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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Silva's granite toughness aids Sri Lanka

Jun 18, 2014: For much of his Sri Lanka career, Kumar Sangakkara has had no equal at pre-match training but Kaushal Silva is offering a challenger for that crown

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

Northamptonshire v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Northampton, 1st day

Silva and Thirimanne flay weak Northants

Jun 5, 2014: Wantage Road provided an atmosphere far removed from the tension that surrounded the end of the one-day series as the Sri Lankans slotted into Test preparation ahead of Lord's next week

Andrew McGlashan at Wantage Road

Premier League Tournament, Super Eights

Nondescripts take title despite rain-hit draw

Apr 6, 2014: A round-up of the Premier League Tournament Super Eight matches that finished on April 6, 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

Premier League Tournament

Rambukwella 12 sets up Tamil Union win

Mar 17, 2014: Ramith Rambukwella took 12 wickets and hit a fifty in Tamil Union's innings-and-45-run win over Moors

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

Declaration wasn't defensive - Silva

Feb 7, 2014: Sri Lanka only got eight overs at the Bangladesh batsmen before stumps after setting them 467 to win, but Kaushal Silva said the size of the target would allow his team to attack more on the fifth day

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Maiden ton caps off Silva's arduous comeback

Jan 28, 2014: After being left out of the Test side in 2011, Kaushal Silva forged a comeback into the Sri Lanka by dint of his runs on the domestic circuit. On Tuesday, he capped off that journey with a memorable maiden Test hundred

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Mirpur

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

Clinical Sri Lanka take 1-0 lead

Jan 12, 2014: It had rained for most of the night in Dubai and the floodlights were switched on to brighten a gloomy morning, but there were no alarms for Sri Lanka once play began on time on the fifth day

The Report by George Binoy

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Kaushal knock as good as a ton - Mahela

Jan 9, 2014: Kaushal Silva narrowly missed a maiden hundred on day two in Abu Dhabi, but Mahela Jayawardene emphasised the value of Silva's 95, which he said was as good as a ton

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Mahela hundred strengthens Sri Lanka

Jan 9, 2014: Kaushal Silva and Mahela Jayawardene did not put on a show but their exercise in restraint, self-preservation and gradual accumulation was exactly what Sri Lanka needed

The Report by George Binoy

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Persistent Kaushal makes a case for the future

Jan 2, 2014: Kaushal Silva's entry into the Test scene hasn't been smooth, but if given the opportunitiy to blossom, Sri Lanka may have a man who can stabilise the top order

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Premier Limited Overs Tournament

Kaushal hundred guides SSC to close win

Dec 23, 2013: On the day he was named in the Test squad, wicketkeeper-batsman Kaushal Silva affirmed the selectors' faith to score an unbeaten 102 in Sinhalese Sports Club's tense two-wicket victory in the Premier Limited Over Tournament semi-final against Ragama Crick

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Prasanna Jayawardene returns to Sri Lanka Test squad

Dec 23, 2013: Wicketkeeper-batsman Prasanna Jayawardene has been named in Sri Lanka's 16-man Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan, having last played a Test against Australia last year

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Who will replace Dilshan?

Oct 11, 2013: ESPNcricinfo picks out the five most likely candidates to replace the retiring Tillakaratne Dilshan in Tests

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 1st day

Silva strengthens Test claim on day one

Oct 8, 2013: Kaushal Silva hit his fourth first-class ton in as many matches, as Board XI made 352 for 4 on the first day of the four-dayer against Development XI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Injured Dilshan out of first four-dayer

Oct 7, 2013: A finger strain will keep Tillakaratne Dilshan out of the first match in Sri Lanka's first-class tri-series, which begins on Tuesday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 1st day

Kaushal stakes case for Test recall

Sep 23, 2013: Wicketkeeper batsman Kaushal Silva strengthened his case for a Test recall on day one of the second unofficial Test against New Zealand A, hitting an unbeaten 150 in Dambulla

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A, 1st unofficial Test, 2nd day

Kaushal Silva ton highlight of second day

Sep 18, 2013: Heavy skies interfered again in Pallekele, but there was enough time for Kaushal Silva to complete another first-class hundred in a fine year for the right-hand batsman

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies A v Sri Lanka A, 2nd unofficial Test, St Vincent

Series drawn as rain has its way

Jun 16, 2013: Two more centuries joined the count of six from the last match, but rain prevented any play on the second day resulting in a draw between West Indies A and Sri Lanka A in the second unofficial Test in St Vincent

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rest of Sri Lanka v SLC Combined XI

Tharanga century leads Rest of Sri Lanka to victory

May 17, 2013: Upul Tharanga's 102, along with Chamara Kapugedara's 49, helped set the platform for a Rest of Sri Lanka win over SLC Combined XI with three wickets in hand, and two balls to spare

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Premier League Tournament 2012-13

Kaushal Silva hands SSC Premier League title

Apr 8, 2013: Sinhalese Sports Club has triumphed in the Premier League Tournament final, defeating Moors Sports Club by six wickets in the four-day match at SSC

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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