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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, 5th ODI, Colombo

Kusal Mendis' intensity the key as Sri Lanka's hitman turns the corner

Oct 23, 2018: Batsman's 56 from 33 balls was not the most substantial knock in Sri Lanka's innings, but it was the most eye-catching

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka news

Ambidextrous Kamindu Mendis breaks into SL T20I squad

Oct 22, 2018: Lasith Malinga returns to the T20I squad after more than year for the one-off fixture against England

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in Sri Lanka 2018-19

Kusal Mendis called up as replacement for Kusal Perera

Oct 17, 2018: Replacement named after incumbent is ruled out of series with a quad strain

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lanka confirm Angelo Mathews axe for England ODIs

Sep 26, 2018: Dinesh Chandimal, who had been sidelined from the Asia Cup with injury, will return to take over captaincy from Angelo Mathews

ESPNcricinfo staff

'I want my players to have played their most enjoyable cricket during my time'

Aug 22, 2018: Chandika Hathurusingha, eight months into his coaching role with Sri Lanka, talks about the team's objectives, and winning at home and abroad

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port of Spain, 5th day

Chase, Bishoo spin West Indies to massive win

Jun 10, 2018: Spinners took six wickets on the final day as West Indies recorded their biggest run-margin victory at Queen's Park Oval

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka Provincial Four-Day Tournament 2018

Lahiru five-for, Serasinghe ton stand out in drawn fixtures

Apr 12, 2018: Lahiru Gamage claimed a second five-wicket haul in as many four-day matches, as the rain-affected second round of the Super Fours Provincial Tournament produced two further draws

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo

Bangladesh's dressing room door damaged in Colombo

Mar 16, 2018: Aggressive bodily contact, shoving, agitated yelling, pointed fingers and a shattered dressing room door, all marred the rancorous finish and the immediate aftermath, of the Nidahas Trophy match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Nidahas Trophy 2018-18

Kusal understands himself better now - Hathurusingha

Mar 5, 2018: Sri Lanka's head coach said the batsman's mental state was the biggest contributor to his recent form

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet

Mendis has grabbed all opportunities as opener - Chandimal

Feb 18, 2018: Sri Lanka's captain was pleased with Kusal Mendis' form and the team's tour sweep in Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet

Mendis stars in thumping win as SL sweep tour

Feb 18, 2018: Sri Lanka ended their Bangladesh tour in style, crushing the hosts by 75 runs to wrap up the T20 series 2-0

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Mirpur

Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera overpower Bangladesh

Feb 15, 2018: Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera ransacked Bangladesh's bowlers, after a fifty from opener Kusal Mendis, to help Sri Lanka chase down 194 - their highest in T20Is

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka news

Kusal Mendis to replace injured Kusal Perera in T20s

Feb 13, 2018: Kusal Mednis will come into the Sri Lankan T20I squad in place of the injured Kusal Perera

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

'Feel like we've started another journey' - Herath

Feb 10, 2018: Veteran spinner sees a "proper" team with youth and experience in equal measure following three years of rebuilding

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 1st day

Bangladesh pay for overly watchful approach

Feb 8, 2018: It was down to what mindset the two batting line-ups came out with on a treacherous Mirpur pitch and the difference in the two approaches was evident

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Want to give Kusal Mendis every opportunity - Samaraweera

Feb 2, 2018: Sri Lanka's batting coach said the 23-year-old's ability was the reason he was pushed up to open the batting

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Sri Lanka pile on the runs and eye big lead

Feb 2, 2018: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis and Roshen Silva combined to grind the Bangladesh attack into the dust

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Mendis and Dhananjaya battle adversity to keep Sri Lanka afloat

Feb 1, 2018: Kusal Mendis showed grit and Dhananjaya de Silva showed flair in rescuing their team from a rocky start in Chittagong

Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka news

Rookie fast bowler Shehan Madushanka in SL squad for tri-series

Jan 9, 2018: Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis and legspinning-allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga also made their return to the 16-man squad for the tri-series in Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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