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Tough freshman year

Dec 29, 2015: Losing matches from a point of certain victory was a theme for the young team, but there's some good talent there

Andrew Fidel Fernando

NZ v SL, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

Sri Lanka's delightfully drab day

Dec 11, 2015: For a team used to frequent collapses from its brittle batting line-up, a partnership of 122 in 48.5 overs between Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal was a pleasantly surprising display of restraint

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

SL in NZ 2015-16

Karunaratne relishing senior role

Dec 8, 2015: Dimuth Karunaratne, who is one just three batsmen in Sri Lanka's squad to have played Tests in New Zealand before, has found himself dishing out advice to his younger, less experienced team-mates

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Herath restores Sri Lanka dominance

Oct 15, 2015: Rangana Herath bowled Sri Lanka back into the dominant position achieved by their top order and squandered somewhat by a collapse that cost them their last seven wickets for 59 runs

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Chandimal extends purple patch

Oct 14, 2015: Statistical highlights from the first day's play of the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Karunaratne's lone march leaves SL with deja vu

Jul 3, 2015: A Sri Lankan left-hand batsman made a big score amid a batting collapse, and at the end of the day, his team was somehow still heading towards an underwhelming total. Sounds familiar?

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Karunaratne relishes 'batting under pressure'

Jul 2, 2015: Dimuth Karunaratne, on debut, scored 0 in the first innings and 60 in the second. Sixteen Tests on, he averages 23.58 in the first innings but 47.35 in the second dig

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Pakistanis, Colombo, 2nd day

Draw after Tharanga, Karunaratne fifties

Jun 12, 2015: Openers Shan Masood, Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga all hit fifties, and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay claimed three wickets, on the final day of the Pakistanis' warm up against the Sri Lanka Board President 's XI in Colombo

ESPNcricinfo staff

World Cup: Sri Lanka

Karunaratne out of World Cup with broken finger

Mar 5, 2015: The ICC Event Technical Committee has approved legspinning-allrounder Seekkuge Prasanna as a replacement for injured batsman Dimuth Karunaratne

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Christchurch

South Africa overcome pressure test

Feb 9, 2015: South Africa got the pressure situation they wanted to practice ahead of a major tournament and they rose above it all to beat Sri Lanka, who had been led by Tillakaratne Dilshan's ton

Firdose Moonda at Hagley Oval

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Positives for SL amid inconsistent performances

Jan 8, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the Sri Lanka performance from the Test series against New Zealand

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Kusal left out for NZ tour; Kulasekara recalled

Dec 30, 2014: Kusal Perera has been omitted from Sri Lanka's squad for the one-day series against New Zealand, as they continue to search for a stable opening pair, while seamer Nuwan Kulasekara has been recalled

ESPNcricinfo staff

NZ v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 3rd day

Karunaratne's day of self denial

Dec 28, 2014: Sri Lanka's left-handed opener likes nothing more than to play his shots, but after paying for some impetuosity by being dropped he has marked his return with a new-found steel

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Hagley Oval

Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

'Opening spots are still open' - Mathews

Dec 12, 2014: With Sri Lanka having been expected to wrap up the series handily, Angelo Mathews and the selectors had hoped to don their white coats and put World Cup hopefuls under the microscope in low-pressure matches towards the back end of the tour

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, Hambantota, 1st day

Karunaratne ton powers Sri Lanka A

Oct 11, 2014: Dimuth Karunaratne's 18th first-class century lifted Sri Lanka A to a strong position at the end of the first day against West Indies A in Hambantota

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Karunaratne returns to Test squad

Aug 11, 2014: Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been called up to Sri Lanka's Test squad following a three-match layoff after the England tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Tharanga recalled for South Africa Tests

Jul 12, 2014: Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga, who last played a Test in 2007, has been recalled to the Test squad for the South Africa series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

England crave tangible reward

Jun 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between England and Sri Lanka

The Preview by Alan Gardner

England v SL, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Karunaratne's light flickers

Jun 13, 2014: Dimuth Karunaratne does not want for talent but a career-defining innings continues to elude him

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

Premier League Tournament 2013-14

Mubarak hits twin tons for NCC

Mar 10, 2014: A round-up of the Premier League Tournament matches that ended on March 10, 2014

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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