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Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo

Languid, loose, luckless

Aug 4, 2017: Is he this blinding talent that is constantly checked by blameless adversity? Is he on a career-long quest to tick off every bizarre dismissal? Where does the bad luck end? Where does Upul Tharanga begin?

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka news

Chandimal to lead SL in Tests, Tharanga in shorter formats

Jul 12, 2017: Dinesh Chandimal has been named Sri Lanka's new Test captain, after Angelo Mathews stepped down from the role in all formats on Tuesday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Galle

Hasaranga hat-trick, Sandakan four; Zimbabwe 155

Jul 2, 2017: A new-look Sri Lanka spin attack hit the ground running to dismiss Zimbabwe for 155 and set up a seven-wicket win in the second ODI in Galle

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Upul Tharanga suspended for two matches after four-hour innings

Jun 3, 2017: Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Upul Tharanga has been suspended for his team's next two matches in the 2017 Champions Trophy because of a "serious" over-rate offence

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy warm-ups, Birmingham

Guptill, Williamson make short work of Sri Lanka's 356

May 30, 2017: Upul Tharanga's century for Sri Lanka went in vain as Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson smashed 17 fours and nine sixes to help New Zealand chase down the 357 target with 23 balls to spare

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Colombo

Sri Lanka mull over opening combination

Apr 3, 2017: Captain Upul Tharanga said the choice of their openers in the first T20I will depend on the opposition's plans and involve trying to neutralise the Bangladesh spinners

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo

Tharanga puts improved fielding down to fearlessness

Apr 1, 2017: Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga said that fearlessness helped his team tighten up their fielding, after their athletic defence of 280 in the third ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

When Colombo hosted a clinic in incompetence

Mar 16, 2017: The final hour of play on the second day was a hilarious mixture of errors that took away from an otherwise competitive match

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka news

Consistent selection puts Tharanga at ease

Mar 13, 2017: Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga has said that being picked consistently in the team has been the key to his mental state and good performances in recent matches

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Tharanga unperturbed by rain forecast

Mar 10, 2017: Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka batsman, has said that the team had not included the weather in their calculations as they batted on past tea on the fourth day

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Nerveless nineties and century-free grounds

Mar 7, 2017: Also: who is the fastest Englishman to 100 ODI wickets, and was Nathan Lyon's 8 for 50 in Bengaluru a record?

Steven Lynch

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle

Can Kusal, Dhananjaya build on early promise?

Mar 6, 2017: Sri Lanka's history is replete with several batsmen falling by the wayside after promising starts. In it are valuable lessons for two promising batsmen from the current crop

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Cape Town

Chandimal needs rest to rediscover best - Tharanga

Feb 7, 2017: Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka's vice-captain, needs a break from the game to rediscover his form, according to stand-in skipper Upul Tharanga

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Cape Town

Du Plessis' 185 makes it 4-0 for SA

Feb 7, 2017: Faf du Plessis struck the second-highest score by a South African in ODIs to help them win by 40 runs and move within one win to become the No. 1 ranked team

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs against South Africa

Jan 24, 2017: Lahiru Madushanka, Chaturanga de Silva, and Sandun Weerakkody have been added to the ODI squad as replacements for the injured trio of Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Pradeep, and Danushka Gunathilaka

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

No. 3, will you please stand up

Dec 31, 2016: Sri Lankan cricket rarely fails to be in crisis, but of the current issues, the No.3 position appears the most contentious. We look at a few long-term candidates

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 1st day

Dhananjaya ton leaves Sri Lanka ahead on absorbing first day

Nov 6, 2016: Dhananjaya De Silva's second Test century and a serene 79 from Upul Tharanga helped Sri Lanka fight back from 112 for 4 to end the opening day of the second Test in Harare on 290 for 5

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2016-17

Tharanga named SL captain for tri-series

Nov 5, 2016: Upul Tharanga will captain Sri Lanka in their ODI tri-series against West Indies and Zimbabwe

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Australia in Sri Lanka, 2016

Mathews to miss rest of tour due to calf tear

Sep 2, 2016: Angelo Mathews' calf tear has ruled him out of the remainder of Australia's tour, while allrounder Thisara Perera and left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan have been released from the squad for the fifth ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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