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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo

Need to unsettle Yasir Shah - Silva

Jun 23, 2015: Scoring more frequently off Yasir Shah may be Sri Lanka's best chance of neutralising him, opener Kaushal Silva said ahead of the second Test in Colombo, beginning on Thursday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Silva, Prasad put Sri Lanka in charge

Jun 19, 2015: Sri Lanka took control of the Galle Test, reducing Pakistan to 118 for 5 at stumps on the third day and left them facing a steep climb on a pitch with plenty of help for the spinners

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

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

Classical Silva the opener SL need

Jun 18, 2015: Though unlike the flamboyant Sri Lankan openers of the past, Kaushal Silva's value to the side may extend well beyond his batting output in years to come

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

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

Silva, Sangakkara make fifties on curtailed day

Jun 18, 2015: Two wickets immediately after tea brought Pakistan back on level terms after a century stand between Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara had steered Sri Lanka into a position of strength

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

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

Babar six-for gives visitors lead

Jun 12, 2015: Zulfiqar Babar scythed through the Sri Lanka Board President's XI lower order, claiming figures of 6 for 31, as Pakistanis took a seven-run first -innings lead in the three-day practice match in Colombo

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Positives for SL amid inconsistent performances

Jan 8, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the Sri Lanka performance from the Test series against New Zealand

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Silva desperate for more centuries

Dec 31, 2014: Sri Lanka's Test opener Kaushal Silva has said his focus over the coming matches will be to better his conversion rate of fifties to hundreds and play important innings for Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Thirimanne set for middle order role

Nov 25, 2014: Lahiru Thirimanne, Sri Lanka vice-captain, suggested he would continue to bat in the lower middle order until the World Cup, despite having tasted his greatest successes higher up the order.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Silva, the businessman, Tharanga, the best friend

Aug 7, 2014: Kaushal Silva's meticulousness is evident in his play and his mannerisms, while Upul Tharanga's carefree elegance is like a breath of fresh air, until he gets a little too lazy

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Silva's granite toughness aids Sri Lanka

Jun 18, 2014: For much of his Sri Lanka career, Kumar Sangakkara has had no equal at pre-match training but Kaushal Silva is offering a challenger for that crown

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

Northamptonshire v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Northampton, 1st day

Silva and Thirimanne flay weak Northants

Jun 5, 2014: Wantage Road provided an atmosphere far removed from the tension that surrounded the end of the one-day series as the Sri Lankans slotted into Test preparation ahead of Lord's next week

Andrew McGlashan at Wantage Road

Premier League Tournament, Super Eights

Nondescripts take title despite rain-hit draw

Apr 6, 2014: A round-up of the Premier League Tournament Super Eight matches that finished on April 6, 2014

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Premier League Tournament

Rambukwella 12 sets up Tamil Union win

Mar 17, 2014: Ramith Rambukwella took 12 wickets and hit a fifty in Tamil Union's innings-and-45-run win over Moors

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

Declaration wasn't defensive - Silva

Feb 7, 2014: Sri Lanka only got eight overs at the Bangladesh batsmen before stumps after setting them 467 to win, but Kaushal Silva said the size of the target would allow his team to attack more on the fifth day

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Maiden ton caps off Silva's arduous comeback

Jan 28, 2014: After being left out of the Test side in 2011, Kaushal Silva forged a comeback into the Sri Lanka by dint of his runs on the domestic circuit. On Tuesday, he capped off that journey with a memorable maiden Test hundred

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Mirpur

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Clinical Sri Lanka take 1-0 lead

Jan 12, 2014: It had rained for most of the night in Dubai and the floodlights were switched on to brighten a gloomy morning, but there were no alarms for Sri Lanka once play began on time on the fifth day

The Report by George Binoy

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Kaushal knock as good as a ton - Mahela

Jan 9, 2014: Kaushal Silva narrowly missed a maiden hundred on day two in Abu Dhabi, but Mahela Jayawardene emphasised the value of Silva's 95, which he said was as good as a ton

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Mahela hundred strengthens Sri Lanka

Jan 9, 2014: Kaushal Silva and Mahela Jayawardene did not put on a show but their exercise in restraint, self-preservation and gradual accumulation was exactly what Sri Lanka needed

The Report by George Binoy

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Persistent Kaushal makes a case for the future

Jan 2, 2014: Kaushal Silva's entry into the Test scene hasn't been smooth, but if given the opportunitiy to blossom, Sri Lanka may have a man who can stabilise the top order

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Premier Limited Overs Tournament

Kaushal hundred guides SSC to close win

Dec 23, 2013: On the day he was named in the Test squad, wicketkeeper-batsman Kaushal Silva affirmed the selectors' faith to score an unbeaten 102 in Sinhalese Sports Club's tense two-wicket victory in the Premier Limited Over Tournament semi-final against Ragama Crick

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