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New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

More to Herath than meets the eye

Mar 31, 2014: With one of the great T20 spells, Rangana Herath ensured Sri Lanka's hopes for that elusive World T20 title would not wither just yet

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

New Zealand blindsided as spin takes hold

Mar 31, 2014: After removing Sri Lanka for 119 it all looked set for New Zealand to book a semi-final place, but things were a little different in Chittagong's final match of the tournament

Alan Gardner in Chittagong

NZ v SL, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Herath spins New Zealand out of WT20 with 5 for 3

Mar 31, 2014: Rangana Herath sprung from Sri Lanka's dugout, watched his team-mates collapse, then crafted a Twenty20 spell of astounding quality to slam New Zealand into a wall, claiming five wickets for three runs, as Sri Lanka defended 119

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Statsguru Awards

A South Africa show

Mar 14, 2014: The players of 2013, as decided by the numbers. Also starring George Bailey, Saeed Ajmal, and Virat Kohli

S Rajesh

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong

Eranga and Herath ruled out with injury

Feb 3, 2014: Sri Lanka were forced to revamp their bowling attack on the eve on the second Test as their lead spinner Rangana Herath and pace spearhead Shaminda Eranga were ruled out through injury

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2013-14

Mahela, Herath rested from ODIs

Feb 3, 2014: Sri Lanka have rested Mahela Jayawardene and Rangana Herath from the three-ODI series against Bangladesh, which follows the two Twenty20 internationals later this month

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

T20 kings show Test aptitude

Jan 11, 2014: Though unsuccessful for long stretches during Pakistan's rearguard, the Sri Lanka attack demonstrated admirable patience and application

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

SL need more Tests to nurture pace-bowling talents

Jan 1, 2014: Although Sri Lanka ended up conceding a big lead to Pakistan on the second day, there were a few signs of a potentially good attack. For their young bowlers to develop, however, Sri Lanka must play more Tests

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Mathews calls for other bowlers to support Herath better

Dec 30, 2013: Angelo Mathews has challenged the supporting men in Sri Lanka's attack to ease Rangana Herath's wicket-taking burden ahead of the first Test against Pakistan, in Abu Dhabi

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

'May be rustiness' for Test-starved Sri Lanka - Herath

Dec 29, 2013: Rangana Herath, the Sri Lanka left-arm spinner, has expressed concern about his country's lack of Test matches this year, with their last long-format game being played more than nine months ago, at home against Bangladesh

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

An administrative farce

Dec 27, 2013: The Sri Lankan board's continuing ineptness meant a paucity of Tests, alienation of senior players, and another cancelled T20 league

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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 tour of UAE 2013-14

Herath to miss Pakistan ODIs

Dec 13, 2013: Rangana Herath will miss the five-match ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE due to personal reasons, Sri Lanka Cricket has said

ESPNcricinfo staff

Premier Limited Overs Tournament

Thirimanne 72 powers Ragama to victory

Dec 5, 2013: A round-up of all the matches played in the Premier Limited Overs Tournament on December 5, 2013

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Dambulla

Bad light gives Sri Lanka win, series squared

Nov 16, 2013: Fading light cut New Zealand's feisty middle order short in Dambulla, as they pursued an unlikely 90 runs from the last eight overs with four wickets in hand

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dambulla

Board XI v SL A, four-day tri-series, 2nd day

Sri Lanka A capitulate against spin

Oct 24, 2013: A dismal first-innings for Sri Lanka A may not necessarily end in defeat at SSC, as Board XI batted again at the end of penultimate day at SSC, perhaps in an effort to give key batsmen time in the middle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Champions League news

Herath barred from CLT20

Sep 18, 2013: Rangana Herath will not be allowed to participate in the Champions League Twenty20 despite having travelled to India with the Kandurata Maroons

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Herath, Sangakkara win top honours at SLC awards

Sep 11, 2013: Rangana Herath was rewarded for a stand-out year by picking up honours at the SLC Awards for Best Cricketer of the Year and Best Test Bowler of the Year

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Port-of-Spain

Iceman Dhoni breaks SL hearts

Jul 11, 2013: MS Dhoni struck 16 runs off the last three balls of the match with No. 11 for company to give India the title

The Report by Sidharth Monga

The man who stepped into Murali's shoes

May 30, 2013: Since Rangana Herath's Test return in 2009, he has steadily come to be as valuable to Sri Lanka as the man he replaced back then due to injury

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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