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'We decided the plan was to be more defensive than attacking'

Jun 12, 2017: Sri Lanka's fast-bowling coach Allan Donald talks about his latest stint

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Mathews, Pradeep, Gunathilaka to return to Sri Lanka

Jan 23, 2017: Angelo Mathews (personal grounds), Nuwan Pradeep and Danushka Gunathilaka (injury) will be flying back to Sri Lanka ahead of the third T20

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Pradeep out of tour with fractured hand; Gunathilake prognosis poor

Jan 22, 2017: Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the rest of Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa with a fractured hand

Firdose Moonda

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

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

Pradeep turns from subdued substitute to stern headmaster

Jan 13, 2017: Nuwan Pradeep may come across as meek more often than not, but he has the ability to make the world take notice with his bowling, the way he showed on the second day

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the Wanderers

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Where's the passion, Sri Lanka?

Jan 12, 2017: As another largely fruitless day in the field away from home developed, Sri Lanka needed someone to shake them into life

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the Wanderers

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

Pradeep still sidelined by thigh injury

Jan 3, 2017: Sri Lanka face the possibility of playing the remainder of the Newlands Test match with only three frontline bowlers, after the thigh pain that had hampered Nuwan Pradeep on day one continued into day two

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Newlands

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2016-17

Which Sri Lanka can South Africa expect?

Dec 23, 2016: Sri Lanka have a rising crop of young batsmen and an underrated pace attack, but their record away from home will cause fans to mix optimism and trepidation

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Uncapped Vikum Sanjaya picked for South Africa tour

Dec 8, 2016: Fast bowler Vikum Sanjaya, who has taken 38 wickets from 17 first-class matches, is the surprise inclusion in Sri Lanka's Test squad to South Africa

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, tri-series, Bulawayo

Sri Lanka survive Lewis' 148 for thrilling win

Nov 23, 2016: Nuwan Pradeep defended nine runs off the final over to bowl Sri Lanka to the tri-series final with a one-run win

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Angelo Perera called up in place of injured Pradeep

Aug 23, 2016: An aggravation of the hamstring strain that ruled Nuwan Pradeep out of the last two Tests, now sees him leave the Sri Lanka ODI squad

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Bowling injuries leave Sri Lanka vulnerable

Aug 3, 2016: With yet another seam bowler sustaining yet another hamstring injury, the elation following Sri Lanka's victory in Pallekele has become mild trepidation ahead of the second Test in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Nuwan Pradeep in doubt for Galle Test

Aug 2, 2016: Seam bowler Nuwan Pradeep has become the latest Sri Lanka bowler to sustain an injury, putting him in serious doubt for the Galle Test match

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, Test series, stats review

Bairstow and Anderson take centrestage

Jun 14, 2016: Stats highlights from England's convincing 2-0 series win against Sri Lanka

S Rajesh

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 4th day

Pradeep 'unlucky' to miss out on five-for

Jun 12, 2016: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford said Nuwan Pradeep was unlucky to miss out on a Lord's five-wicket haul, given the quality of his bowling in the second innings

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

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

Come on folks, you need to be realistic

Jun 11, 2016: The third day began with much hope for Sri Lanka but it ended with talk of progress being restricted to small moments

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

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

England in front as bowlers hold sway

Jun 11, 2016: Nearly 10 years have slipped by while Alastair Cook has been a permanent fixture at the top of England's order in home Tests. In his temporary absence at Lord's because of a bruised knee, England had an unnerving vision of the future

The Report by David Hopps

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

Wobbly England rely on Cook and Bairstow

Jun 9, 2016:

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Hales and Root underpin England but catching lifts Sri Lanka

May 27, 2016: Sri Lanka might have feared the only thing they could catch in Durham would be a cold, but instead they caught a collection of stunners to keep England just about in sight on the opening day of the second Test

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

SL v India, 3rd Test, Colombo (SSC)

Opening lows, and Prasad's best

Aug 31, 2015: Stats highlights from the fourth day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC

Shiva Jayaraman
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