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Sri Lanka in India 2014-15

Opening slot and fielding concerns for SL

Oct 31, 2014: Five questions for Sri Lanka before the ODI series against India

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014-15

Sri Lanka's fringe players aim to seize opportunity

Oct 28, 2014: After five days of skills training, Sri Lanka embark on a tour of India which they feel is about as difficult a limited-overs assignment as a team could undertake.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A v WI A, 3rd unofficial Test, Moratuwa, 2nd day

Tharanga fifty leads SL A reply

Oct 26, 2014: Upul Tharanga made 77 but several of his team-mates could not build on starts as Sri Lanka A ended on 248 for 6 in reply to West India A's 282 in the third unofficial Test in Moratuwa

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

Tharanga, Hitchcock horror or Eastwood western?

Aug 14, 2014: There are very few batsmen in international cricket who play each ball so differently from the next like Upul Tharanga, who continues to polarise fans with such an approach

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Steyn five-for gives SA control

Jul 18, 2014: Dale Steyn ripped through Sri Lanka with his 23rd five-wicket haul to give South Africa control of the Galle Test

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Tharanga recalled for South Africa Tests

Jul 12, 2014: Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga, who last played a Test in 2007, has been recalled to the Test squad for the South Africa series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Tharanga, Vithanage in SL ODI squad

Jul 2, 2014: Sri Lanka have recalled batsmen Kithuruwan Vithanage and Upul Tharanga in their 16-man squad for the first two ODIs against South Africa in July

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Sri Lanka A in England and Ireland 2014

Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka A in England

Jun 25, 2014: Upul Tharanga, who has been in and out of the Sri Lanka limited-overs outfit, was named captain of a 16-man A squad which tours England and Ireland in July

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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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SL A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Woakes and Tharanga share tons

Feb 27, 2014: Sri Lanka A's hopes of levelling the series diminished on Thursday, after England Lions had added a further 159 runs, but for Upul Tharanga and Suraj Randiv, the second day brought their possible return to the tips of the Test team

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 4th day

Karunaratne, Tharanga tons secure draw

Feb 22, 2014: There was no Dambulla dustbowl on the final day and the only deterioration was on the forehead of England Lions captain Chris Woakes

Alex Winter in Dambulla

Board XI v Sri Lanka A, 2nd practice match

SL A steal tight win despite Jayawardene 96

Nov 7, 2013: Mahela Jayawardene confirmed his fine touch ahead of New Zealand's limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka with an 88-ball 96, but could not prevent a tense last-ball win for Sri Lanka A against a Board XI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kandurata Maroons v Otago Volts, CLT20 qualifier, Mohali

Ten Doeschate stars as Otago make it two in two

Sep 18, 2013: Ryan ten Doeschate's bruising 64 from 32 broke the back of a mediocre Kandurata Maroons total, and all but secured Otago Volts' place in the Champions League proper

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

Inconsistency haunts Tharanga...again

Jul 27, 2013: Some days, Upul Tharanga bats so well, his innings seem like a dream. Other times, he falls asleep at the crease. It is a vacillating pattern he must arrest immediately, with the team's batting future at stake

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

India v Sri Lanka, tri-series, Kingston

India given 'reality check' - Kohli

Jul 3, 2013: Sri Lanka inflicted a number of statistical wounds on India during their bonus-point victory at Sabina Park, a result Virat Kohli called a "reality check" for his side

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Rest of Sri Lanka v SLC Combined XI

Tharanga century leads Rest of Sri Lanka to victory

May 17, 2013: Upul Tharanga's 102, along with Chamara Kapugedara's 49, helped set the platform for a Rest of Sri Lanka win over SLC Combined XI with three wickets in hand, and two balls to spare

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Premier League Tournament 2012-13

NCC, SL Army dominant after second round

Feb 12, 2013: Sri Lanka Army and Nondescripts Cricket Club top Group A and Group B after two rounds of the Premier League Tournament

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Hambantota

Sri Lanka 3, Rain 2, New Zealand 0

Nov 12, 2012: Rain robbed New Zealand's best chance of sneaking in a win in a one-sided series, after they restricted Sri Lanka to 123 for 8 in Hambantota

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Champions League T20 news

Injured Dwayne Bravo, Tharanga out of Champions League

Oct 9, 2012: Chennai Super Kings will be without Dwayne Bravo and S Anirudha due to injuries in the Champions League

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