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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 v England, 4th ODI, Colombo

Mathews happy to spin the wheel on Kusal

Dec 6, 2014: As controversy surrounding James Packer's proposed casino venture in Sri Lanka settles into the background of presidential election campaigns, the nation's cricketers have been conducting some risky business of their own

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

A tonic for Sri Lanka's top order

Nov 26, 2014: Though a strong argument remains that Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan are Sri Lanka's best opening pair, a consistent Kusal Perera is vital to the batsmen maintaining their present positions

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Cook's DRS double-take

Nov 26, 2014: ESPNcricinfo picks the plays of the day from the opening ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando and Alan Gardner in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka hold on despite Moeen and Bopara

Nov 26, 2014: Moeen Ali produced an abundant one-day innings to raise horizons and rouse spirits, but it will take more than a one-man masterclass, however brilliant, to turn England into fancied World Cup contenders

The Report by David Hopps

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

The six yet to cement their World Cup tickets

Nov 25, 2014: ESPNcricinfo selects six players with World Cup places to prove

Andrew Fidel Fernando and Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Struggling sides seek World Cup form

Nov 25, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the opening ODI in Colombo between Sri Lanka and England, two sides trying to find form and dodge the rain

The Preview by George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Thirimanne set for middle order role

Nov 25, 2014: Lahiru Thirimanne, Sri Lanka vice-captain, suggested he would continue to bat in the lower middle order until the World Cup, despite having tasted his greatest successes higher up the order.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in India 2014-15

Opening slot and fielding concerns for SL

Oct 31, 2014: Five questions for Sri Lanka before the ODI series against India

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014-15

Sri Lanka's fringe players aim to seize opportunity

Oct 28, 2014: After five days of skills training, Sri Lanka embark on a tour of India which they feel is about as difficult a limited-overs assignment as a team could undertake.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Tharanga, Vithanage in SL ODI squad

Jul 2, 2014: Sri Lanka have recalled batsmen Kithuruwan Vithanage and Upul Tharanga in their 16-man squad for the first two ODIs against South Africa in July

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Fine-tuning for Sri Lanka to peak at World Cup

Jun 4, 2014: Sri Lanka have the batting raw materials to launch a fine World Cup campaign but a little polishing may make a considerable difference in eight months' time

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval

Only the start of the short stuff

May 22, 2014: Sri Lanka's bowlers had propelled their World T20 campaign, often bailing out lacklustre batting displays, but when the bowlers had a bad evening in London, the batsmen could not reciprocate

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Netherlands v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

'Netherlands are playing good cricket' - Chandimal

Mar 23, 2014: Despite this history of putting less-fancied teams in their place, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has assured fans his team will not be beset by complacency against Netherlands

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Kusal salvo hides seniors' foibles

Mar 22, 2014: Sri Lanka's august senior batsmen made 23 collectively, but a 23-year-old's belligerence ensured his team triumphed nonetheless

Alan Gardner in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

'Kusal showed maturity today' - Mathews

Feb 22, 2014: Kusal Perera's well-paced maiden ODI century helped Sri Lanka clinch the ODI series 3-0 and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the opener had shown maturity to set up the win in the absence of the team's senior players

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Sri Lanka complete whitewash after Kusal ton

Feb 22, 2014: The 3-0 win was just reward for their ability to turn corners, even in the direst situations as they showed in the first two ODIs

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20, Chittagong

'Luck betrayed us in the end' - Mashrafe

Feb 12, 2014: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza rued the dismissal of half-centurion Anamul Haque off the final ball of the match when his side needed three runs to win over the No.1-ranked T20 team

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Kusal Perera to replace injured Thirimanne

Jan 6, 2014: An ankle injury has ruled Lahiru Thirimanne out of the remainder of the three-Test series against Pakistan.

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

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
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