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Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Kumara, Lakmal a glimmer amid catalogue of pain

Jan 15, 2017: Sri Lanka were beaten by increasingly convincing margins through the series and ESPNcricinfo looks at whether anyone emerged with credit

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Lakmal feared for Test future before South Africa success

Jan 6, 2017: It has been a horrid two Tests for Sri Lanka, but Suranga Lakmal's performances have provided some relief

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

South Africa close in on series victory

Jan 4, 2017: South Africa made inevitable progress towards the victory in Cape Town that would bring them a Test series win against a Sri Lanka side whose batting naivety has become more apparent as the series progresses

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

Lakmal, a day in the life

Dec 27, 2016: Suranga Lakmal took a maiden five-wicket haul, and then settled down to watch Sri Lanka bat. We put ourselves in his shoes

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

South Africa surge ahead on seamers' day

Dec 27, 2016: Vernon Philander and Kyle Abbott led South Africa's fightback after they were bowled out for 286 early on day two, giving Sri Lanka no respite as they went to stumps seven down for 181

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

Lakmal's unlikely headline act changes the script

Dec 26, 2016: It was looking ominous for Sri Lanka when the scoreboard passed 100 without a wicket, but then their senior pace bowler came out of the shadows

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Port Elizbaeth

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series, Bulawayo

Lakmal fined for throw in Chibhabha's direction

Nov 22, 2016: Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined 50% of his match fee for an incident involving Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha during Monday's washout

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 1st day

Wobbly England rely on Cook and Bairstow

Jun 9, 2016:

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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Hales, Root set England agenda

May 27, 2016:

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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street

Ramanayake backs attack with Lakmal set to return

May 25, 2016: Sri Lanka fast bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake has described the tour-ending injury to Dushmantha Chameera as a "big blow", but said the attack's experience would nevertheless pose a substantial threat to England

ESPNcricinfo staff

Essex v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Ford stays upbeat despite tough work-out

May 10, 2016: Graham Ford appeared unfazed as his side left Chelmsford after a damp draw against Essex

Will Macpherson at Chelmsford

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2015-16

Chandimal to stand in for injured Malinga in NZ T20s

Dec 29, 2015: Dinesh Chandimal will stand-in as captain for the injured Lasith Malinga for the two T20s in New Zealand in January

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Sri Lanka Board President's XI v West Indians, 1st day, SSC, Colombo

Rerturning Lakmal impresses on rain-hit day

Oct 9, 2015: Suranga Lakmal marked his return to competitive cricket after an injury layoff with two wickets for 10 runs in 11 overs as West Indians slipped to 127 for 6

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in Sri Lanka 2015

Uncapped Vishwa Fernando in SL Test squad

Aug 7, 2015: Uncapped left-arm seamer Vishwa Fernando has been named in Sri Lanka's squad for the three-Test series against India, while Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal are unavailable due to injury

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

Vaas believes SL pace quintet can thrive in NZ

Dec 23, 2014: Bowling coach Chaminda Vaas believes that Sri Lanka's pace quintet can thrive in New Zealand conditions

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Sangakkara hundred secures series

Dec 13, 2014: A masterful century from Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka wrap up the ODI series against England with a thumping 90-run victory in Pallekele

The Report by George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

'Opening spots are still open' - Mathews

Dec 12, 2014: With Sri Lanka having been expected to wrap up the series handily, Angelo Mathews and the selectors had hoped to don their white coats and put World Cup hopefuls under the microscope in low-pressure matches towards the back end of the tour

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England in Sri Lanka2014-15

Sri Lanka pick uncapped Sandakan

Dec 4, 2014: Uncapped left-arm chinaman bowler Lakshan Rangika has been picked in Sri Lanka's squad for the fourth and fifth ODIs against England, while seamer Suranga Lakmal rejoins the side after an injury layoff

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Lakmal out of Pakistan Tests

Aug 4, 2014: Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal will play no part in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan, having sustained severe swelling above his left ankle following the second Test against South Africa

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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