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England and the age of denial

Jun 28, 2014: When a player like Alastair Cook fronts the press so often, spinning a contrived message is the only option, especially when vulnerable

Martin Crowe

Four Sri Lankan masters

Jun 28, 2014: From Mendis to Sangakkara, a look at a few iconic batsmen who shaped Sri Lanka's cricket

Ramachandra Guha

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Jayawardene turns up heat on Cook

Jun 23, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene shot barbs at England's tactics at Headingley and questioned their embattled captain's public comments, after Sri Lanka finished day four with a famous away win in sight

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Moeen proves his worth - and unveils the doosra

Jun 22, 2014: A plethora of "experts" who have spent the last few weeks repeating the myth that Moeen is a "part-time" spin bowler may now afford him a little more respect

George Dobell at Headingley

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

Sangakkara savours emotional landmark

Jun 14, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara's day three hundred at Lord's was the result of technical adjustment and unwavering focus, according to Sangakkara and the man who celebrated with him on the pitch, when he moved to triple figures

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

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

Jayawardene still living by instinct

Jun 14, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene will forever be a free spirit no matter how much he seeks to eradicate the riskier elements of his game

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

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

Sri Lanka's brothers in arms

Jun 14, 2014: The hug Kumar Sangakkara received from Mahela Jayawardene after completing a century at Lord's was just another chapter in their bromance

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Fine-tuning for Sri Lanka to peak at World Cup

Jun 4, 2014: Sri Lanka have the batting raw materials to launch a fine World Cup campaign but a little polishing may make a considerable difference in eight months' time

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Emboldened Sri Lanka keep their cool

Jun 3, 2014: It may have been tempting for Sri Lanka to hide Sachithra Senanayake in this match, in hope the furore would blow over. But emboldened by the added pressure instead, they made his role in the match more prominent

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Jayawardene defends Buttler Mankading

Jun 3, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene has defended the Sri Lanka team after England's captain, Alastair Cook, suggested "a line had been crossed" in the deciding ODI of the series between England and Sri Lanka

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Will assess Test future one tour at a time - Jayawardene

Jun 2, 2014: Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene has said he will assess his Test future on a series by series basis and will continue so long as he is satisfied with the way he is contributing to the team

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Jayawardene plays down Farbrace impact

Apr 30, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene played down the impact Paul Farbrace's change of allegiance will have when Sri Lanka tour England this summer

ESPNcricinfo staff

'Sri Lankan fans embrace the team, not just icon players'

Apr 21, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara go over their World T20 win, and feel grateful to have fans whose support remains unwavering in victory and defeat

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

World T20 2014

Jayawardene, Sangakkara lash out at board

Apr 8, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have lashed out at SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga for his handling of the news of their retirement, soon after they landed in Sri Lanka following a victorious World T20 campaign

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

India v Sri Lanka, World T20, final

'Been a long time coming' - Sangakkara

Apr 6, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene were overwhelmed to be able to sign off their T20 careers with a long-awaited trophy after overcoming India in the World T20

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, World T20, final, Mirpur

Cool Sangakkara breaks final hoodoo

Apr 6, 2014: Cool innings from Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene made sure the final hoodoo was finally broken after the bowlers stifled India to 130 for 4

The Report by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka cricket

T20's old-world poster boy

Apr 5, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene's T20 career is testament to an innate cricketing intelligence that has allowed him to freely adapt his game for the shorter formats

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

A catch not given, and plenty dropped

Mar 27, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the Group 1 match between England and Sri Lanka

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka news

Jayasuriya reconciles with senior players

Mar 25, 2014: Sri Lanka's selectors have reconciled with Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, after their displeasure at not being informed of the senior players' Twenty20 retirement plans had played out in public

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

'I feel very let down' - Jayasuriya

Mar 18, 2014: Sri Lanka's chief selector has expressed deep disappointment at not having been privy to Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene's plans before they announced their Twenty20 retirements to the media

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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