thrive

Jun 15, 2014: Angelo Mathews' outlook has changed since taking on the captaincy and now has the chance to shape a new, exciting team

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Ballance ton shores up England

Jun 15, 2014: Gary Ballance made his maiden Test hundred after Sri Lanka briefly transformed the complacent mood of the first Test with a wonderful bowling performance

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka in England 2014

SL looking to take ODI momentum to Tests - Mathews

Jun 11, 2014: Angelo Mathews hoped the speed Sri Lanka's cricket had gathered in the other formats would help propel them to better results in Tests as well

Andrew Fidel Fernando in London

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, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Emboldened Sri Lanka keep their cool

Jun 3, 2014: It may have been tempting for Sri Lanka to hide Sachithra Senanayake in this match, in hope the furore would blow over. But emboldened by the added pressure instead, they made his role in the match more prominent

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Jayawardene defends Buttler Mankading

Jun 3, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene has defended the Sri Lanka team after England's captain, Alastair Cook, suggested "a line had been crossed" in the deciding ODI of the series between England and Sri Lanka

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Mathews at loss to explain collapse

May 28, 2014: Angel Mathews said Sri Lanka's ten-wicket defeat in the third ODI at Old Trafford was "one of the worst games I've ever played"

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Herath offers Sri Lanka third spin threat

May 27, 2014: Angelo Mathews suggested Sri Lanka held an important edge at Old Trafford on a surface he expected to be conducive to spin with Rangana Herath added to their squad as a third spinning option

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval

Mathews wary of England, conditions

May 21, 2014: Angelo Mathews marked out key England players and foreign conditions as the primary threats as Sri Lanka embarks on a five-match series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kent v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Canterbury

Sri Lankans start to hit their stride

May 16, 2014: Angelo Mathews hit fifty and Dinesh Chandimal an unbeaten 47 off 31 balls to set up a hefty thumping of Kent in Sri Lanka's second tour match in England

Alan Gardner at Canterbury

Sri Lanka in England, 2013-14

Rejigged tour can help Sri Lanka

May 12, 2014: Sri Lanka may have their best chance of winning a Test series in England for many years

George Dobell

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Clontarf

First audition for Atapattu

May 5, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the first ODI between Ireland and Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando and David Hopps

Sri Lanka tour of England 2014

Adapting to conditions key- Mathews

May 4, 2014: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews believes that adapting to English conditions as quickly as possible will be his team's biggest challenge in their upcoming tour of England and Ireland

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final

Sri Lanka thrive before the storm

Apr 3, 2014: Before the rain arrived, Sri Lanka showed an intensity while bowling and fielding that West Indies could not deal with

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur

Sri Lanka book another final spot; holders out

Apr 3, 2014: West Indies banked on a frenetic finish, but Sri Lanka's bowlers had choked the chase to suffocation-point before heavy rain, then marble-sized hail, cut the innings short and sent Sri Lanka to yet another major final

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Netherlands v SL, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Sri Lanka consign Netherlands to record low

Mar 24, 2014: Dinesh Chandimal chose to bowl against Netherlands, largely because he feared dew would set in later in the evening to hamper the bowlers

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Mirpur

Mathews backs Jayawardene to come good

Mar 7, 2014: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that it will be tough to pick a final XI for the Asia Cup final against Pakistan

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Mirpur

Mathews overcomes the finisher's jinx

Mar 6, 2014: Angelo Mathews has had his share of heartbreak in chases, but lately he has shown a thirst to do whatever it takes to ensure Sri Lanka come out the victors

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Mirpur

India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Fatullah

'We did those little things right' - Mathews

Feb 28, 2014: After Sri Lanka won their second close match of the Asia Cup, their captain Angelo Mathews said they had grabbed the important moments

ESPNcricinfo staff
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