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What makes a good close-in catcher?

Apr 5, 2017: Murali's men, who crowded around already nervous batsmen, talk of the fearlessness and intelligence the profession needs

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Colombo

Sri Lanka mull over opening combination

Apr 3, 2017: Captain Upul Tharanga said the choice of their openers in the first T20I will depend on the opposition's plans and involve trying to neutralise the Bangladesh spinners

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Tillakaratne Dilshan retires

Dilshan, a firestarter to the end

Sep 8, 2016: A captain's fantasy and an occasional nightmare, Sri Lanka's retiring hero was defined by the blazes he started, and if they spread quickly enough, that defined the games he played

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd ODI, Dambulla

Dilshan opens up on lack of support during captaincy tenure

Aug 29, 2016: Tillakaratne Dilshan cast aspersions on the conduct of former and present team-mates -particularly Angelo Mathews - soon after his final ODI, against Australia on Sunday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd ODI, Dambulla

Imperfect, but this was just the pre-farewell

Aug 28, 2016: The fans who flocked to Dambulla for Tillakaratne Dilshan's final ODI were treated to a few memorable glimpses, but the real farewell will come in next month's T20s

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dambulla

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd ODI, Dambulla

Australia seal nervy chase after Chandimal ton

Aug 28, 2016: Australia sealed a nervy chase to beat Sri Lanka by two wickets in the third ODI in Dambulla, where they took a 2-1 series lead with two to play

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Tillakaratne Dilshan retires

Dilshan contributed as much as Sanga and Mahela did - Mathews

Aug 27, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has put Tillakaratne Dilshan's contributions on par with those of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, ahead of Dilshan's final ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Tillakaratne Dilshan retires

The best from Dilshan's school of unorthodoxy

Aug 27, 2016: A love affair with Pallekele and 400-plus nearly razed down in Rajkot: a look back at the Sri Lankan batsman's ODI classics

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Dilshan's age-defying numbers

Aug 27, 2016: One of only three to play 100 ODIs after the age of 35, Tillakaratne Dilshan's performances only improved with age

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka news

Dilshan to retire from ODIs and T20Is

Aug 25, 2016: Tillakaratne Dilshan has confirmed he will play his final ODI in Dambulla on Sunday, and his last T20 international in Colombo on September 9

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Dilshan to miss England tour due to personal reasons

May 31, 2016: Tillakaratne Dilshan has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that he will be unavailable for the limited-overs series in England and Ireland, owing to personal issues

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Afghanistan v SL, World T20 2016, Kolkata

Dilshan guides Sri Lanka home to six-wicket win

Mar 18, 2016: A stoic 56-ball 83 from Tillakaratne Dilshan helped Sri Lanka record their first win of their T20 World Cup campaign by beating a gritty Afghanistan by six wickets at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Kolkata

Sri Lanka grateful for Dilshan's extended mid-life crisis

Mar 17, 2016: With the colourful hair, gold pendants and ear studs Tillakaratne Dilshan is a bit like the embarrassing dad but his team would have struggled without him against Afghanistan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Afghanistan v SL, World T20 2016, Kolkata

Dilshan's 83* sees off gutsy Afghanistan

Mar 17, 2016: A calmly compiled 56-ball 83 from Tillakaratne Dilshan steered Sri Lanka to a heart-rate-steadying six-wicket win in their opening match of the World T20, but not before Afghanistan reminded them and the rest of Group 1 that they belonged in the Super 10s

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

World T20 teams: strengths and weaknesses

Transitional Sri Lanka rely on Chameera's pace

Mar 16, 2016: The defending champions are out of form and looking out of sorts ahead of the World T20

Aakash Chopra

India v Bangladesh, Asia Cup, Dhaka

Seniors have not clicked - Mathews

Mar 2, 2016: Sri Lanka's stand-in T20 captain Angelo Mathews has said that the seniors have not delivered, which has put their Asia Cup final chances in jeopardy

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

World T20 Top Five

Old dogs, new format

Mar 2, 2016: Veterans who were surprise hits at the biggest show in international T20

Shashank Kishore

Sri Lanka in India 2016

Dickwella replaces injured Dilshan for first T20

Feb 6, 2016: Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been added to Sri Lanka's squad as cover for Tillakaratne Dilshan, who was ruled out of the first T20 against India with a hand injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Nelson

Gunathilaka, Dilshan keep series alive

Dec 31, 2015: Only the ever-consistent Kane Williamson crossed fifty for New Zealand, and despite a promising turn from Sri Lanka's rookie strike bowlers, the hosts mustered a competitive 276 for 8 in Nelson

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sylhet Superstars v Chittagong Vikings, BPL, Chittagong

Tamim, Dilshan fifties thump Sylhet

Dec 2, 2015: Tamim Iqbal and Tillakaratne Dilshan struck fifties and toyed with Sylhet Superstars' attack as Chittagong Vikings broke their four-match losing streak with a 10-wicket win, their first at home

The Report by Mohammad Isam in Chittagong
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