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England in Sri Lanka 2018-19

Four batsmen who must step up in Sri Lanka's hour of need

Nov 13, 2018: A retirement, an injury and a disrespected curfew have robbed the team of key players for the Pallekele Test, which puts the spotlight on Mathews, Mendis, Dickwella and Silva

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Home discomforts hurt Sri Lanka as England storm the fort

Nov 7, 2018: The sights and sounds at Galle were familiar, but the team spinning a web around stumbling opponents was not the hosts

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v England, one-off T20I, Colombo

Thisara Perera hoping Sri Lanka's switch stays flicked

Oct 26, 2018: Sri Lanka came to life during their 219-run DLS thrashing of England in the fifth ODI and Thisara Perera suggested his T20 side would be on the attack again

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka top order inflicts heaviest ODI defeat on England

Oct 23, 2018: Sri Lanka inflicted upon England the heaviest defeat - in terms of runs - in their ODI history to clinch a morale-boosting victory in Colombo

The Report by George Dobell in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka seek to convert slim pickings to series consolation

Oct 22, 2018: England are targetting a 4-0 series win, but may field a much-changed side in the final and final match of the rubber

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

'You can't win a 21-over match with 150 on the board' - Niroshan Dickwella

Oct 17, 2018: Sri Lanka's big hitter admits he's falling short of his potential at the top of the order

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Asia Cup 2018

A 'normal Dickwella' aims to make full use of Asia Cup opportunity

Sep 12, 2018: Having ironed out the technical flaws that had crept into his game, the wicketkeeper-batsman looks to put his head down and score big runs

Madushka Balasuriya

Asia Cup 2018

Dickwella replaces injured Chandimal in Asia Cup squad

Sep 10, 2018: Chandimal hasn't recovered from a finger injury he picked up during the recent domestic T20 tournament

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

'We were a bunch of school kids when it came to today's fielding' - Mathews

Aug 1, 2018: Niroshan Dickwella agreed with his captain, saying Sri Lanka made too many mistakes in the field to defend a total of 244

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

De Kock, bowlers, power South Africa to comfortable win

Aug 1, 2018: Ngidi and Phehlukwayo ensured Sri Lanka were restricted to under 250. De Kock and the batsmen did the rest

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Made in 1993

'If you can keep wicket in Sri Lanka, you can keep anywhere'

May 8, 2018: Niroshan Dickwella on the challenge of being a gloveman in Sri Lanka, and the shot he'd play against Rangana Herath

Sri Lanka domestic news

Roshen Silva stars in Galle's title triumph

Apr 24, 2018: The 29-year old finished the provincial four-day competition as the highest run-scorer, miles ahead of second-placed Niroshan Dickwella

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Mirpur

Sri Lanka's graft outdoes Bangladesh's millionaire approach

Jan 27, 2018: Sri Lanka's batsmen put up a performance that demonstrated the value of hard grind in the one-day game: a far cry from the overambitious approach of their opponents

Mohammad Isam

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur

SL's chance to shift India's focus from South Africa

Nov 23, 2017: Sri Lanka need drastic improvement in every facet of their game to compete with India, who are yet to lose a bilateral series under Virat Kohli

The Preview by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka news

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, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Dhawan leads brutal rout of Sri Lanka

Aug 20, 2017: After India's spinners dismissed the hosts for 216, Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 of 90 balls to finish the chase in 28.5 overs

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

The rise of the sweep-happy, street-smart Dickwella

Aug 10, 2017: From leading Trinity to a rare triple crown in schools cricket to being touted as a future Sri Lanka captain, the wicketkeeper-batsman is now set for his first international in his home of the hill country

Sidharth Monga in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 5th day

Dickwella asked me to keep talking to him - Gunaratne

Jul 18, 2017: Asela Gunaratne was the go-to man on Tuesday - for Niroshan Dickwella, with whom he put on 121, and for captain Dinesh Chandimal

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 5th day

Dickwella, Gunaratne star in record chase

Jul 18, 2017: Sri Lanka pursued 388 - the highest successful chase on the island - with fifties from Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Hambantota, 4th ODI

Calm Ervine helps Zimbabwe draw level

Jul 8, 2017: Sri Lanka managed only 300 for 6 after looking to post in excess of 350 at one stage. That Zimbabwe have only 301 to chase, in a bid to save the series, was courtesy a strong bowling effort in the death overs that included regular wickets

The Report by Shashank Kishore
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