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Who after Herath as Sri Lanka's frontline spinner?

Aug 10, 2017: With Rangana Herath on his last legs as a Test cricketer, national spin-bowling coach Piyal Wijetunge weighs in on potential replacements

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

SLC looking to get Kaushal's doosra cleared

Jul 6, 2016: Sri Lanka Cricket is looking into the possibility of having Tharindu Kaushal's doosra cleared, as the offspinner has now remodeled his action in his time away from international cricket

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Kaushal shakes and rattles while Herath rocks and rolls

Oct 16, 2015: Tharindu Kaushal and Rangana Herath are both spin bowlers but, with one wiry and energetic and the other ambling in contentedly, they might have come from different galaxies

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

The man preparing Sri Lanka for life after Herath

Oct 12, 2015: There are no experienced spinners to replace the ageing spinner, but the country's spin-bowling academy is busy identifying younger alternatives

Sharda Ugra

Sri Lanka news

Tharindu Kaushal backed to get doosra cleared

Oct 3, 2015: SLC's chairman of selectors Kapila Wijegunawardene is confident that offspinner Tharindu Kaushal can work on his action for the doorsa and bring it inside the ICC's 15-degree limit

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka news

Kaushal's offbreak legal, doosra not so

Sep 29, 2015: Sri Lanka offspinner Tharindu Kaushal has been banned from bowling the doosra in international cricket due to an illegal action

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Tharindu Kaushal reported for suspect action

Sep 2, 2015: Sri Lanka offspinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action following the third Test against India that ended at the SSC in Colombo on Tuesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

The roughest of diamonds

Aug 13, 2015: Tharindu Kaushal is as likely to deliver an unplayably fizzing offbreak as he is a full-toss, but somewhere beneath the caked-on dirt and clotted grime is a match-turning bowler

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

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

Need to manage Chameera, Kaushal very carefully - Mathews

Jun 29, 2015: Dushmantha Chameera's pace and Tharindu Kaushal's turn was raw, but exciting, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said, after his team completed a seven-wicket win at the P Sara Oval

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

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

Tharindu Kaushal's charismatic inception

Jun 25, 2015: Tharindu Kaushal's ripping, wrist-spun offbreak and self-belief were on full display as he spun his way to a five-wicket haul that promised good things for Sri Lanka in years to come

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A, 2nd unofficial Test, Pallekele, 4th day

Pakistan A wobble before match meanders to draw

May 16, 2015: Like Sri Lanka A had done in their first innings, Pakistan A lost their last five wickets in a heap, but the match wound to a draw to leave the series square at 0-0 after the conclusion of two of the three unofficial Tests

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Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A, 2nd unofficial ODI, Hambantota

Kusal, Kaushal seal series for Sri Lanka A

Apr 29, 2015: A three-wicket haul from Tharindhu Kaushal and a run-a-ball 110 from Kusal Perera helped Sri Lanka A beat Pakistan A by seven runs and gain an unassailable 2-0 series lead

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Chameera, Kaushal in SL A squad

Apr 13, 2015: Quick Dushmantha Chameera and offspinner Tharindu Kaushal have been named in Sri Lanka A's one-day and four-day squads for the upcoming series against Pakistan A, at home

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney

Uncapped offspinner Tharindu Kaushal replaces Herath, could play SA

Mar 17, 2015: In a late move Sri Lanka have sought to replace injured left-arm spinner Rangana Herath with 22-year old offspinner Tharindu Kaushal, ahead of the quarter-final against South Africa on Wednesday

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

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum takes flight once again

Dec 26, 2014: Brendon McCullum batted the only way he knows, giving full expression to his attacking instincts, and it came off like it often has in 2014

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Hagley Oval

NZ Chairman XI v Sri Lankans, Queenstown, 2nd day

Rookie SL bowlers shine in drawn match

Dec 22, 2014: Sri Lankan's rookie offspinner and seamer were the major movers and shakers on the second and final day of the drawn warm-up match in Queenstown, as they claimed three wickets apiece to help reduce the New Zealand Chairman's XI to 125 all out

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Tharanga dropped for New Zealand Tests

Dec 9, 2014: Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka opener, has been dropped from the team's squad for the upcoming two-Test tour to New Zealand

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A v WI A, 3rd unofficial Test, Moratuwa, 4th day

Kaushal takes ten in drawn game

Oct 28, 2014: West Indies A drew the third unofficial Test with Sri Lanka A but not before collapsing from 217 for 3 to 234 all out in their second innings

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SL A v WI A, 3rd unofficial Test, Moratuwa, 1st day

SL A fight back after Fudadin ton

Oct 25, 2014: Assad Fudadin's fourth first-class hundred helped West Indies A to a strong start in Moratuwa, but a five-wicket haul from the offspinner Tharindu Kaushal dragged the visitors down to 239 for 6 at stumps

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