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Karunaratne to captain Sri Lanka A in Bangladesh

Jun 12, 2018: Karunaratne, who was ruled out of the ongoing tour of the West Indies with a broken finger, will return to action with the Sri Lanka A squad, which also features Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Thirimanne and Lakshan Sandakan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

T20I bowling nominees

Short format, big returns

Jan 20, 2018: Between them, our T20I bowling nominees took 36 wickets for 201 in their nominated spells

Nikhil Kalro

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 1st day

Sri Lanka select out of hope not expectation

Dec 2, 2017: When you are getting hammered all over and missing a talismanic bowler who has been both your stock bowler and your spearhead, there are no easy decisions

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi

Must-win scenario beckons battle-weary Sri Lanka

Dec 1, 2017: They do not have a Test win in India and they must find one in Delhi to level the series

The Preview by Alagappan Muthu

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Pakistan's transition an advantage for SL bowling - Chandimal

Sep 27, 2017: Pakistan will begin working out their batting order after the retirements of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, and Dinesh Chandimal believes a settled Sri Lanka bowling attack can exploit this

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Pandya's maiden ton headlines 15-wicket day

Aug 13, 2017: Hardik Pandya's maiden Test hundred was the highlight of a triumphant second day for India, who made Sri Lanka follow on for the second successive Test match

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

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

Sri Lanka's glorious competence

Aug 12, 2017: After being pummeled for 1462 runs in three innings, the hosts, led by two rookie left-arm spinners, were sublimely adequate for most of the first day in Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka cricket

Who after Herath as Sri Lanka's frontline spinner?

Aug 10, 2017: With Rangana Herath on his last legs as a Test cricketer, national spin-bowling coach Piyal Wijetunge weighs in on potential replacements

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Galle

Cremer rues absence of back-up plan against spin

Jul 2, 2017: The Zimbabwe captain was disappointed after a seven wicket defeat to Sri Lanka, saying his batsmen did not adjust to the change in the pitch on Sunday and play more straight-bat shots

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Galle

Hasaranga hat-trick, Sandakan four; Zimbabwe 155

Jul 2, 2017: A new-look Sri Lanka spin attack hit the ground running to dismiss Zimbabwe for 155 and set up a seven-wicket win in the second ODI in Galle

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Champions Trophy 2017

Big hitters, young guns, wrist spin and pace

May 27, 2017: ESPNcricinfo correspondents pick out their names to keep an eye on at the Champions Trophy

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

Spinners losing sting with old ball - Sandakan

Mar 17, 2017: Finding suitable purches on a slow pitch in Colombo was only possible while the shine remained on the ball, said Sri Lanka's left-arm wristspinner Lakshan Sandakan

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Durban

Sri Lanka need top order to stand up

Jan 31, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews the second one-day international between South Africa and Sri Lanka

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

De Villiers' return adds intrigue to series showdown

Jan 24, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews the third and final T20 between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Cape Town, with the series tied at 1-1

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg

Sandakan's dream debut

Jan 22, 2017: Plays of the day from the second T20 between South Africa and Sri Lanka

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg

Limping Mathews seals first SL win on tour

Jan 22, 2017: Sri Lanka earned their first win on the tour and leveled the three-match series by bowling South Africa out for their third-lowest score in a T20

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Sri Lanka pick uncapped Thikshila de Silva for SA T20Is

Jan 11, 2017: Seekkuge Prasanna has been picked in place of Jeffrey Vandersay, while fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has also been omitted

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka

From farce to fierce

Dec 27, 2016: Sri Lanka provided laughs with their slapstick incompetence in the first half of the year, then came storming back with a whitewashing of Australia

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, Colombo, 4th Day

Karunaratne guides SL A to seven-wicket win

Oct 7, 2016: First-innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne scored an unbeaten 39 to guide Sri Lanka A to a seven-wicket win over West Indies A

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, Colombo, 3rd day

Gunaratne impresses as Sri Lanka A close in

Oct 6, 2016: Asela Gunaratne followed up an impressive 38 with two top-order wickets to help Sri Lanka A close in on victory against West Indies A, who ended day three nine wickets down in their second innings and only 55 in front

ESPNcricinfo staff
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