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Rookie fast bowler Shehan Madushanka in SL squad for tri-series

Jan 9, 2018: Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis and legspinning-allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga also made their return to the 16-man squad for the tri-series in Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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SL cricketers to undergo special training programme

Dec 23, 2017: Sri Lanka Cricket has organised the special training programme featuring 23 ODI cricketers, to allow Chandika Hathurusingha to have "quality time" with the preliminary squad

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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Want to protect Mendis' form, confidence - Labrooy

Nov 7, 2017: Graeme Labrooy, Sri Lanka's chief selector, said the panel "didn't want to throw Kusal Mendis to the deep end or take him to India and leave him on the bench"

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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Mendis, Kaushal Silva and Pradeep left out of India tour

Nov 5, 2017: Angelo Mathews is back in the Test squad, which also includes allrounders Dhananjaya de Silva and Dasun Shanaka

Madushka Balasuriya

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Gunaratne wins big at SLC's annual awards

Nov 1, 2017: The allrounder picked up four awards at the ceremony, while Rangana Herath and Chamari Atapattu were named the men's and women's cricketers of the year

Madushka Balasuriya

Sri Lanka v India, 5th ODI, Colombo

Fatigue weighing down Mendis - SL batting coach

Sep 2, 2017: Kusal Mendis is yet to make a substantial impact in the ODIs, producing scores of 36, 19, 1 and 1 so far

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Jadeja's five-for wraps up India's first innings win in Sri Lanka

Aug 6, 2017: The fastest left-armer to 150 Test wickets helped his team to a series victory away from home in eight days of cricket

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Kusal Mendis rises above cauldron of gloom

Aug 5, 2017: Amid the wreckage that has been Sri Lanka's ongoing "transition", Kusal Mendis has, repeatedly, shown the skills and temperament to put smiles on often-pained faces

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Mendis hundred and Karunaratne 92* defy India

Aug 5, 2017: After meekly folding for 183 all out in their first innings, Sri Lanka put forward a much better reply after they were made to follow-on

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 4th day

Mendis solid, SL need 218 on final day

Jul 17, 2017: Graeme Cremer stuck himself into Sri Lanka's flesh on the fourth day, first making a stubborn 48 from No. 9, then claiming two wickets, as Zimbabwe dismissed three Sri Lankan batsmen in their defense of 388

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Gunathilaka, Mendis power Sri Lanka in record chase

Jun 9, 2017: Mendis and Gunathilaka have batted together four times in ODIs, each time for the second wicket, adding 128, 57, 4 and 159.

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India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Mathews takes pride in defying expectations

Jun 8, 2017: Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka's captain, hailed his players for defying expectations after their seven-wicket victory over India

Alan Gardner at The Oval

India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

India's winning rhythm disrupted by young papare batting beat

Jun 8, 2017: Sri Lanka have struggled badly since the 2015 World Cup, mainly due to the retirements of three batting legends. But two young dynamos pointed to a light at the end of the tunnel in a win over India

Alan Gardner at The Oval

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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Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016-17

Thisara, Jayasuriya earn T20 call-ups

Apr 2, 2017: Kusal Mendis has been omitted from Sri Lanka's T20I squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh; Kusal Perera's inclusion subject to fitness

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo

SL break ODI drought to level series

Apr 1, 2017: Sri Lanka rode a fast start and a fast finish to a competitive score, bowled with discipline, and found some spirit in the field to defeat Bangladesh by 70 runs and snap a six-match losing streak that stretched back to January

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo

Bangladesh eye series win, SL an end to losing streak

Mar 31, 2017: Bangladesh are 1-0 up going into the decider in Colombo and are confident of upsetting the hosts, who have lost all six of their most recent completed ODIs

Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

Rain thwarts SL's chances after Mendis ton

Mar 28, 2017: A heavy downpour just before the start of Bangladesh's chase of 312 abandoned the second ODI in Dambulla

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

'Never thought of dropping Mendis' - Ford

Mar 9, 2017: Backing Kusal Mendis was an easy decision for Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford and the batsman repaid the faith hitting 194 in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

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

Mendis aiming 'to be among world's best'

Mar 7, 2017: Kusal Mendis said a desire to raise his average and be considered among the best players in the world was behind his unbeaten 166 on the first day in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle
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