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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

Sri Lanka news

SL cricketers to undergo special training programme

Dec 23, 2017: Sri Lanka Cricket has organised the special training programme featuring 23 ODI cricketers, to allow Chandika Hathurusingha to have "quality time" with the preliminary squad

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 1st day

Ashwin, Jadeja say 'hello again'

Nov 24, 2017: After bowling 10 overs together in Kolkata, Ashwin and Jadeja were back to their tactics of threatening both edges of the bat, and targeting the stumps at all times for bowled and lbw dismissals

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

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

Sri Lanka well placed to take first-innings lead

Nov 18, 2017: Half-centuries from Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne - in tough batting conditions - frustrated India after they were bowled out for 172 on the third day in Kolkata

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

Bumrah five-for, Rohit ton secure series win for India

Aug 27, 2017: India took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after their six-wicket win on an evening that was marred by crowd trouble

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

India in Sri Lanka 2017

SL bring Chandimal, Thirimanne in place of Gunathilaka, Tharanga

Aug 25, 2017: The two batsmen have been brought in for the remainder of the ODI series after Danushka Gunathilaka was ruled out due to a shoulder injury and Upul Tharanga was suspended for two matches

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo

Lahiru Thirimanne returns for SSC Test

Aug 1, 2017: Batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has been recalled to the squad for the second Test against India, 13 months after he last played for Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle

Can Kusal, Dhananjaya build on early promise?

Mar 6, 2017: Sri Lanka's history is replete with several batsmen falling by the wayside after promising starts. In it are valuable lessons for two promising batsmen from the current crop

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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Thirimanne needs break from cricket - Gunawardene

Nov 3, 2016: The Sri Lanka A coach believes Thirimanne's problem's aren't technical, but simply a lack of confidence

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka news

Karunaratne, Thirimanne in Sri Lanka A squad

Sep 29, 2016: Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne have been named in the Sri Lanka A squad for the first two four-day games at home against West Indies A

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Sri Lanka in England 2016

Lower-back strain cuts short Thirimanne's England tour

Jun 26, 2016: Batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has left Sri Lanka's ongoing tour of England after sustaining a lower-back strain, which restricted his movement

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 5th day

Mathews praise for Herath, Mendis

Jun 14, 2016: Sri Lanka captain, Angelo Mathews, said Kusal Mendis' batting and Rangana Herath's "all-round" performances constituted the positives from the 2-0 Test series defeat against England

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

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

Sri Lanka's worst fears

May 20, 2016: Since the retirement of Sri Lanka's big two batsmen there has been a lot of talk about what the new-look line-up needs to do, but the end product has been harder to find

Andrew Fidel Fernando

World T20 2016

Mathews hopes SL's seniors will step up

Mar 16, 2016: Angelo Mathews has said that he trusts makeshift opener Dinesh Chandimal and new addition Lahiru Thirimanne to set the tone at the top of Sri Lanka's innings

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016 warm-ups, Kolkata

Hafeez, Thirimanne offer ailing teams some respite

Mar 14, 2016: Pakistan's top order moved into better touch in their only World T20 practice match, as Mohammad Hafeez composed 70 not out from 49 balls. Sri Lanka lost the game, but their emergency No. 3 Lahiru Thirimanne made a second successive forty-plus score

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Kolkata

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Kusal, Thirimanne lead Sri Lanka to series win

Nov 4, 2015: Kusal Perera struck a 99 lit up by flashes of aggression, but tempered by maturity, while Lahiru Thirimanne stroked a serene 81 not out, as Sri Lanka made light work of a revised target of 225 in the second ODI against West Indies

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL v WI, 1st ODI, Colombo

Siriwardana tipped to be SL's spin allrounder

Oct 31, 2015: The improvement in Milinda Siriwardana's bowling may allow Sri Lanka to explore new combinations in their ODI side, vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle

Mathews backs Thirimanne to deliver at No. 3

Oct 13, 2015: A move to No. 3 may help end Lahiru Thirimanne's lean trot, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said ahead of the first Test against West Indies in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Ishant, Chandimal handed one-match bans

Sep 1, 2015: Ishant Sharma and Dinesh Chandimal have been handed one-match suspensions for their behaviour in the SSC Test

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Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Ishant, Prasad, Chandimal and Thirimanne charged by ICC

Sep 1, 2015: Ishant Sharma Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been charged by the ICC for their roles in several angry exchanges during the fourth day of the SSC Test

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