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Sri Lanka in England 2016

Lower-back strain cuts short Thirimanne's England tour

Jun 26, 2016: Batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has left Sri Lanka's ongoing tour of England after sustaining a lower-back strain, which restricted his movement

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 5th day

Mathews praise for Herath, Mendis

Jun 14, 2016: Sri Lanka captain, Angelo Mathews, said Kusal Mendis' batting and Rangana Herath's "all-round" performances constituted the positives from the 2-0 Test series defeat against England

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Sri Lanka's worst fears

May 20, 2016: Since the retirement of Sri Lanka's big two batsmen there has been a lot of talk about what the new-look line-up needs to do, but the end product has been harder to find

Andrew Fidel Fernando

World T20 2016

Mathews hopes SL's seniors will step up

Mar 16, 2016: Angelo Mathews has said that he trusts makeshift opener Dinesh Chandimal and new addition Lahiru Thirimanne to set the tone at the top of Sri Lanka's innings

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016 warm-ups, Kolkata

Hafeez, Thirimanne offer ailing teams some respite

Mar 14, 2016: Pakistan's top order moved into better touch in their only World T20 practice match, as Mohammad Hafeez composed 70 not out from 49 balls. Sri Lanka lost the game, but their emergency No. 3 Lahiru Thirimanne made a second successive forty-plus score

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Kolkata

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Kusal, Thirimanne lead Sri Lanka to series win

Nov 4, 2015: Kusal Perera struck a 99 lit up by flashes of aggression, but tempered by maturity, while Lahiru Thirimanne stroked a serene 81 not out, as Sri Lanka made light work of a revised target of 225 in the second ODI against West Indies

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL v WI, 1st ODI, Colombo

Siriwardana tipped to be SL's spin allrounder

Oct 31, 2015: The improvement in Milinda Siriwardana's bowling may allow Sri Lanka to explore new combinations in their ODI side, vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle

Mathews backs Thirimanne to deliver at No. 3

Oct 13, 2015: A move to No. 3 may help end Lahiru Thirimanne's lean trot, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said ahead of the first Test against West Indies in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Ishant, Chandimal handed one-match bans

Sep 1, 2015: Ishant Sharma and Dinesh Chandimal have been handed one-match suspensions for their behaviour in the SSC Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Ishant, Prasad, Chandimal and Thirimanne charged by ICC

Sep 1, 2015: Ishant Sharma Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been charged by the ICC for their roles in several angry exchanges during the fourth day of the SSC Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in Sri Lanka 2015

Thirimanne eager to score at whatever position he gets

Aug 26, 2015: Sri Lanka have invested in a few startups in the last few years and Lahiru Thirimanne was among the promising ventures that impressed in domestic cricket, but there has been some frustration in the years since

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Five uncapped players in SL squad for Pakistan T20s

Jul 23, 2015: Sri Lanka have picked five uncapped players - Binura Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Shehan Jayasuriya and Dhananjaya D'Silva - in their Twenty20 squad for the forthcoming two-match series against Pakistan

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

The bunny bites back

Mar 1, 2015: James Anderson had tormented Lahiru Thirimanne on their previous meetings but the roles were emphatically reversed in Wellington

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

Eng v SL, Group A, Wellington

England fail to get the 'simple things' right

Mar 1, 2015: England captain Eoin Morgan laid the blame for his team's nine-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka squarely at the feet of the side's performance in the field

George Dobell in Wellington

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

Sangakkara, Thirimanne thrash England

Mar 1, 2015: Sri Lanka made a chase of 310 seem like a weekend stroll in the park as Kumar Sangakkara unfurled a majestic hundred, his second of the tournament, alongside Lahiru Thirimanne's fourth ODI ton

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

'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

World Cup 2015

Thirimanne revels in familiar territory

Feb 18, 2015: In the years since Lahiru Thirimanne debuted as an ODI opener in 2010, he has batted everywhere in the order from No. 1 to No. 8, and now he's back at the top of the order

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

SL buoyant despite first-Test defeat

Jan 1, 2015: Previous Sri Lanka sides might have been beset by anxiety following a big overseas loss, but this one has tasted enough recent success to remain confident about its ability to roar back

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Thirimanne relishes Anderson's absence

Dec 3, 2014: Angelo Mathews dubbed Lahiru Thirimanne's half-century the most encouraging aspect of Sri Lanka's five-wicket defeat in Hambantota as the batsman continued to prosper in the absence of James Anderson

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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